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post #2341 of 2570
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Originally Posted by mhufnagel View Post

I did. I called on a Sunday and recieved the unit that Friday. Dish even sent me a HDMI cable for it too.

What delivery/carrier did they send it with? UPS, USPS, or FedEx? Just wondering if I missed it or what....
post #2342 of 2570

You should have asked for a free bluray set of Breaking Bad and Walking Dead. ;)

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Originally Posted by mhufnagel View Post


I did. I called on a Sunday and recieved the unit that Friday. Dish even sent me a HDMI cable for it too.
post #2343 of 2570
Still reeling over losing AMC. Dish better get the Pac-12 Network for sports or else I will be livid. I'm beginning to regret signing up with Dish. I'm caught in a 2 year contract.
post #2344 of 2570
has anyone noticed a deterioration in dish's pq level over the past few months. maybe its just me but i'm seeing a lot of artifacts
post #2345 of 2570
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

has anyone noticed a deterioration in dish's pq level over the past few months. maybe its just me but i'm seeing a lot of artifacts

It is either just you OR you have a problem with equipment or satellite alignment.
post #2346 of 2570
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Originally Posted by filtor View Post

What delivery/carrier did they send it with? UPS, USPS, or FedEx? Just wondering if I missed it or what....

It was shipped via UPS. And it didn't come from Dish. I've heard that they are the refurbs that Roku sells on their site and that Roku ships them out for Dish.
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Originally Posted by MKANET View Post

You should have asked for a free bluray set of Breaking Bad and Walking Dead. wink.gif

I did get a $30 credit on my July bill to pay for Breaking Bad Season 5 via Amazon. wink.gif
post #2347 of 2570
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Originally Posted by filtor View Post

Asking again - did anyone ever get the promised "free Roku"? Just wondering since I have yet to receive the one they promised me.....

Oops sorry - hadn't been on in a bit, but yeah, I got mine (and an unexpected HDMI cable). The cable came UPS one day, the roku came UPS the following week (like 3 days later).

Overall, it does little to nothing more than my PS3 and Sony BluRay player already did...I also noticed last night that streaming Amazon Prime stuff...the thing starts/stops a lot - very irritating - but that may be Amazon, as we just watched an entire movie on Netflix prior to that, and didn't have a problem.
post #2348 of 2570
I have the same problem with Amazon. Movies stop quite a bit and have to be restarted. Netflix has some stuttering for me. Not sure why. My line is consistent 10mbps download. The best service by far is Vudu. I am really impressed with their streaming service. Top notch.
post #2349 of 2570
Amazon, Netflix, and Vudu all work for me without any issues; at least on my PC. I tend to lean more towards Netflix, since they offer more variety; especially on PCs.

However, I definitely prefer Comcast On Demand over Internet streaming any day since On Demand uses original broadcast quality 1080i video; not re-encoded, downsized 720p "HD" streaming video.
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Originally Posted by ricwhite View Post

I have the same problem with Amazon. Movies stop quite a bit and have to be restarted. Netflix has some stuttering for me. Not sure why. My line is consistent 10mbps download. The best service by far is Vudu. I am really impressed with their streaming service. Top notch.
post #2350 of 2570
Vudu's HDX is actually 1080P 24FPS streaming. Very impressive quality that beats On Demand from Comcast.
post #2351 of 2570
For TV shows, Vudu, re-encodes what is delivered from the original broadcast (1080i) to 1080p HDX. It doesnt mean it's going to look better than the original TV broadcast. At best, it's somewhat equivalent or slightly lower quality than the original network broadcast. Having said that the quality does look good. I do watch Vudu every now and then. However, would only use it for older TV shows/seasons. 2D/3D Movies, I always prefer bluray (over Vudu HDX or Comcast).
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Originally Posted by ricwhite View Post

Vudu's HDX is actually 1080P 24FPS streaming. Very impressive quality that beats On Demand from Comcast.
post #2352 of 2570
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Originally Posted by MKANET View Post

For TV shows, Vudu, re-encodes what is delivered from the original broadcast (1080i) to 1080p HDX. It doesnt mean it's going to look better than the original TV broadcast. At best, it's somewhat equivalent or slightly lower quality than the original network broadcast. Having said that the quality does look good. I do watch Vudu every now and then. However, would only use it for older TV shows/seasons. 2D/3D Movies, I always prefer bluray (over Vudu HDX or Comcast).

They aren't re-encoding a 1080i stream that you would see on an OTA broadcast to 1080p. They're taking the studios master which will already be at 1080p24 (usually) and encoding that. I've only seen a little bit on Vudu, its overpriced IMO (a small credit came with my BD player), but it was better than broadcast from what I remember.
post #2353 of 2570
Dish Network has started offering Blockbuster on-demand movies for their subscribers. I already have on-demand with NetFlix and was wondering if it's worthwhile for me to run another Ethernet cable to my VIP622 Dish receiver to get the Blockbuster on-demand flicks.

Has anyone compared Blockbuster to NetFlix on-demand, if so how do they compare?
Do they have a good selection of HD movies?
Will my old VIP622 be up to the task?
Any other suggestions you have will be appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2354 of 2570
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Originally Posted by Bill Mullin View Post

Dish Network has started offering Blockbuster on-demand movies for their subscribers. I already have on-demand with NetFlix and was wondering if it's worthwhile for me to run another Ethernet cable to my VIP622 Dish receiver to get the Blockbuster on-demand flicks.
Has anyone compared Blockbuster to NetFlix on-demand, if so how do they compare?
Do they have a good selection of HD movies?
Will my old VIP622 be up to the task?
Any other suggestions you have will be appreciated.
Thanks!
Sadly it is not worthwhile IMO. The selection is absolutely awful. No comparison to Netflix at all. The discs by mail are great (if you have a store nearby to do exchanges), and the additional channels are nice, but the on-demand part stinks. Your 622 will work fine. If you can temporarily run a cable to try it out, that's your best bet. I imagine you'll disconnect it after you browse the list of titles.
post #2355 of 2570
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Sadly it is not worthwhile IMO.

Since it requires a 150' run of cable to reach from my router to the ViP622, you've saved me a big effort - thanks for the information!
post #2356 of 2570
So, I just talked to a Dish CSR and he said that AMC is returning October 8th. Anyone else hear this?
post #2357 of 2570
CSRs don't know jack. I wouldn't bet on it....
post #2358 of 2570
He said to expect a crawler with the announcement at the bottom of the screen beginning tomorrow. Guess we can just wait:)
post #2359 of 2570
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Originally Posted by torque91 View Post

He said to expect a crawler with the announcement at the bottom of the screen beginning tomorrow. Guess we can just wait:)

AMC returning to Dish would mean that there was a settlement between Dish and Rainbow. I haven't seen anything in the news about that yet and I'm willing to bet that a CSR would be the last person to know about a settlement.
post #2360 of 2570
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Originally Posted by torque91 View Post

He said to expect a crawler with the announcement at the bottom of the screen beginning tomorrow. Guess we can just wait:)

Would that be running on all dish subscribers tv's?

I'd love to see my zombies on the large screen ....
post #2361 of 2570
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Originally Posted by torque91 View Post

He said to expect a crawler with the announcement at the bottom of the screen beginning tomorrow. Guess we can just wait:)

On the bottom of just what screen though? This is a cool fabrication if a CSR is making it up to tell people on the phone who call and ask... but what channel would Dish run a scroll to announce such a thing?

I suppose AMC could run a scroll.. but nobody with Dish would see it!
post #2362 of 2570
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

On the bottom of just what screen though? This is a cool fabrication if a CSR is making it up to tell people on the phone who call and ask... but what channel would Dish run a scroll to announce such a thing?
I suppose AMC could run a scroll.. but nobody with Dish would see it!

That's what I thought as well. Yeah, they run crawlers on the screen when we are about to loose a channel but it's run on the channel we are loosing. Looks like the guy was blowing hookah smoke up my...well you know:)
post #2363 of 2570
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Originally Posted by torque91 View Post

That's what I thought as well. Yeah, they run crawlers on the screen when we are about to loose a channel but it's run on the channel we are loosing. Looks like the guy was blowing hookah smoke up my...well you know:)

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post #2364 of 2570
AMC is back, check your menu guys.
post #2365 of 2570
It is back.
post #2366 of 2570
wow!

Season premier of Breaking Bad tonight? tongue.gif
A few months late.
post #2367 of 2570
Of course it comes back after the season is done. I hope I can watch it on demand, but as of now AMC isn't listed in the menu for those.
post #2368 of 2570
Looks like AMC is now in AT120 and higher! Good news for me considering I recently downgraded smile.gif
http://www.mydish.com/perks/free-preview/
post #2369 of 2570
I’ve never had SatTv, and would like opinions on reception. I like the price and channel lineup from Dish but in my area [Omaha, NE], N-o-b-o-d-y likes them.

In fairness to Dish the people I talked with had them years ago, not recently. I also live very close to a military base; is that a problem with Dish equipment?

Bottom line, I really want to go with Dish, but with a low fixed income, I can’t afford to throw money away on a two year contract with lousy reception.

Opinions from people who have had both services would be appreciated.
post #2370 of 2570
Trac,

I live in Phoenix and have had Dish sat service for years. The service is great. When I purchased my last 65 in plasma I had it professionally calibrated. The calibrator who had Directv for his personal service at home mentioned how much better my Dish signal was. BTW, the Hopper is dynamite.
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