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I agree Stiphy. I've had Dish since 1997. I use the DVR feature for most of my viewing. We mainly watch World Link (9410), Sundance (332), PBS (249). Veria (9575)has a great Yoga teacher. Much of what we want to see is on when we are working, so we DVR

Sloop Jones

Posted : June 9, 2009 10:26 am
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Some people complain no matter what! Is it signal strength? Price? Programming?

And some would rather complain than call for assistance. Many times I find bush growing into the dish blocking signal.

Posted : June 9, 2009 11:21 am
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Many times I find bush growing into the dish blocking signal.

Happened to me last week...neighbor's passion fruit vines (which are on the fence) curled all the way up to the Dish...Hacked them down and signal went back to normal! Love the Passion fruit smoothies we make but man those vines grow like wild with a little rain!


Posted : June 9, 2009 8:02 pm
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Billd -

As follow up to Choice did you see today's announcement? The parent company ATN is in the process of purchasing Verizon's Alltel rural area of wireless....which if following ATN stock would have been a good increase on your dollar....Uptrend for ATN on 03/19/2009 at $20.54. Since then, ATN has returned 71.7% as of today's recent price of $35.26.


Posted : June 10, 2009 2:57 pm
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Hulu works. I havent had TV at all for over a year now. We download the shows we like from 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?

For all you who are using the internet to stream TV/movies, you should be aware that bandwidth is not an unlimited commodity. It is a commodity that has a price the provider pays and includes in their consumer pricing structure.

There is momentum in the industry to restrict or charge both users and providers of video streams.

Here is a link to an article in th NYTimes today.

Sloop Jones

Posted : June 14, 2009 11:21 am
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Great article regarding bandwidth usage. We probably fall into that category user, as we have been known to use the sling box and stream from ABC and Hulu site. Thanks for posting.

Got an email from a friend advising us to use this for HD. Looking into it.

Posted : June 14, 2009 12:46 pm
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how much HD is available online? and how much bandwidth does it eat?

From another thread,106027,

a comment Broadband VI (?) about heavy streamers

Chad falls into that less than 1% of our customers that eat up 40% of our bandwidth. So in order to maintain the ability to offer a burst special feature for 99% of our St. Croix customers, we have to limit those people who do nothing but download all day to what they actually pay for. The other option is to charge for usage like AT&T, but as someone stated in another thread, they had an $815 bill for their cell data plan, we'd prefer not to go that route.

Chad, I stated above we have a 1Mbps plan for $99/month.

sloop jones

Posted : June 14, 2009 1:02 pm
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