D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

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  1. Sep 21, 2007 #961 of 1591
    Webini

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    Tune to an mpg4 local and then tune to 498
     
  2. Sep 21, 2007 #962 of 1591
    JLF

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    I remember when I was a kid and we got our first color tv. That was the best thing going. Then in the mid 90's when I got Directv the picture was so clear compared to ota that it was amazing. Now we have HD, can't imagine what it will be in another decade.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2007 #963 of 1591
    Webini

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    Guaranteed that the installer they send will never have heard of the 103 sat and have no idea how to correct the alignment. I'll bet a weeks pay.

    Joe Avg will not put up with this. Not sure I will much longer.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2007 #964 of 1591
    mikeybc

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    Holographic HD images sound pretty nice to me. Let's tell D* to scrap all of this and start working on the future!!! :p
     
  5. Sep 21, 2007 #965 of 1591
    LameLefty

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    Middle...
    That's somewhat incomplete - apparently some of the NEW Spaun powered switches are wideband compatible and should work. Older ones of any brand will not.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2007 #966 of 1591
    donshan

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    You are right and if the setting is gray it is fine. I am not getting side bars with this Congrat screen.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2007 #967 of 1591
    bwaldron

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    Rather than betting a week's pay, throw a few bucks to a local independent dealer/installer and get the job done right.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2007 #968 of 1591
    seanb61

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    i just went to check my signal and HR20-700 box froze.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2007 #969 of 1591
    JLF

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    Bye, Have fun with cable. Bet they will treat you better.


    Maybe I should put a sign out on my front lawn saying:

    "Directv dish adjustments, $150"

    :D
     
  10. Sep 21, 2007 #970 of 1591
    Howie

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    Hello. You must be Joe Slightly Above Avg. Nice to meet ya.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2007 #971 of 1591
    HD30TV

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    Another reason why I've preferred to do all the work myself (unfortunately, that includes paying "full price" for all equipment as well).
     
  12. Sep 21, 2007 #972 of 1591
    mikeybc

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    How much do you charge to fly to Chicago to do some adjustments!?!?!
     
  13. Sep 21, 2007 #973 of 1591
    Webini

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    That's where I draw the line. $1000 for an HR10-250, another $150 for the HR20-700. Bugs galore, missed deadlines, been flat out LIED to by D* about the availability of HD RSNs in Maine, and now this. This one is on them.

    I've been a customer since 1997. They start losing customers like me and its time to short the stock.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2007 #974 of 1591
    rkjg24

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    I swear, D* has some of the most whiniest customers I've ever come in contact with.
     
  15. Sep 21, 2007 #975 of 1591
    Webini

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    Maybe, maybe not. But at least with cable I would have had NESN in HD all summer. And would have avoided the fight with my wife over the larger dish on the roof. And the cost for the DVR. And the bugs. And now this.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2007 #976 of 1591
    bwaldron

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    I do as well...and what I'm not comfortable with I have a local trusted independent guy. Yes, I pay a little more, but it is well worth it to me in the long run, and really a drop in the bucket compared to what I pay DirecTV in a year.

    I was raised to believe "there ain't no free."
     
  17. Sep 21, 2007 #977 of 1591
    JLF

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    :lol:
     
  18. Sep 21, 2007 #978 of 1591
    bwaldron

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    Damn straight! Why they even expect their installed dishes to pick up 5 satellites! Ingrates, I tell ya!
     
  19. Sep 21, 2007 #979 of 1591
    mfeinstein

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    Thanks. I called DirecTV to make sure that they install a new WB68 when they show up on Monday.
     
  20. Sep 21, 2007 #980 of 1591
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    I noticed on DirecTV's website they're telling folks to tune to 498 and see if they have the slide and if they have a gray or blank screen to call them.

    You can see it if you click on the DIRECTV HD link, go to the equipment tab, and select B-BAND CONVERTER.

    So, they seem to be receptive to people calling in about the problem.
     
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