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Frickin' Hawaii Time-Warner!!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just called Oceanic Cable, Hawaii's Time-Warner affiliate, and these Einsteins have yet to "negotiate" with ESPN for GamePlan. At the same time, MarineBuckeye over on Bustnuts has a thread saying that his Time-Warner cable carrier is already offering it "early-bird" for $99. Well, the bimbette on the phone said she's not sure if Oceanic here will reach a deal with ESPN by the time the season starts. F**k that, I'm going to the local Dish Network dealer tomorrow. Anyone here have Dish Network?
     
  2. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    My Aunt and Uncle had Dish Network, just played around with it for a weekend but it didn't seem to me to be much diffrent than diffrent than digital cable.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Dayton, how was the quality? And why are you up at this early? :biggrin:
     
  4. horseshoe1

    horseshoe1 Newbie

    The dish here in Ohio can get a little snowy in real bad weather but I would
    think the quality should be great in Hawaii.
    We also have a problem here in eastern Ohio with our cable company not picking up ONN. Myself and several other people in this area have written and called both ONN and Comcast with no avail. I guess they don't need the money.
     
  5. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I have DirecTV and have had no problem. The picture is excellent and I've only lost the signal once but it was during a monsoon. Never had any fuzziness either.
     
  6. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    The picture quality seemed to be the same as digital cable. The only downside I've heard about Dish is that the local channels can cost extra. However, from what I hear if you buy everything they offer you get more channels with the dish. As far as everything else goes the quality seems to be the same with Dish Network and Direct TV vs. Digital Cable.

    I'm in the middle of an all night drinking binge :)
     
  7. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I'm not sure about Dish Net but I don't pay anything extra for locals.
     
  8. CharlotteBuckeye62

    CharlotteBuckeye62 Buckeye Planet Old Fart

    Mili, I've had Directv since 1996 and I love it. Would never have cable again.

    I've played with "Dish" at a friends house but didn't like it much.

    I installed the dish myself. You do need someone inside the house to tell you when you have to pointed right.
    On rare occations I've had a major thunderstorm create a short blackout, but only for a few minutes.
    We had about a foot of snow this past February. The dish was completely covered and we never lost our great digital picture.

    It you get a Directv dish/receiver, buy the one that now costs around $100. This type receiver allows for very easy recording as the receiver "talks to you VCR. The receiver they will give you for free with some special deals will not do that. However, one of the special deals they now have will get you Directv with TIVO. A friend who recently got it says recording on TIVO is very simple.
    Good luck
     
  9. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Clt,
    How do you record to your VCR with DirecTV? I've had it for about six months and never had to record anything until football season rolled around. I asked the guy when he was installing it but was a little confused. I think he said that unless you had Tivo, you could only tape the channel that was on the TV and the the VCR had to be set to channel 3. Is this correct?
     
  10. BuckPshrink

    BuckPshrink Freshman

    I have had DishNetwork for the last 2 years and have recorded almost every game. You must be careful to preselect the correct channel, 455 thru 467? prior. I initially thought the coverage would remain the same for teams/regions and missed TexTech, etc.
    Have always avoided thunderstorms on gameday in Georgia.

    Go Bucks!!
     
  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I went to my Dad's to watch the Big 33 game in July. He doesn't have TiVo and that's the way his VCR had to be set up to tape the game. If there is a better way I'd love to hear it :biggrin:
     
  12. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I've had Dish and DirectTV. I loved them both because I got tired of being
    bent over by Time-Warner. I Currently have DTv because the dealbreaker is that they have the NFL Sunday Ticket. That garbage that the cable companies spew about reception with a dish is b.s. The only time I've lost reception was during a severe thunderstorm with torrential rains, and it was only out a few minutes.

    The other garbage they give you is that you need to pay extra for local channels. Well, you could pay if you want, but for $50, toy can go to Radio Shack and buy a small semi-circular antenna that screws right onto the top of the dish, and oila, local channels, so Time-Warner, again, go pound salt you dirty crooks.

    Mili, go get the dish and don't think twice. There are so many deals out there, you can usually get the dish for free just for signing up for the service. I think they even have a seet deal for a DTV receiver with a built in Tivo for like $89.
     
  13. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Mili,


    DirecTv and Tivo make a great combo package! Fully integrated on one box and Tivo only costs 4.99/mo extra. You can literally watch two football games at the same time (in near real-time) without missing anything. There are many great specials right now that include free installation.

    Downsides:
    1) You need to get and pay for a seperate receiver for each TV (same as digital cable I think, but different from regular cable)
    2) Can go down in VERY bad weather but should be rare for you
    3) If you want HD you'll still need to get local channels from rabbit-ears

    There is a workaround to problem #1 if you get a receiver with an RF remote.
     
  14. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Mili:

    Time Warner has had some severe problems in my area too. They had a breakdown in "negotiations" with Cablevision and they pulled the Mets games from cable for a week before it was resovled.

    It seems as if Time Warner is having problems with its affiliates, and the main bargaining chip is sports: they pull them to get consumer pressure and hope to get more money.
     
  15. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Alot of the deals today include multiple receivers. You pay like 4.99 a month extra if you need a second receiver. I have 2 receivers and hook up each one to 2 tv's. You can that watch different channels on either of the 2 receivers with any combination of the 4 tv's.
     

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