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delossw
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I just saw on Choice cables website that they are no longer going to offer cable service after June 1. What are the other cable options on STT and also what are the best internet options.

Thanks

Deloss

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2009 8:07 pm
Tippi
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You can keep your internet service from Choice. The only service going away is TV.

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Posted : April 6, 2009 9:52 pm
Trade
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Innovative is the other cable option. I have their DSL bundled with cable & phone service & I'm happy with it. Your mileage may vary depending on which island or area you're talking about.

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Posted : April 6, 2009 10:29 pm
sloop jones
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There are 3 posts from a couple of weeks back about satellite TV. Here are the links.
sloop

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,105406

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,104386

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,104546

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Posted : April 8, 2009 10:40 am
jay
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It should be interesting to see how long it takes Innovative to get those 4000+ Choice customers new cable boxes, considering when I went in for service a while back, it took three weeks to get a box......Can't wait to see this!

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Posted : April 9, 2009 6:42 pm
Betty
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I walked out with my boxes when I signed up for innovative.

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Posted : April 9, 2009 7:22 pm
bucpride19
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Does Innovative offer High-Def channels and the MLB Xtra Innings package?

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Posted : April 10, 2009 3:15 am
Jim Dandy
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Innovative offers, outdated technology, mediocre picture quality, customer disservice, etc.

Innovative's technology is a 450mhz system on STT and a 400mhz system on STX. These systems were state of the art circa 1984.

The digital converters that Innovative offers, when they have them available, are five generation old Motorola boxes purchased as recycled surplus from stateside.

Jim

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Posted : April 10, 2009 2:45 pm
bucpride19
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Guess not, what are the options for High-Def on the island?

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Posted : April 11, 2009 4:09 am
rotorhead
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Dishnetwork

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Posted : April 11, 2009 4:20 am
bucpride19
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As far as I know they do not offer the MLB Extra Innings Package......I need my baseball, I have a bit of a problem

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Posted : April 11, 2009 6:11 am
Ace
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I just had to switch from choice to innovative fairly painless process but i went in and got a box early they tend to run out.

But I discovered innovative does carry MSNBC so no more Keith Olberman or Rachel Maddow for me... have to download and watch the clips...

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Posted : April 11, 2009 5:11 pm
sloop jones
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Re beisbol;

MLB Extra Innings is available thru DirecTV Latin America. You need a minimum of a .98 meter dish, a receiver, and an account with DirecTV LA, thru Puerto Rico or Trindad.

I deal wi. Trinidad not Puerto Rico. PR is closer but Trinidad answers emails and phone calls promptly.

Sloop Jones

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Posted : April 11, 2009 6:41 pm
sloop jones
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Re beisbol;

MLB Extra Innings is available thru DirecTV Latin America. You need a minimum of a .98 meter dish, a receiver, and an account with DirecTV LA, thru Puerto Rico or Trinidad.

I deal wi. Trinidad not Puerto Rico. PR is closer but Trinidad answers emails and phone calls promptly.

Sloop Jones

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Posted : April 11, 2009 6:44 pm
Exit Zero
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Is it overdubbed in Spanish ? Is it available in English? [ The MLB package, I mean.]

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Posted : April 11, 2009 10:46 pm
sloop jones
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I don't know about the language thing. my guess is english. it would be quite an expense to have a an overdub for every game.

.here is the link to their website www.directvcaribbean.com

sloop

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Posted : April 12, 2009 10:40 am
Betty
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Sloop isn't this your business? Shouldn't you find out for a potential customer? I'm sure he won't be the last customer to ask.

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Posted : April 12, 2009 5:08 pm
Exit Zero
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Sloop -Thank You for your quick response and the website - It made it very easy to do research - I appreciate your participation.

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Posted : April 12, 2009 5:36 pm
sloop jones
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Betty,

i am an authorized dealer for Dish Network and Hughesnet.

A Dish network dealer provides equipment, program info, does the customer qualification, and the service contract.
And Dish network sends us email daily on upgrades, updates, and new programs.

I am not an agent for DirecTVLA, nor do i sell their service or stock there equipment.

DirecTVLA DEALS DIRECTLY WITH CONSUMERS. They do not have a dealer program.

DirectTV handles everything with the customer. Once a customer signs a service agreement with them and gets the equipment it is up to the customer to install the dish and receiver or to find someone to do the work.

So No DirectVLA is not my business. However I have installed their systems and I have satellite dishes which can be used to get a signal from their satellite.

Sloop

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Posted : April 13, 2009 3:23 am
Betty
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Sloop, I'm very sorry I thought you were with direct tv.

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Posted : April 13, 2009 3:48 pm
QueenofdeRock
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What is Hughesnet?

Please describe the cost and features of Hughesnet.

Thank you

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Posted : April 13, 2009 3:57 pm
sloop jones
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Hughesnet is satellite based internet service. The internet connection is made thru a satellite in geostationary orbit 22,000 miles above the equator. The equipment is: a dish to receive data , a 2 watt radio to send data, and a modem to translate and encrypt the data. The modem is connected to the users computer via ethernet cable, either directly or thru a router.

The equipment, and installation costs about $1200. monthly service plans are btw $59.99 and $190. Most home users spend btw $69 an $79/mo.

For me the benefits are independence and reliability. The service is up all the time, It independent of local landlines/phonelines/towers,

PM me and i will send you an FAQ file. I have been using it since 2004.

Sloop Jones

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Posted : April 19, 2009 11:28 am
computerguy
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Nothing beats BroadbandVI internet! I signed up at www.broadband.vi

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Posted : April 19, 2009 12:18 pm
Betty
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Broadband does not work everywhere on the island computerguy. 🙂

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Posted : April 19, 2009 1:24 pm
STXResident
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If you are considering Satellite TV check to BE SURE you are elegible to received the network s--ABC NBC CBS--not everyone can receive them ,even through My Distant Networks, it depends on where you live on Island--found this out last week.

Satellite is great till you have a problem and have to call customer service; we have spent over 4 very frustrating hours on the phone since Friday when suddenly the "smart cards" stopped working; I'm just about ready to go back to Innovative......

I had satellite internet for years and have changed to Broadband, much better service and connections. In the event of a hurricane, I will go to one of he dial up services till BB comes back up.

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Posted : April 19, 2009 1:25 pm
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