Ok, so the same guy comes out again. It was an hour later than the appointment window, but whatever. I just want to be done already.
He said that he knew Comcast didn't diplex well but he thought he would give it a try just in case. Since that didn't work my next alternative was to have him run a separate line (exterior) to the office where the router and cable modem are. I expressed some displeasure with that idea and asked if there were any other options. Exterior may be the end result, but he gets another idea instead...
He brainstorms that he can just hardwire the HD DVR and not need to go to the modem or router. So he diplexes the sat signal coming into the HD24 in the living room and installs the black DECA box thing right there between the dish and the RX. He gets all green lights and is pleased with himself. CinemaPlus shows up as a menu option so hey, maybe it worked?
I ask how that will work with the bedroom RX since it is an HD21 and not an HD24. He goes to his truck, gets out another DECA and another HD24 and does the same setup in the bedroom. He gets all green lights and again is pleased with himself. He calls it in, tells me they will send a recovery box and life is good according to him. What the hell, I just got an upgraded RX for my trouble right? However, do I get to pay extra per month for the new box now?
I just didn't mention the LNB bolts he left off last time but did ask for a barrell connector and terminator cap so I can tidy things up in the attic. He handed them right over.
My question is, are the DECA boxes really doing anything since nothing on my system is actually connected to the internet? Thinking that maybe they worked like a wifi card, I tried going through the setup to see if they would discover my wifi signal but that didn't seem to work.
I can see CinemaPlus as a menu option and I can see and have the option to buy the 400 movies they talk about, but I don't see the 4000 that are supposed to be free. Is that related to the internet by chance? Other than not seeing those, it seems to be working ok...
And your thoughts on this setup are ? ? ?
Check channel 1000 You will see (Should see) a LOT of channels passed 1000.. 1201, 1235, 1500, etc etc etc etc..
The whole "Bolt issue" is not an issue IMO, that LNB isnt going anywhere, wind or no wind.. if some kind of wind knocks those bolts out, its going to twist your dish first