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After receiving your HR21, do friends and family see you as unbiased and impartial?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by Drew2k, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. SAlBO

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    dang, that is a tough decision .........hehehe
     
  2. MartyS

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    My friends and family have no idea that I even do CE's. THe last thing we do when they come over is sit there and watch TV, unless its Sunday ticket, and you really don't see much of a CE release just watching one game.

    I, too, paid $299 for my HR20 and have always liked to test out stuff. That said, the hardest thing for me to do is to tell one of my friends who has D* all the cool stuff that's coming. I just don't do that.

    In fact, my business partner suddenly called me one day to ask what On Demand was that showed up on his HR20. I explained it to him, and now I have to go out and buy a game adaptor and hook him up to his wireless network.

    But I tend to keep my mouth shut about those things, and keep it all here, in the CE Forums.
     
  3. Doug Brott

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    Ah, so you're in the closet :D
     
  4. tonyd79

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    My friends and family know I am unbiased.

    Even though I am a big fan of DirecTV for my own uses and Sony electronics, I often recommend other sources and brands to friends. So they know I can be a fan and be fair at the same time.

    Even though I *hate* Comcast, I just recommended a friend go with them because it was her best bet for what she wants. She doesn't need the bigness or complexity of DirecTV. And I just picked out a Samsung LCD TV for another friend even though I probably would have bought the Sony.

    I do tell them how much fun it is to do the CEs and how happy I was with the SWM I got because it solved my particular issues. Most of them understand as we work with beta code and work closely with software vendors at work.
     
  5. gulfwarvet

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    as one 100% disable Vet to another would like to say, THANK YOU for your service.
     
  6. Greg Alsobrook

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    thank you BOTH for your service!

    !pride
     
  7. gulfwarvet

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    i know i can't speak for SAIBO, but you don't know how many few times that i heard that. so i thank you as well for the acknowledgment. :)
     
  8. longrider

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    I also thank you both for your service. It saddens me to read things like your statement about how few thanks you get...
     
  9. SAlBO

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    sad but true.....although I dont usually mention it...really dont know why I did today.......Thank You as well gulfwarvet ....!pride
     
  10. spartanstew

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    Same here. Heck, I just told my wife last week about the CE program (she doesn't use the HR20 in the theater). I don't intentionally hide it from anyone, it just never comes up.

    I do get phone calls from relatives about D* though (what HD channels are there now, what's this change, etc.), but I get calls every week from various relatives regarding all kinds of electronics (what's the best 42" LCD, whats the best universal remote, etc.) because every friend and family member knows I spend a lot of time online at various A/V forums, as well as deal forums (I'm the go to guy on deals and information regarding electronics).

    So, while I haven't received my HR21 yet, when I do, I don't think any of my friends or family will even know (and none of them would know the difference by sight).
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    Well in that case, thank you both.
     
  12. SAlBO

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    Thanks Jeremy.....
     
  13. waynebtx

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    Nice to see other disable Vets in here as well i have become the go to guy down at my local Elks since two strokes and the Dr had me retire . Spend a lot of time reading what i can trying to get a better Handel on whats out there this is my first field test of any type so am looking forward to it.
     
  14. smiddy

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    Wayne, when did you retire? I retired in August of 2001 (USAF), right before 9/11. I worked at Fort Meade in the HQ building. I had serious seperation anxiety...

    BTW, thanks for serving as well!
     
  15. waynebtx

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    Retired from the Navy in Jan of 1992 after 23 years. Don't miss it at all now i did the first year or two not getting out to sea those were some good times but wife and kids come first.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    I am sought out by some friends and relatives from time to time since they know I am emersed in my lust for this stuff....but most just know I'm nuts period. :D
     
  17. smiddy

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    I dind't know lemars ate nuts. ;) Seriously, thanks for bringing this thread back to what it is about.

    I get mainly my family asking for help etcetera, but I never try to impose a particular way to go, I present facts and allow them to make an informed decision. My extended family has Dish and Cable, no DirecTV. Perhaps I need to put more influence on DirecTV? :D
     
  18. waynebtx

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    Know what you mean all six of my brothers and sisters have Dish in Dallas.
     
  19. SAlBO

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    all my friends and family come to me for advice on what to by since I am a huge gadget freak.....none know that I am a CE tester
     
  20. smiddy

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    But I bet that they know you like coffee, eh? :lol:
     

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