In this case, “about me” is probably a better way to describe the people that operate this site since I am basically a one-man show. I don’t have any partners, team or anything like that. As hard as it might be for some people to believe, I am basically a regular guy who became interested in promoting DISH Network one day after I had been a subscriber to the service for about six or seven years. Here’s how it came about.
Like so many other people, I became acquainted with cable TV back in the 1980s when I was still living at home with my parents. Cable TV had finally become available in the area where we lived and my parents signed up so we could see what it was all about. For us it was a revolutionary time for the television industry and we suddenly had a whole bunch of new TV channels to watch beyond the handful we were able to get over-the-air from the local broadcasters in our area. I remember very well watching the launch of a new channel called MTV which really was “music television” back when they first came on the air because all they played were music videos.
After we had cable for a while I knew there was no going back, and when I moved out on my own I always signed up for cable TV wherever I happened to be living. There was no way I was going to give up on all those interesting new channels and more were coming online all the time. At the time, cable TV was the only way I could get all those channels. I suppose there were a few folks out there at that time who may have been on the cutting edge of satellite TV and may have been receiving TV broadcasts from satellites that were not intended to broadcast to the general public, but I didn’t know much about that scene.
A few years later I started hearing about a new industry that was up-and-coming and was giving TV viewers an alternative to cable TV. The satellite TV industry was just getting off the ground and since I was somewhat less than thrilled with cable at the time, I decided to look into this new way of receiving television broadcast. My problem with cable was that the prices always seemed to be going up. I suppose that tends to happen when monopolies set up shop in the area and at the time, that’s exactly what the cable companies where. Once a cable company set up shop in a particular area, they “owned” it and there was no competition. Basically, you had to deal with them if you wanted access to more TV channels than what you could get over-the-air with an antenna from your local broadcasters. That all changed when the satellite TV industry got off the ground.
Unfortunately for me at the time, I lived in a house that featured a lot of tall trees on the south side of my property and satellite reception just wasn’t a possibility at the time. However, we were planning to move to a larger house in a few years and I knew I just had to wait it out. In 1998 we moved to a house that could not have been better situated for satellite TV reception since there were hardly any trees near the house and the sky to the south was wide open.
I was so anxious to try satellite TV and get away from over-priced cable TV that I ordered my DISH Network system before I had even moved and arranged to have it sent to my new house! On the day of the closing we arrived at our new home just as the UPS driver was leaving the driveway after leaving the DISH Network equipment on the doorstep. The timing could not have been more perfect! I wasted no time unboxing the equipment to check it out and I had it all installed and working in a few days. On those days there was only one broadcast satellite to point your dish at in order to receive all the available programming and since that was not terribly difficult, they allowed customers to do their own installations.
I was very happy with DISH Network from the moment I laid eyes on the television screen after getting it installed and working. At the time there was no digital TV and it was very obvious to me that the picture quality that DISH provided was a lot better than what I had been getting from cable for many years. I knew at that point that I would probably never be going back to cable and that has been true so far. I knew that picture quality is not quite the issue it once was since with digital signals the picture is either there or it isn’t, so to speak, and the quality of the picture that cable delivers now is probably quite close to what we get from DISH. Still, I have not had cable TV service since 1998 and I don’t see any reason to change that.
That’s how I became such a fan of DISH and when I discovered a few years later that I could create my own website to promote DISH, I was very anxious to get started. This site was born, although it looked a lot different back around 2005 when I first put it online. Since 1998 I have moved from New England to where I live now in North Carolina, but I still promote DISH Network and will continue to do so until there is a good reason for me to stop. I like promoting something I really believe in and can recommend to other people without any reservations or hesitation.
That, in a nutshell, is the story of how this site came to be and a little bit about the guy that runs it. I hope you found it at least somewhat interesting.