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The Charlie Chat Summary - December 8th, 2008

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. bigshew

    bigshew Legend

    Feb 26, 2007
    I wonder how much time Charlie & Jim are sitting down in front of their televisions using the Dish equipment. Based on the Chat, not much. Hey, if I was a multi-millionaire I'd find better things to do too. Or maybe they're spending a lot of time with lawyers. :eek2:
  2. Matt Beachy

    Matt Beachy Mentor

    Jun 15, 2006
    I chatted online with a customer service rep and they would come out and install the dish needed for free if I make a 24 month commitment. Without the commitment they will charge $59.95 for the install. I didn't do anything yet because the rep said they only have WNDU 16 (NBC) in HD. He didn't know any time frame for getting the other locals in HD. Does anyone here know when they may be up and running? Not sure how they can say they're adding the South Bend locals in HD if they've only got one channel.
  3. 0pusX

    0pusX Legend

    Jan 10, 2008
    How come I don't see any local HD on my guide? I have a 622 and I don't even see WNDU.

    And should they all have been activated today the 11th?
  4. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Do you have a dish aimed at 61.5?
  5. 0pusX

    0pusX Legend

    Jan 10, 2008
    Nope. I didnt know if it would still show up or not.

    Do they have anything other than WNDU yet?
  6. ProfessorChaos

    ProfessorChaos New Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Finally! A word on the Roanoke HD market. I'll just cross my fingers that it goes smoothly.
  7. Blowgun

    Blowgun DHMO User

    May 23, 2008
    Western Arc
    I wonder if they use the same receivers as the rest of us, something like an executive CEO-1022 receiver. They certainly never used a 5xx receiver and if they did, they certainly didn't use it for very long. Otherwise, some of the more obvious bugs would have been fixed. :lol:
  8. tcatdbs

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    I also like Dish and have no plans on leaving, but their marketing sure leaves a lot to be desired! If I actually got 120 HD channels I'd be happy. I have Absolute, supposedly "ALL" their HD. If they're counting RSN's, I think we all should get them...

    I wonder if their line "May launch".... means the month of May :lol:

    150 HD by year end, whether actual or "UP TO", is downright false advertizing, especially when they say they have 120 now (which is also questionable). I really only want PBS HD (most of the programming has "HD" in the corner!), Comedy Central, FX, Showtime, and Fox news would be nice. I'm hoping on a nice Christmas present from Dish.... :hurah:

  9. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I absolutely agree. Not only do we not get all the RSNs (and even if we did there would be lots of blackouts for the Pro sports outside our region)... but DishAbsoluteHD customers like us can't subscribe to the multi-sport pack and add them anyway!

    Even the TurboHD people who can add multi-sport won't get them all, since some are on 61.5 and others on 129 exclusively still I believe... so even counting all of them there's no way to actually subscribe to all of them through their normal channels.
  10. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    FYI: 8 of the 26 HD RSNs are only on 129, 5 are only on 61.5. Two HD RSNs are not in Multi-Sport (Cox Sports New Orleans on 129 and SportsSouth on both 61.5 and 129). Considering they are ALL "Game Only" channels sharing the same satellite space with that important "game" content likely more blacked out than not I'd rather not count them at all.

    But it is more impressive to say 120 than to say "67 plus RSNs and PPV". Which is why Comcast brags about "HD Choices" and DirecTV claims "150" (w/32 being PPV channels).
  11. mntwister

    mntwister New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    I was sorry to hear that my HD locals, which would be for Duluth, Minnesota and covering much of northern MN are not on the schedule yet. They have added cities that do not have as many viewers around them, so disappointed that Duluth is not in the works yet for even January (as of yet). Also, what happened to the 150 channels by year's end attached to all of their mailings and advertisements?

    Meanwhile, I have been enjoying my Dish service very much and won't change it. I love the dvr, the external hard drive is a MAJOR plus for me, only wish they would add my HD locals.

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