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    OTA module troubles

    Hi. I have a hopper with sling with an ota module, which I got back in march. It's worked fine up until now. Every day my ota channels disappear from the guide. I unplug the module and plug it back in then restart the hopper. The ota channels come back and it's fine the rest of the night but the...
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    DISH Reaches Long Term Agreement with DISNEY / ESPN / ABC

    With a new Star Wars animated series coming and likely to be on DisneyXD, I seriously hope we get those HD channels back. Otherwise, I won't be watching and will wait for the Blu-Ray.
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    New hopper install sling does not work

    I am also having exactly the same issue. I have a Hopper with Sling. Getting "SlingPlayer has crashed" error message when it's trying to play a recording or live TV from the Hopper. Using the latest versions of FF, Chrome, and IE -- no luck.
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    "moving" question in Indy

    Hi everyone. I live in Indy, and recently lost WTHR. I've thought about "moving" to Terre Haute in order to get their locals, but I'd actually rather "move" to Dayton so that I can watch Bengals games. (I'm originally from there :).) I'm not sure if I'm in the spotbeam for that, though...
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    Hopper Upgrades

    I'm interested in upgrading to a hopper and 3 joeys from a 722 and 622. We're building a new house, which should be done in Feb 2013, which is when we'd upgrade. But I need to figure out the pre-wire for satellite TV now so I can have the wiring correct for the install after we close. Thx.
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    Excellent Dish repair experience

    I thought that, too, but I guess I was more impressed with the fact that the guy at the other shop was willing to meet the guy halfway to deliver the part to shorten the repair time. Anyway, wasn't a big deal, and still a positive experience.
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    Excellent Dish repair experience

    No, I have the maintenance plan. They said it would be $15 for the call.
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    Excellent Dish repair experience

    Last night, I called Dish tech support because I wasn't getting 119. After a few obligatory tests, they scheduled someone to come out first thing this morning. The repair guy (David) arrived at 8:15 and within 15 minutes diagnosed a bad port on one of the LNBs. He didn't have the part with him...
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    What are the missing channels?

    Do Turbo HD subs get the standard def versions of the HD channels, too? I think my dad does (he's in Turbo HD Silver). If so, maybe Dish is counting those.
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    Is is possible to have 2 sets of locals

    I had two sets of locals for a while. I "moved" to Denver to get HD locals, but the csr never removed Indy locals. So I had both for a year or so. Then, recently, Denver went spotbeam, so I called them to remove Denver from my package. It was no big deal; actually, they apologized for the...
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    Indy HD locals tomorrow

    I'd like to know where the info is coming from, as well. If it's from an installer, in my experience, they're not always the best source of up to date info. A few years ago, when I had an installer set me up with HD from Dish, he told me Indy HD locals were coming within a month. Well, three...
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    upgrading to HD, but not really

    Thanks for the help and advice! I should do a test first (duh, why didn't I think of that! :))
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    upgrading to HD, but not really

    I currently have a 622 and a 522, with the Classic Bronze HD package, plus the Platinum HD package (I think that's what they're called now). The 522 is serving two standard def TVs, and the 622 is serving an HDTV and standard def TV. Anyway, I'm looking to save some money on programming and...
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    DISH Network and EchoStar Statement Regarding TiVo & NFL. Go Legal Team!

    But couldn't Dish sue Tivo to get the money back? I wouldn't be surprised if they did. And if Dish won, might they not also be entitled to additional payments, like court costs, lawyer fees, etc.
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    December 18th Dish Retailer Chat Recap

    When companies aren't doing too well, don't they usually DECREASE prices? Dish isn't exactly doing well in the subscriber department -- losing subs left and right, not adding new ones, first quarterly loss in subs a little while back. So, gee, let's increase prices and drive more people away...
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    DISH -VS- VOOM - A Settlement has been reached!

    Of course it looks like Voom has a strong case, because Voom's lawyers wrote the complaint. I'm sure when Echostar responds, it'll look like they have a strong case, too. :) As for the spending issue, I'm sure what will come under scrutiny will be not the total dollars Voom spent (which Voom...
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    Class Action Lawsuit against Dish for Dropping Voom?

    Didn't know Dish had only 30 channels. Heck, even without using "Charlie math," 15 channels doesn't even come close to constituting 50% of their total HD lineup. :D Why don't you sue Voom instead? They're the ones who breached their contract with Dish and then ultimately told Dish to go stick it.
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    Why it's OK to have HD channels that show hardly any HD

    I think this is well-said, and I agree. Getting more HD content on these channels is going to take time, and it's important to get the HD versions of these channels in front of as many eyeballs as possible to convince the programmers to invest more money in HD programming (whether it's new...
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    Dish to start upgrading HD customers to MPEG4

    Hmmm...that's interesting. I guess I read into this as them transitioning all MPEG 2 boxes to MPEG 4 for Eastern and Western Arc. But I guess that would be a much bigger task than transitioning the legacy HD boxes. So, I guess my question is, what happens to those MPEG 2-only SD boxes (like my...
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    Dish to start upgrading HD customers to MPEG4

    All new HD receivers are MPEG 4 compatible (they have to be, since most of the HD programming is in MPEG 4 now). So as a new HD install, you won't be affected by this.
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