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- Mar 28, 2013
If you are afraid of offending, you will never tell the truth.
That's a good philosophy for an internet forum, most the time, but it can get you into deep doo-doo with your family and friends. Sometimes brutal honesty is not the best policy.If you are afraid of offending, you will never tell the truth.
And that is a press release. I have no problem with Scott posting all the press releases he wants (actually, he can post anything he wants, he runs the board. He can delete my posts if he likes. He can kick me off the board if he likes). I just wish him to identify press releases as such (he did in the first post on the thread). Reading post #66 makes it sound like a news story. Someone who doesn't know what the ATVA is might not realize the "spin" for what it is. So I posted the "other side" of the spin."News story"? It's a statement released by the ATVA. Nothing more...
Apollo’s Cox Media Continues Unreasonable Retransmission Demands as It Pushes for FCC Approval of TEGNA Transaction - American Television AllianceWASHINGTON, DC – The American Television Alliance (ATVA) issued a statement responding to Apollo Global Management-owned Cox Media Group’s blackouts and threats of blackouts this holiday season. The broadcaster has already pulled its local television stations from DISH customers this holiday...americantelevisionalliance.org
As is Disney, ESPN, History, etc, etc, etc.I'll pay more... but they (cox) has to remove commercials. Otherwise they are double dipping.
Ok, I guess your complaint then is that someone who didn't read the thread starter might be confused by subsequent posts. Nothing new there...And that is a press release. I have no problem with Scott posting all the press releases he wants (actually, he can post anything he wants, he runs the board. He can delete my posts if he likes. He can kick me off the board if he likes). I just wish him to identify press releases as such (he did in the first post on the thread). Reading post #66 makes it sound like a news story. Someone who doesn't know what the ATVA is might not realize the "spin" for what it is. So I posted the "other side" of the spin.
You do post press releases---often without comment but you also identify them as such and there is never any doubt about the source.I just post when I am sent, and thats from all sides. I don't write them.
Nor do I get paid by anyone, DISH, ATVA, COX etc.
After the channel repack, there are much greater odds of cochannel interference from another market. Channel Master’s new CM-1776 Pro antenna may help in some situations due to a superior front to back ratio of like 40db. Normally antennas have 19db f/b ratio. I have problems with OKC stations coming through the back side of antenna from 100mi away and knocking out some of my channels. I haven’t tried this Channel Master yet because not sure if it has enough UHF gain for me. I set up a phased antenna array to try to cancel out OKC. Waiting for optimal day to determine how well it is working. It is not perfect. Other cities still interfere to the side.Where does this end? My bill is now at $175. That is with Top 250 and locals ($125), 2 H3's and a Joey ($37). Thought I cancelled Dish Protect long ago, but just checked and it was still active. Just cancelled that so bill should go down to $164 until the new increase hits. No premiums and no movie pack and pushing $200 a month. OTA has become increasingly less reliable here due to channel moves. I have very little use for locals other than the news/weather, but do like to watch football. My wife does have several shows that she follows so there's that too. Dropping packages only nets you what, 10 bucks? Just have to grin and bear it for now I guess, but with the cost of everything else going up so much and, being retired, seeing the severe haircut my 401K has received, will have to start thinking about cutbacks on luxuries. We love Dish. My wife refuses to go anywhere else for TV. It is extremely reliable and the equipment easy to use. I still think Dish is trying to hold the line. Don't the content owners realize they're pricing us out? They must see the massive cord-cutting, no? I'm one of the few people I know who still has cable or satellite.
why don't direct and cable come up with boxes like the hopper and a usb dongle for an antenna. and cut the fee's for the locals. considering they made close to 14 billion smackers .TV locals want too much. There will be a time where the cost will no longer be worth it. Some streaming services do not carry locals. Dish/Direct may end up going the same way. That will push some subs back over to cable, but even cable is having the same issues. Why the FCC allowed locals to charge carriers is beyond me. It has done nothing but hurt the viewer while the corporations get more money. Yet OTA TV continues to be free.
I have streaming now and I hate it . Sports are super delayed vs non streaming .These disputes do not help anyone. In the World of streaming services a person can pick up easily another service, Dish will continue to lose customers. I know people now that watch free TV on the Roku or Fire Stick and get their locals OTA.
How do you know they are delayed?I have streaming now and I hate it . Sports are super delayed vs non streaming .
They are, for about a minute. Even satellite is delayed by about 5 seconds from live.How do you know they are delayed?
I know they are, but my point is how does he know. Is he following on a betting app? Maybe getting up to date scores online? If it's something that isn't important, just don't look at them. It's no different than pausing a dvr for a minute and then continuing with the show.They are, for about a minute. Even satellite is delayed by about 5 seconds from live.
OTA = 4-5 secondsThey are, for about a minute. Even satellite is delayed by about 5 seconds from live.
Certainly not at my house. You can't skip commercials, half time garbage, and that silly intimate time with the announcers if you're live.NOTHING is truly "Live" any more.