TEGNA Media (51 Stations 38 Markets) vs Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Mark Holtz, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. neilo

    neilo AllStar

    Aug 7, 2006
    The only thing in my guide for the channel right now are the NFL games. I guess someone wanted that advertising revenue.
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  2. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    For me this is about enough. Do I really want to Dish and vent over this? If I watched 20 stations on Dish this might not be a big deal but losing a network local is a pain when you don't have OTA.
    Time to get my camo OTA antenna up to the top of the hill to see if I can pull in the Sac Locals.
    Hulu, Netflix and Amazon have plenty of content and all of the Network series that I like.
    The only one I'll miss is AMC and we will figure that out.
    I can't blame Dish as they are trying to keep costs down but in the end, if Dish can't supply I have to look for an alternative.
    It will probably take a few weeks to work things out but in the end I won't be paying for DVR, HD and extra receivers.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Doyle - good luck. For OTA directions - I'd suggest you start with www.rabbitears.info. I can't help too much with your other possibilities.
  4. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    KUSA/KTVD are back. One would think this stupidity could have been avoided during the extra 9 days they had to negotiate. Now waiting for the next programmer "greed fest".
  5. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    WKYC is back in time for Sunday Night Football.
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    40 Hours 25 minutes of downtime. A little longer than the last outage.
  7. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    The Tegna stations are back. I wonder why we got them back so soon? Football? I also have the Tegna KGW (NBC) OTA, but out here along the Oregon Coast, there are some glitches in OTA as they have to bounce the signal from two sites, so it is not perfect. Analog was more stable, but of course no sub channels that way. I did buy a small Ematic HD converter box for OTA and I have a thumbdrive connected to it, so it is easy to record a show, as it also has the OTA guide that does go out 24 hours. That way I do not have to deal with the Dish OTA guide during disputes. It is one way around it. As far as cutting the cord, I have thought about it, but there still is not enough services that stream all of their product. Maybe in the future? Right now I am sticking with Dish. Also pq on streaming varies all over the board. On occasion the internet will go out, then no TV, except OTA.
  8. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    Glad they got the station back as quick as they did.
  9. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    Today I hauled the big Winegard that is camo painted up the hill, behind a tree and shooting through a wooden fence. All of 5 feet off of the ground.
    Did a channel scan and got all of the networks and subchannels. A total of 48 OTA channels.
    It is about a 150 foot run total but the Antenna mounted Amp made a lot of difference in Signal strength.
    Next we clean up the installation and order up the OTA DVR. I think I will go with the Tablo 4 channel.
    Probably cut the Sat service just after the first of the year. I have enjoyed Dish but $90/mo for 2 DVR receivers
    and but most of our viewing is Network TV and movies so HULU, Netflix and Amazon Prime will give us pretty much all we need for $25/mo
  10. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seaside Oregon
    I have the Roku and more and more new channels are showing up. It is getting more tempting, but still there are a lot of channels I do watch from Dish that the Roku does not have.

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