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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lparsons21, May 4, 2012.

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  1. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    to SteveT :

    If you decide to go with D*, get the HMC34 as your main box. If you think of it as a Hopper without PTAT and slower, it is a viable solution. Then get whatever else you need to match up. 5 tuners and a big HD make for a very good unit.

    But keep in mind that if you switch you lose the ability to archive to EHD with D*, and that anything recorded is lost if you lose the DVR as each HD, regardless of internal or external, is keyed to the DVR and not per account as it is with Dish.

    You might also keep in mind that getting AMC dramas is not all that difficult, even if more expensive than having it as part of the subscription. And my experience says that the SD versions from Amazon and iTunes are as good as the HD AMC provides.
  2. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    FYI, I followed breaking bad, madmen, and hell on wheels every week.

    What I stated was my opinion and I'm standing by it.

    If you percieve it as a "bitch", well, that is your opinion, and I'll take it for what it's worth........................
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I don't know... that is why I think we were confused. Some of your posts seemed to contradict others posts of yours.

    I don't think anyone (myself included) has pounded on you personally. In any forum discussion there will be disagreement and discourse. IF we all agreed, then there would be no point in having threads!

    So, my apologies for anything you took personal because I wasn't going for that and I don't think anyone else was either.

    I don't think that's what I said... I think I said that IF you were posting the same thing over and over again (As you said you had been) on Facebook, that it probably explained why you were banned from there. I was basing this off of what you posted yourself, not assumptions. You said you had posted the same thing (links and comments about the unrelated Voom lawsuit) over and over and then you were banned. I was just pointing out that it kind of made sense. Posting the same thing over and over and over, especially if it isn't related, is considered spamming and would get you banned at most places.

    As for Facebook being irrelevant... Honestly, I don't care two beans about Facebook myself. I really don't see the attraction to it by so many people... but posts there really have about the same effect as posts here. We can post all we want but the Dish/AMC dispute is going to go one way or the other tonight regardless of any of our conversation no matter where we have it.

    But... for the folks who do like Facebook and do think it relevant... I thought it worthwhile to note something I saw there that was kind of amusing to me.

    No need to take things so personally... but, what "real analysis" are you talking about? I mean beyond the numbers we were talking about. You have kept pushing the agenda that AMC has pushed that it isn't about numbers, that it is about the unrelated lawsuit... and yet when AT&T came into the mix and appears to have the same channel dispute..

    Well, look at it this way. You seem to buy the spin AMC says that "it isn't a coincidence" that the same day Dish got a bad ruling in the Voom lawsuit, Dish said they would be dropping AMC. Ok... so then why is it a coincidence that AT&T is going to drop the channels on the same night as Dish?

    I mean... if one isn't a coincidence, then the other isn't either, right?

    I'm not sure why you feel like you have to leave the forum. Frankly, I don't know why you would leave Dish over this when it is just as likely that either Dish and AMC will get something done soon OR DirecTV will have the same dispute when their contract is up. AMC isn't handling this well.
  4. dough_boy747

    dough_boy747 Mentor

    Jun 18, 2004
    Panther WV
    ITs about time to see ao company like DISH stand to there guns, and drop AMC and Sundance and WE and IFC. I wish there was more co. like Dish that would do the same thing LIKE Direct TV if so I would still be with Direct tv yet.
  5. hdaddikt

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    Maybe overlap is not the right term, actually in some cases it seems like under-lap. :)

    Why not have 6 tiers? 60, 110, 160, 210, 260 and Everything?

    You want more choices, fine.. 30,60,90,110,130,160,190,210,220,260 & E.

    Essentially every jump gets you more channels, that's fair.

    For example, now I can go to America Gold or America's Top 250.. get most of the same channels with some exceptions in each one. In that case, notice they also use CD/Sirius in balancing out the selection.

    Why not have just have one '260' that incorporates both tiers.

    CD/Sirius can be an option for every tier. Just a thought. I think there are many with home a/v systems that would be using CD, streaming, recordings, direct sat radio, etc. primarily for their music listening, and not a cable or sat. provider except maybe background music during dinner. ...

    I realize it's a challenge for any provider to develop programming with the requirement to include member channels for specific networks. And I suspect that factors greatly into the present configuration, esp. when many secondary channels of a network are only in SD. I guess I am essentially answering my own question to a point.
  6. retiredTech

    retiredTech Icon

    Oct 27, 2003
    Are the channels in the "all channel" list in red?

    What package do you subscribe?
  7. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Because the cost of that package would be more, and provide less choices. Seems like the opposite of what people want.
  8. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    The combination of the two is at250 + HD. Its already another option.
  9. codespy

    codespy So much for the 2017 season!! <Crying> DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    Love HDNet Movies and AMC for a couple years now. Thank god I have Direct and not Dish....Especially since there is a Walking Dead Marathon next Saturday and Sunday, including highlights from Season 3 on Sunday night.

    I lost all my WD episodes when my one of my DVR's died in Spring. A few of my friends have Dish, and they are getting ready to jump ship.
  10. Jul 1, 2012 #1030 of 1922
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    The 9600's channels are renamed ... goodbye AMC (et al).
  11. Jul 1, 2012 #1031 of 1922

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    Adios AMC! See you on Amazon, now and then.
  12. Jul 1, 2012 #1032 of 1922

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    I fail to understand why people are so upset over a television channel. Specially, a television channel that already bloats a two hour movie into three for the sake of cramming 4 or 5 minutes worth of commercials down your throat after 10 minutes of program viewing…
  13. Jul 1, 2012 #1033 of 1922

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    For some people.... television is the only escape they have left in this life. ;)
  14. Jul 1, 2012 #1034 of 1922

    StringFellow AllStar

    Jan 5, 2012
    Which is what AMC wants and is one of the issues Dish had with AMC (content available on the Internet too quickly - devalues AMC being broadcasted by Dish).
  15. Jul 1, 2012 #1035 of 1922
    Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Legend

    Mar 14, 2012
    I believe that commercial accounts actually pay $20-$30 for Sirius XM and even have to pay extra for those Dish CD channels. It would be nice to have them a la carte, but I would not pay an outrageous price for them.

    Sirius XM channels and some of the Dish CD channels are in Dish Latino Clasico ($32.99), Plus ($37.99), Dos ($44.99), and Max ($57.99) [http://www.dishlatino.com/paquetes_landing/Channels.aspx. AT 120 ($44.99), AT 120 Plus ($49.99), AT 200 ($59.99), AT 250 ($69.99), and AEP ($104.99).
  16. Jul 1, 2012 #1036 of 1922
    Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Not worried in the least. I watched the first four seasons of Breaking Bad without AMC. I can sure as heck watch the last one.
  17. Jul 1, 2012 #1037 of 1922

    jsray2 Cool Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    I called Dish billing and they told me they will credit your Dish account if you watch AMC shows like Breaking Bad and Walking Dead online (Amazon, iTunes, etc). Just call them before the season starts and let them know how much you will pay to watcrah them online. Breaking Bad had 13 episodes the last couple of years. Amazon charges 1.99, so that would be a $25.87 credit if they have 13 episodes this season.
  18. Jul 1, 2012 #1038 of 1922

    mike1977 Legend

    Aug 26, 2005
    What's funny is that having Dish and seeing the AMC shows where they say to go equals us spending more money anyway. So I wish they'd just put the AMC networks in a pack like the Epix channels where you can put a check mark on the change programming page for a few bucks more.
  19. Jul 1, 2012 #1039 of 1922

    jsray2 Cool Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    According to wikipedia, season 5 of Breaking Bad will have 16 episodes. So call Dish and ask for a credit of 31.84 before the season starts.
  20. Jul 1, 2012 #1040 of 1922

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    And how will they verify that you actually paid that amount?
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