BREAKING NEWS! Price increases coming for Dish Network!

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  1. Jan 6, 2005 #321 of 388
    Richard King

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    This morning on CNBC they were laughing at Charlie about the price increase, saying something about "Isn't this the guy who had a Cable Pig program a while back and the same guy who picketed cable companies when they increased their rates? :lol:
     
  2. Jan 6, 2005 #322 of 388
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    I have a question about the music channels. I assume these don't take near the bandwidth that a video channel would. Is that correct? I would like to see the music channels cut down a bit to allow for more HD, but without knowing for sure, I would assume it really wouldn't help much because of bandwidth differences.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2005 #323 of 388
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    The music channels are on 119w. If they made enough room there for an HD channel, they would put more SD channels there.
     
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    Oh man, I wish someone would have recorded that. I would have loved to have seen it. :hurah:
     
  5. Jan 6, 2005 #325 of 388
    Tyralak

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    They don't take anywhere close to the bandwith of even one SD channel. I don't remember how mny music channels equal one SD channel, but it's quite a few. This is probably why there are so many of the damn things on Dish.
     
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    I bet if I had recorded it I could have sold tickets here and made my personal fortune. :lol:
     
  7. Jan 6, 2005 #327 of 388
    Tyralak

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    I'd pay. :lol:
     
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    About 1/8th of the space of a normal video channel. HD takes the space of four to six SD channels (depending on how compressed it is).

    1 HD = 4-6 Video = 32-48 Audio

    As John noted, the audio channels are on 119 and HD on 110 at present, so any space freed by deleting audio would go to standard video channels - not HD. In addition, the way that E* does HD now requires dedicated "HD only" transponders. So a full transponder, 12 Video channels or 96 Audio channels, would have to be deleted.

    E* is under contract to have the "Muzak" channels there (in the 900 series). So those are not going away. Sirius is another contract obligation of E*. They would sooner drop shopping channels than drop audio channels.

    Most shopping channels are on 110 (where the HD is). But the income from those channels seems to be enough to keep them on the service. It is NICE when people pay E* for carriage instead of E* paying for rights.

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  9. Jan 6, 2005 #329 of 388
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    Good. I hope they get a lot of criticism on this price increase. A $1 wouldn't have been so bad, but $3 is ridiculous especially when they have added nothing of VALUE or request to the packages. That is when I switched to Dish when our cable company went up $3 a few years ago. Now I guess I should change to Directv.
     
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    The Yankees have signed a deal with WWOR to broadcast some games.
     
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    Where ya gonna go in March when D* raises their rates? ;)


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    Wow! what is that? Charity? They must have been inpired to do a good deed afer all the giving to the Tsunami relief.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2005 #333 of 388
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    Is this really true about 921? My 811 does not need DISH "locals" sub to receive OTA guide data.
     
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    D has far more channels over E than those you've mentioned. I've listed them previously in this thread.
     
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    Nice for Dish.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I'll stay with E* just no longer subscribe to the Top 180. I'll learn to live without GAC and Hallmark. I watch mainly the local stations anyway.

    Our local news today reported on Dish's $2-$4 price increase on packages but while they were reporting it, they showed video of Directv's equipment and their on screen program guide that was the style on the first receivers that came out in the early 90s! They must have used an old video file for that one not to mention the wrong provider.
     
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    James Long

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    And they pass the saving on to you! The income exceedes the cost of handling the feeds and contributes to the bottom line. Probably saved us a dollar or two per month having those feeds there - and we can even lock them out and refuse to watch! :D

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    ...in the form of a price increase.
    ...as does the price increase.
    Maybe they can apply it to the price increase. And...those channels rob bandwidth.
     
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    Looks like Dish Network is finally getting some bad publicity for the price increases. If they were to have these type of price increses two or three straight years it would REALLY add up. Could you see yourself paying $5 more on top of the price increases we are going to get for these packages two years from now? That would be $7 or $8 higher than what they are now. Something has got to give. This is a bit higher than the rate of inflation in which Charlie said that it was not rising that much just a few years back.
     
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    I know I have sounded like a big tight a** on this board, but I think a $3 increase is just too much even if they were to add a couple of new channels that is still a lot. The one thing E* has going for it is the the Top 60 package which gives most of the good basic channels with locals for approx. $30 a month something you can't get on Directv or cable anymore.

    I thought the $49.99 Top 180 wasn't bad but still a little high compared with D* TC+ package. But now its just way overpriced. I'm glad to see the public is not holding back their complaints and criticisms of these increases.
     
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