Dish/Capital Broadcasting Dispute (Resolved)

NightRyder

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It is my God given right to complain about ANYTHING and I will do so ,as long as I continue to pay the bill. I have been paying the DISH the bill for 18 years next month and I have three DISH accounts. Please shake your DISH POM POMS in somebody else's face.

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Amen!
 
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MikeD-C05

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I bet you are mostly talk....doubt you have had Dish for 18 years and have three accounts.
Been with DISH 18 years on 1/18/97. I have a second account for my mom and dad and a third account for my aunt in Arkansas and they are all in my name and they pay me the monthly bill. I also installed all the receivers, dishes and I OWN all my receivers on all of my accounts. I have been a member of this site since 2003 and I am a pub member and supporter for years now. But you are free to believe what ever you want because it is no skin off my nose.:cool:
 
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MikeD-C05

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I don't doubt it in the least. I've had Dish for 16 years and MikeD had it before me. If you were listening, at all, Mike has his account and his relatives as well that he pays for....

Thanks Bobby and Knight Ryder. I appreciate the shout out and backup.:bigok
 

ChadT41

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How did this all of a sudden get so personal? Who cares how many accounts any one person has, or how long they have had it?
 

lgb0250

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I see so many people complaining about Dish rain-fade, but I rarely experienced any. I can't believe so many people need their dishes re-peaked. I wonder if there is something wrong with the LNBs Dish is using.
We've had it ever since the day after installation! Bad enough that when the sky starts to blacken up before the rain starts we lose signal. I probably need to get them back out here to check it out but since the USB OTA dongle works so well I just haven't worried about it much.
 

KAB

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We've had it ever since the day after installation! Bad enough that when the sky starts to blacken up before the rain starts we lose signal. I probably need to get them back out here to check it out but since the USB OTA dongle works so well I just haven't worried about it much.
Blackening skies (clouds) will interrupt signal, not rain itself so much.
 
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I bet you are mostly talk....doubt you have had Dish for 18 years and have three accounts.
Feel free to doubt me also, Approx 16 years and I have two accounts. If you look at when we joined here that might give you a clue we probably had Satellite service, not a stretch for it to be with DISH. We probably would have joined sooner but the site didn't exist before our join dates.
 

MikeD-C05

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Feel free to doubt me also, Approx 16 years and I have two accounts. If you look at when we joined here that might give you a clue we probably had Satellite service, not a stretch for it to be with DISH. We probably would have joined sooner but the site didn't exist before our join dates.

How true. I had Primestar satellite installed back in the summer of 95 when I moved to Nederland, after I got married the year before. We had a bad ice storm January of 97 and my Primestar box went up in smoke because the electricity kept surging in and out . So the guy came to replace the box and told me about DISH. We went to Beaumont to look at the actual service setup at this business that sold it and played with the box and looked at all the channels we could get. They had the Superstations that we couldn't get via cable in our area and we wanted to watch Startrek Voyager on UPN. We had to pay for the boxes and it was around $450.00 I think . They had color graphics ,which Primestar didn't. They were all black and white. The next day the same guy came out and replaced my sat dish and installed my DISH receivers and that was the 18th of January 1997. Still have the date and receipt saved somewhere. If you call DISH they will tell you your actual start date. But honestly if it weren't for this website that Scott started, I wouldn't of put up with all the different bugs, glitches, crappy receivers. I followed him on the other DBStalk website before he left to start this site too. It has been this online community that has educated me on how to install my dishes, receivers and learned about the software. IF this site didn't exist, I would of left DISH years ago.
 

Bobby

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It is my God given right to complain about ANYTHING and I will do so ,as long as I continue to pay the bill. I have been paying the DISH the bill for 18 years next month and I have three DISH accounts. Please shake your DISH POM POMS in somebody else's face.

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I bet you are mostly talk....doubt you have had Dish for 18 years and have three accounts.
How did this all of a sudden get so personal? Who cares how many accounts any one person has, or how long they have had it?
It all began here when PortlandChris called out MikeD as not exactly telling the truth.... A few of us backed MikeD up because we know what is true and what isn't....
 
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NightRyder

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How true. I had Primestar satellite installed back in the summer of 95 when I moved to Nederland, after I got married the year before. We had a bad ice storm January of 97 and my Primestar box went up in smoke because the electricity kept surging in and out . So the guy came to replace the box and told me about DISH. We went to Beaumont to look at the actual service setup at this business that sold it and played with the box and looked at all the channels we could get. They had the Superstations that we couldn't get via cable in our area and we wanted to watch Startrek Voyager on UPN. We had to pay for the boxes and it was around $450.00 I think . They had color graphics ,which Primestar didn't. They were all black and white. The next day the same guy came out and replaced my sat dish and installed my DISH receivers and that was the 18th of January 1997. Still have the date and receipt saved somewhere. If you call DISH they will tell you your actual start date.
February of 98 for me, bought my setup at Costco. A 4700 and 2700 receiver, about $300 IIRC. Installed them with the help of my teenage son, that was an experience, especially aligning the dish!

But honestly if it weren't for this website that Scott started, I wouldn't of put up with all the different bugs, glitches, crappy receivers. I followed him on the other DBStalk website before he left to start this site too. It has been this online community that has educated me on how to install my dishes, receivers and learned about the software. IF this site didn't exist, I would of left DISH years ago.
Boy ain't that the truth! Dish should award us old timers all purple hearts for all the crap we put up with. I still have the 30" dish in my garage I had to use just for 129 because the old sat at that location kept wandering off station.
 

TNGTony

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I got my Dish service in April 1997. I originally kept up with the geek crowd on alt.dbs.echostar in the old usenet groups. Later I started posting on DBSDish. When it died, I went to DBSForums. That site fractured to form DBSTalk which in turn fractured to form this web site.

Through it all, there have been several consistent threads:
1) Everyone's equipment has bugs and idiosyncrasies. None is flawless. Some are worse than others, but Dish, IN GENERAL, has the most stable receivers out there. (Dont get me started with the DishPlayer 7100)
2) Rain fade is a fact of life with DBS, but nowhere near bad as cable outages (which sometimes include rain fade at the source).
3) Rain fade is not caused by rain, but by miles-thick clouds.
4) Dish has a lot more carriage disputes that lead to service interruptions than other national carriers.
 

zim2dive

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Rather than ask for a discount (when I call to complain).. does Dish ever send out OTA modules instead (ie. so I could get the local programming was was expecting to get)

that would be an easy middle finger to the broadcasters.
 
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Bobby

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Rather than ask for a discount (when I call to complain).. does Dish ever send out OTA modules instead (ie. so I could get the local programming was was expecting to get)

that would be an easy middle finger to the broadcasters.
Your idea makes sense, if you have an OTA antenna. Otherwise the module is useless....
 

sam_gordon

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Rather than ask for a discount (when I call to complain).. does Dish ever send out OTA modules instead (ie. so I could get the local programming was was expecting to get)

that would be an easy middle finger to the broadcasters.
ummm yea, you'd still be watching their programs & commercials (unless you DVR), that's really sticking it to them!

In fact, if you think about it... you're still paying Dish for that programming. Dish still has to give the money to the affiliate. So they're not out anything. If you are actually in a dispute (channel blacked out), unless you've called to complain and gotten a discount, you're STILL paying for the programming, it's just Dish keep all the money. If you've called to get a discount, NOW Dish is out some money (because any discount is going to be more than what the station is charging Dish).

Last but not least, many people won't even consider OTA or won't put in the time, money, or effort to get it (which doesn't make sense to me),
 

ChadT41

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Dish has given out OTA modules in the past, although it was not a promotion or anything. It was because the customers asked how they were suppose to watch their locals, and didn't care about the credit.
 

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