Dish has been found to be in contempt in TiVo lawsuit

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Curtis, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. samo

    samo New Member

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    Tell her not worry about it. If she gets DVR, she will get one that is not part of lawsuit and will not be shut down regardless of outcome. As for stability of the company, Dish makes 100's of millions a year in net profit. Worse comes to worse, they will make a little less.
     
  2. 20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

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    I agree that in all likelihood no DVRs will be shutdown, but whether the lawsuit is strictly limited to certain named models is up for ruling. The circuit level has indicated named models PLUS those no more than colorably different. And the numbers of devices indicated in rulings also suggests that the entire DISH deployment of DVRs (except for something like 200,000 - some previous agreement) are infringing.

    It's in the court documents.
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard anything in a while. What is the status of the lawsuit?

    Scott
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    The lawsuit is significant for TiVo and for DVRs in general but DISH will stay in operation and your MIL will end up with a really good DVR from DISH is she chooses to get one and it is very unlikely she will see nay impact to her DVR useage.

    Note - this is no reflection on value of service ;)
     
  5. SpiritualPoet

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    I'd never encourage ANYONE to sign up for Dish Network, as long as something better, DirecTV is around. There's so much more that DirecTV offers that Dish Network can't. (specialized sports programming tiers, NFL, NBA, regional sports "tickets", etc.) [of course, blackouts apply where applicable].
     
  6. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I generally like DirectTV... but...

    DirecTV does have an F rating with the BBB.. I know someone who paid his daughters bill ONCE one time... years later she cancelled and they charged ETF to HIS CREDIT CARD! They refused to remove the payment....
     
  7. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

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    true but i dont see spam from directv on a regular basis. Any company that has "dealers" that are spammers is scum in my mind. (ignoring all the other court affirmed reasons why ergen is scum)
     
  8. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    It happened to me too.

     
  9. parzec

    parzec Wizard of Oz

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    I could never recommend DirecTV to anyone as a result of their capricious imposition of the ETF. My advice is to *never* give DirecTV your credit card, and if you must -- only use a temporary card number or a card on the verge of expiration. Better yet, just avoid DirecTV like the Plague. F-
     
  10. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Preach it, brother!

    You also can't pay DevilTV online ONE TIME without authorizing then to auto-deduct your checking account or credit card every month.

    At least with a credit card you can dispute the charge.
     
  11. madbeachcat

    madbeachcat Content is King

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    This is absolutely false. I pay them online every month, and have been for years. I am not on Autopay and they do not automaticcally debit my account. The first time this happens will be the last time.
     
  12. dan0

    dan0 New Member

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    yes you can
    I've been with DTV since they bought out prime-star. Used to mail in a check but started doing the pay with a check online 3-4 years ago and have NEVER had them autodraft my checking account. In fact I've had my service cut because I forgot to make a payment.
     

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