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From cable TV to Satellite that is. A while back I posted about my cable carrier getting OLN. It turns out it was not OLN they offer as part of their package but some channel called the Outdoor Channel. I also knew that one of the satellite companies was going to offer the local channels soon. Now they do. Signed up for satellite service on Saturday, should have it installed sometime in the next week & a half. Got tired of waiting for the cable company to offer OLN & then they decide, no it's not OLN we'll offer but the Outdoor Channel.
We made the switch about two months ago.... Adios Comcast! The signal has been very good with the dish. Only once or twice in the midst of a kick azz thunderstorm did we briefly loose the signal only to come back moments later. We don't regret the change.
Hoping you don't either. :)
Good luck to you. I hope it works out. I don't know anyone that's switched from cable to satellite; only the other way and all because of receptions issues. My neighbor switched to cable because of tree branches (so the company said) were swaying in the way of his line-of-sight to the satellite. A co-worker had to install a 20' tall pole in the back of his yard to get clear reception.
06-01-04, 07:35 PM
I went to satelite from cable and called the sat. provider within four hours to cancel it. I was not given what was promised in addition to no local channels, poor reception and an ugly ass dish on my roof.(Were my home shaped like the Falcon that would not have been a problem :P )
I now have neither and am pretty happy.
My new satillite system was installed today & activated around 10:00 am CST. One of the first things I watched was the Giro special on OLN. It was the show that had the high lights of the race. Pretty cool. The system I have even has the Digital Video Recorder, or DVR feature. Which means I can record programs, up to 100 hours worth at a time, then watch them later.
06-08-04, 08:44 PM
We switched from Cable to satelite about a year ago..We are very pleased with our choice..Got sick of the Cable company kicking off every program or station that we liked..Satelite..Love the choices of international news sources..Never watch American network news for as long as I shall live..What a joke. BBC has some funny stuff....
I refuse to pay for the third tier in order to get OLN..For these extra 50 channels we only get OLN, for which I would watch..Being stubborn..$13 more for 49 channels I don't want.
We do get a French station- Channel 5...They show much of the European bike races anway, if I can figure when they broadcast those races. Who needs the English commentary.( W/O English commentary..One must memorize the numbers of favorite cyclists to figure if the race is going my way...!)
Programming great other than OLN on third tier. Expensive but you get proportionally far more..If only I could pry the remote away from my wife...
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