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DirecTV Got a Signal from my HR20 that my Signal Strengths are Low

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tiger2005, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

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    "Sharing"? That's a fairly-generous characterization.

    Actually, I was responding to jjohns' specific musing about whether they would use this to strategically segment ads into the EPG, which the jury is still out on (I guess we are required at this point to give the benefit of any doubt), and which I quoted.

    Mining data is one thing, especially if they generalize the bottom-line stats anonymously as Tivo has pledged rather than target customers specifically, which is something very different and potentially sinister. There is a line that should not be crossed. Will they, won't they?

    Even so, whether they mine data or not doesn't bug me all that much, but placing ads in the guide whether from mined data or not just make me feel like a chump who is having every last penny squeezed out of him; and that they feel like their arrogance in being such a nuisance might even be justified. It isn't.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Fake ID's can be made. And do we even know what a D* installers ID is suppose to look like?
     
  3. lwilli201

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    If the guy is driving an old rusty van, do let him in. :lol:

    If he is driving a commercial truck with Directv all over the side and has a ID that looks OK, then you have to just take that chance.
     
  4. MIJBFAN

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    The people across the street had Dish installed.
    The van that showed up looked like it needed a tow truck to get there.
    When they left the install from the outside looked line the power lines had fell on the house a were just hanging there.
    So the vehicle is not always a dead give away either and neither is the work they do.
     
  5. tiger2005

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    Well the DirecTV tech came out to my house yesterday. It turns out that my dish, which is on the roof, moved out of alignment. This was mostly likely due to wind because we've had some pretty bad storms over the last year, and of course the sidecar dish is like a wind sail on the roof. The tech indicated that he would've replaced the dish for me, since its rusting and it gives me problems in the winter, but he didn't have any with him. Apparently there are very, very few dishes available in the Pittsburgh area right now because he had to drive an hour each way earlier in the morning just to pick-up a dish from someone else.

    Anyways, I got another email from DirecTV indicating they credited my account for the service charge. I'm still not sure why they waved the $80 fee, but I'm very appreciative that they did. If this is part of a new service by DirecTV I must say that I'm very impressed. The tech was shocked that DirecTV called me to say I was having HD issues. Its the first time he's heard of such a thing.

    O...I posted another thread on this, but I thought I'd post it here to in case someone has heard anything. He mentioned that DirecTV is coming out with a new satellite dish this fall. Has anyone heard anything about this?
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    There are actually two new dishes planned this year, or early 2009.

    The SWMLine and the Slimline-3
     
  7. tiger2005

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    Thanks, Earl. I just found this thread.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=116250


    Can't wait to hear more about the new dishes, as my AT9 seems to be on its last legs due to its rusting problems.
     

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