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merger will be good for pvr guys

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by gowilk, Aug 7, 2002.

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  1. Aug 7, 2002 #1 of 10

    gowilk AllStar

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bet all you guys who are out spending $600+ dollars will be really happy when the merger comes cuz then one of two things will happen:

    1. You'll get one of those nice $49 RCA UTV boxes with an upgraded hard drive in it and have to send your $600 equipment back.


    2. All those guys with their $49 UTV boxes will get 721's (maybe with a smaller hard drive).

    Either way it seems to give you a tremendous financial interest in making damm sure the merger does not happen.

    Ex-dish network customer who is betting on the merger LOL

    (sorry for the humor for those of you who don't think it's funny).
  2. Aug 7, 2002 #2 of 10

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Nah I think the 721's will be upgradeable to whatever standard they decide on.
  3. Aug 7, 2002 #3 of 10
    Bill D

    Bill D Godfather

    May 10, 2002
    Maybe the 721's are already capable to work with whatever standard they come up with. That would be quite an outlay for Dish to set up all 721 users with another comparable 721
  4. Aug 7, 2002 #4 of 10

    marshalk Legend

    Jun 9, 2002
    what me worry?
  5. Aug 7, 2002 #5 of 10
    Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    It would not matter which way they would go would it as long as we had a PVR receiver with the same features and it would be stable, or would it?
  6. Aug 7, 2002 #6 of 10

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    There are much less 721s than 501,DirecTivo,UTV out there... :shrug:
  7. Aug 8, 2002 #7 of 10
    Karl Foster

    Karl Foster Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002

    I read your title and was seeing red before I even read the postings!

    I hope I don't have to move backwards if the merger happens.
  8. Aug 8, 2002 #8 of 10

    Mike123abc Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 19, 2002
  9. Aug 8, 2002 #9 of 10

    DmitriA Legend

    Aug 5, 2002
    No, this won't happen. Dish had to promise to the regulators in its filings that with the merger, all existing customers will be upgraded to equivalent programming and equipment. So if you had a 2-tuner PVR with a so-and-so harddrive, that's what Dish is obligated to provide to you (or better).

    At any rate, this whole point is moot since as some very knowledgable people have already pointed out on other forums, even if the merger does get approved it make take a very long time before all the receivers get upgraded. Dish is not going to upgrade everyone with a month and spent an inordinate amount of money on both equipment, installation and support. They are likely to do it in small steps with the new customers getting the new equipment first and so on.
  10. gowilk

    gowilk AllStar

    Jul 3, 2002
    if they do that ... where is their economy of scale???? ya know 500 channels broadcasted twice and all that ... if they wait 2 or 3 years, they'll never get 210 cities on locals and optimize their satellites like they've committed to ... fortunately i doubt than even a Republican administration would be done enough to approve this merger but Charlie is sure spending the money and time to make it happen
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