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Birdog Ultra Meter Rental

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by MichelleWieFan, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 #1 of 10
    MichelleWieFan

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    I live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Baltimore. Does anyone know if there is a place where I can rent a Birdog Ultra Meter?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2013 #2 of 10
    peds48

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    Not sure there is such a service...

    Perhaps a pawn shop....
     
  3. Oct 8, 2013 #3 of 10
    gov

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    I saw a Birdog at a pawn shop just a couple years ago.

    Didn't even have the USB update port, and they wanted $350.

    Figured it was worth $50, if that, and they wouldn't want to go much under $250.

    I did tell the counter guy he had a problem there.

    As for rental, that is getting pretty far out there. Wish the OP luck, but I suspect his best shot might be to offer the DirecTV guy working across the street 2 houses down next Thursday a Pepsi and a fresh piece of peach pie and see what happens.



    It would work on me . . .

    :righton:
     
  4. Oct 8, 2013 #4 of 10
    peds48

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    you have to offer more than that! that ain't gonna to cut it......
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 #5 of 10
    gov

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    OK,

    how about Mountain Dew ?





    Might offer a PBR, AFTER he gets the dish aligned . . .

    :coffee
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 #6 of 10
    Bill Broderick

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    You probably ought to offer the tech a green "napkin" or two to go with the peach pie. Probably ones with a picture of Andrew Jackson on them.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2013 #7 of 10
    peds48

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    You probably ought to offer the tech a green "napkin" or two to go with the peach pie. Probably ones with a picture of Andrew Jackson on them.
    !rolling could not have said it better


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  8. Oct 9, 2013 #8 of 10
    gov

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    Never underestimate the power of pie!



    :coffee
     
  9. Oct 9, 2013 #9 of 10
    peds48

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    I was starting to agree with you until you said what I colored in blue. by the time you get, plug in, set up the TV and receiver, I had already aligned the dish probably 20 times with my AIM meter. it would be more if it wasn't because the darn AIM meter takes so long to boot up.. :smoking:
     
  10. peds48

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    So why not take into a count the time it takes to drive to the tail gate place set up the dish and TV and what not when comparing against the tine it takes the OP to get the meter. alignment times starts when you are ready to align the dish whether using a meter or a TV. and to say it takes less time using some other method than a meter, well I just dont agree with that.

    What we can agree on is that if the TS is doing this just one time, (or a few for that matter) is not worth the money to rent or buy a meter as you can use the receiver albeit less convenient and with more effort
     

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