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TV Guide Magazine Satellite Edition

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by narnia777, Apr 8, 2003.

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  1. Apr 8, 2003 #1 of 14
    narnia777

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    I subscribe to Dish Network but for most of my life I have read TV Guide Magazine. The edition I get at the local stores are for Comcast cable. I heard that there is an edition for Satellite but it's ONLY for Directv subsribers. I called TV Guide and they gave me Directv's phone number for ordering, and they won't talk to me since I'm not a Directv subscriber.

    Is there any way I can subscribe to this version of TV Guide? I know the channel lineups won't match but are very similar, I have the AT150 package.

    I don't like any of the "guide" magazines that uses grids for all the listings, I like time based listings as found in the TV Guide magazine, and some detail that is found in the listings as found in the TV Guide.

    I would appreciate any clue as how I can get a subscription to this, I'll be willing to pay cover price every week even.

    I currently have to make due to tvguide.com which works well but having it in print would be extremely nice.

    Jim
     
  2. Apr 8, 2003 #2 of 14
    John Corn

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    Ever consider Dish Entertainment Magazine from Dish Network?....I like it.
     
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    Mike D-CO5

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    I use Dish 's TV guide , for $3.95 not a bad deal. Since I have pvrs it helps me make the most of my choices. I choose all the movies that I am going to record that month and it cuts down on waste. I work 12 hour shifts 4 on 4 off, and I want to spend my time off with no commercials and watching only movies that I am interested in.
     
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    Jacob S

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    Why dont they just add the satellite channels to thier channel list? Does it get too cluttered?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2003 #5 of 14
    narnia777

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    I already get the Dish Magazine, I can't use it like I do TV Guide, I can't turn to a time and see what's on without looking over a hard to see grid. I like to be able to turn to the time in the listings and see list of channels and see what's on.

    I did add the channels to my guide list but it takes forever to scroll to a time and scroll down each channel to see what's on.

    I want TV Guide...

    Jim
     
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    Mike D-CO5

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    A TV Guide for Dish would be nice ,similiar to what Directv has, but I don't thank Charlie would do this . He does not like to outsource the recieverboxes to other companies in order to keep the cost low ,so I doubt he will ever do the TV Guide either. I don't use the guide part of the Dish Guide anyway. I use the back part where they keep the movie descriptions. This way I can circle the ones I want to watch later and program them into the pvr when they come up into the onscreen guide. I agree that the grid guide that Dish Guide magazine is hard to read. Maybe they can make a guide more like TV Guide with descriptions ,etc. Long as it didn't infringe on anyone else's copyright. I don't know why they couldn't do this ;even my weekly newspaper guide listings is listed similiar to TV Guide.
     
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    thomasmaly

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    I think the $3.95 a month is money well spent...my wife and I are movie freaks and the guide gives us a great way to plan out a whole months worth of movies.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2003 #8 of 14
    arggy

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    Not to mention that Rupert still owns a chunk of TV 'Guide, if I recall
     
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    TerryC

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    Since there's no local content (only the networks offerings) I found it not worth the price. YMMV.
     
  10. W1CPO

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    Dish Entertainment Magazine and the TV Plus Magazine from the Sunday paper does the job for me.
     
  11. Chris Freeland

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    E* epg and TV Plus Magazine from my Sunday paper does the job for me.;)
     
  12. Mike Gavasheli

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    No paper schedule in my house.

    Internet --> MS Access --> Palmtop device --> 501 Timers
     
  13. Jacob S

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    Dish Entertainment monthly is cheaper than TV Guide.
     
  14. narnia777

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    By some miracle Directv no longer handles TV Guide subscriptions! You call TV Guide directly and now request TV Guide Magazine for Directv from them and they are running a special that anyone can get! 1 year $13, 2 years $25.

    I got my first issue, and so far am pretty pleased. More details would be nice and a few more channels listed like Halmark and FX for example. But compared to the Comcast Edition there are many more channels in this one.

    Jim

     
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