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continued Dish Network rant

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by E_SolSi, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ok so that was about 2 weeks after i got the dish
    now about another month later, it has been about the same
    the channles still suck, there still isnt shit on
    but one more big issue has shown up.... signal loss

    today for instance... its fucking pouring outside.... its one of those days that you just want to lounge out and watch TV.... but i cant because the fucking dish isnt getting any signal !!!
    this has happened 4 times since i got this service... i'd be sitting there watching something and the damn dish would just cut out... sometimes i would only lose a few chanels... most of the time it would come back within a short amount of time... so far today this fucking dish has been out for almost 2 hours
    i tried calling the number it says on the help screen for customer support to see if there is anything i can do about this... after dicking around with the automated system for about 10 minutes i finally get to talk to a real person... wooo hooo!... so he asks me for some account information... then tells me he has to transfer me to the proper dept...
    then the fucker HANGS UP ON ME!!!
    now if i want to call back i will have to fuck with that stupid recording again...
    :wtf2:
    i really think im going to go back to my old shitty cable service... there was less channels, but just as much worth watching... and the service almost never went out so i actually had SOMETHING TO WATCH!!!!!

    Dish Network is fucking garbage :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
  2. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    I have cable, and know people with satellite, and they have the same complaints. At least the only time you really get service outages with cable is when some jackass plows into a carrier pole.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    thats what im saying... when i had cable even though it was a shitty company, i still only lost service MAYBE once a year

    5 times in a month and a half is fucking rediculous
     
  4. swanny

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    My parents used to have Direct TV and the same shit would happen. It sucks even worse when you have a heavily wooded lot.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i love my bright house
     
  6. Celerity

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    I'll never go back to cable. But you see, my area is "TeleMedia", and it's the oldest - Shittiest cable company in the COUNTRY. That's right, it's rated lowest of the lows in every industry report. I have two coax's that come out of the wall - A and B. A is in state, and B is out of state. That means that I have to get up, walk to the switch, and switch it over.

    Also, Basic cable for Telemedia is $65 a month. Yes, $65 a month for basic cable, 18 channels (And 12 in state!). Shopping networks and spanish channels abound.

    I got my friend's unlock for Turkish television, but other than that I'm on Dish's middle grade service. I've had the satellite burp a few times, but the quality is 1000x better.

    Again, my cable company is the worst in the free world.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    cable blows. i love direct tv, ill never ever get cable again.
     
  8. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Direct TV rocks. I have cable...... I miss my direct TV =(

    anywho. It's all about the placement of the dish.

    95% of the people tend to mount the dish out in the open. At my parents house my dad mounted the dish on the side of the house where there was a slight overhang just over the dish. Direct TV went out maybe ONCE a year. and that is during a 2feet + snow storm.

    I have Direct TV at my work, the dish is mounted on our roof with nothing near it to cover it from rain/snow. The dish goes out often! if it rains at all hard, the dish tv goes out =(

    Once again, becuase of how we mounted the dish (flat roof)
     
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    ^^^thats right, we made a little shed like thing covering it out in our backyard.
     
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    I think the company i work for bought some of telemedia's stuff in the south.. that area took FOREVER to upgrade to specs...

    I love my cable.. Of course it is $18 a month for every channel, internet and a DVR box. so I can't really complain.
    Personally I don't like satellite service due to it's lack of cheap high speed and it's problems with the weather. Every winter at my parents house we had to go out and de-ice the dish because ice would build up on it
     
  11. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    i used to have direct tv and had no problems, even in a blizzard. now i have dish, hate it and lose signal when it rains, and not alot of channels compared to direct tv. since I live in my friends house and he has had dish for 2 years, i cant change it to direct :(
    but oh well, he pays for it and I dont, so i cant complain to much
     
  12. Slammed90Lude

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    mmm, i have the highest level comast service- all the benefits of satellite but the power NEVER goes out, and I can On-demand all sorts of movies and shows when ever the hell I want for free

    :)
     
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