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Grand Rapids Locals

jpwalters4
05-13-2008, 05:25 PM
I have heard the GR locals are coming in May but when I look online they are not listed. Does anyone know about this?

lrodenh9
05-14-2008, 10:54 AM
I've been wondering the same thing as you.
Last I heard, they are still coming in May.
But I'm also a little concerned by the lack of verification on the website.
Well, there are still 2 weeks left.

racingsmoke20
05-14-2008, 05:51 PM
I emailed dish network and they said although GR was not listed online they are definitely coming in May!!!!

racingsmoke20
05-21-2008, 12:04 PM
I emailed Dish network on Monday for an update so here is all the info I have received so far:

racingsmoke20 emails to Dish May 1st :
Question: You sent us an email that says local Hd is coming soon but when I go on your site it does not list Grand rapids. Are you going to still offer local HD in Grand rapids this month?

Dish says: Thank you for your email. Yes, Grand Rapids is still on the schedule for local HD upgrade this month!

Your business is greatly appreciated and we thank you for allowing us to be of assistance to you.

Sincerely,

Danny D.

DISH Network eCare

Pine Brook

racingsmoke20 emails monday the 19th:
Question: Has there been any changes to our local HD upgrade? I would have thought we would have it by now. Do you happen to know what day they will upgrade?

Dish says:
Thank you for your e-mail. Specific information regarding your request is not currently available. It is our intent to add a variety of programming and services to please the majority of current and future subscribers. We will gladly forward your request to our Programming Department.

We thank you for your input as we continually review our options in order to provide a compelling lineup for our viewers. Please stay tuned for consumer Charlie Chats that are broadcast monthly on Channel 101 or logon to our website for future programming announcements.

Your business is greatly appreciated and we thank you for allowing us to be of assistance to you.

Sincerely,

Daniel D.

DISH Network eCare

Pine Brook


This is the UPDATE!! Can't wait for local HD!!

nmumark
05-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Thank you for your email. Specific information regarding your request for your HD locals is not currently available. We would like to add the HD locals, to make viewers like you happy, but we do not know if or when this will happen. We will gladly forward your request to our Programming Department for further consideration.

Sincerely,

Lisa Z.

DISH Network eCare


I've also talked to a online rep about getting a dish set up for 61.5 since thats what i've herd locals would be on in HD. She said she can't give me a discount because she does not know when the HD channels will be available in our area.


Sounds like no HD Locals for us Grand Rapids people anytime soon.

racingsmoke20
05-23-2008, 11:32 AM
I have two dish 500 dishes pointed at 110, 119 and 61.5 and I still do not have HD locals. I can't believe smaller markets already have HD locals and we don't. I am a big Dish fan but it seems like for our area Directv has more to offer especially in the HD world. C'mon Dish reward us for our loyalty!!!!!!

wmubronco81
05-28-2008, 11:42 AM
I just e-mailed the ceo address today saying that I'd rather be told the truth if there is a launch delay, than to be lied to to keep my business. After all, if we're still with Dish now as long as the nationals took to launch, we should be considered loyal enough customers to be patient for the locals. I can be patient if told the truth, but when I'm lied to it irritates me even more and I'm more apt to switch because I was lied to than I am because of a delay if I was told about the delay! C'mon Dish, quit lying to us and tell us the truth about our local HD that you promised would launch in May!