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Sirius 6000-6099

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, May 1, 2004.

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  1. May 5, 2004 #81 of 199
    Geronimo

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    I did not receive my free stick. I will be writing to ceo@echostar.com. Is the stick free for life or just for 36 months? Can I upgrade the stick to a better one or will that only be available to new subs? If my free stick breaks will I get a new one or just a refurbished one? Does the stick have points at both ends like the DirecTV stick? Do I need any additional equipment to use the stick? What if I currently subscribe to a package that comes with a free stick (like Americas Top 180 plus a stick) will I get a credit on my bill equal to the value of the stick? Will there be channel devoted to how to use the stick? Will it be on 110 or 119? Will Ashley be on the channel? I have a vacation home can I take my stick with me for the summer? Will the stick be sent to my billing address or the service address? What if my Homeowner's Association prohibits sticks? Does the stick need to be connected to a phone line? Will those wireless phone jacks work with the stick? Why doesnt DISH buy Tivo-- they have much better stick software? Can I use my stick to point at 110 and 119 at the same time? If I live in a rural area will I need a larger stick? I think that Comcast will be giving out better sticks so I may go to cable.
     
  2. May 5, 2004 #82 of 199
    JohnH

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    Channels 6090, 6091, 6092 and 6099 have been added to the Sirius block.
     
  3. May 5, 2004 #83 of 199
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    But how long before d* and xm team up
     
  4. May 5, 2004 #84 of 199
    kwajr

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    yes but he gives them away no one else does so you could pay 99 for tivo and still pay monthly but i know replays or only 149 now and they were free of fees maybe still are
     
  5. May 5, 2004 #85 of 199
    James Long

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    The old channels ARE staying. We know that for sure. Muzak has a contract to have those on E*'s satellite at 119º to serve as their distribution -- and they are on the Program Guide PDF. What isn't known is who will get them.

    Sirius Music is coming May 20th to everyone on AT120 or above. We know that for sure. Charlie said it on the last Charlie Chat. And according to the press release earlier this year they are being uplinked as part of a deal with Sirius to sell receivers. Hear it on E*, subscribe if you want to take it with you. THAT'S where Charlie makes his $$$.

    OK?

    BTW: JohnH - I also can only get 6001 FTA at the moment - the rest are showing the proper EPG info matching the expected channels, but no audio on my FTA receiver.

    JL
     
  6. May 5, 2004 #86 of 199
    James Long

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    And TNGTony can rejoice!!!
    BTW - are they on 119º or 110º (or should I check when I get home)?

    BTW2 for others worrying about bandwidth:
    At this moment the 61 Sirius channels are up, and well over 51 Muzak channels (some not available to E* subscribers). Plus all of the regular channels on 119º. It all fits TODAY!

    JL
     
  7. May 5, 2004 #87 of 199
    JohnH

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    119 Tp 21
     
  8. May 5, 2004 #88 of 199
    Anthony Falcone

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    He didn't give me my DVR, I had to pay for it and it can't even be compared to Tivo as it is. His big selling point when he started the DVR series was that it carried no monthly fee. Do you think a glorified VCR (with plenty of bugs no less ) that you own outright, should carry a $5 fee per month per receiver?

    On Topic: It will be good having both Muzak & Sirius to choose from.
     
  9. May 5, 2004 #89 of 199
    garypen

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    Is Muzak the mono "Dish Music" channels, or the "CD Audio" channels? I never cared for the mono channels.

    So, will AT120 and above be getting Sirius AND CD Audio, with AT180 and above getting Sirius AND CD Audio AND Muzak?
     
  10. May 5, 2004 #90 of 199
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    yep and yep
     
  11. May 5, 2004 #91 of 199
    TonyM

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    yep. 9 video & 14 or 15 audio on a TP

    TP20 had 9 & 14 before they added Sirius (none went there)

    so it was possible.....crazy, yet possible
     
  12. May 5, 2004 #92 of 199
    James Long

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    I have a scoring system for transponder based on the capacity of 12 SD video signals. Audio signals are calculated at 1/8th of a SD (since on SkyAngel a full transponder is 10 SD and 16 Audios). The mono-Muzak are probably smaller than 1/8th, but I'll give them a full 1/8th share along with Stereo "CD" and now Sirius channels. I give PPV and movie channels a score of 1.25 ... just a little more bandwidth to handle DD and alternate audio feeds.

    Take a transponder that has 37 channels. Yes, there are a couple on 119º.

    Eliminate the channels that are mirrors (such as the 8xx mirrors in the Dish Latino packages) and shopping/BTV channels. Also the NFL/NBA/MLB package channels that are only mirrors of RSNs. Calculate the score based on a real count of video and audio feeds. ONE transponder is over the score of 12. (It has 12 video and 1 audio.) Most of them are still hovering near "11".

    PLUS: Don't forget that TVGuide and TVGames Interactive are due to be added after the deal with Gemstar. I don't want to declare 119º full, there is still more to come.

    BTW: It seems to be a systemwide standard to give channels 1/12 of a transponder. Locals and national channels. The only ones that seem to get more bandwidth are the movie channels and PPV movies.

    JL
     
  13. May 5, 2004 #93 of 199
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    E* 7 isn't probably completely full yet, but it is certainly closer. E* needs a new bird at 114.5 for HD and extra bandwidth. Too bad the FCC wouldn't grant it, especially since they (and Congress) want a one-dish solution.

    On topic: It will be nice having some real music channels now. This makes E* the music king for now.
     
  14. May 5, 2004 #94 of 199
    TNGTony

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    The one dish solution is not what congress and the FCC want. They want all the locals from any one given market to be on one satellite. Period. Dish can have one location for regular programming and a second location for locals, but ALL the locals for any one city have to be on ONE satellite.

    See ya
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  15. May 5, 2004 #95 of 199
    TNGTony

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    Oh, yeah....I find it kind of funny that they added the spanish channels to the satellite on May 5. Cinco de Mayo! :)

    See ya
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  16. May 5, 2004 #96 of 199
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    well as far a sbugs go my 510 was free no bugs yes i would like more features but there were no bugs in mine worked flawless what bugs are you talking about i do have a 522 with a lot of bugs but none on 510 so when its free yes i can justify 5 fee plus the 522 only has 1 fee but you can use dvr at the same time even watch the same dvr event on two tvs at the same time no problem and if you use record plus and set it to record to 522 first then you can use itr as a single mode
     
  18. May 6, 2004 #98 of 199
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    "Oh, yeah....I find it kind of funny that they added the spanish channels to the satellite on May 5. Cinco de Mayo! :)"

    Would you believe it if I told you that 5 de Mayo is no big deal for us in Mexico? People celebrate it more outside my country. There's probably a BIG 5 de Mayo sale at a large U.S. chain store that explains this. :)

    "On topic: It will be nice having some real music channels now. This makes E* the music king for now."

    A B S O L U T E L Y ! !

    Dish will now kick DTV's butt as far as music goes. Through the years I have read many many posts in several forums where people seem unhappy with Muzak. It certainly was my only disappointment when I got Dish back in 1997.
     
  19. May 6, 2004 #99 of 199
    TNGTony

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    I know that Cinco de Mayo is no big deal in Mexico. A minor holiday if observed at all. Here though, we have the annual Cinco de Mayo, Clifton riot. :) The police presence this year made it look more like Iraq than the University area that it is.

    See ya
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  20. May 6, 2004 #100 of 199
    Richard King

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    D* was a VERY large early investor in XM. They have since sold their total investment and no longer own any stock in them. This doesn't mean that they couldn't put them up (Dish owns no Sirius stock that I am aware of).
     
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