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What is the number one reason people give you for NOT getting Dish Network?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by twcbrandon, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. GrumpyBear

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    Just talked about this, at a Xmas party over the weekend.
    For most, people I talked with, it was they didn't want a Dish, cable was more reliable and Cable has more HD. Several including the host were really surprised when I took them to both Dish and Direct sites. Then we went over all the DVR features. Several are now looking at Dish, and a couple at Direct. Seems most people just have a poor idea of what Dish and Direct really have to offer.

    I don't want to turn this into a Direct Vs Dish though, so wont spend anymore time on Hardware.
     
  2. GrumpyBear

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    Used to have Distant Networks with Dish, and Dish gave them to most for a VERY LONG TIME. It took FCC and Petty TV stations to finally force them to stop offering it.
     
  3. jclewter79

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    Well, the did lease transponder space to a company so that they can provide DNS to people that really are eligble for them. I lost 2 channels out of my signifigantly viewed market over the deal too, and I hate that but E* fought tooth and nail to not get rid of DNS. If you don't like the way it is now, write you congressman, I know I have on many occasions over DNS.
     
  4. ShawnL25

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    The bundle packages
     
  5. RV Traveler

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    The number one issue on RV forums seems to be customer service. Some channel issues but CSR is the main complaint. There are no cable issues because we're on the road and satellite is our only choice. Direct seems to be wooing RVers by advertising in RV publications. Not much from Dish.
     
  6. samhevener

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    The number one reason I hear from people who don't have satellite service is "It goes out every time it rains". No matter what I tell them, they still think "it goes out everytime it rains". The first impression is the lasting impression.
     
  7. bradneal

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    I am a current, and LONNNNNG-time dish subscriber that is really considering making the jump.

    1. No FNC-HD, or FBC-HD, (or SD, for that matter)
    2. No HD locals
    3. No Speed HD
    4. No Sunday Ticket

    Direct has them all.

    Now, I'm sure that all, or at least most of these will be resolved sooner or later, but I am really getting tired of waiting.

    The single biggest thing that keeps from moving to Direct is the dual-tuner, as the way my house is wired it would be a real mess to get TV to the room that requires the other half of my existing dual-tuner.
     
  8. jkane

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    The number one reason I get is that they have to do something to change what they have now. Most people are sheep and happy just grazing where ever the sheep herder leads them! ;)

    Then again, I know quite a few people who are Over The Air only. They see no reason for more than 3-6 channels.
     
  9. DodgerKing

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    Just as it is with Direct DVR's being crappy, often repeated by Dish subs (those whom have never used a Direct DVR) on this site. Reputation is often no where near the truth.
     
  10. levibluewa

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    They want their locals--KOMO :)
     
  11. GrumpyBear

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    Some of us have used a HRXX DVR, and jump over in a minute for NFLST, and have been on the fence for a couple of years now. Lack of features for a football fan, DLB and PiP, there are a lot of other features to but wont go there. User interface needs help too, Buttons that when you press them, the system just makes a noise, and nothing happens, you have to learn this button only works when you bring up this portion of the guide or it only works when you do this, or that. Get DLB and a user interface that is friendly, and a little faster than molassas going up hill in Maine, during a deep frost, and you can add another convert to Direct for NFLST.
     
  12. ZBoomer

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    A girl I work with asked me about switch to Dish from cable, and I was going to help her...until she told me she has NINE TV's to hookup.

    Easy with cable, VERY expensive with Dish, if even possible for a new customer.
     
  13. scooper

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    Possible - but expensive. She would have to buy outright tuners for 5 TVs (minimum of 3 boxes) plus the 2 boxes (4 tuners) that she could lease. Plus custom wiring for all this...

    That plus there is a limit of 12 tuners / 6 boxes on any account.
     
  14. grog

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    Does she live alone? !Devil_lol

     
  15. jsk

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    My parents don't want to change even after I tell them that they could get 100 channels for what they pay right now. Also, they had a broken underground cable and the cable company just installed an above ground line (that goes over the driveway). They have been promising to install a buried line for over six months. At one point, someone did come by to bury the cable, but left without doing anything! They still don't want to change. Go figure.

    The only valid issue is that they would have to pay more for cable modem service through the cable company if they switched (no DSL or FIOS for their address).
     
  16. inazsully

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    I talk to people all the time about their specific service provider and the main reason nobody wants to switch to Dish is that Dish just does not entice them with enough benefits to go through the trouble of switching. If they offered some little things like a lighted remote, HD channels now offered by only by "D", the NFL Package is always going to be a barrier. Dish will sell right along with "D" for new installs but folks just aren't going to switch for the sake of switching.
     
  17. Kheldar

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    Noggin is only on DishNet from 6am - 6pm Eastern.

    On DirecTV, it is a 24-hour network.

    So if your kid wants to watch Noggin on DishNet during primetime, you either need to pre-record stuff on your DVR or switch to DirecTV.
     
  18. BNUMM

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    If you are feeding that room with the second tuner of a Dish receiver then you can feed it with a DirecTv receiver using a Single Wire Module.
     
  19. puckwithahalo

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    They would still have to have a separate receiver for that room though.
     
  20. ZBoomer

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    Yeah, and the reason she asked was to save money over cable. Just not going to happen needing that many TV's hooked up.

    Not really, husband and two kids, heh. Big house, TV's in most rooms including bathroom!
     

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