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The official August 12, 2002 Tech Chat discussion


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#51 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 03:20 PM

Do the Seagate drives run hotter than the Maxtors? I'd assume since they are running all the time, they would get hot... Maybe its a heat issue????

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#52 OFFLINE   Marcus S

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 04:04 PM

The 1st gen of 501's where noisy when they did run, but I never noticed they where running hot, just not running at all. You could tap the HD and it would spin up, but that is not a solution.
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#53 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 04:08 PM

I've noticed that most newer HDs run much hotter than older ones. On the 501s that might not be the issue, but we'll have to see what happens with the 721s and 508s...

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 07:56 PM

The new receiver Dish sent to me as a replace for my 501 with another 501 just a few months ago has a Seagate hard drive in it. Since when did they change everything to maxtor? What is up with the 501's having the signal go in and out and having that issue as well? Are the newer ones having these issues with problems fixed with them?

Also what kind of hard drive are in the 721's ?

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 08:38 PM

I'm sure the use more than one manufacturer to make sure that they will always have drives available.

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Posted 08 August 2002 - 09:38 PM

Remember, Charlie is Jack Benny reincarnated. Thus bulk purchase of anything from one manuf to gain maximum discount and profit. He keeps forgeting how much it has cost him to fix all the screw ups. Maybe he uses Enron accounting to make repairs look like a long term investment. :blush:
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Posted 08 August 2002 - 09:56 PM

:lol: Lets hope not....

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Posted 11 August 2002 - 10:32 AM

When will Dish replace the HD6000 with an HD receiver using 8PSK with an option for OTAHD? I am really tired of only getting to look out two hours in my program guide on the HD6000.

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 12:25 AM

Must be in the wrong forum. We meant HD as in Hard Drive, not High Definition.

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 01:42 PM

hehe - all the talk..but:

Do not forget - the Tech chat is tonite :)

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 07:48 PM

Still to definitive reply on if the 6000 will ever get the OpenTV upgrade.
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Posted 12 August 2002 - 08:03 PM

Pretty good chat! Nice to see everyone in chat!

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 08:07 PM

No the 6000 will NOT EVER get the OpenTV Upgrade. I got that answer from the top of the food chain at Echostar.

Thanks to Mark Jackson for mentioning DBSTalk on the air!

Great chat everyone!

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 10:07 PM

I also indicated that 6000 will not EVER get openTV upgrade..
they said so on one of the chats...


By the way - did you all hear: - They mentioned DBSTalk on Tech chat tonite ( they mentioned us therefore :) )

I guess they do read our threads - lol

#65 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 10:58 PM

When is the repeat of this tech chat and where are all the details of this tech chat? Maybe Scott needs to have a video on here of it so that those that missed it can view it, or his own video of the tech chat recap, like he does his new show, or put that on the next news show that he has.

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 11:06 PM

Any big news or interesting stuff? I missed it.

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 09:02 AM

The tech chat recap can be found here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=&threadid=6766

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 10:51 AM

When I had Dish, I always found that I got more out of the tech Chats than the Charlie Chats. Maybe its because I loved to hear about the different features of the receivers, etc.

Im even planning to get back in the game and get Dish again. I will admit this: the only thing I really miss in my exit from Dish are the Tech Chats. The Charlie Chats are nothing new, since you do see most, if not all, of the info on here and in the DBSForums.

#69 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 11:03 AM

I also found the tech chats more informative, and I think its because they knew more of what they were talking about, and those only would come on every 3 months. Charlie Chats just are not what they used to be. I remember a good while back when the Charlie Chats had so much to look forward to. I guess people get spoiled after a while. I think the merger would create a new 'excitement' as there would be so many new things going on.

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 11:21 AM

I heard the statement that Open TV receivers not getting the channel ampping update are getting it but missed any specific reference to any non Open TV receivers. I am not holding my breath and the 6000 would have unique problems but I really dont recall the reference.
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Posted 13 August 2002 - 11:34 AM

Originally posted by Jacob S
I think the merger would create a new 'excitement' as there would be so many new things going on.


I think widespread 'panic' would be a more appropriate term :)
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Posted 14 August 2002 - 02:05 AM

Maybe thats the other term for excitement I been looking for.




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