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#1 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:50 PM

Just to let everyone know... there is an oddly-scheduled Charlie Chat tonight at 9pm, channel 101.

Odd because usually these are at the first of a month, and not near the end... so not sure what is up for discussion, but maybe something interesting.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:14 PM

Just to let everyone know... there is an oddly-scheduled Charlie Chat tonight at 9pm, channel 101.

Odd because usually these are at the first of a month, and not near the end... so not sure what is up for discussion, but maybe something interesting.


Probably the agreement to add AMC HD, which people have been screaming for for all seasons of Mad Men.

Note DISH is first with this; DirecTV does not offer AMC HD.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:56 PM

http://www.nytimes.c...?ref=technology

Looks like Dish will be offering online benefits to subscribers. Go to the article for details but it looks good.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:41 PM

Hopefully, in addition to above, information about the Disney, PBS and Fuse disputes.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:05 PM

What happened to the ending?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:15 PM

What happened to the ending?

They hit the wall of previously scheduled programming. :D

Charlie: "Send us your paycheck each month." Priceless.
Jim's suggestion that DISH network only costs 20 minutes of work per month? :eek2:

Most of the show was about NFL and college football. AMC was highlighted. And there was a cool preview of the DISHOnline.com upgrade launching tomorrow. Then lame answers to questions began and time elapsed. Perhaps on a replay they'll get the ending in. :)

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

Charlie: "Send us your paycheck each month." Priceless.
Jim's suggestion that DISH network only costs 20 minutes of work per month? :eek2:


Wow on both counts!

I'm sorry I missed this one... but I was out eating dinner with family.

Those are some crazy quotes, even for a Charlie Chat!

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:37 PM

Who need to watch it and waste your time if it could be described by two phrases ?! :D

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:05 AM

I didn't record it and I'm sorry. Dish costs twenty minutes of work a month?

That's one-third of an hour. That isn't even remotely funny in this economy.

Let's assume for a moment that somehow you're getting Dish - package, receiver, etc. - for $40 a month. That's $120 an hour. Or $20,800 a month. Or $249,600 a year.

Hey, but maybe he can get it for half, $20 a month. (Yeah, sure!) Well, we all know they pay their CSR's and service techs $124,800 a year, right?

So I set a timer to record the replay. I have to see this one!:rolleyes:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:14 AM

Who need to watch it and waste your time if it could be described by two phrases ?! :D


yeah, Dumb & Dumber!

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:08 AM

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I'm sorry I missed this one... but I was out eating dinner with family. ...

Stewart,

I realize that this isn't a DVR forum, but I never thought I would see someone say that they would miss something because they were not home. :lol:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:18 AM

Stewart,

I realize that this isn't a DVR forum, but I never thought I would see someone say that they would miss something because they were not home. :lol:

The way Charlie Chats are listed in the EPG data one cannot set a recurring timer (although a Dish Pass might work, if one didn't mind getting all the repeats).

The replay runs longer that the original ... no 2008 VH1 special to cut it off. :)

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:49 AM

The way Charlie Chats are listed in the EPG data one cannot set a recurring timer (although a Dish Pass might work, if one didn't mind getting all the repeats).

A Once timer works... :)

Also a recurring timer for the repeat - New - gets the first repeat on a recurring basis. I caught the midnight or 1 AM first repeat with that timer.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

Stewart,

I realize that this isn't a DVR forum, but I never thought I would see someone say that they would miss something because they were not home. :lol:


Yeah, I know... and I even posted the reminder on the forum yesterday before going out!

But... on my main TV I had my DVR "booked" with other channel recordings... and it slipped my mind to set a timer on one of my other receivers.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:11 PM

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But... on my main TV I had my DVR "booked" with other channel recordings... and it slipped my mind to set a timer on one of my other receivers.

I had the same problem. I found a re-broadcast at midnight or 1:00AM and created a Timer for that all "New" episodes of the re-broadcast. It worked, and I assume it will work for the first re-broadcast of future Charlie Chats.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:11 PM

They hit the wall of previously scheduled programming. :D

Charlie: "Send us your paycheck each month." Priceless.
Jim's suggestion that DISH network only costs 20 minutes of work per month?


This is the fist time I've watched a full episode of the charlie chat, and I can now say without question, these guys have no concept of reality when it comes to the value of money.

Also Jim's says to get a 922, they'll charge a small fee. Well, I'm not exactly Poor. I make pretty good money, but I sure don't see $200 as a small fee.

Perhaps Charlie and Jim make more money than they can ever spend, and think most of their customers are in the same boat.

Also I liked the last question. Too bad I never heard the answer. Great timing guys.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:58 PM

This is the fist time I've watched a full episode of the charlie chat, and I can now say without question, these guys have no concept of reality when it comes to the value of money.

Also Jim's says to get a 922, they'll charge a small fee. Well, I'm not exactly Poor. I make pretty good money, but I sure don't see $200 as a small fee.

Perhaps Charlie and Jim make more money than they can ever spend, and think most of their customers are in the same boat.

Also I liked the last question. Too bad I never heard the answer. Great timing guys.


Agreed, plus i would guess most dish bills are about 100.00 per month so that would mean jim makes 300.00 per hour. :nono2:

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:02 AM

Agreed, plus i would guess most dish bills are about 100.00 per month so that would mean jim makes 300.00 per hour. :nono2:


Actually, considering how out of touch they are, Jim probably gets the everything pack with all extras, so his bill is probably closer to $150+.
So that's what 450/hr?!?

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:02 AM

Actually, considering how out of touch they are, Jim probably gets the everything pack with all extras, so his bill is probably closer to $150+.
So that's what 450/hr?!?

I suspect that isn't too far off his actual salary.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:43 AM

Agreed, plus i would guess most dish bills are about 100.00 per month so that would mean jim makes 300.00 per hour. :nono2:

The average DISH customer pays $73.05.




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