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  1. John W. Henderson

    equipment shortage?

    I'm assuming that the new HR54's still have the old HDMI's, so no 4K on the main unit?
  2. John W. Henderson

    equipment shortage?

    I recently received an HR54-500 from Directv. It was a used unit.
  3. John W. Henderson

    October changes for Shawdirect

    I have a Shaw system. The technology is good but the programming is junk. It's not Shaw's fault, it's the CRTC and the force-feeding of Canadian channels that do nothing but buy American programming, instead of producing their own. By doing so, they lock out U.S. competition. Maybe the...
  4. John W. Henderson

    NBC Mux On 105W

    Isn't it that time of year when the sun passes directly behind the satellites, usually in the afternoon? It usually causes signal lost for a few minutes until it moves behind the next satellite to the west.
  5. John W. Henderson

    Why pay for radio

    I agree to a point. It should cost less. Personally, I think the royalty fees for the performers are excessive. It just keeps going up every year.
  6. John W. Henderson

    New Guide UI now rolling out (plus HDR support!)

    It's just the foolishness of needing to add one more receiver for 4K and pay that extra $7 per month. I don't need an extra receiver but if I want 4K, I'll need to pay for one.
  7. John W. Henderson

    New Guide UI now rolling out (plus HDR support!)

    I wish that they would start working on a new 4K Genie, so we don't have to pay for a standalone client receiver. They should allow one free C61K, since they Genie HR54 does 4K, but not as a standalone. Just insanity!
  8. John W. Henderson

    Refused Service

    Did you try retention? Those people are a little more easy to deal with then a foreign call center. Most CSR's have substandard training and you may need to move up the food chain.
  9. John W. Henderson

    Tired of Waiting

    My HR54-500 is at 0x110b. Should this be updated?
  10. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Sales on the rise

    I might give that a try. I have an AZ Box and it does DVBS2.
  11. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Sales on the rise

    Thanks, I'll wait for the thunderstorms to end and maybe pull out a 39" dish out of the garage.
  12. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Sales on the rise

    Yeah, I have the C Band version of MeTV on SES1 at 101w. I hear Cozi is on Ku band, but I've been too lazy to hook up one my Ku dishes to pick it up. I thought that it would be nice to have it on OTA, so I didn't have to switch on the C Band dish for a few channels. I also like to watch local...
  13. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Recommendation

    Going to try a multi-stack system. Pointing a UHF and VHF antenna array with an RCA TVPRAMP1E preamp for Watertown NY, 80 miles East, A Winegard 8 Bay UHF, with a CM7777 preamp pointed 115 miles south for Syracuse NY and a UHF and VHF antenna array with a CM7777 at Rochester, NY, 90 miles south...
  14. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Sales on the rise

    Agreed. MeTV, Antenna TV and COZI should be on satellite but aren't. Nick at Night and TV Land used to show all of these oldies programming but decided that it wanted new production. Now I rarely watch TV Land and Nick at Night.
  15. John W. Henderson

    Antenna Sales on the rise

    Vizio tried that and had to go back to putting tuners in their latest models. I for one wanted one of the Vizio's, but passed on it, due to no tuner.
  16. John W. Henderson

    How do you like DirecTV?

    Directv has always been ahead of the curve in picture quality. I've had the opportunity to use C Band for almost 30 years, Directv from the start, Dish Network, Bell Expressvu, and Starchoice/Shaw Direct. Directv is always the company that is willing to update their satellite capacity and be...
  17. John W. Henderson

    What equipment do you need for 4K ?

    Probably going to break down and grab a C61K mini. Maybe I can negotiate a rebate for a year. Directv is pretty nervous about people cord cutting these days. Usually putting that bug in their ear gets you some satisfaction. Most of the normal CSR's are pretty informational deficient from...
  18. John W. Henderson

    4DTV's Still Good for Anything?

    I have the last Starchoice 921 with Shaw Direct. I swapped out the battery in early 2013, so the image is still pristine. Shaw decided to swap out all of the legacy receivers, trying to go full HD in the next few months. In early 2013, I JTAG'd the 921 and gave Map-Masters the only surviving...
  19. John W. Henderson

    What equipment do you need for 4K ?

    I know, still fighting over the HD for Life promotion that they'd screwed up back then. I have to keep having them put credits on to make up for it. They can't fix it. It's also ridiculous that some people have that fee waived and others have to pay it. I imagine that 95% of the subscribers...
  20. John W. Henderson

    How do you like DirecTV?

    I too worry about this happening. I just took my H24 out of service to add the H54. I want to add a C61K, but sick of getting dinged for $7 for each extra mini. Directv should allow one free 4K mini, since the main unit doesn't do 4K. I have 1 4K TV and 3 1080P, so I only use two DTV...
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