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Local Ch 8 ABC Now on Dish  

 

specialk
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March 17, 2014 11:00 am  

Over the weekend I discovered our local ABC is now on Dish Network channels 008 and 9042.


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vicanuck
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March 17, 2014 12:07 pm  

I'd rather have my Distant Networks package back.


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SkysTheLimit
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March 17, 2014 2:12 pm  

Now people can watch the Ch 8 LOCAL news at 7pm.


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vicanuck
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March 17, 2014 5:59 pm  

I suppose some might want to but I've never cared to watch the local news.


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DixieChick
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March 17, 2014 6:48 pm  

Not ours


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SkysTheLimit
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March 17, 2014 8:37 pm  

Canuck,
Getting Ch 8 is HUGE with many, many, of the local folk!!!! Even more so with the older customer.... They're used to seeing what happened on STX via the 7pm news. It's one of the big hurdles for them to go Dish. "No Ch 8? Hmmm".... Heard it for years. You may not care but thousands do. All American Direct simply chose to get out of the distant network market. Sadly!

Dixie, You have to use a VI address.

Chalk another one up for Dish!

Alan
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CruzanIron
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March 17, 2014 8:58 pm  

EVERY time I tuned in today it was infomercials.

I hope they all run out and but that antenna that channel 8 has been advertising all day.

It won't receive ANY over the air channels on this island. None.


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SkysTheLimit
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March 17, 2014 9:02 pm  

Channel 8 always has been mostly infomercials.. Been getting away with it for years! It's completely about the 7pm news:@)


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janeinstx
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March 18, 2014 12:05 am  

I was missing the news show with the creepy Haloween lighting and camera that must have been dropped...a lot.


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Alana33
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March 18, 2014 11:02 am  

I miss Channel 2 local STT news. Channel 8 has always been challenging to watch with it's many glitches that are so completely amateur in production. Watched last night and nothing's changed.


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vicanuck
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March 18, 2014 11:54 am  

I took the bait and tuned into Channel 8 last night.

What a joke.

The incredibly poor quality of the signal on both the local news and the ABC network news made my flat screen look like my parents old Philco TV.

Why anyone would want to watch that garbage is beyond me.


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SkysTheLimit
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March 18, 2014 12:03 pm  

I took the bait and tuned into Channel 8 last night.

What a joke.

The incredibly poor quality of the signal on both the local news and the ABC network news made my flat screen look like my parents old Philco TV.

Why anyone would want to watch that garbage is beyond me.

Yup, Me too! When I tuned back to a "real" station I felt like it was 3D Imax. Horrible station!


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March 20, 2014 10:08 pm  

I must be the last person with through the air tv, and it's because I couldn't get an answer from dish regarding affiliates. I like the NY stations and local news.

I check online to compare content. Mostly prefer PBS and Netflix.


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IslandHops
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March 21, 2014 12:02 pm  

I must be the last person with through the air tv, and it's because I couldn't get an answer from dish regarding affiliates. I like the NY stations and local news.

I check online to compare content. Mostly prefer PBS and Netflix.

You're not the only one still attempting to watch local TV on-air. I'm using a boosted directional antenna and can get some stations depending on where it is pointing. I'm on STX and would like to compare notes on what over the air channels people are getting and where their antenna's are pointing. Unfortunately I can't seem to lock in a Fox broadcast, which was a bugger during football season.


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ms411
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March 21, 2014 3:21 pm  

Boosted directional antenna. Gotta Google those words. 🙂

I'm on STT, and we only get 3 channels in English - NBC, CBS, and PBS.


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OldTart
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March 21, 2014 3:34 pm  

... I couldn't get an answer from dish regarding affiliates.

You can find all the information on their website. If all you watch is NBC, CBS and PBS though, you're probably better off with what you have as DISH isn't inexpensive.


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