Olympic Coverage

I have a little complaint to make. We love watching the Olympics. Who doesn't? But our satellite (we have Dish Network) mysteriously loses the local stations' signal everyday during the magical hours between 4pm and 1am. No other stations are affected, of course, just NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and Fox. Normally it's no big deal. During the Olympics, though, BIG DEAL!!! Even with numerous calls to Dish Network nothing can be done. For the first half of last week we moped around the house forcing ourselves to be content with watching the daytime broadcast of Olympic events. Then on Wednesday I made a wonderful discovery. NBC rebroadcasts the night's coverage at 2:30 am! Now I just set the VCR to record it for us and we get to watch all that we missed the next day at our own leisure. Though our Olympic experience isn't quite Gold medal worthy it's good enough for us.

We're rethinking Dish Network though. Even with the stations being off everyday they still charge us full price for the local channels. No medals for them!

7 comments :

  1. SO GLAD you figured out a way to still watch the evening events. My gripe? Trying to avoid my homepage news so that I don't get spoilers on events that happened already but that won't be broadcast until tonight. AUGH!

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  2. It could be worse...my sister, Meg, has been without television and internet and telephone service since they moved the first part of July because Comcast still can't seem to find or bring the right wiring with them every time they come out! She's missing the whole Olympic experience.

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  3. DirectTV has free local channels, and if they are available where you are (we got it at our old house) and if you get the elliptical dish instead of the round one ($3 more, one time) it picks up BYUTV too.

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  4. I heard from Kim Komando ("America's Digital Goddess") that there is a way to watch the Olympics online at nbcolympics.com. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to! We have rabbit ears, and are tired of snow and commercials. :)

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  5. You must try DirecTV.....free local channels, great service and you really should try the DVR......I don't know what we ever did before our beautiful, lovely, DVR......Oh yeah, we used the VCR that never seemed to work right.....I love you DVR.....=) Really, you should try DirecTV, Dishnet is hopeless out here in the valley!

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  6. I'm glad that you are still able to enjoy the Olympic, but it's too bad you don't get a price break.

    Phooey on Dish!

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