Post by mightyspuds on Jul 23, 2010 8:57:31 GMT -8
Satellite people are here,we cant do this,cant do that.Im standing firm,do it or lose it.I have options,tho none good.
"Dish prolly wont work if we move dish (Sheesh,it doesnt work 'right' NOW!)",...."maybe direct TV",
Im not buying anything Rupert Murdoch owns.Not interested in climbing between houses in snow like I do now,thats no longer an option.Tho I didnt know that when first installed,now that I do I want it fixed and installed RIGHT.Where I can get to it to knock off snow without a 5 star production.
Post by mightyspuds on Jul 23, 2010 11:32:48 GMT -8
So here's how it works.1 satellite gets all the regular channels,a 2nd sat gets all the hdtv.IF you have a clear line of site to the 2 birds you can get both with 1 dish.Up here good luck on that,its trees.
So she put up a second dish in a different spot to lock onto the HDTV sat.Moved old dish to right next to back door so all I do now is open door to knock off snow.
So 2 dishes.BUT still not done,didnt have the part to connect em together so another week or so til she gets it and comes back.
Then again,I coulda rolled over,said leave the old dish where I have to trudge thru 4 feet of snow,up steps,to knock off snow,and NOT get HDTV.Told her NO,NOT an option,I will dump dish before I do that.Do people actually say,OK,no HDTV for me,thank you for the service call and make sure it appears on my bill,have a nice day?
Oh,and had to beg to get new wires,heck these are only 10 years old with the insulation missing in areas(she was stapling em back up with inch long gaps in the covering where the wire was sticking out!!),and ends that were solid rust,not even wire left at the connector?
Colorado-give it a whirl. I get my main signals off Gobbler's Knob(yes, that is the name) about 15 miles away as the crow flies. Bunch of relayers up there for tv, etc. I had to fiddle with the antenna on that little tv for a couple of minutes, and found if I turned the whole set slightly it was very clear. Hope it works. Spuds, I hear tales often about the dish setups offering do do anything, but when the installer comes it is a whole new game. Hope it gets squared away.
Post by mommajeane on Jul 25, 2010 17:07:17 GMT -8
I get zero over the air programming too, and no, I don't want to dump TV either. I have Direct TV and I am really happy with it.When I called about getting the local channels they said I would need a new receiver which they sent me as a free upgrade. After I installed it I couldn't get anything. I thought I had done something wrong so I called the tech support and the guy walked me through everything, I had done it all correctly and still nothing, so they sent a guy out the next day to see if he could correct the problem. The receiver they sent me had some sort of malfunction so he got me another new one and put a new dish on the house. I had put it on the roof, and it was always a pain to get the snow off. He said that dish was really weathered and just replaced it for me.I told the guy that I had had a stroke and couldn't climb on the roof anymore. So he moved it down to where I can get at it, then programed it and made sure everything was working before he left and the best part it didn't cost me anything.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2010 17:09:55 GMT -8 by mommajeane
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Post by mightyspuds on Jul 25, 2010 17:18:40 GMT -8
This is why,and what its ALL about.This concert,on the new channel for us,Palladia.Its called 'Heartbreak Warfare' by John Mayer.I had never even heard of this guy,and Ive got him performing big time (Literally!) right in my living room.
LOVE IT,LOVE concert tapes! First link,what a guitar/singer.2nd link,for some reason gave me chills (It really has 'been a long time since 22',if you think of it listening to song,very powerful to me) on that big screen,amazing.
Worth every penny for that kind of entertainment,right in my goofy little living room.
And Epi,you know i like concerts,and MommaJeane,Im with you on this topic.
Post by mightyspuds on Jan 8, 2016 15:40:22 GMT -8
6.5 years with it now.I am one happy camper.Picture remains excellent.I think I did good.
The new thing Im looking into is cutting the dish tv bill out. Im going to order a Roku 3 apparently at 85 dollars.When I do I'll talk about what you get free via internet with this streaming device.If it works out dish and 90 dollars a month is outta here!
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."