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  1. squicken

    Have to cancel D*. Couple of questions

    Just talked to D*. They said I'd owe $12.50 for every month left on contract, which would only be $36.50. I'd own the equipment. Guess I'll try to sell or trade it all. Thanks again for all the quick responses.
  2. squicken

    Have to cancel D*. Couple of questions

    Thanks for the quick response. I guess I knew the HD-DVR was a doorstop with no service, but I was hoping it would at least pick up digital OTA. I'll call D* and see what they say.
  3. squicken

    Have to cancel D*. Couple of questions

    My apartment complex is doing construction which blocks my LOS to the satellites, so I can't get a signal. The problem is that I'm only 9 months into my 1 year contract. Obviously, I need to cancel b/c I can't see the sky. Moving the dish to another location wouldn't work as the new bldg will...
  4. squicken

    HR10-250 Problem!

    Had the same problem with my unit. When connecting w/ HDMI, everything went green. It's definitely a problem with the HDMI output. D* knows about it, and should replace it. I got a replacement that's working fine.
  5. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    I could tell a big difference, but my set is DLP. I couldn't tell a difference between DVI and component on my CRT, either. I know digital inputs look better on digital displays, but I also think my set's analog to dogital converting may not be that great.
  6. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    Glad they're replacing it, Kevin. Mine was out of warranty, and as Stoneman suggested, I called VE to see if they could help. Today, out of the blue, a replacement came from D* via FedEX. Works perfect. Thank you very much VE and D* for the great customer service. And thanks again...
  7. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    I called Value Electronics, and the lady I talked to said she'd work on getting a replacement. I am so glad I bought from them. When I initially purchased my stuff, there were some minor issues with matter beyond their control. They've always gone above an beyond in helping me resolve...
  8. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    I talked to D* today. After a comically sad conversaqtion with a Level 1 CSR, I was sent to a Level 2 CSR. She said that someone has complained of the exact same thing, and that there is supposedly a software upgrade coming that will fix it. She said it started July 3, so it could take a few...
  9. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    Thanks for the tips, guys. I went and bought an external tuner (to return 30 minutes later) to see if it was my TV or the Tivo. Sad to say, it is still unknown. The washed out problem was gone, but the green tint was still evident over DVI. So I guess I'll be calling both Samsung and D*.
  10. squicken

    Problem with HR10-250

    I'm having a problem with my HD-Tivo, and I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me. I realize there is a DVR forum, but my problem is not related to the DVR functionality of the unit. I have my HD-Tivo connected to my Samsung DLP, and up until today had been using the HDMI-DVI cable to...
  11. squicken

    Ok Gang... I am coming to the D* (ark side)

    Was it more the HDTivo or YES-HD?
  12. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    You should expect better results than I got, though you'll pay more b/c there is more to do. My colors were all pretty good out of the box, but black level performance (which digital sets have trouble with anyway) was poor but is now excellent. Almost as good as CRT. I feel it was worth the...
  13. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    Already got it done. Sorry :( . Although I didn't use him, the guy's name was Steve Martin out of Dallas. He's very well regarded, and will travel to Lubbock. I think his company is called Smart Calibrations. Good Luck.
  14. squicken

    CAMC errors, DirecTV System Failure Update

    Alan, I just got off the phone with D*. Apparently, when they switched me over they forgot to add the HD package. I had thought you couldn't receive any HD channels unless you subscribed to the HD pack, but I thought wrong.
  15. squicken

    CAMC errors, DirecTV System Failure Update

    I'm having a strange problem, and I guess it's probably related to this. Yesterday around 6 pm, all my channels went dark and I got the 721 message. I called in, and they said they were switching over us former Pegasus accounts to a new system. Everything came back on. Then, about 2 am last...
  16. squicken

    Snow problems

    Thanks for your help guys. I thought about cooking spray, but was afraid the grease might mess up the signal. I'll give it a try next time.
  17. squicken

    Snow problems

    First snowstorm is knocking out my signal. Snow is only accululating at base of my eliptical dish, right where my LNBs point. What can I do to stop build-up? 6 times in 3 hours I've had to sweep away snow, and it's a very light snow.
  18. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    I've got DirecTV, and several times today snow has knocked out my signal. Watch out for snow accumulation on dish.
  19. squicken

    Another ST Blackout thread

    I know there seems to be several of these, but I('m having trouble. I live in a DNS, and get the LA feeds of CBS and NBC. Even though I'm in a DNS, I'm eligle for Oklahoma City locals, which I also get. The troble is, if OKC CBS carries a game, I'm blacked out on ST. This is bad b/c of...
  20. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    Didn't know that about basic cable. I'll give it a try. thanks.
  21. squicken

    Chicago and moving

    So as not to start a new thread, how long should you wait before moving if you only recently signed up? Can the CSR see how recently you signed up on his or her screen? I'm assuming they can.
  22. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    I'm going through ABC pains also. My digital ABC is just too inconsistent. I'm having to watch college games OTA-analog, and it's terrible with an indoor antenna. But all I need it for is college football and MNF. The only other thing I watch that I can't get digitally is Enterprise, and I...
  23. squicken

    Lubbock and West Texas Voom!

    Weather is killing my OTA-CBS. They've gone digital; no more analog upconvert. But even with a strong signal, I'm getting macro-blocking during storms. No problems with others, but I finally installed a rotor, so it does the work. Still can't get ABC consistently, even with rotor. It's just...
  24. squicken

    Follow up on Value Electronics

    I just wanna throw in my quick story. I ordered Saturday, but because of a wharehouse snafu, my order didn't ship until today. ValueElectronics sent the order next day air at no additional charge so that the stuff would arrive on-time. Very good customer service.