I set up my lists a couple weeks ago (Two HR24-100s) and "Channels I get" has 793 channels (out of 844 checked) so there isn't much to gain by taking that route. I'd love to see a "Channels I get that I pay for" option.
That said, it is actually a good learning experience to go through all the channels a few times, so I didn't mind that initial setup...
Thanks for the comments.Yeah, I didn't find the channels I get option to be that much of an improvement either. Just went through the process of setting up a custom favorite list and it took some time. Removed all the shopping channels, the Direct info channels, the game channels, the specialty sports subscription channels that I don't get, the PPV channels, the VOD channels, the religious channels, and the regional sports channels I don't get. The last one took the longest and doing it all took quite a bit more effort than it should have been but I've quite a bit happier with the guide now. Now I have to go and repeat this process for two more receivers.
In a favorite they dont show in the guide but I know what you're talking about. You dont want to accidentally hit 279 and see Oprah and her cronies on your TV (I know I dont)I'd also love to be able to HIDE blocked/locked channels, but don't think that option exists.
The sports channels are much more numerous than with my Absolute HD package. I also like the 205 & 102 channel #'s that group the news and sports into 8 views so you can easily see what's on and then choose. Great feature.
I doubt I'll ever tune to OWN...
I _may_ be in the wrong thread.. but in theory I will soon belong here If I need to move this to a different thread.. please tell me and I will... but I figured the audience in this thread would be very much in tune with my questions...
very close to pulling the trigger to switch to Direct... I was an Absolute customer, now on America Silver with a ViP622, using TV2 to drive 3 SD tvs.. only 1 of which gets much viewing. Just 2 of us in the house.
Planning to switch to the Entertainment pkg... I don't see any reason to get a higher pkg (Ent has all the CHs we watch.. the only reason we didn't have Bronze at Dish was Bravo was never in a Dish bottom tier), nor do I see any obvious better discount for the higher pkg? (at some point when I looked a few months ago, I think there was a wacky discount that made it cheaper to get one step up).. While we could probably get by just fine with the previous gen HD DVR, I figure I should future-proof and pay the $99 to get the new Home Media Center ?
so again, we had 3 tv's hanging off TV2 of the 622... for TV2a, I'll run an HDMI splitter off the back of the HMC (its outside on the screened porch)... so it will become TV1-copy.. and that's ok. For TV2b, the one that gets the main TV2 use (master bedroom)... will def get 1 extra HD rcvr... now TV2c is in the bonus room, and we don't watch that much... is it practical to get a ~50' run of HDMI or component+audio or just lump it and get a 3rd rcvr (for $6/mo)... can I "buy" the rcvr and avoid the monthly fees? either way it will be cheaper than the new Hopper + equivalent # of Joeys @ Dish.
mumble mumble.. anything else I should know? It looks like I need to do this by Mar 15 to lock in the discounts for year #2.
If you are losing signal in anything but a strong downpour, you have other issues like a dish out of alignment or a bad connection or cable.