Recent content by Camplate

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    Sound problems HR24

    On both local and (non-local?) channels the sound drops off for seconds to minutes. But if the show is backed up, even just a second, the sound is okay. I did a quick search here but didn't see this problem listed. Then again, tough to figure what to search for. We have two other receivers but...
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    Explorer and chrome issues

    I haven't been on this site in years but wanted to research some problems. I have IE9 and everything is shoved over to the left side, post topics Lo ok lik e t hi s. I tried chrome and clicked login and nothing happened, it keep looping and looping.
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    Signal meter rental, remote install

    For boba: I didn't rent that meter; I was wondering if anyone had an opinion about it. This is the fourth dish I have installed, an 18" round and two slimlines. Never had a SWM so didn't expect the power inserter. I lost a lot of time scratching my head and wondering why it wasn't working. I'd...
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    Signal meter rental, remote install

    No, I have a slimline at my house where this reciever was. When the reciever goes from a Slimline to a SWM Slimline the tilt and elevation changes. The mast is practically plumb. As I said, I don't know what else to adjust to make it better. The mast mount is level. I moved the mast up until...
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    Signal meter rental, remote install

    Anyone have an opinion on this? Spectrum Spot | Single Wire Multiswitch SWM or SWiM System | Rental kits for DIY alignment I got everything mounted but could not find the satellites. I'm at my cabin, I bought a SL3 SWM. I get the cable run, mount the dish. First questions: it came with a...
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    trying to screw me

    Do you mean the second HD I specifically ordered or when the second one failed? The one that failed didn't fail out of the box but never worked either. I wouldn't have accepted a charge if they wouldn't have replaced it. I know it's not much money but the amount should not matter. I am just...
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    trying to screw me

    Of course this is my fault for not checking my bill. I blame DTV for trying to pull a fast one, and by going paperless. Guess I have to watch my bills more closely now. Last year my HD receiver died. They had to put a new dish on the roof for the new receiver. The problem was, they never...
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    Very simple DVD/VCR player

    Mother is in nursing home but lucid. She wants a DVD/VCR player for her TV. What is the simplest out there, with an easy remote? Simple does not have to mean basic. Thank you.
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    DTV Comcast rumor

    At a home show a Comcast rep said when the DTV switch happens next February that Comcast will also switch over to a digital only signal. I argued and even pointed out on their website they said people with old analog TVs will not have to do anything if they have cable. So was he being an idiot...
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    Bad 20 box

    I hope you are joking, because I am laughing. Seriously I see nothing wrong with the unit. Probably most of the readers will roll their eyes but I could fix this. I was a component level repair technician for fifteen years. But can't do anything without the circuit diagram, etc. I saw...
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    Bad 20 box

    I don't have the receiver in front of me, want to get the question out there and will add details later. I have an older model HD receiver. I had it unplugged when I got a new HD receiver; it worked fine. Last night I went to rehook it; as soon as I plugged the power cord in there was a clicking...
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    after market cable box?

    This is from my sister. I have DTV so have no idea. Thanks for any help: You know the digital cable box we have for the downstairs TV, can we buy one somewhere to hook up to a TV upstairs or do we have to rent through Comcast? I looked at Circuit City and the only thing I see there is for...
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    HD and general receiver problems

    While watching the Jerk Saturday on an HD movie channel, the sound in one channel went out. I have all four outputs hooked up, it was on all of them. Other channels were fine. On Sunday watching TNT-HD, the picture went out. It was brown, not black. Regular TNT was fine. It went out once and...
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    Oakland, CA travel

    I'm planning a trip to Oakland, for a week. I'm sure there are thousands of things to do that would fill up a month. Please offer suggestions. But I'm also asking about areas outside of Oakland. For instance, it looks like if I wanted to visit Redwoods national park and Mt Shasta, should I...
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    Help me pick an antenna

    Can I glom onto this thread? Local radio shack’s are closing (waits for cheers to die down) and they are selling outdoor antennas for 60% off. In the store the is labeled...