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  1. ClarkGable

    Partial Signal Loss (00-00-00)

    We have a similar issue with our 722K. Ours is related to the MT2 OTA module installed. When it was last tuned OTA to a weaker antenna channel, it often gives the 00-00-00 error when watching a Dish channel. Hitting the guide button fixes it for a moment or two. Tuning to a strong OTA station...
  2. ClarkGable

    Loss of Signal in Rain

    We had a pretty heavy rain earlier in the week. This happened while we were watching a show on ID, and we lost the HD feed. I tuned to the SD channel and we continued watching the show until the rain slowed, then switched back to the HD channel. We are on western arc, and I think the HD feed is...
  3. ClarkGable

    Channel guide errors

    We had some unusual program descriptions yesterday. Several shows on Travel Channel and A&E were generic descriptions written in Spanish, though later episodes were described in English. MeTV's description for tonight's Svengoolie show listed the movie name correctly (Gargoyles), with the...
  4. ClarkGable

    Loyal Dish customer longevity

    Dish customer for 23 years.
  5. ClarkGable

    Contract up, bill up - can DIRT help me without calling Loyalty?

    Dish loyalty is excellent. We had been getting $30 off our bill for the past year. When I called this month to ask for a continued $30 off, I was put on hold for a moment and then was offered $40 off our bill! We will pay $5 less per month for the next 12 months than we are right now. Top 250...
  6. ClarkGable

    NBC Shutting Down NBCSN

    I will miss the Mecum auto auctions. Enjoyed watching Ivy League/smaller-school college football games on NBCSN now and then, too.
  7. ClarkGable

    Replacing VIP 722 w/ Same - Question Please

    Showing my ignorance here, but what is CUI?
  8. ClarkGable

    Replacing VIP 722 w/ Same - Question Please

    If you have a 722 and upgrade to H3, expect to pay $15 more than you are now. I have a 722 refurb provided by Dish that I pay $7 per month for. Upgrading to H3 would cost me $100 service charge for a new hybrid LNB, plus $15 a month for the H3. My current monthly $7 would cover the Joey I...
  9. ClarkGable

    Searching for answers.

    We have a 722K, and change to "stretch" mode when watching METV. It looks fine.
  10. ClarkGable

    722K Sound Issue

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the audio issue apparently was just the symptom of our receiver kicking the bucket. The receiver developed other issues in the next two weeks, including screen freezing, a zombie-like state where it would respond to nothing but unplugging, a 981 error message boot...
  11. ClarkGable

    Long hold times on dish????

    Called tech support Thursday night around 9:30 PM EDT for ongoing 722K issues. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Ended up speaking to a tech support staffer with a very thick accent that made communications difficult. Had to follow up with same problem yesterday morning about 8:30 AM and got right...
  12. ClarkGable

    722K Sound Issue

    Thanks for your help, Sam. While the first occurrence was during prime time, last night's incident was very late. My wife had trouble sleeping, so she turned on TV2 around 2:30 AM and there was no sound. Sound (on TV1 HDMI) was fine when we went to bed around 10 PM.
  13. ClarkGable

    722K Sound Issue

    Just wondering if anyone else using older receivers has experienced this.... We have a refurb 722K that Dish sent to replace a dead unit earlier this year. Twice within the past month, the sound stopped working. On one occasion, the DVR was recording a show. The sound was fine on what was...
  14. ClarkGable

    Fox Regional Sports Networks Block DISH and Sling TV Customers

    I have been looking at Hulu+Live TV a little bit. With them, we would receive the pulled two Fox Sports Ohio channels plus two Detroit Fox Sports channels. The ESPN channels are there, too. Only downside is you need reliable internet service and speed to stream. Fortunately, we have decent...
  15. ClarkGable

    722k done?

    Our 722K went bad a few months ago, and we received a refurbished 722K from Dish. They did try to steer us toward a Hopper Duo, but with the Joey for our old SD TV in the other room, it would have added $10 to our bill each month. They did want our dead 722 back because they said it was obsolete.
  16. ClarkGable

    Local ABC contract

    Local Nexstar is WANE 15 in Fort Wayne, IN. They are putting a crawl on the screen about how "Your friends and ours are missing all the great programming on WANE 15. Help your friends and ours by calling Directv and tell them to bring back WANE 15." Interesting tactic of recruiting viewers who...
  17. ClarkGable

    New Fee To Add Joey

    If you've had a 722 for a long time like us, your DVR fee is $7. Maybe that was grandfathered from the 625 we had before that? The Hopper Duo raises that to $10, plus the Joey for TV 2 adds $7 more. My bill would increase $10 per month in that scenario.
  18. ClarkGable

    VIP722K to Hopper Duo Questions

    Our 722K died last Saturday. We were offered the Hopper Duo as an upgrade, but were told we'd need a Joey for our SD TV 2. The rep said it would be an extra $10 per month on our bill. We are still at $7.00 for the 722K DVR service and I didn't want the added cost, so I opted for the 722K. I...
  19. ClarkGable

    New Customer Offer--- Encore not included.

    Encore is listed in America's Top 250 - America’s Top 250 Package | DISH