The channel is clear and FTA. No need to hack anything.Michael P said:This channel is for hacked receivers only. Some unsuspecting customers buy hacked receivers from pirates. The message supposedly tells viewers how to legally subscribe.
If you have an Echostar branded receiver the only way you'll see this channel is if:Larry Caldwell said:The channel is clear and FTA. No need to hack anything.
I plan to retire in less than 3 years. When I have lots of time on my hands, one of the hobbies I'm going to take up is FTA digital satellite. That is, if I can find somewhere to hide a one meter dish where my wife can't see it. She's already griping about WildBlue and Dish on the house. I don't think I could sell another one.
There are scammers out there selling lifetime satellite boxes that are really just receivers set up for signal theft. The end user doesn't always understand that they are buying from a thief until it is too late. The "pirate" video is a way to let them know that they are on the wrong side of a subscription.HDMe said:So it sounds like the only way you'd see this particular channel is if you "need" to see it because of your setup... which kind of means if you are seeing it, you really ought to know why you are seeing it, right?
I suppose there are some naive people around... but since I know Dish doesn't sell lifetime subscriptions... I naturally assume anyone who does must be cheating so I pass on the offer.James Long said:There are scammers out there selling lifetime satellite boxes that are really just receivers set up for signal theft. The end user doesn't always understand that they are buying from a thief until it is too late. The "pirate" video is a way to let them know that they are on the wrong side of a subscription.
I'm an unauthorized customer because I watched the video on youtube.com ...Darkman said:lol, from the same page there (under comments) :
"fatela (5 days ago)
Don't ever signup with Dish network.With the type of customer service. its a nightmare waiting to happen
even when i haven't even signed up i get harassing calls literary cussing on my answering machine. i will be uploading my recording soon... "
They are still around. I was amazed to be approached by one of them about 3 months ago at a gas station here in Vero Beach. He claimed to have some real "studio monitors" in his truck that were "left over" from an installation. He didn't know who he was talking to, so I let him babble on for about 10 minutes about how great these things were. Do you realize they are 1000 watt speakers? They must get really loud. :lol:HDMe said:I never heard the oven door bit! Wow... never heard that one before.
I have seen those speaker sales guys... Every once in a while there is a truck circling a parking lot and stopping people and giving essentially the same story... supposedly they were delivering speakers but they somehow "accidentally" were given extra speakers beyond what they had to deliver... so they offer them for a "deal" way below the $300 or whatever price they makeup... but you gotta buy right then and you gotta pay cash!
Funny thing is... the whole deal is a scam, because that's how they try and sell all the speakers... and they are not necessarily bad speakers, but nowhere near worth what the guys claim them to be.
I used to see them around and not think about it... until one day one of those news shows like Hard Copy or 60 minutes or something was doing a story with hidden cameras where they caught some of the guys doing that around the country.