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  1. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    ...And service cancelled. Offered $40/month off for at first 6 months (later 12), but I remained resolute. Thanks, Dish for 8 years of good TV.
  2. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Good call. Looks much better. Didn't realize they had 2 menu choices. Oh well, watched the (sadly disappointing) Doctor Who finale. Time to run the cancellation gauntlet.
  3. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Well, back on my original topic, I got my Tivo yesterday. I yanked the antenna connection from my 622 and hooked it up to the Tivo and began setting up. Set up tool a rather ridiculous long time. Like 3 hours "preparing" to download data. But it eventually came through. It rapidly found...
  4. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Where it says "download licences" in the bottom right?
  5. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Set up my new Roku 3 yesterday and am quite impressed with the quality of streaming even through my 2 mbps connection. Looked better than SD most of the time, though hardly HD. I was also surprised by how much was available on Prime streaming. Sadly, the post office apparently tried to...
  6. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    1 year is way too long for me for my Doctor Who. I'll gladly pony up $40-50 for a season to get it right after broadcast. I just hope when they add the prime app they don't take away the instant video downloading.
  7. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Not the current season. Only past seasons. I will see the finale on Dish this weekend. Then, if all goes well with the Tivo, Dish will be cancelled next week. The first Amazon Instant title I plan to buy is the Doctor Who Christmas Special. I'm not going to wait a year for it to show up...
  8. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Yes, it's expensive, but still way cheaper when you only care about two shows. Buying seasons of Doctor Who will be ~$40. I was paying ~$245 for that privilege before (3 months of Dish). The last 7 episodes of Mad Men will be $2.99 each. Plus, I at least know my money will go to my shows...
  9. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Why I got the premiere. It downloads Amazon Instant titles rather than streams. So it can take 6 or 7 hours overnight to download the HD.
  10. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    The guy I was quoting suggested I add a Roku to the setup, so I do mean Roku as I'm adding that to the Tivo Premiere bought on ebay when I first posted.
  11. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    I ordered a Roku 3 yesterday. I'm aware of the lack of Prime on the Premier, but really want the instant video. I want to be able to buy new Doctor Who and Mad Men and be able to download them. Aside from a media center PC with tuner cards and mythTV, it seemed to me the Premier was the only...
  12. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    Possibly. But I think that will be tough for broadcasters to do and get away with. The news will dig up plenty of people, including a lot of seniors, that will show why they rely on broadcast TV for weather warnings and the like, and how they can't afford cable. I at least don't see it...
  13. HDRoberts

    After 8 years, time to say goodbye to Dish

    I'm finally doing it. I'm saying goodbye to pay TV. I just got a used Tivo Premiere with lifetime on Ebay, and will be getting my programming almost exclusively from OTA, DVDs/Blu-Ray's from the library and my own collection, and Amazon Instant video. Prices keep going up, and the quality...
  14. HDRoberts

    Dish products that missed the mark or never made it to market

    I forget the model number, but I believe Dish put together a 722-style DVR for use in cable company systems to compete with Scientific Atlanta, Motorola and the like. But cablecos, not wanting to do business with a competitor despite the superior offering, balked and it never made it to market...
  15. HDRoberts

    Pulled the Plug

    More like decrease bachelor expenses to make room for married expenses.
  16. HDRoberts

    Pulled the Plug

    The good thing is she does not even have pay tv. Just a DVD player and her collection of the X-Files and Columbo. Though I've well worked her into Star Trek and Doctor Who
  17. HDRoberts

    Pulled the Plug

    I am, like OP, heavily considering pulling the plug. I am getting married and am looking to reduce expenses in September. Almost all the TV I watch already is either network programming or reruns of shows I can get for free at the library on DVD. To address the advertizing annoyance, I plan...
  18. HDRoberts

    Free Previews

    Bumping up as a reminder to all that HBO and Cinemax should be in free preview starting tonight or tomorrow. We'll see if it actually happens. http://www.freepreview.tv/hbo/hbo-cinemax-free-preview-for-dish-network.html
  19. HDRoberts

    Another Russian Rocket Crashes

    And Echostar 19 and 20 (no idea where they are going) in 2016. Only Russian launch is called Echostar T2, formerly Terrestar 2. Echostar bought Terrestar in 2012 off bankruptcy, and this launch was probably already contracted for. Nothing to do with the TV or Hughesnet sats.
  20. HDRoberts

    Another Russian Rocket Crashes

    I'm pretty sure after the last launch (E16), they've switched to Arianespace for future launches. E17 (a Hughesnet internet bird) already used them 2 years ago. http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2012/11-26-2012-EchoStar-launch-contract.asp
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