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Old 01-01-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Question Anyone have Dish Network in Jackson or other parts of Ocean County?

I'm very upset that Cablevision has dropped HGTV and The Food Network.

I'm thinking of switching to the Dish Network in order to get these channels.

How is the reception? I've heard that the Dish goes in and out depending on the weather. Is this true for the Jackson/Ocean County area?

Who provides your phone and internet service? Are you pleased?

Thanks so much.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:03 AM
 
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Me personally, they have to pay me to watch TV, not the other way around, but as far as satellites go, one satellite covers the whole continent so it doesn't make much difference if your in NJ or TX or wherever as long as you have a clear shot in the sky to the bird.

Not sure how much rain fade is any issue these days. I used to be in the satellite biz, not the consumer stuff but flying and operating the satellites in outer space. I think there is enough margin in the transponder power to overcome most rain fade these days.

I build TV stations these days so they have to pay me to watch the stuff.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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HGTV is my favorite channel by far. Glad I dont have Cablevision! Satellite I can never recommend as it does not have good internet service or good phone service. I dont need to watch every single sports game around.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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We are not a sports family so we can loose the sports.

Yeah, I guess getting phone and internet with Dish is going to be a problem. I use the internet for work so I need a reliable connection.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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We are not a sports family so we can loose the sports.

Yeah, I guess getting phone and internet with Dish is going to be a problem. I use the internet for work so I need a reliable connection.

Thanks for the input.
Dish Network is very good. They advertise 99.9% availability.


As for the internet, you got to go elsewhere. But as far as telephone service goes, look into an Ooma. This is a device which works through your internet to give you free telephone service.

It works very well and saves you significant money in the long run.

the whole "triple play" package cablevision offers is basically a big scam and not a significant savings

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the Ooma idea.

It looks good. i don't use my landline phone much so I think I'll give it a try.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Strawberry Love View Post
I'm very upset that Cablevision has dropped HGTV and The Food Network.

I'm thinking of switching to the Dish Network in order to get these channels.

How is the reception? I've heard that the Dish goes in and out depending on the weather. Is this true for the Jackson/Ocean County area?

Who provides your phone and internet service? Are you pleased?

Thanks so much.
As for the signal during heavy rain and thunderstorms, when we had Dish Network, some loss of signal briefly usually right before the thunderstorm began but that only happens on occasion
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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I'm very upset that Cablevision has dropped HGTV and The Food Network.

I'm thinking of switching to the Dish Network in order to get these channels.

How is the reception? I've heard that the Dish goes in and out depending on the weather. Is this true for the Jackson/Ocean County area?

Who provides your phone and internet service? Are you pleased?

Thanks so much.
Dish network is the best options they have almost 120 top channels. You can check in this site if you want a Dish network channels DishOne - The Best in Dish Network Digital Satellite Television It is the best site I have seen for Satellite Television online!
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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I've never considered satellite in Ocean County because they force you to watch the NYC local channels. Cable gives you both NYC and Philadelphia, and we've always preferred to watch PHL news and I'm a Philly sports fan, so to me it's a big issue.. But if you only watch the NYC locals, you're golden.

I know two OC people who have had satellite - one in Brick and one in LBI. Both complained about dropouts in high winds and heavy rain, but both also live pretty much right on the water (or a couple houses from it). Perhaps inland a bit, like Jackson, this wouldn't be as big of a deal. Although I know if you have a lot of trees some may have to come down in order to have a clear view of the southern sky.
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