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SkysTheLimit
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September 2, 2011 9:17 pm  

ABC WPRU channel 20
NBC WVGN channel 14
FOX WSJX channel 24
The CW WSJP channel 17
Independent channel WVXF channel 10

All in standard definition.

These are all simulcasts of what Puerto Rico is seeing. NBC and the Independent channel originate on STT, the others appear to be east coast feeds.
CBS is still missing but available through All American Direct.

While building accounts today they all qualified for networks and there wasn't an extra charge.
These channels are all on satellite 110, transponders 25 and 29, which are spotbeams. Spotbeam = super strong signal.

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SkysTheLimit
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September 2, 2011 9:20 pm  

MLB channel added too.

"With Multi-Sport Pack, not only do you get the best football with NFL RedZone and best baseball with MLB Network, but you also receive NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Big Ten Network, Fox Soccer Channel, FUEL TV, and out-of-market local sports networks."

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rotorhead
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September 3, 2011 12:44 am  

When do we get the networks back in HD? Missing them since January.


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SkysTheLimit
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September 3, 2011 2:49 pm  

One step at a time.:-)


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rhstoo
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September 3, 2011 3:12 pm  

Alan -- how do we get these? The channels don't show up on the guide.


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Linda J
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September 3, 2011 5:28 pm  

Or -- one step forward and two back!!


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SkysTheLimit
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September 3, 2011 6:02 pm  

Rhstoo, They should populate on the guide. If not, call Dish.

LindaJ, LOL Nice comment. I know you're a big fan of Innovative cable but....... Many people have held off getting Dish due to the perceived hassle with the networks and extra costs. This is definitely a step forward and none back. Dish offers so much more than cable!!
If you tried Dish these days you'd realize that.

I often hear the question "What about a storm?" I'm hearing about people's cable that is still out from Irene! Dish worked right through the storm.
Very few dishes required tuning after Irene or Omar. The ones that did, and contacted us, got fixed the next day.

I suppose for those newbies that don't know I should disclose that I am an Authorized Dish Network Retailer. 10 years on St Croix


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rotorhead
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September 3, 2011 8:18 pm  

The loss of the networks in HD was a giant step back. We had them for years, first from Dish then from AllAmericanDirect (now Sobongo). Then they took them away in January.

The way things are going we will get the networks in HD via the Internet before we get them on Dish. I know that I am spending more time watching Netflix Streaming, Hulu+, Crackle and Blinkx than I am Dish.

But the new season is starting and the new network programs in HD will be missed. The new shows are available directly from the network's web site. If not in HD at least the aspect ratio is 16:9. Pretty soon we won't even need Dish we will be able to get everything via the Internet.


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September 4, 2011 12:53 am  

ABC WPRU channel 20
NBC WVGN channel 14
FOX WSJX channel 24
The CW WSJP channel 17
Independent channel WVXF channel 10

All in standard definition.

These are all simulcasts of what Puerto Rico is seeing. NBC and the Independent channel originate on STT, the others appear to be east coast feeds.
CBS is still missing but available through All American Direct.

While building accounts today they all qualified for networks and there wasn't an extra charge.
These channels are all on satellite 110, transponders 25 and 29, which are spotbeams. Spotbeam = super strong signal.

www.visatguy.com

As of right now (8:51pm Sat nite) -channel guide starts at 1 & skips to 71 -- Will these channel numbers be as you listed them Sky?
Maybe tonight when the system does the daily re-boot/upgrade ck, it will download them.

Jumbie -A satisfied Dish Customer who is not all hung up on HD for "local" networks.


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sloop jones
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September 4, 2011 11:23 am  

I asked Dish where they are.
here's the answer below.

sloop

We apologize for the inconvenience but there have been some systemic issues with the launch of the local channels for USVI and we have been told that they have already been or will soon be resolved. You should begin seeing them soon on your showroom account (if not currently seeing them) on the channel numbers indicated in the Programming Notice attached above.

JR


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SkysTheLimit
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September 4, 2011 12:38 pm  

These channels should show up on the channels I listed and they will be mirrored on channels 9043 thru 9049.


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September 4, 2011 1:29 pm  

Since I get satellite 119, does that mean I can't get the new channels?


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SkysTheLimit
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September 4, 2011 2:30 pm  

"These channels are all on satellite 110, transponders 25 and 29, which are spotbeams."
All new installs receive satellite 119 and 110 (Dish500)


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AllMashUp
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September 7, 2011 11:04 pm  

Anybody see these yet on their channel guide? I'm not.


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September 7, 2011 11:34 pm  

I called Dish Network and they added them for me.


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SkysTheLimit
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September 8, 2011 11:32 am  

If you don't see them on your guide call Dish. They'll be happy to get them turned on for you.


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rotorhead
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October 20, 2011 1:27 am  

ABC WPRU channel 20
NBC WVGN channel 14
FOX WSJX channel 24
The CW WSJP channel 17
Independent channel WVXF channel 10

All in standard definition.

These are all simulcasts of what Puerto Rico is seeing. NBC and the Independent channel originate on STT, the others appear to be east coast feeds.
CBS is still missing but available through All American Direct.

While building accounts today they all qualified for networks and there wasn't an extra charge.
These channels are all on satellite 110, transponders 25 and 29, which are spotbeams. Spotbeam = super strong signal.

www.visatguy.com

So what is the deal now? I am getting Channel 8 WSEEP which seems to be CBS but the guide is showing the same programming as Channel 10 an independent channel.


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Uttica
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October 20, 2011 11:16 am  

One step at a time.:-)

Good customer service I see.


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SkysTheLimit
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October 20, 2011 12:06 pm  

Rotor, I noticed that too the other day. The guide was the same but the programming wasn't. Seems to be a glitch in the guide.

Another observation is the World Series isn't being carried by the Puerto Rico FOX simulcast. However All American Direct feeds from NY are certainly showing the games. For those with AAD networks,...you might want to monitor these new networks before cancelling. Seems to be a lot of infomercials. Reminds me of local channel 8


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Jumbie
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October 22, 2011 12:26 am  

I have stuck with my local network feed from NYC (All American Direct) and glad I did.

Jumbie -STX


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dxphy
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October 23, 2011 10:06 pm  

what is the estimate cost for dish tv installation?


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SkysTheLimit
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October 24, 2011 11:03 am  

DXPHY, Give us a call at 340-718-2488 We'll be happy to discuss your installation. Are you on STX?

Alan


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