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    Here's something more current: "Dish is begging authorities for help with T-Mobile’s CDMA shutdown looming"

    I don't understand the "Begging" headline. I don't get what they were trying to communicate with the headline other than maybe they don't think much of the 4th competitor in wireless. The letter makes, and ANY company always make "dire" cases to the government because that is your best chance...
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    Problems with Hopper 3 is it just me?

    Ah, thinks; I understand. I think while are experiencing particular problems are somewhat different, we both probably suffer from the 4 PIP Bar Mode frustration. Funny thing is that I most often use the Bar Mode to prevent a news channel's "bug" from "burning" onto my TV screen :). But I do...
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    Here's something more current: "Dish is begging authorities for help with T-Mobile’s CDMA shutdown looming"

    Lots of people who have no need for LTE and would be FORCED to buy NEW phones when the CDMA shut-down is/wil be allowed at some point. At least Dish provided us hardware when they moved on to new tech, but not filthy rich and massively big wireless companies--all much larger companies than Dish...
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    Problems with Hopper 3 is it just me?

    Yeah, OP, ME TOO. I've seen all the problems you've cited. The black screen, etc. The PIP function--especially the 4 PIP Bar Mode has been a mess since the dismissal of many of the coders from Dish some time ago--a coincidence, I admit. The 4 PIP Bar Mode reaches new heights of...
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    MASN and NBC Regional Sports Networks removed from DISH TV, SLING TV

    They probably won't as Ergen has stated MANY, MANY times that ESPN has a larger audience and has produces MANY live events all year 'round. While he has stated the ESPN is expensive, he sees some value in a channel like that that has broad appeal with all sorts of different sports featured...
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    Local Station Program Guide

    I'm not sure I understand. Here is what I think I know so you don't have to use your time to explain it to me, you can correct me, instead: Both the " .1 main" and ".X sub-channels" for both separate "TV Stations-call letters" sharing a single Frequency are all on that same "real" frequency, in...
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    Hopper with OTA antenna CW channel mapped to wrong info

    Well, I would say they can use the internet to deliver OTA "sub-channel" guide data. This would keep the digital stream or size of the EPG data file from getting too big to stream in a timely manner on the satellite. Dish could send the OTA "sub-channel" guide data in smaller files to each DMA...
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    Local Station Program Guide

    I should also add that this particualr "bug" is in addition to the fact that far too many Local OTA "sub-channels" have no guide data at all, the original and still a problem. It seems to me as if Dish does NOT have anyone dealing with keeping things tidy with OTA--that would probably cost more...
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    Ya think that $5 a month is going to be enough to cover this . . . .

    at $2.1 Million, Ergen is the pauper of all CEO's at his level. His peers earn like $30 million minimum and UP and UP, along with their own stock options bringing their take home at like TWICE of Ergen's payout. If only all the other CEO's would see $2.1 Million per year as ENOUGH, we would...
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    Local Station Program Guide

    Welcome to the club of FUBAR Dish OTA guide data. I have been living this nightmare for YEARS and the common thread is that they are sharing the same digital frequency for broadcast. I have no hope of this ever getting fixed, but I will welcome a miracle. TiVo DVR's are able to provide...
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    How to make an auto tune timer on the Joey with a Hopper 3?

    Yes, I have encountered your problem ONLY when a recording and an Auto Tune are set for the same program BLOCK regardless of being a minute before etc. I have found that you need to CHOOSE between either a DVR (recording) or an Auto-Tune, but you can NOT have BOTH. Pick the ONE that best suits...
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    Funding a Dish 5G Network: Speculation About a Major Disruptive Partner

    Well, I would say that Ergen is one of those really healthy and active 70 year olds out there who look and act younger than they really are (he does have a history of being quite an active outdoorsman), so I don't think Ergen is going anywhere for a few years, but I don't know if he would every...
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    I learned the word "Transfer"

    You are welcome to do your own research and refute it as it relates to ALL MVPD's and DVR makers such as TiVo who often cut their own deals as to what the limitations will be. I'll help you out and provide you with a place to start: look up the phrase "Preliminary Injunction." We look forward...
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    Contact my tech after service?

    Of course. But I think your point was you shouldn't have to, right?
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    Dish shrinks pay TV subscriber losses to 133,000 in Q4 . . .

    Yeah, but those are niche devices that are not intuitive for the vast majority. The point I was making is that a device, that has US Patent that does not require "off-shore" development and is already integrated as part of a full, multi-media box and the only known process of archiving UHD in...
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    Funding a Dish 5G Network: Speculation About a Major Disruptive Partner

    I would add that the US government really wants Dish to succeed at this (the US government picks the winners and loser on these matters), and I would say that this current Administration would prefer much smaller Dish/Echostar to be successful in this instead of already too big and under fire...
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    Dish shrinks pay TV subscriber losses to 133,000 in Q4 . . .

    There are legally ways to record streaming content referred to as "Archiving," in high quality. While it is against TOS of all steaming services to "archive" content, the irony is that individuals do have a right under "Fair Use" to do so, in any circumstance so long as it is for personal and...
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    Dish shrinks pay TV subscriber losses to 133,000 in Q4 . . .

    My sports rabid brother has not cancelled Dish. He tells me he and his other sports obsessed rabid fans view sports on League apps or other on-line means that are very rarely connected to MVPD's or vMVPDs. He has not needed his Dish for a lot of his Sports watching for a long time, since he...
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    Dish shrinks pay TV subscriber losses to 133,000 in Q4 . . .

    It the ONLY way to look at this business because there just aren't going to be any gains, so its a matter of how fast the shrinkage--and when will it bottom out, not the belief of the unicorn myth of growth. :).
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    Funding a Dish 5G Network: Speculation About a Major Disruptive Partner

    This is pretty much the same talk when Echostar formed Dish: that it would be out of business in days. This is mouthpiece journalism provided from the biggest companies in wireless trying to devalue the outlook for a smaller competitor (Dish), who has publically stated their intentions for its...
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