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  1. chaddux

    Dish trying to get Disney to kick back some ESPN fees

    Absolutely. When one of my local channels was taken down in a dispute, I got a monthly credit, despite being under contract. Dish provided a monthly credit because I wasn't receiving the programming I was paying for, and they weren't paying the provider either (i.e. passing the savings along to...
  2. chaddux

    DISH releases Hopper Duo Smart DVR

    It's geared towards one- and two- TV households. A one- or two- TV household could easily exceed two tuners. If you have two TVs and both are watching live TV, you can't record anything at the same time. That would be a very unpleasant surprise for a new customer that didn't know that. I'm a...
  3. chaddux

    DISH releases Hopper Duo Smart DVR

    Only two tuners? Ouch.
  4. chaddux

    DirecTV has crazy retention deals right now

    Finally got a winback offer in the mail. Wow. Someone could have a field day suing DirecTV for misleading pricing in their advertisements. Their offer ended up with me paying more than I was paying before for fewer channels! The lady also couldn't explain why the offer says "Approved customers...
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    Antenna Suggestions

    They did. The ClearStream 4 has the reflector grid and is UHF only (it was one I tried earlier but couldn't get that one station). The new 4MAX does not have the reflector grid and is UHF/VHF. Putting them both in the same location facing the same direction, the 4MAX way outperformed the 4 on...
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    Antenna Suggestions

    ClearStream 4MAX
  7. chaddux

    Antenna Suggestions

    I tried a different antenna last night with UHF and VHF. Pointed the antenna towards the ABC affiliate. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox all came in with the strongest signals I've gotten so far. ABC was still weaker than the rest but it was watchable.
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    DirecTV has crazy retention deals right now

    The first rep gave me incorrect return instructions so I had to call to find out how to return the receiver. Since I was calling anyway, decided to give this a try. They made NO offer at all to win me back. Literally, offered nothing. Guess a five year customer wasn't good enough. Oh well.
  9. chaddux

    Antenna Suggestions

    Ah. I didn't know that. The main one I was trying was a UHF antenna.
  10. chaddux

    Antenna Suggestions

    I can already pick up CBS (KYTX) without much of a problem. It's the farthest out at 29 miles. NBC (KETK) and Fox (KFXK) are also good. The problem station is ABC (KLTV) which is 19 miles out. Seems like I would have more problems getting CBS than ABC. But you kind of confirmed what I thought...
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    Antenna Suggestions

    The blimp attachment costs extra so I didn't order it.
  12. chaddux

    Antenna Suggestions

    Not sure how much help that will be since it doesn't even have my Fox or CBS affiliates listed but there ya go.
  13. chaddux

    Antenna Suggestions

    I am trying this OTA thing as a cord cutter but I'm having trouble selecting the right antenna. The towers for all of my affiliates are between 15 and 29 miles away. My main problem seems to be the direction of the towers. One is north at 14 degrees, one is east at 91 degrees, one is southeast...
  14. chaddux

    DirecTV has crazy retention deals right now

    That's a good idea. I may try that. Thanks.
  15. chaddux

    DirecTV has crazy retention deals right now

    I switched to Hulu with Live TV but decided to give DirecTV retentions a chance first. I got a terrible offer. She told me since I was grandfathered on a retired packaged I wouldn't receive a price increase this month. The first and only offer she made was $25 off per month for 12 months and a...
  16. chaddux

    Page Forwarding Ads

    Scott, I don't like page-forwarding ads, the ads where you are redirected to a whole new site and can't get back to the original site because it keeps forwarding you over and over again. That happened here on SatelliteGuys. Pictures are attached. Please do away with these. Thanks, Chad
  17. chaddux

    The Weather Channel In Open Letter To DirecTV: You Really Oughta Waive Fees For Your Customers Who W

    I know that I really, really miss The Weather Channel. When severe weather hits my area and knocks out my satellite service, the first place I turn is the Signal Acquisition screen on The Weather Channel. When the signal returns, I know the severe weather has passed. Thank you, Weather Channel!
  18. chaddux

    Only check Weather Channel app for weather. Any advise?

    Can't you just go to weather.com?
  19. chaddux

    "Help in the Philippines" link being blocked by ABP

    It's being blocked by the size filter. 468x60 is a common banner ad size and all images of that size are automatically blocked by ABP, regardless of their source or content.
  20. chaddux

    So did you order a new iPhone?

    Ordered my iPhone 5s this morning just before 3am.
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