Skip to comments.Anyone a Dish Network customer?
Posted on 08/22/2009 1:56:18 PM PDT by DGHoodini
Anyone a Dish TV network customer? If so, can you tell me how many days does the basic Dish Network receiver guide display? I used to have a high end Hughes receiver with a 15+ day guide, but it burnt out recently, or got zapped in a power failure, and since DirecTV only uses their own brand recivers now, I ended up replacing my box with one of DirecTVs basic recievers, and quite frankly, it's been a big step down. The screen only shows 1.5 hrs on the screen at a time, and only shows 2 days worth of guide. It doesn't have a way to easily keep favorite channels accessable (No 'Turbo' Guide' button. So I was wondering what Dish Networks basic reciever offered as far as menu/guide features...
We only get two days worth of guide, also.
About 18 hrs. After that it will automaticly download the next 18 hrs. I have only gone 3 days ahead, so I don’t know how far in the future it goes. Give them a call on their tech line. It’s an 800 number.
Don’t go there , DishNetwork nickel and dimes you to death with receiver fees , DVR fees and fees for changing your programming packages in addition to confusing terms and conditions regarding their high end boxes that cannot be purchased , only leased,, in addition Charlie is real bad to his dealer network , holds them fully responsible for busted contracts and such ... don’t expect any sort of decent service from them ,, they’re being beat to death from the one source that should be supporting them ... DishNetwork has always made their own receivers ... in the past that made DirecTV’s receivers better as they had many companies competing to build a better box ... it’s sad to see that DTV gave up that edge...
I would just buy a used high end DTV box on eBay or at a garage sale , unlike DishNets receivers the box doesn’t marry your access card so just plugging in the new box and swapping cards will have you up and running with your paid subscription package pronto.
The latest email from DirecTv tells what kind of hard drives are compatible and how to attach a big hard drive for saving a lot of shows.
I just successfully hooked up a fairly inexpensive 640 gig drive to it. The only bad part is that the attached external drive takes over from the internal one, but I can move the external 640g. drive and hook it up to my computer (USB) where I can burn the ones I want onto DVD discs.
Well, I’ve had DirecTV for several years now, and true, I’ve experienced ‘Rain Fade’ on occasion, but it hasn’t happened so often or slast very long, that i wasn’t so disturbed at dealing with only local broadcast or watching.surfing on the Internet. With Weatherbug, I can allways check to see the size, speed and direction the storm is moving, and can approximate how long before I get satellite feed back/ We do get some serious winter storms that rooll though my area, and haven’t had it affect the DirecTV service very much either. I have had cable TV before in my lifr, and when *that* goes down, it goes down for hours, if not days. DirecTV I don’t think has ever gone out for me, for over a half hour...and usually for only a 5-10-15 minute period, during the densest part of the storms.
Agh well, who knows? A whle back I used to complain about several issues I had with DirecTV, and surpisingly, most of the issues I had with them havd been addressed...Perhaps they cough up with at least increadioing the guide to 6 days, so that I can check out a programs *next* show, without needing new hardware. I mean it’s not like the guide isn’t there...it’s just not coming over for the basic receivers. Perhaps they went cheap on the RAM in the boxes, and that’s why it only dislays two crummy day...
While I dropped Dishnetwork in favor of AT&T’s U-Verse six months ago, during the ten years I had Dishnetwork, we always had at least two weeks of program guide. You could easily set events that far in advance for the DVR to record after we upgraded to the DVR.
You have their *basic* receiver?
You are online...go to their website and view it there.
Yeah, sounds like a plan Stan, but I tried to do that with the the DirecTV receivers, at their website, and it just doesn’t give that info in the descriptions of their functions.
Ok, so I went to DirecTv’s site again, and i found the info I missed the last times, if it was there before..and it appears you have to buy one of their DVR receivers to get a 14 day guide, with another 6-7 dollar a monthly charge added.
Now my next question: To get one of these DVR units to fully function, don’t you need to have *two* feed lines coming to the receiver from the Multiplex switch?
We had a bad experience with Dish Network.
We priced & confirmed a system & price but when the tech showed up to install the system we ordered the price was higher. I called Dish and the system we wanted & ordered was $18 a month more than what we were quoted...the ol’ “bait & switch”...
I showed the Dish Network tech the door.
If you had just paid them the extra money they wanted, you’d already know the answer. LOL!
I’ve gone ahead a couple of days or so.
My stepdad and my brother both had Dish. I had direct tv. Dish is a ‘step down’ and it is not user friendly either.
I believe you can see up to 8 days — that’s how far in advance the Search function works.
No, I think that to watch as well as simultaneously record to their DVR unit you only need a single coax cable from your dish.
I agree. I had a fairly old receiver with a DVR (3-4 years old?) The programs went about 2 weeks ahead, but sometimes had to stop to download after about 10 days out.
I found the service to be the least expensive, until recently.
Dish waived extra fees on programming changes for me. Their phone reps appear to have power to waive a lot, and even bargain equipment prices.
I only switched when Comcast showed up at the door and offered free basic cable, forever, because I have broadband internet already.
I’m told comcast no longer offers that “free TV” deal (no shock there). It apparently was only offered by the door to door reps.
I have a dish system and it has one coax. It utilizes 3 feedhorns, 2 recieve and 1 transmit. It is full duplex to the DVR.
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