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Old 10-03-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Network Broadcast on Dish Network

Dish told me this AM that I could get network broadcasts of ABC NBC CBS FOX and PBS from SOBONGO.COM. FOR $4.00 a month anywhere. There is a channel on Dish at #81 that states it. The phone # is 1.877.444.4388, I called but customer service is closed on Sunday. Anybody know anything about it???

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Old 10-03-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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We have been using it for several years. When we signed up, there was an application on the website to print, fill out, and have notarized to be mailed or faxed in. Seems like I also had to include a copy of the registration for the rv. The 4 bux is per network but you get 2 feeds for each: east coast from New York and west coast from San Francisco. It's also available in HD for additional bux. We signed up for 10 dollars per month for the entire package and we're not happy about the price increase but we have had absolutely no problems with the service and it is available everywhere. I think it's on the 119 satellite. (We use 119 and 110 from the rv.)
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Dish told me this AM that I could get network broadcasts of ABC NBC CBS FOX and PBS from SOBONGO.COM. FOR $4.00 a month anywhere. There is a channel on Dish at #81 that states it. The phone # is 1.877.444.4388, I called but customer service is closed on Sunday. Anybody know anything about it?
We've been getting DNS from Sobongo (used to be All American Direct) since we switched over to Dish Network back in May.

You can find the RV Waiver at My Distant Networks (click on "RV Requests" at the top of the page). Print out the RV Waiver, complete the form, and fax it to the number shown on the form together with a copy of your RV's registration form (note that the form does not require notarization). You should have DNS up and running within 24-48 hours, perhaps sooner.

By the way, that $4.00 is not for ALL the channels...that's PER channel. If you want ALL four SD channels from both New York and San Francisco, it will cost you $14.99 per month. All SD DNS stations come on the 119 satellite. If you want HD, which costs $12.99 for all four channels from *either* Chicago or Los Angeles, you need to be able to pick up the 110 satellite.
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Can't help with the Dish DNS but we've been using DTVs DNS for over a year now and it works well. I think it's $12/month with DTV but if you are getting HD you can only get either east OR west coast feeds and they choose for you based upon your "service address".

Also, at least with DTV, it's hard to find anyone on the phone who is very knowledgeable on DNS so you have to be patient and may have to talk to several folks before you get what you need.

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We have used All American direct for several years, even migrated to a new account my wife started after I closed mine. We pay on a 6 months basis. We also have local channels as we move around by just calling in and changing our service address when we are going to be somewhere for a couple of weeks or more. I know a few folks that call and change their service address every day if they are moving, but I prefer not to do that. It has worked out well so far.

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Look at your bill. It seems to me when we switched from DirecTV to Dish Network back in May, we were paying something around the $14 level for DirecTV DNS.
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I'm sure you're right Linda. I was guessing from memory.

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I have all local channels on my Dish Network receiver at home (Los Angeles area. When I go on the road, I can't get any of the local channels. I use the same receiver that I use in the house. How does Dish know where I am at?

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I have all local channels on my Dish Network receiver at home (Los Angeles area. When I go on the road, I can't get any of the local channels. I use the same receiver that I use in the house. How does Dish know where I am at?

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They don't,but the locals are spot beamed to a small area, the size of which is differnet for different localities.
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I have all local channels on my Dish Network receiver at home (Los Angeles area. When I go on the road, I can't get any of the local channels. I use the same receiver that I use in the house. How does Dish know where I am at?

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Actually, you're from one of the two areas in the nation which doesn't spot beam local channels. The other is NYC. Those form the basis for DNS service by not being spot beamed.

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There was a Dish rep at the Winnebago rally in July who said beginning sometime in Nov Dish will again be able to offer distant networks. I just confirmed that recently by phone when I needed to call Dish. I don't remember the exact date but think it is about mid month. This had to go through the federal government for approval which the rep said happened in the spring.

The rep was with another company who is offering a no contract Dish set up.
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Actually, you're from one of the two areas in the nation which doesn't spot beam local channels. The other is NYC. Those form the basis for DNS service by not being spot beamed.
Dish Network SD DNS comes from New York and San Francisco. Dish Network HD DNS comes from Chicago or Los Angeles.

Dish Network's SD DNS is on the 119 satellite; their HD DNS is on the 110 satellite. George *should* be able to pick up his Los Angeles stations (only the major stations...ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) if he's able to tune in the 110 satellite, and assuming he has HD service. However, they may be found elsewhere on the menu, not where he's used to seeing them.
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