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My Dish Install Story/Issues

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by subfish, May 13, 2005.

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  1. lazaruspup

    lazaruspup Godfather

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    I grew up in the middle of lake country. The closest building inspector would probably be about 40-60 minutes away. Normally all they require is a permit, they don't actually come out to check your structure, unless it's a building or other dwelling... Different strokes for different folks.
     
  2. larrystotler

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    Disconnect and return your receivers. Then buy your own receivers and reactivate your account.
     
  3. subfish

    subfish Cool Member

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    Well They Came Out Today As Promised :)

    This time it was a local installer

    They just re-peaked the dish and life is relatively good

    I got these results today (partly cloudy)

    119 98-102
    110 97-100
    121 77-78

    I am Happier, Are The # any good compared to your guy's #
     
  4. Richard King

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    Did the fellow who installed the pole dent the pole end that was in the hole? This needs to be done (or install bolts in the end) to keep the pole from turning in the cement. With Dish dishes I always make a flat area on the pole before placing it in the cement. With the big dishes I always had a piece of metal welded to the bottom of the pole also to keep it from turning.
     
  5. subfish

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    Yeah they had some kinda bar/pipe on the bottom of the pole

    Thanks for looking out for me,

    subfish
     
  6. goodguy

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    On Friday the 27th I had a Dishnetwork system installed. I have been with Directv for 9 years and for the most part have been happy with their services. I have had an interest in getting SkyAngel Christian channels for a while and also have been considering HDTV also. I presently have 3 DTV Tivos and have been very happy with the operation of them. I do not think I have missed a program in 3 years that Tivo's failed to record.

    Someone representing themselves to be with Dishnetwork called me and made me an offer to change to Dishnetwork. It sounded good and I told this person in DETAIL what I would want to do. The receivers chosen were the 942 DVR and the 625 DVR , a superdish and a second dish aimed at 61.5 to get the HD and also I could get Sky Angel. I was very detailed with the salesperson on what I wanted and expected. I ASKED HER very PLAINLY if the Dishnetwork picture was AS GOOD as Directv in standard definition as well as HD, her answer" OUR PICTURE IS THE SAME AS DIRECTV".

    After the installer was finished with his install , I routed the 2 Dish receivers into my switch that I feed to both the TV in the living room and into a 2.4 gig transmitter to send a CLEAN signal to my bedroom. I then compared the signal from the 2 Dishnetwork and now 2 DTV Tivos receivers. Everything was equal same wiring, same switch, same transmitter same s video input to the same TV’s. My conclusion was the Directv was much much clearer, better detail and sharper. I retuned the TVs as far as tint, color contrast brightness to make the Dishnetwork signals look the very best that I can make them look. Still the Dishnetwork signal was washed out kind of out of focus and reminded me of a second-generation copy of videotape. I used several channels, two of which were MSNBC and Fox News because I figured these signals were the MOST consistent and would work well as a comparison. I also compared The HD (942) receiver on TNTHD with the Directv standard definition signal on TNT and found that the DTV actually as well as the Dishnetwork 942 HD signal (the program was Galaxy Quest a star trek type sci-fi program). I only had the Dishnetwork stuff on from Friday pm. until Sunday around 1:00pm, in that time the 942 HD unit locked up 6 times doing some king of a hard drive check that took about 45 minted according to the screen that flashed up. The 625 had to be turned off and on 3 of 4 times to get the remote to work.
     
  7. MarkA

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    goodguy, that really should be it's own thread. But yeah, my opinion is that DISH Network's picture is worse than DirecTV's as well. At least, the color clarity is worse and the sharpness is worse. It's less pixelated though.

    Can't blame the woman on the phone too much. To 99% of people there is little or no difference. Heck, most people can't tell the analog cable from a digital source. Also, remember that quality varies by channel. On my digital cable, you ought to see the picture on the NFL Network - it's AMAZING. Almost no pixelation, extremely sharp. Then comes HBO and the other premiums (this is the same on satellite, these get more bandwidth). Finally comes the normal channels, looking much worse. Sat is the same - some things get priority.

    Honestly, MSNBC and FOX News aren't good comparison channels - they're going to be the first to have bandwidth taken away when it's needed elsewhere. Compare channels where picture quality matters to see the real difference.
     
  8. larrystotler

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    Side by side, the PQ of my 721 is better than the D*TiVo, at least in my opinion.
     
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