Dish Network Complaint - The Dish that Can't
I received the sad news in early November 2009 that due to finances we would have to switch from direcTV to Dish Network. I am a sports nut and enjoy watching my favorite teams. Over the past three months I have missed five games due to scheduling errors. Dish is notorious for listing a game on one channel and showing it on another. This practice may work for someone who is watching the game live but not if you set your DVR hours before the game. I am to the point where I have to be home at the time of the event or I run the risk of missing it. What is the use of having a DVR if you can't preset your recordings?!? My other issue is that I pay an additional fee for HD but 3/4 of the games I want to watch are not shown in HD. The final straw came last night 2/14/10 when I decided to record the USC/UCLA basketball game which was listing on nearly every fox channel I have. I get up bright and early this morning to view the game and of course no game, just 4 hours of music and a screen saying check back often to see if your game is in HD. Why list the game on SEVERAL HD channels if you don't plan on showing it! I'm not even going to get into all the technical issues I have had or the crappy picture and frozen screen (even when the skies are clear). Bottom line is you get what you pay for!