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  1. RTCDude

    BBC News Moving to Streaming Only

    The online notice (on channel 280) states channel 281. I don’t have channel 281 on my H3. Did I miss something?
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    Quick observations about this February‘s 199 “Valentine’s Garden” Dish Scape. Nothing terribly exciting, dancing hearts, loving swans, lots of mood music and lighting (fit for a hight school prom), flying Cupid statues. The love farting skunk is a funny, if odd, addition. But the one thing...
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    MPEG2 Western Arc shutoff

    I think its deep space parking sleep orbit should keep us safe for a very, very long time. (As he looks up and crosses his fingers) :rolleyes:
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    MPEG2 Western Arc shutoff

    We bid you farewell 129W (Ciel 2). You served us well in your partially crippled state and did the best you could. Have a nice deep space sleep. Now that really ends this thread!
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    Need some direction

    Can a third party get Dish to cut off the signal?
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    Is IT True, Dish Will Not Allow It.

    Can anyone provide a quick diagram to show exactly the configuration?
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    I‘m back. Just before thanksgiving I had a horse riding accident and shattered my right femur. Two surgeries, leg rod implants, and a long hospital stay later, I’m now home and recovering nicely. But six weeks of old man walker hobbling. Finally getting a chance to see the newly redone Santa...
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    Can't update an expired credit card

    I‘ve ran into similar issues with other services. But I can’t offer any speculation as to why this happens. however, I have found that in all cases this fix was to delete the existing expired card and to enter the updated card as a new card.
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    H366 is out

    Yep, just found out I got H366 this morning. It took forever for me to get H365, then H366 got pushed out quickly.
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    110/119 Listings Post 129 Transition (Updated 2/03/2024)

    On H3s, Sirius XM 73 shows up as channel 99-73.
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    Well, 198 turns out to be a bit of a yawner also. It’s got a very nice fall farm pastoral scene. It has turkeys, pheasants, and deer walk across the frame. There is also a Thanksgiving parade like turkey ballon float across in the distance. We also get farmer Bigfoot coming out the barn to do...
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    Oh boy! This month’s 199 Dishscape is pretty tame (boring). A snowy mountain scene of a stone train trestle with a dozen or so different trains slowly going by. Each train is different, but that’s it. Nothing else moves but the snowflakes. After you’ve seen all of the trains once, there’s no...
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    H364 is here

    An update: The long delay for skip back/forward has started to be recording specific. For most recordings I get the now new 3/4 - 1 second delay. Annoying but tolerable. But occasionally a recording will exhibit having a 10 second delay. Nothing will fix that recording. And I can switch...
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    H364 is here

    My H3 updated to 364 the other day. Everything seems to be running OK “except” skip forward and back. A single skip takes about 1 1/2 seconds, which I use a lot. Very annoying!
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    198 is inside the lobby of a haunted hotel. Giant spider, creepy clown, multiple ghosts, invisible man bloody footprints, thunder and lightning, Bigfoot Just on a flag, carnivorous fly eating plant, and a few other things. Fairly tame, but very good detail. No flicker or focus issues for me...
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    110/119 Listings Post 129 Transition (Updated 2/03/2024)

    It’s on 90 on Hoppers. 9547 is likely only VIP receivers.
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    EHD questions for Hipkat/Boston or any experienced member

    No need to squeeze questions ;). Sometime Windows hangs onto removable drives for some reason. It could be that you have a program open that is using (or in some cases just previously used) a file on that drive and has the drive reserved because of that. Just quit that program to cancel any...
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    DISH External Hard Drive Partitions and sizes

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think Dish uses any on-HD encryption (based on what was hinted at in some previous conversations). Rather, I think they encrypt the data by daisy-chaining the AES HW encryption engine, in the Broadcom SOC, to HD controller engine in the Broadcom SOC, as the data as...
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    EHD questions for Hipkat/Boston or any experienced member

    Let me add some additional perspective to HD longevity issues. When I worked at a large PC company, we did some studies on HD failures. Putting general quality issues aside, we found three common reasons for most HD failures: #3 was vibration, shock movement, or quick twisting motions...
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    Sling TV President Takes Over Dish TV, Overseeing Both Businesses - September 21, 2023

    If you can’t beat them, join them. I think this is a step in my long held belief that as the “satellite” business continues to become tougher, Dish will increasingly become a streaming service instead. Think of it as the (near) exact existing Dish lineup service delivered by streaming instead...
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    Trouble Authorizing Hopper 3 Receiver Purchased on Ebay

    But more to the point….. I am one of those that has always purchased and installed all my own equipment. What do I get out of doing this, control. I don’t have to waste time arguing with Dish about what kind of installation/configuration to be installed (within the bounds of what actually...
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    My 722k dying?

    I’d say your living on borrowed time. Back in the 5XX days I had a couple of receivers that went through similar fits. In those cases it was the HD dying. Some weeks of constant reboots, then weeks of perfect operation. Then one day, dead as a door nail. Lost all my unwatched recordings. I...
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    Irritating phone call to Dish support

    Unless you buy the equipment yourself and just activate them. Correct?
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    Hopper+ capabilities

    Unless you don’t like the Android TV interface and have no use for any Android apps. Anything it seems that folks want to do with Android apps I can do with my AppleTV; which is stable, non-laggy, and is well supported. And using a programable remote, I also get to use one remote for...
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    Cox Media Group Removes Local Channels From DISH

    Where I’m at OTA isn’t quite an option, so I subscribe to locals. But I only use locals for news and PBS. Anything these days on the big three (four?) is nothing junk/trash (sports excluded).