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#26 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:28 PM

Don't let it get to you. Nick must have forgot his meds yesterday. :)

LOL You're not far off the mark, Chris -- I actually did forget my meds yesterday -- it was a bear of a Monday -- so, sorry I grouched up and beat up on you guys. :shrug:

Today is somewhat better...got some good news and a little bad news. I just found out I'm going to be a grandfather -- again. That makes 9 or 10...I've lost count, not to mention the "greats".

The bad news -- my prolific youngest son, who, along with his lovely wife, is responsible for producing five of my heirs, just found out he is about to be laid off his job. Anyone know of an opportunity for a top-notch commercial & heavy industrial electrician?

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#27 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:43 PM

I could explain why it seems pretty dead right now, but I may get banned for truly expressing my opinion of how Dish Network is doing things right now. As usual, stringing customers along and lying about when things are available. I don't think I'd know what to do if Dish announced something and ACTUALLY delivered the exact product mentioned without strings attached and within the timeframe expected...unless I'm one of the 200-300K in Podunk, USA that now receive locals in HD.


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:16 PM

Shoot, I'm new to Dish and I haven't really had to post a lot of qq cause an easy search finds all my answers. Folks here are super nice (on both sides of the sat fence) and DBSTALK is very nicely organized. I come here and read the new posts section several times a day for, if anything, to just keep up with what's going on in the sat tv world. Oh, and my 722 is working great and I don't really have any complaints about my service. I'm just glad to be here.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:27 PM

One thing about the Dish side here is that we tend to stay focused on the products and issues in the field. The Dish side of the fence here is not focused on digging out rumors and leaked info which can help traffic and at times make things a bit more exciting but does have some side effects also. Don't get me wrong, rumors and leaked info are talked about here, but it just is not the focus we have here.


LOL. Very well said. Sometimes other sites are all about "I got this email from this guy that knows a guy that says this thing is happening tommorrow" and then it doesn't happen. Over and over again. That can certainly get old.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:33 PM

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.:rolleyes:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:49 PM

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.:rolleyes:


I heard from guy that has a friend who knows someone said that once the 4th quarter results are posted that Dish will be going out of business on the 5th. :grin:
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:07 PM

Or I could be totally offbase.

I think you've summarized many of the reasons quite well and you managed to do so without disparaging either provider in any significant way.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:00 PM

My receivers still work (including the DVRs, sorry TiVo) and I still get my programming/
I could ask for more, I could accept more, but life is good enough.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:17 PM

I have to agree with everybody staying focused around here. Thats why I like it better here too. Rumors can get old. Especially when they come from supposed "reliable" sources.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:43 PM

I have to agree with everybody staying focused around here. Thats why I like it better here too. Rumors can get old. Especially when they come from supposed "reliable" sources.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:07 AM

We do stay focused. And keeping it real helps us gain recognition as being a factual source of information.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:05 PM

LOL You're not far off the mark, Chris -- I actually did forget my meds yesterday -- it was a bear of a Monday -- so, sorry I grouched up and beat up on you guys. :shrug:

Today is somewhat better...got some good news and a little bad news. I just found out I'm going to be a grandfather -- again. That makes 9 or 10...I've lost count, not to mention the "greats".

The bad news -- my prolific youngest son, who, along with his lovely wife, is responsible for producing five of my heirs, just found out he is about to be laid off his job. Anyone know of an opportunity for a top-notch commercial & heavy industrial electrician?

By the way, congrats on the good news. And my sympathy about the bad. I have two of three (or three of five, depending on whether you count significant others) laid off. It's a worry.:eek2:

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:07 PM

It does seem quiet around here lately. I guess you can only ask "why Dish over "D" so many times. I've had em both and they are pretty much the same. I live in a community of 3,000 homes and I see an equal number of Dish and "D" equipment. Many stick with cable because they don't like change period. Many have gone HD and many more will when they buy a new TV. "D" offers the sports packages that many want and an optional lighted remote ($25). Dish has a better HD DVR and runs a bit less $ per month.




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