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The official August 12, 2002 Tech Chat discussion

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Darkman, Jul 11, 2002.

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  1. Darkman

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Lets get some questions, ideas, thoughts, concerns ready Now for the upcoming Tech Chat :)

    The tech chat is:

    Monday August 12, 2002
    9PM EST Channel 101
     
  2. Geronimo

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    Will the non Open TV receivers be upgraded for local channel mapping in the 2-69 range. Right now we are basically guessing about whether it will or won't happen. I interpreted the January reamrk to say that they will. Othere seem to have interpreted subsequent events and/or some announcement I am unaware of to say that they won't. And different people seem to read the DP comment from the July chat differently.


    A simple declarative statement from DISH will clear it all up.
     
  3. Darkman

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    maybe i am wrong - but thought i heard on charlie's chat them mentioned all the receivers might get upgraded and they had to check it with engeneers about that, (not just Dishplayer) - but i could be wrong...

    in any case - good question for Tech Chat..
    so - Tech Chat people - if any are reading it...- Answer Geronimo's question please!
    Here or on Chat - doesn't matter :)
     
  4. Darkman

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    any1 knows for a fact - that Dishnet's people or Dishnet's Tech people come here and read the threads?
     
  5. Chris Blount

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    Trust me, they do.
     
  6. Darkman

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    hehe - k ...
    i ll trust you :)
    hope they do anyhow :)
     
  7. Scott Greczkowski

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    Let me second Chris's comments, It is not uncommon to see a group of Echostar people here most of the day.

    And in saying that let me say that they DO listen to the comments you guys are making.

    With that being said, let me say that we are very happy to Have Echostar here (as well as DirecTV, ExpressVu and XM Radio which are all companies who visit us often) but we must state that were are in no way associated, owned by, paid off by etc. with any of the companies. DBStalk is privately owned and operated and is supported by the genorisity our kind members.

    There just had to say that. :D
     
  8. Neil Derryberry

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    I wonder if the new dishpro switches are compatible with the 22khz standard switches... If so, that will greatly reduce e*'s conversion cost, as they wouldn't have to replace existing d* multiswitches. Or am I dreaming too much?
     
  9. Nick

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    Isn't this thread a little early???
     
  10. Scott Greczkowski

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    Nah it's not early, hell I went out to shopping last weekend and many stores in the area had HALLOWEEN stuff out already! :eek:
     
  11. Nick

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    eek! :eek: I hate it when that happens.

    You make my point, Scott, because both are too early, but who cares??? :confused:
     
  12. Mark Holtz

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    First of all, I love my 501. Let the DirecTIVO fans say what they will, the 501 suits my needs just fine.

    There is one problem that is inherent to all PVRs, whether or not it's the 501, 721, DirecTIVO, or UltimateTV.....

    No matter how much hard drive you put into a PVR, it is never enough. Will there be a way to upgrade the 501s to larger hard drives, especially with the prices extremely low (see www.pricewatch.com)?

    Also, will there be a way for Search to find other showings of a show from the program guide?
     
  13. Scott Greczkowski

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    Zloth it would be cool if the # option worked from the guide (this way you can find other showings of the show)

    I never tried to see if it will work, I will try it tonight, good idea!
     
  14. Chris Blount

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    You know Z'Loth, you bring up something that has bugged since the 501 came out. The lack of freedom to upgrade. As you, I really enjoy using the 501 and think it works well. If I want more hard drive space, I should be given the freedom to put in a bigger hard drive if I wish. Yes I know that it voids the warranty, but that should be my choice and not theirs.

    Also, what if the hard drive fails? I would feel comfortable with the fact that I can run down to the local store and pick one up, slap it in and be up and running in minutes. With the hard drive being "married" the receiver, it takes away even that option. Dish really dropped the ball on this one. I know they have their reasons why they did things this way, but it still blows.
     
  15. LarryH

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    721 questions:

    1) When will the 721 keyboard be available? Price?
    2) When will the 721 Internet options be turned on?
    3) What will the USB->Ethernet adapter cost?
     
  16. kennet6565

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    Chris, I so agree with you about upgrading the hard drive on the 501. I have put in larger HD's in my two TiVo's but have never been successful upgrading my 501's.
     
  17. Steve Mehs

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    The question I ask everytime, when will Thomson start making E* hardware, and will it be more then in 301 or whatever with a RCA logo on it instead of Echostars?
     
  18. DRJDAN

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    Who makes the 301, 501 and 721 for E*?
     
  19. Steve Mehs

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    ETC
     
  20. Randy_B

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    None are as easy to upgrade as the DP:goodjob: . Now that the DP seems to be stable :fingers crossed mode: this is a great reason to love it, of course ease of upgrade was an OVERSIGHT by E*, not a feature. I still remember Dugan's look of surprise during an early tech chat when they discovered this. :eek: (I also heard they furiously tried to figure out how to stop it, but couldn't).
     
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