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    Wow - D* Finally Listened...

    I switched to FIOS about 3 years ago. One of the reasons I switched was because of the lack of premium channels - HBO and Cinemax choices were especially lame. Out of curosity, I checked the D* website and found that they have finally added the missing HBO and Cinemax channels! Too bad it...
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    D* Improves Premium Choices but...

    I switched to FioS a while ago and I am glad I did but I still look around at what D* is up to. It looks like they have improved their premium offerings, especially on Showtime and Starz/Encore. D* still is lacking on HBO/Cinemax though. Can't figure out why they limit their HBO HD choices...
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    Why I Switched Totally to FIOS

    Well, D* folks, I wish you all well. I terminated my limited D* service today (I kept the low level Family package around for a year after terminating a "real" service). Why? Here are my reasons: 1. I grew tired of waiting on premium improvements - why they refuse to show ALL of the...
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    Verizon may bid for D*

    Interesting article (note: link will only last 7 days): Bid for DirecTV on the Verizon? - WSJ.com Maybe we can finally have the best of both FiOS and D*!
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    D* vs. FIOS HD

    OK, since there is no forum for this, I will post here. I did an honest comparison of D* vs FIOS (Philadelphia area) HD offerings, please see attached spreadsheet for details. Here are the highlights, where the FIOS column is "N" but D* is "Y" for HD: Altitude Cartoon Comcast Sportsnet...
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    D* Web site

    I hadn't visited the D* website in a while and was impressed with the redesign. It is very nice site - easy to read with great graphics. I then checked their premium offerings and found while they can use an impressive website to lure new customers, they refuse to upgrade their premium...
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    Comcast vs the NFL and D*

    Interesting article: Comcast-NFL Spat Over Viewer Access Intensifies - WSJ.com Maybe someday NFL Sunday Ticket will be available to all (but with the way the courts are, the game may being played by androids by then!)
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    My Letter to Chase Carey

    I thought the group may be interested in my letter to Chase Carey (the CEO of Direct TV) on how Direct TV is ripping its customers off: Why does Direct TV cheat its customers? I thought that this provocative question may get your attention. Now, let me explain my question: I have been...
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    Issues with On-Demand Recording from the Web - 3010 error

    I have no trouble with the "normal" DVR scheduler and have been using it for months. But I have been having trouble with the "on demand" feature. from the web (but not from the receiver itself). The on-demand feature accepts the program I want to record but when the request gets to my receiver...
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    XM Radio on D*

    I have a few questions for the group: 1. Who really listens to XM on D*? I have very little use for XM on D*. After all, it is Direct TV, NOT radio. I like XM for my car and work, but when I'm home watching my Pioneer PRO-FHD1 plasma, I'm going to watch an HD movie, not listen to the...
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    HBO and Cinemax on D*

    I have been a Direct TV customer for many years. I even remember the USSB days. Way back when, after USSB was absorbed into D*, the Cinemax extra channels like Action Max, Thriller Max, etc. disappeared. D* has only had 3 Cinemax channels for years. Why? It is always annoyed me. And as...
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    Problems with D* VOD TMC (Channel 1544)

    I have an HR20 and I have been trying the VOD feature. I have been able to download several movies from Starz, Showtime and Turner Classic Movies. But when I try to download movies from The Movie Channel (TMC), it claims I am not authorized but I AM authorized. I called D* and they were no...
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    Dish/Voom vs Direct TV vs Comcast

    I would like some honest opinions from the group on above subject. My primary provider has been Direct TV but I have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of HD content. I have been thinking of switching to Dish but I have heard negative comments about "down resing" of HD on Dish...
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    What's the name of the Device/Software

    to watch TV anywhere? Like on a laptop when you are travelling? I heard a advertisement on the radio and can't seem to remember the name of it. Now someone is asking here at the office and it is bugging me that I can't remember. Any help would be appreciated. TIA
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    Firewire Cable connection From Motorola 6412 to JVC HM-DH40000U

    I am going to order a JVC HM-DH40000U to archive some programs from my Motorola 6412 in HD. I want to order the correct firewire cable to connect the two devices. I can't seem to find the correct firewire cable to order for this connection. The so-called expert help line on Vanns was no...
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    Tech Questions on the Motorola 6412

    I recently had a Comcast Motorola 6412 delivered. I have some technical questions for the gang: 1. On Cable Box Setup, there is a setting for RF Bypass. What does it do? 2. On the audio setup there are settings for are settings for TV Speakers, Stereo, and Advanced. If you select...
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    Dolan Sued by Investors

    from Bloomberg: Cablevision's Dolan Sued by Investor for Interference (Update2) March 7, 2005 18:26 EST -- Cablevision Systems Corp. Chairman Charles Dolan was sued by a shareholder who wants to block him from interfering with board decisions and to cancel the appointment of four new...
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