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    WOI and DISH

    I hate to ask, but there has to be someone on here associated with WOI. Dish claims that WOI is making "unreasonable demands" for their broadcast rights, and "they (DISH) should know because they've negotiated almost a thousand such contracts", basically.

    I'd really hate to miss any Cyclone football games that end up on ABC, and basketball season would seem problematic. Can anyone tell me what's going on--from the other side? Is WOI (upper/corporate) management just being greedy?



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Both sides are greedy...that is the problem. This won't happen with DirecTV. They are a premium over Dish, but this is one of the reasons. You don't get in these ******* matches renegotiating contracts.



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    People watch WOI?


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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    People watch WOI?
    Football and LOST is really all I need WOI for.



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Cyclone Television Network! Lots of basketball games are shown on WOI.


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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Cyclone Television Network! Lots of basketball games are shown on WOI.
    Exactly. Otherwise I don't think our TV's ever go to the channel. Sometimes Fox, sometimes CBS or NBC, but WOI is generally ignored. Oh--Big XII football starts this weekend, doesn't it?

    WOI hasn't been the same since the Regents sold it.



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    I'll let you in on a little secret here. While WOI is bickering about how much Dish needs to pay to show their programming, those silly managers at WOI don't even realize they are currently giving it away for free!!

    For $10 at your friendly neighborhood radio shack you can get all the Cyclone sports and Lost episodes available for no monthly fee! Check it out.

    RadioShack.com - Home Entertainment: Accessories: Antennas: Indoor: Terk TV1 Indoor Replacement Antenna with Removable Base



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    I would bet this gets settled very soon because I can't imagine Dish will want to be without ABC for long which airs big college football games. I just went and bought an over the air HD antenna the other week for $10 which I needed to do anyways because when it is really storming bad I lose dish signal so at least I have the locals for the weather when that happens.

    On the plus side I could do without Grey Anatomy though...


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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    For $10 at your friendly neighborhood radio shack you can get all the Cyclone sports and Lost episodes available for no monthly fee! Check it out.
    Thanks. I appreciate that suggestion. Seriously.

    Now, if you could help me with another technical issue (LAS major)...just exactly where would you put rabbit ears on a wall mounted 40" Plasma TV, in the ground floor living room of a 2 story home--with the garage to the North (towards the towers)?

    Honest question. Please. I hate feeling dumb that way, but I am.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Thanks. I appreciate that suggestion. Seriously.

    Now, if you could help me with another technical issue (LAS major)...just exactly where would you put rabbit ears on a wall mounted 40" Plasma TV, in the ground floor living room of a 2 story home--with the garage to the North (towards the towers)?

    Honest question. Please. I hate feeling dumb that way, but I am.
    Check the manual for your TV. Some of these TV's have a separate jack just for digital antennas. At least my TV does although it's not a plasma but I'm guessing yours may have something similar.


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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Thanks. I appreciate that suggestion. Seriously.

    Now, if you could help me with another technical issue (LAS major)...just exactly where would you put rabbit ears on a wall mounted 40" Plasma TV, in the ground floor living room of a 2 story home--with the garage to the North (towards the towers)?

    Honest question. Please. I hate feeling dumb that way, but I am.
    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Check the manual for your TV. Some of these TV's have a separate jack just for digital antennas. At least my TV does although it's not a plasma but I'm guessing yours may have something similar.
    I think he's asking where he should put the antenna since the TV is wall mounted and his garage blocks the line of sight to the transmitter towers. An excellent question, and one I can't answer.



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Thanks. I appreciate that suggestion. Seriously.

    Now, if you could help me with another technical issue (LAS major)...just exactly where would you put rabbit ears on a wall mounted 40" Plasma TV, in the ground floor living room of a 2 story home--with the garage to the North (towards the towers)?

    Honest question. Please. I hate feeling dumb that way, but I am.
    Put an antenna in the attic and run the cable through the wall ?

    You probably need a bigger antenna than the Radio Shack one that someone already mentioned.



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    Re: WOI and DISH

    Same thing is going on here in Eastern Iowa with WHBF (CBS) and Dish Network. I've missed PGA golf for about a month now. That's okay though. I still have the Big Ten Network to take its place.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    I think he's asking where he should put the antenna since the TV is wall mounted and his garage blocks the line of sight to the transmitter towers. An excellent question, and one I can't answer.
    Exactly. Now I'm trying to remember where the trap door to the crawl space/attic is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Exactly. Now I'm trying to remember where the trap door to the crawl space/attic is.
    You're making us LAS guys look bad right now, man.


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