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  1. TNGTony

    It's been fun...

    Thanks, Scott I'm still lurking on the board... :)
  2. TNGTony

    It's been fun...

    After 22 years and 7 months almost to the day, I have severed my relationship with Dish today. I know the typical response by most readers of this type of announcement, especially from someone who has been dormant on this board for several years, is an angry "Don't let the door hit you on your...
  3. TNGTony

    HBO Questions

    HA! I lurk in the shadows.... :)
  4. TNGTony

    HBO Questions

    For the record: HBO NOW is a stand-alone HBO subscription app.. HBO GO is an app for those that subscribe to HBO through cable or satellite. Both have identical content.
  5. TNGTony

    NBC to launch own service (good luck with that)!

    How's CBS doing with that?
  6. TNGTony

    FCC approves voluntary ATSC 3.0 adoption.

    from a couple of years ago: PBS and Key Industry Partners Successfully Produce, Transmit and Receive/Render a Next-Generation Live UHDTV experience with HDR and DTS:X Immersive Audio | PBS About PBS has several shows that were filmed in 4k in the can, or starting this season.
  7. TNGTony

    Frustrated by numerous program guide issues

    As Rhett Butler so eloquently stated: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Where the problem originates is not my concern. There is a problem that has been reported to the provider. The provider is the one to figure out where the issue originates and should rectify it quickly!
  8. TNGTony

    Star Trek Discovery

    Discovery is a fine sci-fi show. It's just not Star Trek (and neither is the Abrams universe). Call it something else. Seth McFarlain was able to do that. Why not these guys.
  9. TNGTony

    Frustrated by numerous program guide issues

    Because of the FCC OTA repack, two Dayton channels (26 and 43) went off the air. Virtual channels 26 (CW) and 43 (ION) are now sub-channels of RF channel 50 along with virtual channel 2 (NBC). All three channels show the NBC program listings on Dish's guide info.
  10. TNGTony

    Frustrated by numerous program guide issues

    I was wondering why LateNite wasn't recording this week. The guide was goofy.
  11. TNGTony

    Is rain fade getting worse

    *Sigh* Raining or not raining where you are doesn't make a difference. It's the amount of moisture between you and the satellite. You just explained WHY it's cloud fade. LOL. You're arguing semantics. The water in the 5 mile thick cloud is what is blocking your signal, not the rain from a...
  12. TNGTony

    Telemundo and other Spanish Networks

    The good thing about this is I finally got to see WAPA America and realized how little I was missing. ...Other than local news.
  13. TNGTony

    Is rain fade getting worse

    Fog goes up maybe a few hundred feet at most, so no. You will not see any issues. However a 5 mile thick cloud WILL have an effect on your signal. I know. I've seen it with my own eyes. Rain, coming from a thin layer of clouds has virtually NO effect on signal. A thick thunderhead that...
  14. TNGTony

    Is rain fade getting worse

    Hmmm.... what are thunderheads made out of? I have 21 years experience with DBS satellites and signal loss issues. LOL. The thickness of the clouds (amount of water between you and the satellite), not the rain itself that kills the signal.
  15. TNGTony

    Is rain fade getting worse

    A reminder that rain fade is a misnomer. It's really CLOUD fade. This is the time of year when we get big thunderheads and isolated storms. This is the time of year the sun could be shining on your house, but a giant thunderhead is between you and the satellite. If that happens you could...
  16. TNGTony

    Why does music go out before HD on our commercial Dish system at work

    It is probably a single dish pointed at two or three different satellites. 110, 119 and 129. Most HD is on 110. Music is at 119 so music will go out first since it's farther west as the weather rolls in from the west.
  17. TNGTony

    Dish VIP722. No HD channels. Fewer satellites than previous

    The day I have to turn in my VIP receiver is the day I stop Dish service. It's nothing more than a bad switch or a misaligned dish, or something in the way between the satellite and the dish. Call Dish, have them come out to replace the switch/LNB or realign the dish. Last time this happened...
  18. TNGTony

    Did OTA Channels Go Down Hill?

    The educational requirement to TV stations has been around since the 1950s. We're talking 3 hours PER WEEK. What did change is that now the stations have to identify the I/E programs on air. What killed off Saturday morning cartoons is the availability of cartoons on a dozen channels on cable...
  19. TNGTony

    Univision Pulls Channels from DISH

    Telemundo is owned by NBCU
  20. TNGTony

    Did OTA Channels Go Down Hill?

    When I took a broadcasting class in college in 1980 the professor said right off the bat: "To the viewing public, every year seems to be worse than the last year. You have to fight nostalgia. Viewers only remember the few good shows that come out every year, or their favorite old shows. They...
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