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Just switched back to Dish, DirecTV pulled the plug on my local CBS station and I also lost the Smithsonian network, I have all my networks I watch on Dish for $59 vs DirecTV for $95, I will watch Smithsonian on my Fire Stick for $4.99 a month. DirecTV and it's games cost them this longtime sub.
 
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Having had both Directv and Dish (alternating) since 1995, I can guarantee that no matter which you have, at some point you will have a network blacked at for some period of time. We lost our CBS station for about 6 weeks on Dish within the past year.
 
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Just switched back to Dish, DirecTV pulled the plug on my local CBS station and I also lost the Smithsonian network, I have all my networks I watch on Dish for $59 vs DirecTV for $95, I will watch Smithsonian on my Fire Stick for $4.99 a month. DirecTV and it's games cost them this longtime sub.

Hey enoree, if you haven't yet I would highly recommend using the following link to chat with a sales representative who can help you get started: Direct Chat
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What is crazy is that Dish was installed today and they pulled the plug on Meredith stations today, i might as well pop for a new outdoor antenna, indoor ones are junk.
 
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What is crazy is that Dish was installed today and they pulled the plug on Meredith stations today, i might as well pop for a new outdoor antenna, indoor ones are junk.
Call dish. Sometimes with disputes they come out and install an antenna for you, especially with you being a new customer.
 
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What is crazy is that Dish was installed today and they pulled the plug on Meredith stations today, i might as well pop for a new outdoor antenna, indoor ones are junk.

Hey enoree! Certainly reach out to our Chat team to review the alternative viewing options available in your area during this time. get instantly connected here: Direct Chat

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What is crazy is that Dish was installed today and they pulled the plug on Meredith stations today, i might as well pop for a new outdoor antenna, indoor ones are junk.
That's the best idea. That's what I do. Dish had a dispute with Hearst a few years back, and I DVRed ABC programming off the OTA antenna that is connected to my hopper. Take the power away from the broadcasters, then you can focus on which satellite/cable only nets are important for you.
 
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............ Take the power away from the broadcasters, then you can focus on which satellite/cable only nets are important for you.

Power to the people!

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The OTA would be great, except where I live OTA is not available unless I had about a 500 foot tower. According to the websites even a 40 foot mast would only get the local junior college channel.
 
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Nobody should drop any provider over a local channel dispute when the solution is to put up an antenna and get the station for free.

If you don’t like disputes with any channel, switching to dish may not be the best decision based on their history
 
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If you don’t like disputes with any channel, switching to dish may not be the best decision based on their history
I guess you haven’t been paying attention to all the channel takedowns this year. It isn’t just Dish anymore, it is all of them as the providers try to keep their market and money in an arena that is looking for ways to get around that happening.



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Nobody should drop any provider over a local channel dispute when the solution is to put up an antenna and get the station for free.

If you don’t like disputes with any channel, switching to dish may not be the best decision based on their history

or AT&T, or Spectrum, based on my local market.
 
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I guess you haven’t been paying attention to all the channel takedowns this year. It isn’t just Dish anymore, it is all of them as the providers try to keep their market and money in an arena that is looking for ways to get around that happening.



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I have been paying attention. Yes, all providers have their issues but Dish is and always will be the worst offender.

Can’t say Directv/AT&T is doing any better these past several months either.

The cable companies seem to be doing good as of lately.
 

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