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Dish Starts Selling Satellite Broadband Bundles
Also Launches New Whole Home DVR Platform
by Karl Bode 05:43PM Monday Jan 09 2012
Dish unveiled several announcements today at CES, including the fact they'll soon start offering bundled broadband services in conjunction with ViaSat -- courtesy of the recently-launched ViaSat 1. According to a company press announcement, they'll be bundling ViaSat's new 12 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up service (which we'll have more details on tomorrow) with satellite TV as part of bundles starting at $80 a month.

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The company has also announced the "Hopper" and "Joey" set top and DVR platform that offers users up to 2 TB of pre-recorded content. Dish is playing catch up here to some existing cable, satellite and telcoTV options, though these new set tops try something a little bit new by recording pretty much all prime time content for your perusal at any time:
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The Hopper's new, unparalleled feature, PrimeTime Anytime™ allows customers, with one click, to record using a single tuner all of the primetime TV programming from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- the networks that deliver the most popular shows during primetime. Once activated by a customer, PrimeTime Anytime records network programming in high definition, where available, every night and stores them for eight days after they have aired. This creates an on-demand library of approximately 100 hours of primetime TV shows, and makes it easy to catch up on episodes from last night and last week's airing.
The new DVRs will also give users easy access to Dish's so-far-underwhelming Blockbuster streaming services, which the company has decided to rename Blockbuster @Home.

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io chico
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join:2003-12-30
Chico, CA

Not me

12 Mbps = faster to FAP. No thank you.

itsmagain

@rr.com

NO thank you

NO thank you
NO thank you
NO thank you
cdbma

join:2003-01-19
Bolton, MA

can't do the rooftop dish

I just can't do the big dish thing. I would willingly attach a small one to a window sill (wasn't that promised at some point by someone?). I long for the day when I can put a worthy competitor up against Comcast as a way to negotiate. FIOS will never come to my town, so satellite is my only hope, I guess.
Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

Will the VOD movies be FAP free?

Will the VOD movies be FAP free?

swintec
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join:2003-12-19
Alfred, ME
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Re: Will the VOD movies be FAP free?

said by Joe12345678:

Will the VOD movies be FAP free?

Most of them yes, but some may make you FAP.......
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iamwhatiam

join:2008-03-28
kudos:1

Presuming it works as billed...

(which is always the real question), I expect it will be an excellent alternative to having nothing at all.

compuguybna

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VOD and Blockbuster streaming on a 12GB cap? NO WAY!

Not understanding HOW they will bundle this . . .

Speaking of VOD and Blockbuster streaming . . . . .

Doing all this with a 12GB cap (assuming they're bundling the highest package---but most likely not)...

I see this backfiring quick............

newview
Ex .. Ex .. Exactly
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join:2001-10-01
Parsonsburg, MD
kudos:1

Bundles ...

... the guaranteed way to get fucked in the end.
05678973

join:2011-11-30
Cottontown, TN

Bundles????????Caps?????

What is the cap monthly limit or the bundle price?????????? Like normal noone cares about rural customers!!!!!!!! Everyone with wildblue and hughesnet should cancel service to show a message. I DID!!
tim tim tim

join:2010-08-14
Lutz, FL
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Re: Bundles????????Caps?????

People DO care about rural customers, that's why you have at least 1 option. Keep in mind how much it costs to build and maintain a network vs how much revenue they will take in from it. Out in the rural areas, it doesn't make financial sense so therefore you guys get worse products at a higher price. If you want better products, don't move so far out from the city.
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mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI

What about Hughesnet?

I don't understand why Dish Network is working with Wild Blue? Aren't they related with Hughesnet? I mean Echostar and Dish have basically the same ownership. Why help out the competition?