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#26 OFFLINE   armophob

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:04 PM

Now mark an 'x' on the bottom of that one you return and we will see who gets it later on.

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#27 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:41 PM

Thanks everyone for your help!!! I think it was the "I smell something burning" that finally made them give in. You guys rock!!!

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Once the magic smoke leaves the box, its done. Getting that smoke back in the box is a major PITA. :hurah: :lol:

And trust me, I've smoked my share of boxes. (Proper ground on my end, house ground not so good on the homeowners end) :P
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:20 PM

Dunno if you checked this but i had this exact same problem as you did. Ended up being a loose cable at the wall plate termination point.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:51 AM

Back in September a lightning strike fried my dish, the switch in my attic, and all the lines in-between. Got lucky and the lines from the switch to the receivers, and all the receivers, were OK. Took them 2 weeks to come out and replace everything. I didn't ask for service credit, but only because the rep waived the service call fee and equpment replacement fees if I signed up for the protection plan on-the-spot. I saved $ on the service call fee alone, not even adding up the cost of the equipment. Mind you I had to hem-and-haw for 10 minutes about signing up before she offered to waive everything...

Oh, and that lightning strike? My dish is visible from my front door, a hundred feet away. I was in the middle of walking to the front door to watch the rain when it hit, I couldn't see out yet. A 3 step difference between actually needing new underwear and almost needing it, when that 120-decibel explosion made me jump up 3 feet!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:42 AM

She kept on persisting with the line that it wasn't the box.


There's your problem. I have rarely spoken to a female at Directv who had a clue.
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#31 OFFLINE   AlbertZeroK

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:48 AM

There's your problem. I have rarely spoken to a female at Directv who had a clue.


Well, I don't agree with that. I've found just as many stupid men at directv as women.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 09:50 AM

Well, I don't agree with that. I've found just as many stupid men at directv as women.

Stupidity is not gender specific or exclusive. :)
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:00 AM

I'm just telling you my experience. If it's not "PC", so be it.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:04 AM

I'm just telling you my experience. If it's not "PC", so be it.

I not doubting your experience, nor being "PC".
I'm just trying to be factual.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:17 AM

I certainly wouldn't have been satisified that they were going to credit for the downed receiver for 11 days. What is that? About $1.50? Glad it worked out for you...

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:26 AM

I not doubting your experience, nor being "PC".
I'm just trying to be factual.


I understand. I didn't think you were doubting my experience or being PC. My reply was directed more at AlbertZeroK - guess I should have replied to his post.
The PC comment was just in case somebody was going to accuse me of being sexist. :-)
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

What dish do you have? How many lines do you have from the dish? If you have more than two (which you should), then you should have a multiswitch somewhere. You would then have two lines from the multiswitch to the box. Who installed your HR-20?


Sorry for asking and I'm not trying to steal the thread... However, I don't understand the above. If I only have four lines coming from my 5LNB dish -- two to my HR20 and two to other (SD) TV's -- why would I need a separate switch in addition to the built-in one on the dish? Did I mis-read something?

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:28 AM

Sorry for asking and I'm not trying to steal the thread... However, I don't understand the above. If I only have four lines coming from my 5LNB dish -- two to my HR20 and two to other (SD) TV's -- why would I need a separate switch in addition to the built-in one on the dish? Did I mis-read something?

You're fine..if you needed a fifth coax to feed another receiver, then you would need the multi-switch in question.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:31 AM

You're fine..if you needed a fifth coax to feed another receiver, then you would need the multi-switch in question.


Agree. Thanks for the confirmation.

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