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Locals out again?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by compdude68, Sep 25, 2002.

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  1. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    Well, they were back this morning, so whatever the problem was, it's cleared up for now...
  2. Frapp

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    Apr 23, 2002
    Not unless Echostar has their main local channel up link in the middle of the Gulf Of Mexico because when all the locals went out on Wed AM, that is where the hurricane was :lol:

    Dish has had a lot of problems lately and they are about to escalate when the merger fails and Rupert M. takes control of DirecTV.

    I have a feeling that all the dealers that were charmed into only selling Dish Network equipment over the years ( not to mention the 1000,s that could not qualify to be a DTV dealer ) are going to be very sorry in the not to distant future.
  3. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    That's explains why I got only Enterprise and not TZ last night off WSBK. I then recorded TZ off the local UPN (Sacramento) station, but only got 54 minutes, so there must have been some uplink outages..
  4. Poosh

    Poosh Mentor

    Sep 16, 2002
    Did anyone gripe and yell enough to get some sort of credit. Or do they ever do that for anyone?
    I was pissed and called and the guy just said it was the hurricane thing and the uplink couldn't get through and they were trying to transfer data to a diferent uplink center but they were having problems doing that also but would be up soon. SO I didn't bitch to much. but then it still wasn't on hours after that I thought I would call and gripe but will it do any good?
  5. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Banned User

    Mar 21, 2002
    How can a huricane which is headed for Luisiana effect the uplink in Chyanne Wyoming? And besides that only the locals were effected last night, none of the other channel such as HBO, USA, TNT etc.

    I have emailed Echostar and asked for a comment about the outtages for tonights newscast.
  6. jrjcd

    jrjcd Arcane Movie Trivia King DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    actually, it was a large group of canadians drunk and belching southward that caused the problem...
  7. jericho

    jericho AllStar

    May 28, 2002
    I was just watching that newscast that this site does and they reported that Dish Network officials claimed there was no outtages last Wednesday Night. What were they watching, over the air cable?? And did the screen that came up and said, "We are experiencing technical difficulties" with the Dish logo in the background, just magically appear??? I can handle a technical issue here and there, but what I can't stand is blantant lying by the company. As soon as my contract is up I'm going to check out Direct TV's services. I was all for this merger because of the hopeful better picture quality on locals, but after this stunt, I think competition between the companies is a much better thing. It just looks like Dish is becoming more shady everyday.
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