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  • Sometimes, we can fix this problem by turning the channel and then turning it right back, but sometimes that doesn't work
  • One thing to consider is that Dish Network's ad campaign saying that you get the same TV for less is a little misleading

    • by RealCharacter

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      We’ve had Dish Network for about a year now. We previously had DirecTV, which we liked, but we changed simply to cut our monthly expenses a little bit. As far as installation, the two guys who came to our house to install it were very professional and friendly, although it seemed to take hours and hours for the system to get set up.

      We live in southern Georgia, and we have outages during the summer when thunderstorms come up.

      The service outages usually don’t last very long, however.

      The weirdest thing about our TV reception with Dish Network is that sometimes the non-high-definition channels will suddenly “stretch” on-screen as if they are trying to display in high-definition, which just looks bad on our non-HD television. Sometimes, we can fix this problem by turning the channel and then turning it right back, but sometimes that doesn’t work.

      One thing to consider is that Dish Network’s ad campaign saying that you ...

      • get “the same TV” for less is a little misleading. Their basic package is cheaper than DirecTV’s (and A LOT cheaper than cable), but it also doesn’t have all the channels that DirecTV’s basic package has.

        No Bravo, no Discovery Health, no National Geographic, no BBCAmerica. All of those channels are available, but in a more expensive package.

        Dish Network’s basic package of 120 channels is offered at an introductory rate of 24. 99 US, which goes up to 34.

        99 once

        the introductory period ends. This compares to Directv’s smallest, 150-channel package, which starts at 29.

        99, but ultimately goes up to 58. 99 after the intro period.

        I guess Dish Network is a good choice for people who are watching their pennies, like we are. Truth be told, if our budget wasn’t so tight, I’d rather have some of my favorite channels back! But if you just want something to watch on the boob tube besides static, Dish Network is a pretty good budget option.

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