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Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Cyclone, Jul 7, 2003.
Maybe they were just seeing who would pay it.
Well, I wound up with it on my bill. When I called Dish to get the charge removed, they refused to do so unless I dropped the PTV service. So I did, but they wound up charging my autopay the $99 anyway even though I dropped my bill. When I tried to get them to put a $99 credit on my credit card, they initially refused, saying that they would take it off of next month's bill instead. I had to go to a supervisor just to get the credit.
Now I am eagerly awaiting the 522.
Sounds like Dish alright. They seem to work with some customers without a problem while giving other customers a big problem for their own mistake or without advanced warning of a charge. Was there any statement saying that you accepted the charge automatically after taking their so called 'lifetime' PTV service or was this not mentioned of there being a charge at the end of the service?
Obviously something is not right if they are giving other people credit and not you credit. That just proves my point right there that they are trying to get whatever money they can get. No wonder why my customers get so mad with Dish and that I lose them as customers as a result. Things like this. Then Dish tries to penalize me in return. I tell my customers just to call me if they have an issue and I try to take care of them for them because I know Dish is going to tell the customer a load of bull at times and just cause me more trouble and take it all out on me. Its hard telling the customer something after Dish told them something and having to go against what they said. Makes me look real bad.
Another one of those so called black eyes. Perhaps you can get them to send you a 508 for your trouble for the amount they done took off of you (saving $50-$100 from the normal deal). At least you can sell your dishplayer and get a few hundred out of it.
I got the Dish Player from my friend on Friday and hooked it up.
The hard-drive is too loud for the bedroom I was going to put it into. The funny thing is that even though the DP has been disconnected for a year, when I plugged it in, it got all of the same channels without having to be activated. . Still its too loud and my wife would go bonkers if I kept it in our room.
Besides I run the RF output down to the Exercise room in the basement from our 4900, and she takes its UHF remote down there to watch TV.
I guess this 7200 will end up on Ebay. Shame it did look pretty cool while I was playing with it. If it had a UHF remote I could have put it in the exercise room and RF'd it up to the bedroom. Guess I'll have to either get a 508 or more likely get a 522 when it comes out.
The HD is easily replaceable in the DP. Might investigate putting in a quiet model.
I actually have 3 old hard drives in the basement. I might just play around and see if I can get a quieter model in there. Problem is that those 3 are smaller than the 17GB that the 7200 already has. But it will be a test to see. I bet the HTPC forum at AVS would have someone with info on quiet HD models.
It turns out though that the big sticking point ends up being that the wife really likes the UHF remotes flexibility.
You can get the cones to work with the dishplayer remote.
That's a killer. IR extenders work for the DP, but performance can be spotty. Could be even more problematic if your trying to hit the cone from the treadmill!
IBM Deskstars are very quiet. Might find a good deal on an older 40GB model on the web. That would give your DP about 32 hrs of record time. I had replaced the original HDs in ours with a 40GB Western Digital that was fairly quiet (not sure that it is bedroom quiet, though) and a 30.5GB Maxtor, that was not as quiet.
Try LeapFrog in which you can use your existing phone lines to transmit audio, video, and remote signals room to room in the house or anywhere that has that phone line. Each room you want to view those channels you have to have that LeapFrog receiver.
I believe they also make a devide that you put over your remote where it transmits the signal beams and it turns it into UHF where you can turn channels in other rooms.
Try a Seagate Barracuda drive. They are some of the quietest. I use a 60gb model in my DP.
www.storagereview.com rates the heat and noise of a number of drives in their reviews.