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pamela
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June 1, 2009 4:08 am  

So I had to stay up and see if Choice really got something about the cable stuff right for a change. My television really IS black at 12:01 AM. Perhaps if we had this sort of customer service when they were up and running the outcome would have been different. :@)

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SkysTheLimit
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June 1, 2009 10:56 am  

www.dishnetwork.com for packages.
Then PM me about the required hardware installation.


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SkysTheLimit
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June 1, 2009 11:02 am  

Received several calls over the weekend from people that were told by Innovative that they could not have cable TV because "there is no room on the pole"! One was told to call WAPA because there is "too much cuurent on the pole". Their words,.....not mine.


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islander@heart
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June 1, 2009 12:37 pm  

Good Morning,

Does anyone know, do I really need a cable box with innovative. My TV's are cable ready. In Phoenix the cable just plugged into the back of the TV, no box. The guy is coming out this morning to get us set up. I already have been to Innovative and had to lay out $240 ($80 ea) in deposits for the boxes and then I have to rent them for $5.95 ea. per month.


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glynnswife
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June 1, 2009 12:57 pm  

If you want movie channels you have to have the box.


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June 1, 2009 1:31 pm  


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billd
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June 1, 2009 1:46 pm  

there is a basic set of channels you get with inovative. They go to about 22. They are really basic however. No ESPN, Weather Channel etc. To get another 3o something you need to sign up for basic then if you want all 62 yo9u need to sign up for extended basic. Then if you want movie channels you mneed to sign up for them. Each step costs $$$.

Cal Inovative. I'm sure they will explain their packages to you as well as the $.

. Your TV being cable ready has nothing to do with it. It says that you can get the channels if they are there.
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Tippi
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June 1, 2009 3:21 pm  

Today's Paper Announcement on CBS


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June 1, 2009 3:32 pm  

So am I reading this right - at this moment there will be no CBS shows starting next month unless Innovative finds another affiliate? Looks like my move to Dish for HD is being hastened...


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dntw8up
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June 1, 2009 3:40 pm  

So now the only "real" TV my rabbit eared set will get is NBC (PBS, Daystar and whatever this MGM affiliate will broadcast don't count as "real.")


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pamela
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June 1, 2009 3:56 pm  

I'm going to try to undo the cable and plug it back into the tv itself. That used to get me NBC, ABC and PBS. Enough noise to keep me happy for a while. $$$ just too tight to layout a lot of it for cable tv.

Pamela


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SkysTheLimit
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June 1, 2009 4:54 pm  

Received a call today from a lady that signed up for DirecTv Latin America ( the one Choice is pushing) .
She signed up April 16 and was told she would have TV by the end of April.
Well.............No TV and she's furious! She's been calling constantly and now being told they have no boxes.

Say what you want but Dishnetwork is the best option if you can afford to spend a bit up front.


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LuckyGirl56
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June 1, 2009 5:29 pm  

I Googled MGM Network and this is what I found....

MGM to launch digital subchannel network for local broadcasters.

What do you do when you've got over 4,000 movies and 10,000 hours of television in your library? You start your own TV channels, that's what.

After launching a dedicated high-definition movie channel (MGM HD) recently, legendary film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is launching a new TV venture called "This TV," according to Broadcasting & Cable. The channel, which local stations can broadcast as a subchannel of their digital signal, will feature movies and television shows from MGM's expansive library. The channel will also allow local broadcasters to customize the look and feel of the channel, as well as program some of it with local content like sports and news if they wish

Doesn't sound like a "network" channel to me. Sounds more like old movies and tv shows. Just my opinion tho.


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June 1, 2009 6:23 pm  

We had 'This' where I live in Oregon for a few months. Its old B-grade movies from the 50s - 80s (Hackers is the only one that comes to mind post 80s), and then a few old classic TV shows like Mr Ed and Outer Limits late at night. Its all cropped edges pan and scan. Today's schedule is: By Love Possessed; 21 hours at Munich; AKA Cassius Clay, Cornbread, Earl and Me; Across 110th Street; Thunderbolt and Lightfoot; Rollerball; Mr Ed.

You can always try Hulu (assuming it works in the VI and its not blocked like Netflix streaming) for a free TV fix: http://www.hulu.com/tv . I believe they are NBC and not CBS affiliated but they have lots of content. There are hints that Hulu might stream to non computers (XBox, PS3, Roku Netflix player, Boxee set top box, etc).

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PS .. let me know if Hulu works so I can check that off in my geek list :).


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June 1, 2009 6:41 pm  

Hulu works. I havent had TV at all for over a year now. We download the shows we like from isohunt.com or stream them on hulu.

Hulu carries most Fox programs, some older movies, and most CBS programs. No commercials, just buffer the video up and hit full screen!

Who needs TV?


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dntw8up
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June 1, 2009 9:22 pm  

I also use Hulu, but dislike that it pauses periodically to buffer the stream (I have 1Mbps through BroadbandVI). To remedy this I've been writing onto rewritable disks, which is time consuming.


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June 1, 2009 10:12 pm  

LOL @ tippi's tear...


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June 2, 2009 3:09 am  

I am surprised you are having the problem with Hulu and 1 Mbs from BroadbandVI. I have the same service and very, very rarely get and glitches with either Hulu or a SlingBox.

Jim


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June 6, 2009 10:01 am  

I got several calls from people who signed up for DirectTV in late April and have not been installed yet. Direct told them they did not have receivers yet. That sounds strange?

Sloop


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SkysTheLimit
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June 6, 2009 12:09 pm  

I'm hearing the same thing. Over 6 weeks and still waiting for DirecTV Latin America to do there install. 2 year contract also.
No HD, No DVR, some channels in spanish with english sub titles.


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June 6, 2009 1:06 pm  

Has anyone tried dish network online ?


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SkysTheLimit
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June 6, 2009 4:00 pm  

With a Dishnetwork account and an MPEG4 receiver you can hook into an internet connection and do VOD "video on demand". You can control the DVR from any IP enabled device etc....You can also store content on any external harddrive via USB cable.

This from a property looking at Direct for the "free" install. Memos were sent out about a presentation at 9am today. Large complex but they don't seem to want to spend $58 per unit to get Dishnetwork set up and properly cabled to distribution boxes. Go figure!
The person quoted below has a VIP722DVR and viewing HD content via Dishnetwork on the property but they require a few more dishes and cabling to make it feasible for me to service.

Alan
They didn’t even show up. Our complex manager called them twice to confirm before he put out the memos. He called them this morning and they weren’t even on a plane yet. Their service is a joke. So I came back home and un-paused the show I was watching.

ON A PLANE!!!!!!!! Service calls out of Puerto Rico I tell ya.
Buyer beware!!


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LuckyGirl56
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June 8, 2009 10:03 pm  

Just curious...has anyone had any luck getting DirecTV either on STX or STT? Several people have told me they signed up several months ago through the phone # that was published in the Avis via the Choice ad and still don't have anything yet.


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pamela
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June 8, 2009 10:17 pm  

Watching a lot of old DVD's (good thing the yachts have them for me to borrow) and VHS tapes. Miss the news but catching up on that via internet. Just pretending I am living on a boat right now.

Upstairs has Dish Network but am hearing a lot of complaints coming from there 🙂

Pamela


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stiphy
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June 8, 2009 11:19 pm  

What are the complaints on Dish? I still think the single best creature comfort I invested in here was getting Dishnetwork. I'm not a huge TV watcher but when I watch TV I can actually watch what I would watch if I was stateside...makes it feel like I'm not missing out on anything by being on island.

Sean


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