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6/13 Charlie Chat Summary

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Allen Noland, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. reddice

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    The chat stunk. They did not take any phone calls at all expect 2 about the dyi guest. This is the first chat that I have watched live since going back to Dish. I could not watch it live the other months because 24 was on at the same time. It was a dissapointing chat. Nothing really good about new programing and mostly just filler.
     
  2. boylehome

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    It should have been pulled for, "LACK OF COMPELLING CONTENT."
     
  3. Bichon

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    I intentionally started the chat 30 minutes late, knowing that I'd be using my DVR controls to skip through the boring parts. Unfortunately, I caught up with live TV long before the show was over.

    Do you think Charlie was sorry he asked his "What TV is" woman what she'd change about Dish when she started griping about the $5/month extra receiver charge?
     
  4. Paul Secic

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    That woman from DYI was really boring. Who cares about building stuff. Charlie Chat is supposed to be about programming.. They really got off topic this time. I switched channels five minutes into her speel. GEEZ!
     
  5. Darkman

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    Who told you.. who told you Charlie Chat is supposed to be about programming?
    Is it written in stone anywhere?

    We tend to assume maybe It's supposed to be about programming... But assumption can be false on occasion...

    It's called - Charlie Chat.. and that's all it is basically.. to shoot some BS.. (as we do in the chat room here at DBSTalk during those chats) ..

    They can talk about "whatever" during those chats..
    And noone is making us to watch 'em...

    Hey.. and if they happen to spit out something good or useful during any particular chat.. - Look at it as "It's Gravy!" ... and treat it like "that" .... but do NOT think, ASSUME or expect it to be every time!
    :D
     
  6. Paul Secic

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    Anyone going to get the investing ch for $99? :D
     
  7. Darkman

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    you don't just get 1 channel.. for $99 .. it's part of a bundle or a package :D
     
  8. Bichon

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    Actually, it's written on the Dish web site:

    Charlie Chat stars DISH Network founder and CEO, Charlie Ergen and co-founder Jim DeFranco, Senior Executive Vice President. Charlie and Jim discuss new developments, programming and products at DISH Network and also answer viewer question.
     
  9. Darkman

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    ya.. among other things...

    but they DID answer 2 phone calls (this time)..
    and they DID talk about programming - upcoming locals, PPVs, DIY (even had a chick from that Channel) .. negotiations and future possibility of Tennis, Oxigen, etc channels, etc :D
     
  10. Mike D-CO5

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    I did too! My wife had to come and wake me up so I could go to bed .:lol:
     
  11. Darkman

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    lol,
    I bet you fell asleep cuz you were tired.. and not entirely cuz the Chat sucked :)

    ( Speaking from experience.. cuz fell asleep personally, while trying to watch TV, ..and not during a Chat.. but during a real Good, Prestigious show(s) on many occasions :( ) :D
     
  12. James Long

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    I agree that it isn't a bad transition, but asked for the steps that need to be accomplished that is pretty much the list. The more they put on 110 the better. More people can get 110 than other locations and the wings, SuperDish's 105 and 121 and Dish1000's 129 can be better used on locals including locals in HD.

    National channels are cool ... but it is amazing how many of the most watched programs are on the broadcast networks. As long as the laws severely restrict carriage of national network HDs, E* has to look to getting locals up and running.

    JL
     
  13. Geoff Goodfellow

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    'cuse my n00bness, but what are The Wings?

    [i currently have 110, 119 & 148]
     
  14. TNGTony

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    In your case, "Wing" would refer to 148. The "wings" refer to 61.5 and 148 which mostly mirror the same content except for locals and HD. See http://ekb.dbstalk.com/143
     
  15. Geoff Goodfellow

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    thanks TNGTony!

    (also thanks for the Dish Channel Cart link)
     
  16. talk000

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    North Carolina not South Carolina, They are two different states.
    SC legislature is out of session till next year and Dish is already collecting their sales tax.
     
  17. 23collector

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    I honestly don't know why they even bother having Charlie Chats on a regular basis.

    They should only have a chat when they actually have some significant news to report. They can post all the fluff about new local markets, and new international channels on their website or on the Dish Channel.

    There was so much "filler" on that Charlie Chat it was ridiculous. Do we really need to see 5-10 minute pieces on people who like Dish Network??? "Oh... I like Dish Network because it allows me to watch wrestling." WHO CARES???

    Obviously, those who are watching the Chat like Dish Network too or... we wouldn't be watching the Chat! So, what purpose are those stories supposed to serve? Are they to help change the minds of those who may be thinking of leaving Dish Network? "Ya know... I was going to switch to Directv, but Cooter in Watertown, NY said he likes Dish Network, so I guess I'll stay!"

    What a waste of an hour that was!

    Okay... I'm done ranting. :lol:
     
  18. moman19

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    Toss logic out the window. Try to get a 942 DVR. As an existing customer they want $600 bucks or more. Yet as a newbie, you can find it for $250 bucks.

    I am the "lucky" (yeah, right!) owner of an 811. I love HD but the box is just plain buggy. I'm on my fourth one and each has had its own set of unique issues. I too have been a customer since the beginning, yet they will let me walk before upgrading me to a STB that performs reliably. The only concession has been to offer me a 931 (dog!) at their posted web price. Take it or leave it.

    Since the 811 is a leased box, I guess I can just return it when MPEG 4 goes live. But at what cost for the upgrade??????
     
  19. NThomas76207

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    Thank God for these threads cause I never have to watch Charlie Chat anymore. When they show commercials for it I'm almost imbarsed that it's on...
     
  20. Darkman

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    No need to be so drastically exaggerated about this thingy..

    It's just a Chat.... :D
     
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