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Dish or not to Dish?


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So I found out that the law allows me to have satellite television even in an apartment whether the landlord likes it or not. The dish company sent me the rules so that I could give them to the landlord and get dish. The problem is do I rock the boat and get the company I like or do I go with a company I hate that doesn't offer me the programming I want in order to not rock the boat? Help? What do you think? emoticon
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KIMBERTA99 10/20/2010 12:47AM

    I would definitely find out why he doesnt allow it.......but in a very kind way...and go from there..I agree it is not worth making the landlord mad and making things akward for you. If you love your new place....and from what I read you truly do.....making this one sacrifice might be worth it for you. Atleast give it a try and if you are miserable with the service go and talk with the landlord again. Good luck!! Kim

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JOYINKY 10/19/2010 11:38PM

    I just use broadcast (free) tv. Get HD picture, the three major networks, 10 channels in all. More than I have time to watch. I can use that money elsewhere. It just depends on your priorities.

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TWYLA053 10/19/2010 8:35PM

    I would find out why as well. Maybe he knows best.

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PEGTIGER 10/19/2010 5:40PM

    I would find out why the landlord doesn't want it. Maybe he gets a kickback from others. After you hear his reasons and he sees what the law says, make you decision based on his reply and his reaction.

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MAKULEWAHINE 10/19/2010 5:08PM

    Ah television. What would we do without it? I went without it for years and got a lot of reading done, was more active, and generally not as stressed. Now, of course, I have gotten dependent on it and use it to relax (I don't watch the news much). I'm with jeneric777 in that you worked so hard to get a nice place that you could afford I wonder whether it's worth the angst. Do talk to him to find out more though.

Good luck. I know you will enjoy your new digs:)

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FIZZLESTIX 10/19/2010 3:25PM

    I will flat out say that you should get DirecTV and not Dish Network if those are your two choices. DirecTV is getting more channels more rapidly than Dish Network and Dish Network is losing channels. My in laws made the switch to DirecTV because of that.

We have had really good experiences with DirecTV also.

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TXDREAMSPINNER 10/19/2010 1:40PM

    I think I would show your landlord the rules and ask if he has a valid reason for not allowing it. If there is something that sounds reasonable then don't rock the boat but if he just doesn't want to deal with it, go for it.

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 10/19/2010 1:33PM

    Well, I'm a rock the boat kind of gal, but I have to wonder if any kind of television programming is worth putting you on the outs with your brand-new landlord. (Of course, I don't watch much TV, so I just get whatever's free.)

Why doesn't the landlord like dish?

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