This is the thread for any discussion about the current month's free previews. A complete list of free channels on Dish can be found in the linked thread here: Free Previews (No Discussion) Thread - September 2020
The mydish site was just updated to confirm the dates: 9/9 - 9/30I have not confirmed this (since I am not actually receiving anything on the channel at the moment) so treat this as a rumor. There is a free preview of the new Gallery app (spin-off of the Dish Scapes channel) on channel 198, for the rest of the month of September. (Requires a receiver with the Hopper interface.)
The guide info on the right side of the screen says:
"New! Enjoy the Free Preview all September. Gallery by Dish Scapes has a variety of nature scenes, fine art & original DISH scapes. Regularly $5/month."
Yes, I just posted about that in the Dish Scapes thread. That is around the time that the channel disappeared. I am not sure exactly when it happened, because we were busy watching Netflix. Then, after exiting Netflix, I checked again and channel 198 had disappeared.Gallery was in Test mode looking at the uplink. Apparently that test went live to many people but not all people. I see on this afternoon’s uplink that they did something with that uplink.
Well, that would be the question. Are viewers using a Hopper 3 or any other model of Hopper or Joey (where we have already confirmed that the app works properly, based on other posts in this thread) still seeing channel 198? In other words, was it only taken away from the Hopper Duo and Wally models? Even so, Dish needs to clarify their advertising. On the Free Previews page on their website MyDISH there is a note about the Gallery preview that says:Maybe they figured out that they had receivers enabled for the test that shouldn’t have been enabled and they fixed that this afternoon.
I was just about to say that I would settle for Dish getting it to work properly on Hopper Duo and Wally, when someone from Dish started a private conversation with me. They confirmed that the app is not supposed to work on Wally, but I am working with them to try to get it working on my Hopper Duo. I'll update here later with any new developments on that.This should be FREE!!! C'mon! Do you really need us to pay $5 a month for this. Do something nice for subscribers!
This seems to be a replacement for the streaming NatureVision channel that Dish used to carry on channel 600-50, that they recently removed:From what I have seen of the new Gallery, it is much more than the animated scenes we have been seeing on channel 199. There are many live action scenes to be had as well. It is quite a cornucopia of scenes that can be very relaxing to watch. Is it worth $5 a month to use it? That only you can answer...
It's been discussed in the thread I linked back in post number 2. Apparently, this is part of some type of Loyal Customer Bonus Pack that Dish authorized on certain individual subscribers' accounts. So, not a free preview, since not everyone gets it. I certainly am not getting it. Even different subscribers with the same programming package as each other may not necessarily both get it. So, if you are one of the subscribers who does get Bloomberg with a package that does not normally include it, then consider yourself lucky.I am getting Bloomberg TV channel 203. Not a part of the Flex Pack, but it’s not listed on the free preview channel 103. Anyone know what’s up with it?