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The Official July 8 Charlie Chat Discussion thread


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#41 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 07 July 2002 - 08:52 PM

Where can I find out the prices for these services?

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#42 OFFLINE   Scott Greczkowski

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 07:18 AM

kelliot people at AVSforum have been calling Dish Network and have been told that Discovery HD will be available at 148 within 2 weeks.

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 10:02 AM

Re: Discovery at 148 - I want to hear it from Charlie that that is going to be the case tonight. And I want to know *when* exactly. I'm sure not going to call and start paying for a channel that I can't get yet. Of course, I have my 3rd dish ready to go up if D-HD doesn't come to 148...
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 11:45 AM

Originally posted by Jacob S
Where can I find out the prices for these services?


Well--AFAIK these services are only available to Cable companies, apartment owners, etc. They aren't sold to the general public. You might try looking at WS/NET's website though, they do sell a product "programming and all". HITS is simply a transport provider.

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 01:00 PM

Originally posted by Mark Lamutt
Re: Discovery at 148 - I want to hear it from Charlie that that is going to be the case tonight. And I want to know *when* exactly.

Let's say Charlie gives an exact date. Based on his past performance in such matters, why would you believe him? :shrug:
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 02:51 PM

As usual, All sub for the 5000 and OpenTV for the 6000, bring back the 4900 or make the 501 $199 permantly. Like any of this would really happen. Charlie does not listen to the general public or his subs anymore, just overpayed marketing people that poll specific groups that will result in the answer they want to hear and push to E*.
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 06:39 PM

Forget about the 721, future of Dishplayer support, or even the launching of Echostar VI... I just wanna know what great movies will be on pay per view this month!!!

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 08:17 PM

So far the nebulous we don't know what we will do when we switch all E* HDTV subs to the new PSK format. Thumb screws come to mind. A great selling point for retailers forced to tell potential subs that they may actually have to pay another $50+ if they purchase a 6000 receivier.
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 08:50 PM

The best part of the Charlie Chat was the screwup over the price of the HD adaptor module for the 6000... so they had to offer it at $49 instead of $99.

The funny thing about the 721 contest was that the correct answer of the size of the hard drive WAS NOT in the video shown (yes, I reviewed the tape a couple of times to be sure). The only statement made was that it would hold over 90 hours of programming, and Charlie's rambling about GB's and MHz. So I guess the winner must have done his research on the Internet!

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:04 PM

Sorry folks...no Charlie summary this month! I forgot to record it at 9 and there is no replay at 11! Doh!!! So I take it nothing big happened?

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:09 PM

:( Too bad Tony :(

NGC was confirmed for Friday
Fox Sports West 2 gets add 'soon'
2 or 3 more cities to go up (I forgot what they were already)
Disc HD to be on 148 sometime next month
8PSK apaptors will be free w/ 1 year commitment of Disc HD or $49 without, up untill Aug 1st, $99 after that

Thats about it :)
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:18 PM

Originally posted by TNGTony
Sorry folks...no Charlie summary this month! I forgot to record it at 9 and there is no replay at 11! Doh!!! So I take it nothing big happened?

See ya
Tony


Tony! :(
j/k - we ll just have to survive somehow without your great Summary...

and lately the chat often is not repeated the same night neither...

anyhow - here are the Rebroadcast dates (so i think the soonest you can Watch it Live or have delayed summary is on Fri :) )

Friday, July 12, 2002
10:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 13, 2002
5:00 a.m. ET

Saturday, July 13, 2002
7:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 13, 2002
10:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 14, 2002
9:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 14, 2002
11:00 p.m. ET

Monday, July 15, 2002
9:00 p.m. ET

Monday, July 15, 2002
11:00 p.m. ET

Friday, July 19, 2002
10:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 20, 2002
5:00 a.m. ET

Saturday, July 20, 2002
7:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 20, 2002
9:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 21, 2002
9:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 21, 2002
11:00 p.m. ET

Monday, July 22, 2002
9:00 p.m. ET

Monday, July 22, 2002
11:00 p.m. ET

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:20 PM

The cities were Tucson, AZ and Burlington, West Virginia. Thats all I can remember.
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:24 PM

Originally posted by TNGTony
... there is no replay at 11! Doh!!!
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Conveniently forgetting about west coasters.
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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:32 PM

I missed it too. Busy getting DSL / AOL working. Tony how could you forget?

I tried to record it earlier today, it wasnt listed in the dP guide and I didnt have time to set a manual timer. Fact is I guess I NEVER have used one:(

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 09:34 PM

Bob - hehe

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 10:01 PM

Originally posted by Steve Mehs
[BFox Sports West 2 gets add 'soon'
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Really!?! Any type of a time frame given at all like this Winter? Thanks!

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 10:26 PM

why can't they rerun the chat at 11PM? I mean how many times do you need to see the remote control help channel.

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 10:27 PM

They mentioned 1st of September.

Fox Sports West 2 and National Geographic are pretty good news. At least on the forums, I've seen a lot of requests for them. In the case of Fox 2, it's been more like a lot of complaining about it not being there. :)

edit: September for FSW2, not for the Chat replay.;) Sparker sneaked in ahead of me.

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Posted 08 July 2002 - 10:39 PM

Originally posted by Steve Mehs
:( Too bad Tony :(

NGC was confirmed for Friday
Fox Sports West 2 gets add 'soon'
2 or 3 more cities to go up (I forgot what they were already)
Disc HD to be on 148 sometime next month
8PSK apaptors will be free w/ 1 year commitment of Disc HD or $49 without, up untill Aug 1st, $99 after that

Thats about it :)


I think that the "after that" is not going to sit well with existing HD subs, including myself.




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