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#26 OFFLINE   Jim5506


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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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#28 OFFLINE   britrail26


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 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 27 August 2014 - 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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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

They way the software works for BOTH Dish and DirectV is they have a channel that has the 6 channels on it.  This is  ONE channel.

then the software loads and provides the switching of the sound as you move around boxes.  It can also block ot a box if you dont sub to it.

Since this ALL takes a channel it is not possible to provide every combination.

After reading all the comments most would rather have MORE HD .


Here is what DIsh need to do.


*********DISH hope you read this as you are waisting bandwidth as everyone is so confused,  you cant use this channel as it is now********


1.  Keep the schedual the same every day so we are not confused.  It changes so much that once a person goes to it and its not what you wanted you NEVER COME BACK.

       It is a waist of bandwidth


2.  Use this schedual


News Mix Every Day   6am to 11am

Sports Mix Every Day  11am to 6PM

Misc Cable Mix Every Day    6PM to 6am


Better yet  switch to a SD version of the Mix channels so you can put 7 new mix channels up for the same bandwidth as the one HD vesion.  the boxes are so small anyway tht SD or HD does not matter.

Then have 7 different mix channels full time.

Edited by scottchez, 28 August 2014 - 10:10 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:59 AM


Dish must of listen,  they just added a full time sports mix channel called Colloge sports mix.  Its in the guide next to the ESPN channels.


Bad news is I was watching  channel 100 the new Mix and they switched it over to some kind general cable mix  I wish they would keep the schedual the same.  This is so confusing.

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