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[Eng] Dish Network wins Blockbuster Auction

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The question of what's next for Blockbuster has been partially answered, now that Dish Network has announced its $320 million bid was enough to win a bankruptcy court auction for the rental giant's remaining assets.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/06/d...llion-in-cash/


oh my, thats pretty surprising! i think dish should offer some kind of service through blockbuster to compete with netflix,redbox, etc
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Hmmm... interesting. Wonder how this will turn out.
    
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Wonder how this will affect BlockBuster in the UK; they've been getting hammered by LoveFilm
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Originally Posted by Aick View Post
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/06/d...llion-in-cash/


oh my, thats pretty surprising! i think dish should offer some kind of service through blockbuster to compete with netflix,redbox, etc
That's probably there plan
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Never been a fan of Dish Network.
    
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I have dish, love it. Never had a probelm. Worlds better than Comcast TV. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Even though I haven't used a blockbuster in almost 7 years..
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As long as it makes Netflix cheaper and more competitive, I don't care. What I do care about is the studios giving exclusivity deals to Blockbuster, and making the rest of us wait a month for certain releases.
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Dish Network is rubbish. My neighbor has Dish Network (we have DirectTV) and the guy installed our dish and everything in 2-3 hours. Our neighbor had Dish Network over for 3 days until they finally got it set up. And these are brand new houses, so no need for wiring etc. Seriously? It takes 3 days to set up a dish and get the boxes hooked up etc?
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Dish Network is rubbish. My neighbor has Dish Network (we have DirectTV) and the guy installed our dish and everything in 2-3 hours. Our neighbor had Dish Network over for 3 days until they finally got it set up. And these are brand new houses, so no need for wiring etc. Seriously? It takes 3 days to set up a dish and get the boxes hooked up etc?
Seriously? This is the reason you think all Dish Network is "rubbish"? I've had Dish network installed at my house for years, took a couple of hours to install, wonderful customer service, and the only time it has gone out is because a tree fell down on it during an ice storm. They were the first to introduce 1080p streaming video, will price match almost anything direct tv has.... and now can compete with Direct TV's netflix type program called Direct TV Cinema.

All in all I think this was a great move for Dish Network and I'm glad to see them back in the race again.
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Dish Network is rubbish. My neighbor has Dish Network (we have DirectTV) and the guy installed our dish and everything in 2-3 hours. Our neighbor had Dish Network over for 3 days until they finally got it set up. And these are brand new houses, so no need for wiring etc. Seriously? It takes 3 days to set up a dish and get the boxes hooked up etc?
When we moved here we switched from DirecTV to Dish. Took them all of 40 minutes to hook up the dish and get receivers set up.
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