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wa8yxm

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Posted: 07/28/19 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On paper it looks interesting. Might be worth investigating when they roll it out if they roll it out. but I wonder if Dish has forgotten the law enforcement officer (Murphy) and the law he enforces (It will take longer than expected and cost more than planned).


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

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. . . he is really ticked off at DirecTV or DISH (one of them ran over is dog or something) . . .

Good one

Thanks! It's just hard to explain his nonsense posts (for RV'ers). I get it that he has a grudge and he is at a S&B location, I just don't know why he posts his BS here.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

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Thousands of free channels on streaming vs 75 junk channels for a $100 a month with satellite, do the math...

How does streaming turn junk TV into good TV? 1000 junk channels is exactly the same as 75 junk channels. If you don't like what's on TV you won't be any happier streaming.


When I had Direct TV in my house over 5 years ago for $75 a month the package had about a dozen shopping programs that I did not want to pay for and many other programs me and my wife did not like, I think we only watch 2 channels and many commercials to boot.

So we dumped Direct and went streaming in home and RV and never been happier, we have seen streaming grow with many new channels and all the ones you get on satellite plus thousands more, we spend about $350 per YEAR on streaming with few commercials and hundreds of free movies...

Why pay a $1000 per year for junk that you don't want when you can have what you want plus thousands of free extra channels for a lot less $$ and less commercials...

Note my cost per year does not include wifi at home or on the road..
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I would wait for the simple reason that there are at least two companies launching massive satellite arrays. Musk's company and Amazon. Those arrays will be beaming down data of one sort or another and will probably completely alter the data provider business. For the better I hope.


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timmac wrote:


When I had Direct TV in my house over 5 years ago for $75 a month the package had about a dozen shopping programs that I did not want to pay for and many other programs me and my wife did not like, I think we only watch 2 channels and many commercials to boot.


Just so you know, those shopping channels, along with a number of religious and other special interest channels, are not included in the package channel counts, nor are you paying for them. In most cases, they pay the sat and cable carriers to include them, not the other way around.


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My biggest issue with Dish (and also Centurylink) was their deceptive billing practices. They will put you on a "special" rate, and then, after two years, bump up the price. If you call and gripe, they will give you the special rate again. After a $30 bump in Dish price, I decided to go to an RV plan where I could turn on a month at a time. The agent convinced me to go to a "suspended" plan, where for $5.00 per month, I could turn the dish on for a few days at a time, only paying for that time.

At home, we stream just about everything, and we have great OTA coverage. With a Firestick and the firestick box, I can even record. With my ATT plan, I have WatchTV which offers all of the channels that I used on my former Dish account. WatchTV also offers back episodes of most of the shows, so you can watch them at your convenience or binge them.

Where we winter, however, streaming is not possible either with ATT or our park WIFI; therefore, I may decide to turn on Dish.

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