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  1. jimdandyvi

    Account Suspension No Longer Available

    Called Dish this morning to put my account on suspension. I will be traveling for over thirty days and wanted to save some money. I am out of contract I was told that this option is no longer available as it was recently discontinued. The best I could do was downgrade to the Welcome Pack...
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    Technology Defeat DVR Features Including Commercial Skipping

    What technology can do other technology can undo: Time Warner Cable has received a U.S. patent for technology that can disarm fast-forwarding of TV spots and other "trick modes" on physical DVRs, network-based DVRs and third-party recorders. Although Time Warner Cable is unlikely to disable...
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    Updated Estimate Cost of Sports Programming on Pay TV

    FYI The spiraling cost of sports programming "threatens to blow the entire media model apart," according to a report from Bernstein Research senior analyst Craig Moffett. Sports affiliate fees are estimated to total $12.15 a month, or about half of the average pay-TV bill. ESPN/ESPN HD and...
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    Poor Quality Local Fox Affiliate Dish

    Today I have been flipping back and fourth between our local Fox affiliate WSJX on Dish Channel 24 (110) and the Fox affiliate WNYW on Dish 247 (119) provided through AAD. I keep the Fox from AAD to have access to programming not carried on the local Fox affiliate. ( i.e. the ALCS and the...
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    Any Requirement By Dish That Your IP Address Match Your Physical Location?

    Wife just got back from Sweden with a list of Swedish streaming video sites. In order to receive them or receive them with the audio in Swedish requires an IP in Sweden. Not a problem as I just changed some software settings on the router that I use for my video equipment (Slingbox, Dish...
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    Guide Information WSEEP

    Could one of the DIRT members file a report or contact Tribune Media Services and try and get the guide information fixed for WSEEP (Channel 8 ). It is the CBS affiliate out of Puerto Rico/ St Thomas and it lists the exact same programming information as WVXF (Channel 10). The guide is...
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    Recovering Files Failing EHD

    My one TB Seagate external drive has developed a problem. Often when I turn on my receiver I get a message that an unformatted USB device is connected and do I want to format the drive now. I have used the drive for eighteen months with no problems up until last week. If I unplug the...
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    All American Direct Customer Service

    For those of us that complain about Dish Network and other company's customer service All American Direct takes the cake in my book. Saturday I get a call from them telling me that they have shut off my distant networks for non payment. I go on line pull of my bank account and download a...
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    Account Number Change

    I received a letter from Dish today stating that they would be changing my account number. In the letter it also stated I would be eligible for HD free for Life (Already have ) or Starz Free for 3 months (already have for a year ) of Dish Platinum Free for 3 Months. When I call in to take...
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    All American Direct

    If you were receiving your distant networks through Sobongo pay attention to your mail. When All American Direct took the business back American Direct didn't inherit the auto pay options you might have had in effect. I just received a bill with the warning that if they didn't receive my...
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    Source for 5.4 IR Remote VIP 211 Receiver

    I have been trying to purchase a replacement remote for my VIP 211. I ordered a remote directly from DISH but they sent a type 21. When I told them the remote wasn't correct they sent a replacement (another type 21 for free) . Another call and another incorrect remote. I now have three...
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