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What Happened to Paladia ?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by opus74, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Skeeterman

    Skeeterman Legend

    Jun 24, 2003
    I don't know why so many here are so gullible to what Dish reports to them. I'm sure Dish know very well how to maneuver their packages, program, etc to entice their customers to fall for the "sizzle of the steak" and not the real taste that will follow. Do you really think that Charlie Ergen is in your corner in the great satellite TV ring. I think not. When he put out the "big" report there wouldn't be any price increase for 2012, he didn't say there would be some increases in channels that we all love to watch, and he knew that. So, now we get the word Dish is moving channels (most favorites) to other packages so we have to pay those extra fees to watch the best channels. That wouldn't be considered a price increase in Charlie's mind, but one in your wallet.
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I'm not sure why you think this is news... I remember back when the price freeze was announced, I'm pretty sure most figured there would be other ways to raise revenue... This is nothing new to companies.
  3. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002

    As others said, I do understand the frustration, but here is another side to your points, one of which is well known by now.

    I have the Top250 and Platinum. I should get something for my money, no? Everytime there is a free preview (other than movie channels I do not get) I get no benefit to it. Those channels that some were getting in the lowest packages, well I have been paying $10 for them. That package happens to be a very good deal that I take full advantage of, (movies by mail, et..) but now I feel like I am really getting a greater deal. I don't really want people to lose channels, I know I don't want to, but if there is a separate package people are paying extra for to get channels, they really should not be available in some of the lowest packages.

    As for A La Carte, you are making a well known mistake. It is not only possible but likely each separate channel, would cost very near a package price for virtually 1/2 or less channels. One reason why, no provider could exist with the high overhead to provide you 15 or so channels of your choice at what you think would cost a fraction of the package. As it is, Dish was the only provider supplying just locals, and had to stop doing that. If cost is the driving factor, A La Carte is not really the answer.
    You are attacking it the wrong way. Make the people supplying the channels stop insisting certain ones be in certain packages, and tell them not to insist to Dish (Direct, etc..) if you want one channel you must take another. Tell ESPN and sports channels to be in a separate package if they are going to have higher prices and raise rates at far greater rate than other channels.

    One other thing, "cutting the cord" will work for only so long. As has well been documented, internet providers have already started to cap either usage or speed, or both. The alternative, to pay a higher cost per month if that is even offered. And there is no way programs will remain free on the internet if they feel a profit can be made at some point. I feel it is better to try and get costs in control with what we now have rather than the unknown future of using the internet for all entertainment. Now that may change some if Dish can provide the internet, that remains to be seen.
    I have a Roku and use it, but when I check my usage online it is very high. At some point I have to think there will be throttling or something. Not to mention, during peak times my speeds drop enough to make channels on the Roku keep buffering. (I have 20 Megs down, 4 megs up package and still have times when programs just take forever) Perhaps I am being throttled and don't even know it.
  4. Grantmobile

    Grantmobile Cool Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Palladia and the few others were back on again last night?????
  5. Klatu

    Klatu Cool Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Up until about 2 weeks ago it showed Palladia on the America's Top 200 package. I didn't even bother to call and discuss it as the cost of the phone call and my time wasn't worth the aggravation of dealing with..........those outside the loop.

    Anyhow, I'm slowly becoming less and less interested in this stuff. We watch more and more selected regular television off the air and use Netflix and all the other movie options with Roku. Or, use Redbox from the nearest stores when we grocery shop.

    As a retired persons, it's getting harder to justify the cost due to the increases in health care, taxes, gasoline, groceries, etc.; I am going to evaluate all my extra costs after Christmas and probably dump my hard line phone (we only use cell now), lower the Dish package once again, dump my internet from Comcast, upgrade my phone to 4G and use that as the internet access for my computer and our Kindle. I figure that would save some interesting money.

    I used my 3G phone last year in Arizona for the computer with a lot of success.......it did cost $30 a month...but it was a lot cheaper than Quest there or Comcast here.

    Anyhow, if you can afford to continue to pay the increasing prices for what you want to watch, go for it. Me, when I get bored, I'll just go play my guitar.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, and thanks for all the great information in 2011.....I did get some free stuff because of you guys and gals that I wouldn't have known about without this forum.

    See you in the funny papers!
  6. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    Yup, I hope they stay...
  7. Snydley

    Snydley AllStar

    Mar 30, 2007
    Who's brilliant idea was this? Paladia was one of the things keeping me from switching to DirectTV. See'ya DISH

  8. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    I would venture a guess to say it may have been low viewership as to why they moved it to the higher package. I guess if I want to put a tin foil hat on I could guess they moved it because of higher viewership. :lol: It might have been due to a contractual thing as well, meaning they needed to move it due to financial reasons.
  9. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
  10. Jon W

    Jon W AllStar

    Jan 27, 2004
    I didn't know that Palladia was still available (We have AT-200 and HD for life) Guess I won't miss what we didnt know was there - Too bad I liked the channel several years ago.
  11. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    It's about the only source that plays nothing but music videos. Remember when MTV first started? Now it's mostly BS...
  12. a_maymi

    a_maymi Cool Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Palladia HD removed and 2 HD channels I had. Dish said that for those channels that eliminated placed VH1 HD and MLB HD, in Puerto Rico but did not have VH1 HD and MLB HD and charge us the same without those channels. In Puerto Rico paying the same as in the U.S. and we no have HD channels like AMC 130, 151 Versus, CBS network 152 and other sports. Why Dish discriminates against Puerto Rico? I have Americas Top 250.
  13. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    Spotbeam bandwidth limitations is the answer for PR.
  14. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Personally I've never watched Pallidia.
  15. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I did when it was on a free preview to all. When that ended and they put it in the HD only packages, I didn't miss it.

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