Cable Company going out of business... forcing me to go to DISH Network

About Cable Company going out of business... forcing me to go to DISH Network


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April 24th, 2008   #1
5.56X45mm
 
 

Cable Company going out of business... forcing me to go to DISH Network info


Right now I have Bellsouth Americast Cable which is owned by AT&T. I just received in the mail a letter from AT&T stating that on June 23rd they will stop the cable service. THey are offering me the chance to go with AT&T DISH network.

I guess AT&T is now a service provider for DISH Network. I have never DISH Network or Direct TV so I'm as new to this as anyone else. I've been a cable man my whole life.

So what does DISH network offer and do I need a set top box for each TV to receive a single? AT&T states that they will install the dish and service up to four TVs. Now I've also heard that DISH Network has a set top box that can be worked by two TVs at once. How does that work?

Anyone here use DISH Network?
 
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April 24th, 2008   #2
LeEnfield
 
 
I have been using Satellite TV for about 20 years in the UK and find that it is okay. Picture quality is okay but it can be affected by heavy storms. Installation, well at times it is free under some promotional scheme and other times there is a charge.


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April 24th, 2008   #3
pixiedustboo
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
DISH Network?
I do.



It's fine, other than when it's raining hard.

Or windy.

And yes, you can hook it up to two T.V.'s from one box.


"There can be but little liberty on Earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven." - Robert Green Ingersoll
 
April 24th, 2008   #4
5.56X45mm
 
 
Hey, Pixie how does that work?

I have four TVs in my house. So how would I do it. I have them in four separate rooms. Does the remote need to be in line of sight of the set top box? Or does it work through radio signals like a Xbox 360 Controller?

Also what about watching different shows on the two different TVs from one box?
 
April 24th, 2008   #5
Peddler
 
 
Just make sure it's not really windy near you. If it is windy, it will never work. I live in MO and we have a ton of wind and rain. It worked maybe 40% of the time for us. Just not worth the money for me.


"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
 
April 24th, 2008   #6
pixiedustboo
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
I have four TVs in my house. So how would I do it. I have them in four separate rooms. Does the remote need to be in line of sight of the set top box?

Also what about watching different shows on the two different TVs from one box?
If you have four T.V.'s and you want them all hooked up you will have to buy another box set. (At least, that is what we did). And I believe the channels can be different while on the same (pair) of boxes.

The remote needs to be in line of sigh of whatever the people set up for you.

I'm not technical. I just listen to what they tell me. And they told me to point it towards the T.V.



Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Or does it work through radio signals like a Xbox 360 Controller?
I have no idea.
 
April 24th, 2008   #7
Sevens
 
 
I have Dish and I hate with a passion. The service is shoddy, and everytime a breeze comes up we lose service for a bit. Several of my friends have DirecTV and they love it. *shrug* But that's just my two cents.


Not liking me will always be your problem. Never mine.
 
April 25th, 2008   #8
The Other Guy
 
 
DISH has the worst service I've ever recieved. DirecTV is way better!


I'm the bleeding heart liberal your mother warned you about.
 
April 25th, 2008   #9
Team Infidel
 
 
i have always had cable..... no prob with that


 
April 25th, 2008   #10
03USMC
 
 
I've had DISH and DirectTV. Six of one half dozen of the other. Although I do like Directs programing packages better. I had DISH thru Southwest Bell before AT&T bought them out. Main problem I had was they wouldn't always bill every month so if didn't stay on top of it you'd end up getting double billed the next month. Haven't had that problem with Direct. I have had service problems though and their response at times has been less than stellar.

As far as the receivers go. They will install four. But you pay like an extra 5.00 a month for each additional receiver in addition to your programming package and service charges.

If you want to watch more than one program you need the additional receivers. If your running all your TV's off the single receiver they will only pick up the channel that the receiver is tuned to. So if your watching the ball game everyone is watching the ball game. Unless each TV has it's own receiver.

The remotes are just like any other remote. It's line of sight to the receiver.

The newer style dishes don't lose signal as much. It's really got to be raining or snowing (not a problem for you) hard for me to lose signal.


Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison

We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.

Semper Fi !
 



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