Can I get East Coast Feed in the West

Discussion in 'The DISH Forum' started by Cocophone, May 18, 2009.

  1. Cocophone

    Cocophone Thread Starter Member

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    I live in Oregon and I can't get CBS, because of the Fisher dispute.

    My wife told me that a co-worker's friend got Dish to give them the East Coast feed, since they can't broadcast the local CBS feed.

    Does this seem possible to anybody?
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  3. MikeD-C05

    MikeD-C05 Pub Member / Supporter Pub Member / Supporter

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    Or temporarily "move" to the nearest dma with a CBS and you can get your stations. Please do a search for "MOVING" and it will tell you all you need to know .
  4. Cocophone

    Cocophone Thread Starter Member

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    The nearest DMA Portland, Oregon. Which is also a Fisher Station, except instead of CBS I would lose ABC. Either way I lose out.

    The longer the problem between Dish and Fisher drags out, the more I'm looking at the MRV capabilities that Directv is working on.
  5. garys

    garys SatelliteGuys Family

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    Is OTA an option?
  6. Cocophone

    Cocophone Thread Starter Member

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    I demo'ed an antenna from the local dish network installer. Because of my location I need to spend some money to buy a good one. Also, my DVR a 522 does not dvr OTA signals, so I would need to upgrade my DVR. I don't have HDTVs right now, so I don't want to upgrade my DRVs.

    I just want what I was paying for last December.
  7. Voyager6

    Voyager6 Just lost in space Pub Member / Supporter

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    I hope that you have called/e-mailed Fisher and the CBS station to ask them to end their dispute with E*.

    The 522 will pass the OTA signal through to a VCR. A little old tech but still a viable option for recording shows.
  8. jrbdmb

    jrbdmb Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Or better yet call Dish and tell them to end their dispute with Fisher.

    I'm still a fan of Dish overall, but why is it that these disputes always involve Dish and never DirecTV? :confused:
  9. Cocophone

    Cocophone Thread Starter Member

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    Dish did take $10 a month off my bill for 12 months. They didn't say anything about extending my contract, but I suspect they did without telling me.

    Since the dispute started, I sent at least $10 a month downloading TV shows from iTunes. My dsl is not fast enough to avoid buffering on hulu or cbs.com
  10. Voyager6

    Voyager6 Just lost in space Pub Member / Supporter

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    Really? How about this one? KJZZ http://www.satelliteguys.us/directv...ed-midnight-1-1-09-update-back-2-11-09-a.html
    And then there was the dispute with LIN TV: http://www.satelliteguys.us/directv-forum/129892-lin-tv.html
    There are others if you do a search. ALL cable and sat providers have disputes with local channels. Some are just more vocal about them.;)
  11. KAB

    KAB SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    Fisher's terms are way out of line.

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