kinda miss the old days

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  1. Chuck Summers

    Chuck Summers Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    I really like having most channels in HD, but I can't help missing the ole days when you couldn't wait to get on here each day and see if any new channels were added or existing SD channels changing to HD. Just kinda miss that. I really need to get a life LOL
     
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    Scherrman SatelliteGuys Master Supporting Founder

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    That was exciting. Now, as a result of all those additions we have members complaining about rates being to high. Can't have it both ways.
     
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    Chuck Summers Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    so true, the only rate that doesnt go up is my pay rate. Thats what I get for being in the radio business for 38 years.
     
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    I came over from DirecTV about a year ago and knew there were some channels DTV carried in HD that Dish doesn't. I honestly thought more progress would have been made on that front by now. Unfortunately, little joy there.
     
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    satjay SatelliteGuys Master Pub Member / Supporter

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    When I had Directv years ago, I remember the excitement of local Channels being added in HD in fact if I remember right I got that news here on SatelliteGuys! :)

    You are right though, I remember each HD add with a press release, it was such a big deal!
     
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    i give it a few more years until the excitement returns with 4k channels showing up.
     
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    Scott Greczkowski Scanning the Skies! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I miss the Charlie Chats (before the Marketing Team took over)
     
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    Yep, and I miss the tech show too DISH use to have.
     
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    I miss DNN with Laurie Farkas and that preteen anchor too.
     
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    It was must see TV :) what a concept back then for Charlie to broadcast what was upcoming with Dish
     
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    I miss my youth . When I first got DISH I was only 35 then and next month I will turn 55. DISH has stolen twenty years of my life.:nana
     
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    Only has been 10 years of my life and counting. DISH has got me.
     
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    I grew up with satellite TV. I still have the picture of my dad in the local newspaper with an article talking about a new way to watch TV. Back then he was selling the old RCA DSS system. Those were the days.
     
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    Laurie Farkas
     
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    OH yes.....Farkas!:heartbeat2
     
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    Yes, I do miss the Charlie Chat and the list of new channels being added. We get new channels from time to time but nothing like 10-15 years ago. The bills just keep going up. I still have my old big dish and there are some new channels on there at times. I have no idea how long channels will stay on the birds as some are going internet only. I started getting satellite TV in 1985 with my big dish and it was sure fun in the early days. I never knew what I would find. About all of it was free too.
     
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    I self-installed a Dish basic package in Dec. '97. IIRC, I paid $299 for the kit that included 1 receiver, and the service was ~$25/mo. But what a change after 17 years of watching 2 weak OTA channels and struggling with the antenna to get anything else intermittently. What a lifestyle change the service brought...and not all was good!

    "Of all the things I have lost I miss my mind the most!"
     
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    Dish is HD-lite too.
     
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    And I assume you know there's also several HD channels on DISH, that are STILL not on D* - even though they are & have been on U-verse for years now. :rolleyes:
    And in our local market, D* (& U-verse) STILL are missing (2) of our locals in HD, that DISH (& Comcast, actually) have had on for years now as well. (actually D* dropped one of our PBS's entirely last year, due to AT&T themselves moving their LRF to another city, & appears they decided they didn't want to bother putting it back up)

    But to your point...it doesn't excuse DISH for not getting more HD's added; HOWEVER, the other site IS reporting American Heroes Ch HD is up in test now... ;)
     
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    ewindowman SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    I miss tech chat those two guys loved what they were doing and had a passion for making and writing the software for the new receivers. One night after watching them talking about a new two tuner receiver that ran on a Linux code that had to have two separate feeds from the dish to the receiver I was up rewiring the house . I couldn't believe I get two tuners in the same box.
     
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