do you have dish network & do u like it??

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
March 28, 2009 1:32am CST
I'M NOT INTO MAKING CHANGES MUCH. THAT'S THE WAY OLD FOLKS ARE. LOL. I AM SO SICK OF OUR CABLE CO. THEY TAKE CHANNELS AWAY ALL THE TIME & never replace them. they are a bunch of smart a$$es when u have to call them, they constantly go up on your bill so i'm changing to dish next thursday. i may not have enough sense to find the channels but I'M going to give it a whirl. another down is the cable co. is taking BANKRUPTSY so we don't know what that will bring on. they have no competition here so they just charge u what they want. DO ANY OF YOU HAVE THE DISH NETWORK & DO YOU LIKE IT? THANKS.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
30 Mar 09
We used to have Dish many years ago. We cut back on paying for any monthly channels, so it left. But it was a good deal when we had it. Cable sucked because of the service and rotten channels. Dish has fantastic service, at least where we are. The regular channels on it have lots of stuff to watch. We gave up on the movie type channels, like HBO and such. they just kept repeating the same old movies all month long. It got disgusting. You got like 3 movies on them, and you were stuck with that all month long. Next month it was a different 3, but it just got old. We stuck with just the main programming, no extra channels.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Mar 09
thanks for your response. i heard that about the movies to. i didn't take aanything x-tra. they got me all hooked up yesterday & i think i'm going to like. if i'd stay off mylot for awhile i might find out. lol
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I used to have dish network I liked it you get alot of good channels and they have these unlimitted games you can play for 5 dollars a month its really nice. I know a lot of people that have Dish Network and they say in is so better then regular cable and better that Direct TV. I heard Direct Tv messes up alot. Dish has a good clear picture. Customer service is really nice the bill is alot lower then the cable bill. Price and plans are really reasonable. If I was able to I most likely would still be using Dish Network.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
thank you very much for your response. u make me feel better about my decision. greetings from tennessee, u.s.a.
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• United States
29 Mar 09
Your welcome Greetings from Pennsylvania.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Mar 09
they got it in today so we'll see.have a happy week.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hello ANTIQUELADY! Whole my life too, I never tried to have a cable tv. By the way, what do you mean by dish?hehehe..sorry..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Mar 09
please don't ever feel embarassed to ask me anything. o.k.? that's the waay we learn. dish network is just another way to have tv come into your home. they install this big dish looking thing outside. i can't tell u alot about it but u get alot more channels on it than u do cable. u can pick what u want to watch instead of cable putting on what they want on. tell u more about it after i learn more about it myself . if u want to know just let me know. be glad to help you w/anything.
• United States
28 Mar 09
wow! sounds interesting...but I am not sure if we have it here, though..so it's more cheaper than having a cable?hehehehe..thanks for the best response antiquelady..I'm speechless..never thought of it..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
u are very welcome. have a happy sunday.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Mar 09
my parents brought me up without a t.v(not because they couldnt afford it.)they had their own reasons which i failed to understand,so now i dont feel any attraction for tv.(there were times when i did feel the need of it,that time i used to go to my friends place.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Mar 09
they probably wanted you to read & study & things like that. i enjoy tv. i don't have it on alot. my mother kept hers on 24/7. she never turned it off even to sleep. there are programs i like & alot i don't. do u like to read i do. i stay on mylott more than i watch tv.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Mar 09
yup,maybe thaat was the reason because of this ban,i cultivated the habit of reading.i love reading but sometimes i do get bored of reading.mylotting is another great thing which has happened to me.in about 2 months time,i have to move to my in-laws place permanently,that time i think i will hardly get any time for mylotting(maybe one hour)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
i hope things work out well for you there. sounds like u are going to be busy. find some time for yourself.
@suzzy3 (8368)
30 Mar 09
We have Sky TV which is a dish on the wall and we have no problems at all so far.I expect there will be tv companies going bust .We have just heard of Tiscali who are going bust over in England people just have their phone cut off and their computer connection cut so how awful is that.It must be annoying to have channels cut especially if they are still charging the same,we have never had a problem with our dish and we have had this for about eight years.Good luck with yours if your like me you love your television.xx
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Mar 09
thanks suzzy. i do like tv but i think i love mylot more. lol.can't hkeep up w/both.got my dish hooked up. i think i'm going to like it.
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@salonga (28007)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
Oh we don't have dish network here in our place. Actually my friend I don't even have an idea of what it is not till you posted this discussion. Well, with regard to old folks not into making much changes, well that is true but there are also old folks who change and change and change and those are quite difficult to deal with. I'd rather like those who are not too demanding and always feel contented.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Mar 09
did u find out what it was? i hope i will be happy w/it.i am very contented so maybe u would like me. lol
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• Philippines
28 Mar 09
Hello Jo. I don't have a choice but to bear with the services of the cable company here in my area due to building restrictions. The cable provider here has monopolized the industry and it also keeps on increasing the rate but service is poor from time to time. You're lucky to have that option. I'm happy for you. Thanks. Have a great weekend, my friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
hi, thanks for your response. sounds like u are getting ripped off from cable to. that's a shame they are doing u that way. you have a great rest of the weekend to, my friend.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
28 Mar 09
All these years i have had cable tv which was giving me indifferent service as at the important times it would get cut off. Moreover picture quality was mixed, some channels would be clear and some fuzzy. then again channels would keep appearing and disappearing like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. So 3 weeks back two of my neighbours and myself decided that we had enough as the cable operator was not giving any service and probably he was fed up with us cause we were constantly complaining. So we went in for Tata Sky dish Tv and got it installed. It is excellent and the picture and sound quality are superb. Moreover it works out cheaper than cable since we have paid for a year and we have to recharge it yearly. Another plus factor is that the picture will never disappear from the screen no matter what the circumstances, rain or shine. I can say that i am satisfied and so are my neigh bours. I also found that a number of people in my neighbourhood have also taken it and everybody has only good comments about it.So i would strongly recommend it if you are planning a changeover.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Mar 09
thank you for the info about tata. i have never heard of it. don't believe it's in my part of the country. i'm so glad u are enjoying yours. i'm just a little leary when it some to changes. my neighbor is changing over to. we nay be 2 doe doe birds sitting over here w/no picture . she's alot smarter than i am when it comes to new things. she's the one who taught me to use the computer when my son wouldn't show me a thing. lol. thanks for yiur response.
@Lee_Rites (846)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I don't have a satellite dish. I have digital cable and internet. We had a satellite dish years ago and I hated that we would lose the channels when it would rain. I do know many people who are perfectly happy with their dish.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i may not be either but i sure wasn't happy w/my cable. they had gone up till it was outrageous. got my dish put in today. haven't really had alot of time to fool w/it yet. thanks for your response.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
It was ten years ago that we had a dish. You will likely have better results than we had then. I understand your issues with cable. We also have only one cable company in our town. With no competition they are free to raise the prices as they please, and they do.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Mar 09
that's the very way they are here. when u have to call them they are sooooo hateful. i'm glad to be rid of them. happy tuesday!
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@bunnybon7 (34949)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Mar 09
we have cable here. i had dish and really liked it in florida. but i moved here with son and its a little hard changing again but sure i'll get used to cable again.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Mar 09
our us. i'm enjoying my dish so far. at least u have more choices of things to watch.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Mar 09
i'm getting this bid ol' popup that's messing w/my messages. the first of my message was that cable here has gone so high. they have no competition so they do what they want & charge u what they want. dish is alot cheaper plus through out phone co. they were offering a special u couldn't refuse.
@cyfernet (2797)
• India
28 Mar 09
The main drawback of dish network is that they charge more than the cable network well that's what is happening in our country then they do not offer many channels that the cable guys offer. i for now have cable network. i have no plans to shift to dish as of now.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Here Dish offers 250 channels at affordable prices. How many channels do you need? Probably different in other countries.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
they are going to ve alot cheaper than the cable i have. guess it's different in different places. thanks for your response.
• India
16 Apr 09
i have dish net work tata sky in india.I like it because cable tv operators are not provnding tv when there is no power at homes.I watching all channels even there is power cut at homes.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Apr 09
thanks for your response. i'm enjoying mine. have a happy day.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I have Dish for almost 1 year no trouble yet.I had Direct for awhile and they messed my bill up several times and I would have to call and get it corrected.I think they pick so many people to herase.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Apr 09
thanks so much for your response. hope i have as good of luck w/mine. have a happy day.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
13 Apr 09
yeas I like it but now I think I should switch over to a new one as they are giving less number of channels but they are charging 1/3rh of the amount but the installation charge is heavy and they will take money for a whole year. That means if I am not happy with them after 2 months, I can't switch! So, a thinking is required before I call for them.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
13 Apr 09
sorry u are not pleased w/yours. so far so good w/mine.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
2 Apr 09
I am from India and I have having Dish TV. The cost of Dish TV here is very less and they cost about Rs 100 per month to Rs 275 per month according to the channels we select. I think it is affordable by most of people and have lots of channels. The quality of dish TV is also great.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Apr 09
thanks for your response. think i am going to like it. if i'd stay off mylot long enough i could probably find out for sure. lol
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I have Dish network. It has its problems. Like when its stormy the satellite will often not pick up. I live in Mississippi so its stormy here alot. The program guide takes too long to load. A large portion of the channels I pay for are foreign speaking, music, infomercial, and other stuff I don't watch. The sound goes up and down on some channels. I can't get the local channels that I want. Unfortunately where I am there is no cable so I am stuck with satellite.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
thanks for your response. sorry u have trouble w/it. hope i don't. greetings from tennessee to ms.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
28 Mar 09
We had Sky TV for years but thought it very expensive so we switched to free-view and got a big dish. It is great, lots of channels and no monthly bills and so we are very happy with it
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
thanks for your response. glad u are happy hope i will be. hope things are going well w/you.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I had Dish network for 18 months but went with DirectTV last June because of a really good deal they offered. My contract with Dis was up so went with Direct since they offered 39.95 for a year. No one else could beat that so made the switch. This contract will end in a couple of months and I may go back to Dish. I have to admit that Dish has the best patented technology in the industry. I could control my DVR recordings and playbacks in both rooms (use 2) with just one remote. That way I could record programs I wanted to see in room #2 without disturbing my husband's shows in room #1 and just watch it the next day in room #1 while he was at work. I really miss that; DirectTV doesn't have that. DVR recordings and playbacks have to be done in separate rooms on separate DVRs. Like everything else the prices kept creeping up, but not as bad as cable. Had cable years ago and will never go back. I think you will be very happy with your satellite dish connection. And they both have more digital programming than cable. Since everything goes digital in June there is no need to worry about converter boxes and the like.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
thanks for your response. i agree w/you about cable. they are outrageous here & keep going up. i hope i'll be happy w/it. i had a great-aunt named nova. i had never known anybody else w/that name till now. actually she was my great uncle's wife. she taught me to say my prayers at bedtime when iwas a little girl. greetings from tennessee,, u.s.a.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Mar 09
No, I don't have a dish just the cable is available. I am quite happy with it as I get a good service. I have to pay extra for the Sport's Channels though so it is a bit expensive. We do what we have to do so if you have to make a change then you just have to do it. What can it hurt? It may be better or not but you are just trying. I do hope that his works out o.k for you. Blessings
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
i got good service w/my cable but it was so expensive & they kept going up all the time. the deal w/dish is alot less expensive. i have to save anyway i can. thanks for your sweet response. u are always so kind & i appreciate that alot.
• United States
28 Mar 09
Ha ha ha you all remember Prime Star satellite company I had them. As soon as I was told about Dish Network I switched right over Dish was way cheaper and Prime star went out because of them.Only draw back is Dish loves to increase your bill :( But I wouldn't change for any company.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
thanks for your response. i do remember hearing about prime star but i never had it. this deal i got is good for the rest of the year. maybe they want go wild when it's up.