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#21 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

Just to be the fly in the ointment...


Putting the "what's hot" channels into the mix seems like an odd thing to me.




You get on the "what's hot" list by being the most heavily viewed channels...  so if you're already "hot" you need the exposure on the multichannel view less than a less "hot" channel, don't you?


I would actually propose the inverse...  take the least hot channels and put them into the multichannel view to help "sell" some of those channels to a new audience.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Today they have the NEWS MIX ON.  I am happy.  This was at 9AM when I watch all the news.  It did have ESPN in one of the boxes, but close enough.  ESPN was showing Sports news at the time so I guess that counts.

Today they have the NEWS MIX ON. I am happy. This was at 9AM when I watch all the news. It did have ESPN in one of the boxes, but close enough. ESPN was showing Sports news at the time so I guess that counts.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:48 AM

We are making great progress on making this channel usable. Dish is listening to us.
We are almost there. Just need a few more tweaks.
1. When doing the News Mix channel we need MSBC on there instead of ESPN, ESPN is sports. MSNBC is news. ALso CNBC does not show news on weekends (showing infomercials now) can we please add one of the other international channels that we all get?
2. Need to put in the guide what kind of mix is going on right now. News, Kids, HBO, General cable. That way we dont tune to it if we are not interested in it.
3. Schedule. I suggest,
News Mix 6am to 11am every day including Sat and Sunday plus during any national breaking news like Hurricains, tornado outbreaks, and also international events
Kids mix- Mon-Fri in afternoons
Sports mix- Sat and Sundays afternoons
General mix- after 7pm every day
HBO, Starz, Show Mix- only durring free previews
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

Forget all this time altered rotation.   What dish needs to do is give US the ability to change those channels individually and leave them alone.  Or at least give us the option of having it rotate or user control to set individual channels.    As it stands now, the multi channel view doesn't do me any good at all.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

Agree, this is just nor working out.
Dish was trying sooo hard, they tried a news mix and sports mix and kids mix all at different times of the day, but it tends to just confuse everyone.
They need to make it simple.
I say sports mix all weekend
News mix all other days.
Kids dont know how to use it so dump the kids mix.
Better yet lets just have 3 searate mix channels like directv once did.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

The channels is not only unusable, it is unnecessary.


I know which channels I like to watch, I know the channel numbers, I ncan build my own favorites list if I want to.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Based on feed back from here and other forums it sounds like no one is ever using this channel as it changes too much.
Also The channel is taking up valuable HD space fix this issue or remove it to add a new HD channel.

I now think they just need to make it so people will use it. If people do not use it they should remove it. I am sure dish has channel usage stats on internet connected box.
Dish please do this
-News mix 24x7 every day except make it Sports mix Sat and Sunday only from 11am CT to 11PM
Also when its in news mix mode it has one ESPN channel This is not a news channel add a news channel

Edited by scottchez, 13 August 2014 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:10 PM

AlienBeans and Mike.H_DISHNetwork have the best suggestion: Make the channels user-selectable. That would be a useful tool for each person whenever they wanted to use it. If I was happy with someone telling me what to watch, I'd be watching over the air broadcasts instead of shelling out for a broad range of services from Dish.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:58 PM

With the way that channels are delivered via satellite (a group of channels per transponder with different channels on different transponders) one would only be able to choose from channels on a single transponder to make their own mix. Mixing channels from multiple transponders would take multiple tuners. At best DISH would be able to offer a selection of six of ~30 SD channels on a transponder (assuming MPEG4) but that would burn an entire transponder for a single channel. A transponder that could be used for nine new HD channels.

Would you rather have your choice of 30 channels on a mix channel or more HD? I believe most people would choose the more HD.

I like the concept of a "choose your own mix" and would not mind seeing more mix channels for different genres ... but if mix channels get in the way of new HD they are counterproductive.
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