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Press Release: Dish Network Adds More Local High Definition Markets

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Rob Glasser, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. JohnnyHighGround

    JohnnyHighGround Cool Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    When was this? The '20s? :)

    Having played lots of shows in the Flats through much of the '90s, going from unknown to reliably packing the joints, I never had a bottle thrown at me once. Never had anything thrown at me, come to think of it. Were we just unusually lucky? Or did we miss the Flats' heyday?
  2. Kman68

    Kman68 AllStar

    Jan 24, 2008
    In the early 80s we played behind chicken wire fences that served as protection from the flying bottles. Only played the town a couple of times.
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Sounds like a place "The Blues Brothers" played.
  4. PhantomOG

    PhantomOG Legend

    Feb 7, 2007
    My install was a bit strange. My appt was from 12-5pm. The guy finally called me at 5:30pm and said he'd be there in 20 minutes.

    Anyways, he takes a look at my house (1 story with lots of 2 story houses around) and says it doesn't look good. He thinks the other houses and trees will be in the way since 61.5 is so low in the sky here. He said he'd already tried at two other places that day and neither worked. I can tell he's really frustrated. He then outright tells me that he won't get paid if he tries to install it and it doesn't work and asks me to tip him so he doesn't waste his time :confused:

    Well, he went ahead and installed the 61.5 dish and surprisingly it worked. I'm happy, but the installer was a bit strange. When I first got Dish 2 years ago, the installer was very very professional and knowledgeable. I can't say the same about this guy. He complained to me about the *thousands* of customers he was wondering about whether he was going to have to do a 61.5 install for.

    I got mine so I'm happy either way :D
  5. Texxen

    Texxen Cool Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Got a prerecorded phone call telling me to call them to setup HD locals...
    (They're already there..duh!)

    I already had 61.5 set up due to 129 being blocked......

    Yea it's low in the sky...I can imagine it being a problem for alot of people...especially west of 35...
  6. kpaustin

    kpaustin AllStar

    Jul 18, 2007
    I also got this message...I have AT250+HD Dish 1000 and 118,119,129,110 or something like that. The OTA locals come in fine in HD with a DB2 antenna. Do I have to add another dish for 61.5? This seems like a lot of trouble. I basically live near 2222 and 620 in Austin.
  7. lv99

    lv99 Cool Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    unless you can not all of your sub channels from 129 then replace 129 with 61 (just a mirror of 129).
  8. UT06

    UT06 Cool Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Does anyone have that number for Dish to call and setup locals? I got the message but deleted it before snagging the number.
  9. Mr.72

    Mr.72 Icon

    Feb 2, 2007
    just the regular phone number works (I hit "3" for technical support).

    I did have to talk to a "supervisor" before I could get them to waive the $59 or re-sign a 24-month contract requirement to install a new dish.
  10. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002

    Not that it matters to me but Chuck has no love for the other side of the Lake either. It's pretty amazing at how many Dish Network dishes I see being replaced with DirecTV dishes here. At one point out of the 20 closest houses to me, 17 of them had satellite TV, 15 of those 17 had Dish Network, 2 with DirecTV. In the past 6 months or so there have been 8 converts to DirecTV and 1 to Time Warner. No HD locals, no Bills in HD, no Sabres in HD, no Yankees period, Dish Network was once the dominate satellite provider in the Buffalo area by far. The guy around the corner from me got a HDTV and really wanted to stick with E*. He was weighing his options, I of course tried to talk him into going with Time Warner, but in looking over the HD line ups for E*, D* and TW he took one look at Dish's website and saw locals wern’t available in HD and then, went right to DirecTV website and was thrilled that [some] of our locals were available along with Speed HD. Jokingly I said you won’t get any of these, pointing to the Voom channels, he said he’d rather have locals then a dozen channels he never heard of.
  11. jgoggan

    jgoggan Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 2, 2002
    Anyone know if all of these new ones are on 61.5 then? Specifically, I'm asking about the Flint-Saginaw-BayCity, Michigan DMA. Thanks!

    - John...
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Yes, all are on 61.5°.
  13. jake1247

    jake1247 New Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Flint MI currently has CBS, ABC, and FOX HD locals (5, 12, 66). No info on when the rest will fall in. Any info would be great since our install crew uses this site to get an edge up since our "official" info stream can be slow going at times.
  14. ernste40

    ernste40 Mentor

    Nov 9, 2005
    I'm sure there are logistical reasons for Dish placing these at 61.5, and those of us here understand what needs to be done to get them and why, but man, what a nightmare for the majority of E* users that aren't geeks like us.

    I think that as technology is advancing and DBS becomes consistently more complicated than point one dish in the sky, it will take a hit in the usability factor. Take Milwaukee as an example. My parents are there and currently have HD service pointed toward 129 -- they just got it installed two months ago after having SD service for 5+ years. When my dad hears that they need to take another day off of work and potentially pay another install to get a new dish pointed elsewhere in the sky for something that they are already paying for, he will be hot. And, my mom who already just barely puts up with there being "an ugly dish" on their roof is not going to be too pleased at adding to the "contraption." And, as boomers, they won't be alone. Customers like them outnumber folks like us 150 to 1...

    I don't envy Dish on this one at all...
  15. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm sure it won't be a problem as Dish has a plan, right?:sure:
  16. zlensman

    zlensman Legend

    Jan 15, 2006
    The number they sent me is 1-888-290-3270.
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