Put your $$ here, 4th sattelite, outselling
competitors,best offer $89 installed, local channels,
What else do you need to hear, or see?
sattelite is in orbit, watch the news releases of how they
will use her!
You wrote "I purchased the
dish 4000 receiver hoping to pick up ac-3 off of the
satellite, and was sorely disappointed when I couldn't do
Check out this
Review the JVC/Dish System 5000 D-VHS Receiver/Recorder.
They promote the fact that this system is the 1'st
consumer device to play AND record AC3 (SOON TO BE
The price of this unit is remarkable for first-time
for Dish service are really just as high as
cable....If you get movie channels (and several of them) you
are looking at 45.00 per month or there
abouts....that's good for the profitability of the company but as
far as it being cheaper than cable it really isnt...
even if there weren't more channels available in
the sky...and even if the upgrade offerings weren't
improving faster in the sky than in cable...and even if the
quality of audio/video was not better...and even if the
next wave of higher definition wasn't going to be
going through the satelites before the wire gets
it...and even if satellite wasn't superior technology to
cable (which increasingly needs political cover and
protection from friends in DC)...I hate having to choose a
product with no competing alternatives. Having just moved
to a new location and having left that old 10'
C-band clunker behind (it provided 10 reliable years of
service), the choice was easy for me. I personally would
put up a pole and an antenna before bending over and
taking the wire (cable). These days we are just starting
to determine the true VALUE of these services
because we are just now starting to see the beginings of
competing alternatives in the marketplace. Just as in real
estate or most any market, value is determined by a
meeting of the minds between an informed buyer and seller
in a market environment. As we see more competing
alternatives to cable, it will either have to improve the
value of the services it provides or else lose market
share. In this way, the market will improve the services
for all consumers in this area regardless of your
delivery system and the true value of one (satellite)
versus another (cable) will become clearer.
They still have to move satellite "IV" to its
final position, then move satellite "I" to a new
position. While not as risky as the launch itself, I won't
be cheering until they achieve the final
It is pretty obvious the launch is 90% of the
risk, moving it into orbit is the latter, also re-read
my message. I stated the "launch" was a success,
which I believe it was, as well as Echostar.
a potential investor I understand your "glass 1/2
empty" approach, if your already an investor...what's
your point to potential investors????
DD....heading to $40 by Oct once DISH announces digital movie
capture set top boxes are available.