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  1. zippyfrog

    General DirecTV Question

    I am staying at a hotel in Denver right now that has DirecTV. ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, PBS, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 are all digital and HD, but then every other channel is analog. Is that normal? I didn't know DirecTV carried analog channels - I thought they were all digital? Maybe it is digital, but the...
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    2020 Dish Price Increases Announced Dish is also adding a Regional Sports Surcharge...
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    FOX Dispute?

    Is there a FOX dispute? I am at work and I went to to see if NBC Sports Chicago was resolved, and now I see FOX is all over the place with no FS1, FS2, Big10 Network. Or is this forthcoming?
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    NBC Sports Chicago Upcoming Renewal

    I mentioned this back in the Fox RSN dispute thread, but I wasn't skeptical about the upcoming NBC Sports Chicago renewal that Dish has at the end of September. Every single providers contract with NBC Sports Chicago ends on Sept 30, and right now many of the providers have re-signed on. Dish...
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    NFL Redzone Question

    I was looking at the free preview page, and NFL Redzone is in free preview the first two weeks of the season. Free Channel Previews | MyDISH | DISH Customer Support However, underneath the free preview it says "Always available with NFL RedZone or Multi-Sport Pack." Is it possible to get...
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    Dish and Another RSN Dispute (Altitude)

    Don't Block My Altitude - Altitude Sports Dish looking to drop Altitude sports tonight at midnight. Then...Comcast and DirecTV are planning on dropping it this Saturday. This surprises me as Dish is based in Colorado.
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    Dish/Tribune Dispute

    I see that Dish/Tribune are going at it. 3 years was the last time there was a dispute, so it makes sense that it is time for this again. It was predicted in another thread after the latest uplink seeing the programming guide being split from the satellite channel. Here in Chicago, there is...
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    Interesting Uplink this Afternoon

    Looking at this afternoon's uplink,I find it interesting that Channel 411 (formerly Prime Ticket) was moved to 421. Could that mean Dish is preparing for ACC Network? Having LHN on 407, SEC on 408, Pac12 on 409, Big10 on 410, and ACC on 411?
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    RSNs on Dish

    This is going to be interesting - the FOX RSN's expire on Dish this summer. And on top of it, the RSN's are being sold by Disney as part of the Disney/FOX deal: Dish Network's Expiring Deal Adds Wrinkle To Sale Of RSNs Just something to keep an eye on. Could they be dropped? We have talked...
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    Dish and Starz?

    I feel like I read this somewhere, but is Dish about to get into a dispute with Starz? I noticed that on the "My Offers" tab, there is no option for Starz anymore, there is no Startz for new subscribers, and when you go to Premiums | MyDISH | DISH Customer Support there is no sign of Starz; on...
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    Technical Data on OTA Channels

    I was browsing the info on RabbitEars technical data for the Chicago market. When you dig down to the Technical Data, you can see the amount of video Mbps for each channel. I have a couple of questions: 1) What is the maximum Mbps that can be on a single frequency? Does it change per...
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    Smart Pack Gone?

    I just logged into my Dish account, and I noticed that under the Core packaging page the Smart Pack is no longer listed for $32.99. As in I can't even see it anymore to select it. The only packages are the Flex Pack, the AT packs, and the Everything pack. Did Dish announce that they are...
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    Off Air?

    I am looking at my EPG for this evening, and a bunch of channels are going "Off Air" around 1am central time (11/14). I see: 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 114, 124, 127, 128, 136, 139, 140, 143, 150, 154, 160, 161, 162, 168, 169, 174, 175, 176, 181, 182, 183, 185, 195, 197, 205, 208, 209...
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    Pointing Dish on EA

    I know that there was a thread somewhere about this but I can't find it... When you do an install for EA, what are the transponders you should be checking with for 61.5 and 72.7 to get peak signal? Also, what are the ideal transponder readings for those peak signals? I am just west of...
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    Removing Locals - EPG Data

    I know there was a thread about this earlier, but I can't find it and I can't recall if there was a firm answer. I have a VIP211k, AT250 package. If I remove the $12 locals package, will I get the EPG data for the channels I pick up through the OTA module that I currently get the EPG data? I...
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    Weather Channel Preview?

    I was looking at the upcoming free previews on the Dish site, and it lists the Weather Channel as going into free preview. What packages, other than Flex, is Weather Channel not in so that they need a free preview? I think it is in Welcome and Smart packs. Kind of a strange free preview...
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    129 Satellite

    Now that the trees are fully filled with leaves, this is the time of year my 129 satellite signal drops. During the winter and spring, my signal for 110 and 119 are in the mid 60's and some transponders on 110 are in the 70's, and in the winter 129 is around 52-55. As the trees fill in, 110...
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    Dish Network/Weigel Dispute?

    I live just outside of Chicago and currently get two Weigel stations on Dish - WCIU and WMEU. On the Dish Promise page, it says that Dish is currently in a dispute with Weigel and the stations were pulled as Weigel was asking for 2x the rate and they refused an extension while they continued to...
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    NBA TV Packages?

    I was looking at the Dish website and I noticed that NBA TV shows up in the Welcome Package. Is that accurate? Has NBA TV been added to a bunch of packages? I thought it was Top 200 and above, or Multi-Sport pack. At first I...
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    iPhone App for Messaging groups individually?

    I was wondering if anyone knows if this type of app exists for the iPhone. I want to be able to send a text message to a group of numbers, but I don't want it to be sent as a group, rather an individual text or iMessage to each member group. Whenever I send group messages right now, I copy and...