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Dish merger with Direct mutterings again...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RasputinAXP, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. Paul Secic

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    I fully agree with you.
     
  2. Marlin Guy

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    That was what, ten years ago? Plenty has changed.
    Digital OTA, Urban Expansion, 3G, 4G, and last mile broadband have brought alternative content delivery methods to millions of people since then.

    I'd like to see some numbers on how many people truly have DBS as their one and only option for entertainment and news services piped to their television sets these days.
    I'm not talking about whether or not they can get every NFL game or watch Game of Thrones. Just the major networks and local content.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    You can't compare any of the internet-delivered methods to satellite and cable and OTA... the internet delivery methods are a different animal. It would be like arguing since there is a McDonald's in the town that they don't need a grocery store because people can eat at McDonald's.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    I don't get that that's what the fish man is saying at all. No one here will confuse the PQ of i based stuff vs. full delivery of content.... but: some are moving away from traditional delivery due to the 'Net, and that'll impact pricing of traditional methods of delivery.
     
  5. smolenski

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    With shows like The Killing. Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels, Mad Men and Walking Dead, AMC isn't going anywhere. These are some of the highest rated and best made shows on TV.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

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    It might effect pricing and other methods of getting content... but its apples and oranges relative to the government changing its stance with regards to a Dish + DirecTV merger.

    I was pointing out that the overarching scenario of only having two major satellite companies is still true... so the government is not likely to want to see those merge and reduce competition any more than they were inclined 10 years ago.
     
  7. Marlin Guy

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    Yes and no.
    I hear that a person with a decent Internet connection can lay hands on past and current television programming with relative ease. I hear the PQ is every bit as good what's currently being transmitted via the satellites.

    Of course, reading between the lines, one might be prone to scoff at such goings on as the bad side of town as far as the web is concerned. It's a dark and seedy place, fraught with all manner of harmful and dangerous things. Sure, some venture there. But the masses will never see that side of town.

    But remember this.
    Which came first, Napster, or i-tunes?

    Urban renewal!
    From the darkness emerges the light of the future. ;)
     
  8. Laxguy

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    SoundJam!
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Perhaps not. But it won't take masses to eat into traditional deliveries. Who knows, though. Maybe some unknown technology is around the corner that'd make possible massive quantities of bits n bytes to every home.
     
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    And the only reason that was allowed to happen was that they concluded that without a merger NEITHER company could continue., reducing options more than the merger would.
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    Apparently we are not the only ones who see online content as a direct competitor to DBS and Cable.

    Got this in my e-mail today.
    http://www.techbargains.com/survey/cut-the-cord

    In my case, they didn't give the opportunity to answer the most relevant question properly.
    I use DBS + DVR for convenience.
    There is NOTHING that I watch on Dish that I could find somewhere else, but time is money... or lost sleep.
     
  12. etirvan

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    Uhm, you seem to not even know the features of the Hopper here. This is evident in the misinformation that you just provided. With the Hopper, you can record up to 6 DIFFERENT channels at ONE time on 6 DIFFERENT networks, lol. And it does more than 3 hours to boot. That's 3 hours per night on EACH of the 4 local networks. That's 12 hours a night. All WITHOUT interrupting the programming of anyone else in the house. You are given the option to record 2 more channels at that SAME time using the partition of the hard drive actually meant for that purpose.

    Let's put it this way. NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox will be recorded while NOT interrupting everyone else's programming in the house whatsoever because those channels utilize their own 1 terabyte partition of the Hopper while the actual users in the house utilize the other terabyte partition. With the other terabyte, users can set 2 more timers to record 2 more channels AT ONCE ON TOP OF the local channel recordings. NOTHING about Direct TV Whole Home DVR system even comes close to that, lol.

    I take your :lol: and :hurah: and I'll raise you :lol::lol::lol::hurah::hurah::hurah:
     
  13. Nick

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    ^ What he said. ^ :grin:
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    This is not a DirecTV vs Dish thread, nor is it a Hopper/Joey thread.

    If there is no further discussion to be had regarding a Dish/DirecTV merger, there appears to be no reason to keep this thread open. Therefore, I am closing the thread.

    Please PM a moderator if you think you have something on-topic to add to this discussion and that the thread was closed in error.
     
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