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NY 5-LNB Install...Anyone?


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#26 OFFLINE   Jedk1

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:39 AM

correct there is no MPEG4 DVR available today.
I have already (as has randyshull) told you what we both believe are reasons to upgrade now - obviously your decision is up to you,

I really want to get the upgrade now because of the reasons you and randyshull said, but I'm not going to dump my HD Tivos for this. Thanks for this info. A third HD Television may be on it's way for my house. :) Then I will do this upgrade.

also, seems for sure that everybody is cutting different deals with D* on these upgrades and installs. I can prove to you if I had to that I have been charged ZERO (as in absolutely NOTHING) for 2 H20 receivers and AT9 dish including installation. I have not been charged S&H, NOTHING, NIL, NADA.

Point is - you gotta negotiate your best deal. BTW, if it had ended up being only $14.95 for S&H that would be no big deal either. But I told them I would not pay even 5 cents, I would easily change to cable - they blinked first..

I believe you. I will fight for this when I finally do the upgrade.

ALso FIOS has only even gotten as far as getting local approval in Massapequa, NY. It is a LOT LONGER timeframe for you to be able to get TV from Verizon in Hewlett. (I am in Wantagh).

You're probably right, but Cablevision really stinks.


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#27 OFFLINE   ScoB

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:09 AM

Not sure why you would have to give up your current HD Tivos, they will still work in MPEG2 with new dish. You would get a new H20 MPEG4 receiver in addition though.

And yes Cablevision sucks, I hope to never go back - Ijust used that to negotiate.

#28 OFFLINE   Jedk1

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:15 AM

Not sure why you would have to give up your current HD Tivos, they will still work in MPEG2 with new dish. You would get a new H20 MPEG4 receiver in addition though.


Where would I put it?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:22 AM

Do you really need me to asnwer that silly question?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:09 PM

If you read my earlier posts you would have seen that I actually ordered the HD-Tivo with my 5-LNB order. The HD-Tivo will still work with everything that it does now. It however will not work with the new MPEG-4 Programming. This doesn't matter much for us NY subs as our local will still be available with the MPEG-2 format and D* will swap out your HD-Tivo when their MPEG-4 DVR becomes available later 1st Qtr or early 2nd Qtr.

My install is done now. Must play.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:17 PM

The only possible fly in the ointment I see to your plan randyshull is that D* announced this week thateffective MArch 1 they will NOT be selling any new receivers, only leasing them.

Don't quite know what that all means, but it certainly means something or else they wouldn't be changing their buisness model. I guess time will tell, hope it is not bad for us peeps!

Glad your install seemed to go well. Enjoy.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:18 AM

Don't think D*'s lease program will affect the swap out of the new HD-DVRs for existing owners.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:20 PM

I saw the Verizon FIOS truck driving around when I was out getting robbed again at the gas station today. If FIOS is up and running before the 2007 MPEG4 conversion completion, I may jump ship.
Fiber Optics will blow away anything that's out there. Interactivity, HD, Internet speeds, etcetera. Should be very interesting.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:59 AM

I saw the Verizon FIOS truck driving around when I was out getting robbed again at the gas station today. If FIOS is up and running before the 2007 MPEG4 conversion completion, I may jump ship.
Fiber Optics will blow away anything that's out there. Interactivity, HD, Internet speeds, etcetera. Should be very interesting.


This is getting off topic but, you should know that in our area, Cablevision now has Optimum Online Boost.

Optimum Online Boost offers lightning-fast speed — up to 30Mbps — and premium features designed for a busy lifestyle, whether it's a growing family or a growing home office.

When it comes to astonishing fiber optic speeds, it's Optimum, or it's not.


You may not be able to navigate to this link without logging in:
http://www.optimumon...e=boost_landing

The problem is that compared to Verizon FIOS it's a lot more expensive.
It's an extra $14.95 a month over your regular bill if you don't have Optimum Voice.




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