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why don't dish let us pick our local

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dishman1999, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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    what I guess then they should never started it in the first place then! then I ask why in the hell get a Sat TV why back you can get other city's channels that why Sat was thought of and country too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_television

    Television receive-only

    The term Television receive-only, or TVRO, arose during the early days of satellite television reception to differentiate it from commercial satellite television uplink and downlink operations (transmit and receive). This was before there was a DTH satellite television broadcast industry. Satellite television channels at that time were intended to be used by cable television networks rather than received by home viewers. Satellite TV receiver systems were largely constructed by hobbyists and engineers. In 1978 Microcomm, a small company founded by radio amateur and microwave engineer H. Paul Shuch, introduced the first commercial home satellite TV receiver. These early TVRO systems operated mainly on the C band frequencies and the dishes required were large; typically over 3 meters (10 ft) in diameter. Consequently TVRO is often referred to as "big dish" or "Big Ugly Dish" (BUD) satellite television.
     
  2. joshjr

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    Go to court over it and won? How do you figure that? There was a proposal that if Dish offered all DMA's they could get the DNS ruling against them lifted. That passed and could be considered a victory for Dish but it all could of been avoided if they had not violated anything in the first place.
     
  3. joshjr

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    That is not really the point though right? I mean the stations or networks need that advertising money to broadcast. You do want channels to watch right?
     
  4. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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    we are never going to see them day again right?
     
  5. dishman1999

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    they get money from the ratings and the shows that are watched.
     
  6. joshjr

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    I agree and have done so. My cries have not so much been about DNS feeds but for me I live in Oklahoma and get my locals from Kansas and Missouri. How does that make sense. I miss out on in state programming and sports because my locals come from 2 stations that I do not live in. This kept getting shot down in the last bill. We are called Orphan Counties. Someone address the issue. I would I am in Ottawa County and am forced to get my locals from a different DMA. The Tulsa DMA is also listed as SV stations as well. Like we will ever get them though. That being said I have spoken to many people to try to make it happen. All I am saying is its not fair but I did do my part in trying to help people understand and request for the change. Neilson DMA's need to be redefined.
     
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    Who do you think they get that money from?
     
  8. dishman1999

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    I have called and told them that it wasn't fair because if i could get it before and not now since the FCC said I must get my local I should be able to pick them not anyone else but me I have to pay My Bill not dish network and none of you! We the people should be able too pick what we want not dish network and anyone else telling us what we can have!
     
  9. joshjr

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    Im not sure what channel you are wanting but is it something that you could get if you put up an OTA antenna?
     
  10. dishman1999

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    I wish it was that easy put if OTA can reach NV or then I'm SOL! don't LOL too hard.
     
  11. harsh

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    What does the failed merger have to do with offering out-of-market network channels?

    If you want access to other markets, start an independent lobbying campaign. I'm not the least bit interested in funding such a campaign with an increase in my DISH Network bill.


    Bill Cosby was right about the relationship between the style with which people communicate and how they are perceived.
     
  12. harsh

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    Markets are assigned by where you and your neighbors typically shop, not by political boundaries.
     
  13. dishman1999

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    they offer channel that we don't get to and The FCC block dish network but lets other company's buy out company's like Att and T moblie and Comcast buy NBC

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...al-deal-said-to-be-near-u-s-fcc-approval.html


    but yet we can't get Dish network and Direc-tv together and make sat cheap for all. FCC block that from happening.

    http://www.tvantenna.com/news/hughes.html

    and for our leader the QB of Dish Network to step out from fighting for us is a big loss!

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/...side-as-president-and-ceo-of-dish-network-wi/
     
  14. kenglish

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    DVR's are why the quality of programming gets worse every day, and why there are so many "product placements" and other garbage on your screen.
    SOMEBODY has to pay for the millions of dollars a week it takes to make all that programming we watch. Better that the advertisers pay for most of it, hoping you'll see the ad and buy their products, than to ask viewers to pay for it all.

    Look at what the Brit's pay, just to fund the BBC channels.
    What would DISH or DirecTV have to charge for TV if your bill was all that pays for the production of the shows?
     
  15. Tom Robertson

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    Dishman1999,

    Note, the government has not allowed AT&T and T-mobile to merge. (And my guess is they won't.)

    Dish and DIRECTV have no reason to merge right now. They are both healthy, viable companies at this time.

    I don't think they would have saved customers any money, by the way. And certainly won't now as the costs to migrate all the customers to one platform is WAY too high.

    The local stations pay money to have rights for programming in their area. Their rights do not allow them to broadcast to your area, so it is really the legal contracts, that the FCC enforces, that prevent you from watching the other stations.

    Your best bets are to either move to NV or get your local station to program the shows you want.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  16. dishman1999

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    this statemate is wrong with the Charlie Ergen making Dish Network prices lowest in the nation and if he had direct tv I know that stations like NBC and CBS and Fox would have to listen to reason and lower their prices for the customers. and for direct tv.
     
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    Can anybody make any sense out of these posts?
     
  18. joshjr

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    No kidding. Thanks for clarifying lol. Like I said I live in Oklahoma and I dont want local news or weather from Kansas or Missouri. I dont live there and I dont want their programming and I dont care what way they define the DMA's it needs tweaked.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    You are forgetting the 30 to 50 million receivers that would need to be swapped out. And the 14-20 million dishes. Prices would take years and years to go down... And without competition, they never would. Basic economics.

    And that the local stations for Fox, CBS, ABC, etc. pay fees to Fox, CBS, etc. They have rights too. So even with the combined power of Dish and DIRECTV customers, the local stations would still not permit you what you want.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. dishman1999

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    Charlie Ergen said in a charlie chat that he would swap out Directv Dish's at his cost and Box's too so there was NO DOWN side to this and No they don't have right when they try to over charge us. local's Station and Big markets station overprices us right now if it wasn't for him our bill's would be higher then they are now!

    it don't matter Tom it matters that all of us get lower bills that what Matters!

    he is the Best CEO Charlie Ergen!!! Thank you for caring for your customers!
     
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