Hmmm. Well, I guess I have add another 2¢ worth here about Dish forums being dead.
Dish HD Offerings. It's clear to me that one can only complain a few hundred times about Dish not getting all the channels with popular and/or critically acclaimed programming, such as Rainbow Media owned AMC or News Corp. owned FX and SPEED or Viacom owned Nickelodeon. This wouldn't be as significant a problem it is if it weren't for the HD only Turbo packages and Charlie's litigious attitude.
Technical Problems. We've been dealing with the HD audio dropout problem on ViP DVR's in certain DMA's for well over a year, admittedly with an improvement on Fox and ABC. It was and continues to be because of a significant software change that occurred in June 2007 when we first started thinking about HD Turbo. Some other problems continue without resolution. At some point, repetitive complaining is a waste of time. And I think that some of the problems wouldn't exist except for Charlie's litigious attitude.
New Equipment. We can look forward to the 922s because there will be whole new threads full of complaints about the Sling features, internet issues, and the satellite and OTA TV features. So that will enliven the Dish threads.
Customer Service. This is going to be a bit quieter for awhile as the economy is going to result in fewer new customers. But rest assured there'll still be plenty of CSR screwups, at Dish just like all the other companies I interact with. And there'll still be a lack of communications at Tech Support, though I think most TSR's are competent. And there'll still be installation horror stories. And you'll still be able to get resolution of real screwups through ceo@.
Since I post regularly in the TV threads and sometimes in the OT threads, I find enough interesting discussion on DBSTalk that if the Dish discussions get quiet, it's not a problem.
Now I'm waiting impatiently for March 2 to read about Dish's and Echostar's fourth quarter 2008 financial results to see if they are still solvent.