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    Is DishAnywhere really as bad as I read?

    Dish Anywhere is fantastic. I simply throw my tiny Fire TV stick into my bag and I have my entire DVR in any hotel room. it used to be not great but about a year ago they did something magical and the buffering issues went away.
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    Point of interest, HBO content has left Prime video.

    I really could not care less who I pay $15 a month to for HBO but I hate that they keep reducing choices. For years, my family has watched Bill Maher on Friday night. The only way to continue doing that on Friday is through the HBO live stream which has only been available through third-party...
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    What Channels Are Not Available With The Flex Pack?

    Science Channel is not available in any packs. You need Top 200 in order to watch it.
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    Golden Globe awards

    Did anyone else miss the beginning of the Golden Globe awards? The Dish guide indicated that it started at 7 PM Arizona time. When I started watching the recording, it had already been on for a while so the beginning was not recorded.
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    Phoenix Meredith stations dispute?

    My Uncle isn’t happy. He could not care less about autohop but he did want to watch the NFL on CBS today and can’t. He also used to watch channel 3 for news and was forced to switch to another channel. Doubt he will switch back even if the channels are restored. These broadcasters are losing...
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    Looks like Dish May drop FX networks..

    I have absolutely no choice and they know it. My subscriber fate was sealed when they bought the Marvel and Star Wars licenses. Must... watch...The Mandalorian in November....
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    DISH OTA antenna

    Thanks for the tip! Assuming it plays the most recent episode if you do it that way. OTA recordings have been broken for a while now but Dish has no idea what I’m talking about when I call tech support.
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    DISH OTA antenna

    I hope that the OTA antenna works for you. I have had two of them installed with different results. On the Hopper 3 it works flawlessly. On the Hopper with Sling, new OTA recordings can’t be played until the HWS is restarted. Had no choice but to resubmit to Dish locals on the HWS.
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    HOPPER SNAP

    Oh thanks for the replies. Didn’t notice the PAGE Down option on the diagnostic screen. It says HopperSnapStatus Ready HopperSnapVersion 1_1_S153 The HWS is like a professional athlete now instead of a couch potato. Did notice that almost all of the channel icons are gone. Maybe they will...
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    HOPPER SNAP

    Unplugged the HWS and then plugged in the SNAP. I don’t see any indication on the menu screen that it is activated upon restart but it must be doing its thing because the HWS definitely has an improved responsiveness.
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    HOPPER SNAP

    I doubt that Dish will ever give them out like Halloween candy. It wouldn’t make financial sense to manufacture and ship to all customers something that most people don’t even know they want. At best if people call to complain about performance, they might offer a SNAP in response. For me, not...
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    HOPPER SNAP

    I have called Dish multiple times about a SNAP for my mom’s HWS because she can’t get the OTA recordings to play without first doing a reboot but they have always said no. Decided to buy her one for $10 from Dish Depot. Hope it solves her OTA problem or at least speeds up the HWS menus. Her...
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    Phoenix Meredith stations dispute?

    My uncle is going to be pissed if they don’t get CBS 5 back up before the NFL season starts.
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    Phoenix Meredith stations dispute?

    The channel icon for CBS 5 has been replaced with the generic OTA icon. I hope that the guide data continues to flow through for the OTA version of CBS. It would be silly to cut off the guide data after so aggressively encouraging people to switch to OTA.
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    Phoenix Meredith stations dispute?

    Most likely Dish chose not to capitulate to high retransmission fees because this is just one more way to push people into taking the free OTA install which in the long term will allow them to negotiate lower fees.
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