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Is anyone actually happy with Dish?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by sregener, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Ahh just thinking about the good old CBand days it seemed like you could ala cart anything.;):D
  2. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    Do you have a link for that?
  3. neomaine

    neomaine Legend

    Feb 3, 2003
    Actually, that should be 'all digital' not 'all HD'. They aren't the same thing...
  4. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I've been with Dish since 1999. I had a Dishplayer which was sluggish.
  5. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    Poorly trained? lol. 4 weeks (was 5 when i first worked there) training to be a Dish phone CSR, plus frequent up training on changes and staying up to date on relevant new and old information.
    Dish does one of the best jobs training employees from my experience working in call centers.
    Just because you ran into a bad egg that is likely to have been fired by now doesnt mean the excellent trainers at Dish should be discredited.
  6. jdskycaster

    jdskycaster Legend

    Sep 1, 2008
    Characterizing it as just a box is more than a bit simplistic. It provides HD access to all of my DVR content across two hoppers (6 tuners) in my home.

    I am now not limited to nor do I have to schedule recordings on discrete DVR's scattered across 3 HDTV's, which is what I had before, and I only had SD picture quality at the remote TV's prior. It also eliminated a noisy fan in the DVR in our master bedroom that would spin up to 12K RPM's every morning at 3AM. It is well worth the 7 bucks and then some.

  7. ljr01

    ljr01 AllStar

    Mar 6, 2008
    Over the years probably 90% or more of the answers I got were incorrect, some laughably so. That includes phone, chat and DIRT. I stand by my original statement. Its a great service just don't talk to them if you can avoid it.

    If other's have been more fortunate, I envy them.
  8. Inkosaurus

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    Jul 29, 2011
    Having personally seen and used the systems CSR, Chat and DIRT use to get you your answers im going to have to boldy call you a "falsifier of statistics" :p

    Dont go and confuse not hearing what you want to hear and lying. ;)
  9. domingos35

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006
    i have nothing but good things to say about dish's CS both here on the forum ,chat and on the phone.
  10. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    I certainly have had very little problems with any Dish CSR when I needed to interact with one. They seemed competent and helpful, now if you are talking about an AT&T CSR there is where your nightmare scenario comes in…6+ hours on the phone talking to no less than 10 separate people over the course of two months to get a phone billing mistake fixed and I know for a fact that John, Chris and Ryan were not their true Hindu names...
  11. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Jan 6, 2011
    I sent you a PM.
  12. Stalky14

    Stalky14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2005
    Been with from 97-06, and 09-present. Always owned my equipment and been off contract. They've always offered the best bang/buck.

    I'm very happy with them currently because Welcome Pack+HBO gets me 90% of what I watch cable/sat for for $31/month. (And Netflix Instant covers the next 8 or 9%.) The only things I miss are IFC and BBCA and then only during the small fraction of the year they are showing what I want to see.
  13. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
  14. dasjman

    dasjman New Member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I've never had a complaint about Dish. Been with them since 2002ish. I was with Direct prior to that. I've never considered going back.
  15. bnborg

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    Jun 3, 2005
  16. Arya Stark

    Arya Stark Cool Member

    Mar 17, 2012
    I'm one of those "switch satellite providers every two years" people. I'm with Direct now (out of contract), but I loved Dish when I was with them. The only thing is...last time I was with Dish, I didn't have an HDTV. Now that I do, and have been thinking about switching back to Dish, I have been reading that their HD picture sucks compares to Direct. I want to go back, but the thought of being stuck with an inferior picture for two years gives me pause.:confused:
  17. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Isn't that a good enough excuse from people who are making excuses for a company that has less basic channels in HD than DISH?.;)

    The decision has to be yours just make sure the company you go/stay with has the channels you want in HD.

    Here's the comparision:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=196101 ;)
  18. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Ya, we all put up with such an inferior picture rather than switch..... Silly us.
  19. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Those kinds of comments that you may have read are written by complete morons who have never even seen Dish. While there is technically a difference, it's barely noticeable, if at all. The only thing you'll be stuck with is 20-something new HD channels you used to have to watch in DirecTV's migraine inducing SD. As tampa said, if the HD PQ was so bad, we all would have switched back to DirecTV a long time ago.
  20. Inkosaurus

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    Jul 29, 2011
    The difference is marginal at best, with DTV's PQ just barely being better. I have access to both and have tested them on a 42" Panny viera plasma that was calibrated in the hidden service menus. Even with top notch calibration you still have to be really looking hard to notice a difference. The people who sit there and chime in that the DTV PQ is superior usually forget to mention its only just barely superior.

    Something to note is that Dish's SD PQ is definitely superior to DTV's SD PQ, so when you are stuck staring at a SD feed its not that bad, which is pretty awesome especially if your a fan of the Encore channel line up or IFC.
    By the way awesome username arya! :)

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