You know you are addicted to satellite when...

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Chris Blount, May 27, 2008.

  1. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Chris' list is scary accurate for me. :eek2:

    Yet I can add some (that might even be scarier) :)
    Go from posting 100 posts a year to 7-8k. (and 1 or 2 PMs a year to 50+ a day.)
    Know all the frequencies and orbital locations for DIRECTV or Dish (or BOTH!)
    Go to CES and spend an entire day in the Dish and/or DIRECTV Booth
    Know the names of the top 3 to 5 people at both Dish and DIRECTV
    (And some remember you from last year's CES!)
    Know the current software versions, both NR and CE, for 10 or more receivers.
    Have 10 or more receivers
    Have a collection of all the HD DVRs just so you can CE all of them (I'm only missing one, btw. I need an HR21-100)
    Know all the SWM frequencies and how they relate to OTA and MoCA
    Understand BSS, FSS, Reverse Band, Spotbeam, Ka, Ku, linear and circular polarization, Potters Horn, TWTA, and bent-pipe.
    Can read find and read FCC documents.
    Know that TV stations are in the FCC Media Bureau and Satellite and Earth stations are in the International Bureau.
    Can diagnose a cable issue between dish and switch simply by knowing which transponders are missing... (After 3 tech's shake their head and give up.)
    Have 3 job offers (or more) to be an installer...
    Know the leasing arrangement for 72.5° for DIRECTV
    Can name at least 4 heavy lift satellite launchers who can launch Boeing 702 bus spacecraft to Geo orbit.

    I'd better stop or I'll scare myself. :)
  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    You know you are addicted to satellite when this whole thread has you rethinking your life choices

    EXTACAMO Godfather

    Apr 6, 2007
    You know your addicted to satellite when you cut back on gas so you can pay your satellite bill. :)
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    You know you are addicted to satellite when after rethinking your conclusion is "not enough satellite".
  5. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    You're single, have 3 HR2x's and are contemplating a 4th.

    CE emails bring a smile to your face. :D
  6. Jimmy 440

    Jimmy 440 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2007
    When you sign up for the best & most expensive programming & don't even watch them just so you can impress your neighbors who you invite over to show off your dbs system for (and hope to score a $50.00 credit for referring a friend) !
  7. MrMojoJojo

    MrMojoJojo Legend

    May 22, 2008
    You may have your provider's largest package, but then go and get EVERY last extra subscription package possible just so you have the option of watching them.

    I actually know quite a few people who are not big fans of porn/NFL/Real Football but still have things like Setanta and Playboy just so that the option is there
  8. ironwood

    ironwood Icon

    Sep 20, 2007
    Your son is calling Directv commercials "da-da". (You have to be a technician)
  9. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    You know how to install a Slimline and enjoyed doing it.
  10. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    You have a spreadsheet of your entire network to include your DVRs, their MACs, card numbers, and RIDs.
  11. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    My list also has the Port numbers I have assigned to each HD DVR and the IP address.:)
  12. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    You know you are addicted to satellite when you replace a perfectly good router with a new one, simply because the old one wasn't letting your HR20s get the "daily fortune".
  13. K4SMX

    K4SMX Hall Of Fame

    May 19, 2007
    Paying $40/day for Wi-Fi access in Europe in the hotel room so you can keep up with the latest posts to DBSTalk. Of course the DirecTV-connected Slingbox was fun, too......
  14. MrDad0330

    MrDad0330 Godfather

    Jun 16, 2007
    Etters, Pa
    Here's a few from my house:

    1) When your installer drops off a Multi-switche a few days early for some pre-install work because he knows you can do it better.

    2) When you know the correct sat location for your local stations and the installer does not

    3) When you really stand behind the belief that "Friends don't let friends watch Cable" by giving your next door neighbor DirecTV for Christmas!
  15. MrDad0330

    MrDad0330 Godfather

    Jun 16, 2007
    Etters, Pa
    Oh I forgot one:

    When you get excited hearing some Russian Chick saying: "Engine pressure is nominal"
  16. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Thought about and did that after posting. :D
  17. ironwood

    ironwood Icon

    Sep 20, 2007
    Thats a good one. :hurah:

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