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    Multi-Provider MDU Installation

    Have you looked at any of the fiber solutions? Pace International has been doing MDU for a long time and they might be able to help you out integrating all the disparate systems.
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    My LNB is correct but!!??

    Can you clarify a little? Are you using two separate 1.8s? Did you have any difficulty with 107? I tried in Guatemala and only was able to lock in 111.
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    Bizarre problem with Xbox360 HD-DVD and Heroes Disc 2!

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to look for that info! Exactly my case, as the morning coffee took effect, I realized I was just a Google away from the solution :eureka BTW, this Heroes HD DVD set is the shiznit!
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    Something to consider re: D* CSR reps

    Yep. I've had more than one "conversation" with the Filipino CSRs. Ok for simple stuff, forget about anything even remotely complex.
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    Bizarre problem with Xbox360 HD-DVD and Heroes Disc 2!

    Never mind! After running a search on a couple other forums I ran into the fix: delete all files from the system/memory/HD-DVD section and reload disc. It will take around 3 minutes to load, but will do so eventually.
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    Bizarre problem with Xbox360 HD-DVD and Heroes Disc 2!

    I pre-ordered Heroes on Amazon and got it the day after the release. Much to my disappointment, Disc 2 of the set would not play. Called Amazon, got an RMA and had a replacement sent. Got the replacement yesterday. Well dangit Disc 2 from this set won't play either!!! All others, from 1...
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    DirecTV 10 Signal Reading Thread(Transponders are Hot!)

    Interesting... the one I spoke to last night said the 16th... gotta love CSR roulette!
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    HR20 and Heavy Rain

    Fans activate when I turn on my Home Theater (HT) receiver. The 12v trigger activates a switched outlet on a Panamax 5510EX, which controls the fans.
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    HR20 and Heavy Rain

    Yes, same exact thing has happened to me, with an HR20-700. After an unusually heavy rain, the receiver will be frozen, with a pixellated screen. Either an unplug or RBR will fix the situation... until it rains heavily again. Under normal circumstances all signals are in the 90's. I do use a...
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    What lnb for Starchoice?

    As Iceberg said, you will need a STANDARD, not Universal, linear polarized LNB for SC. Go with Mike, he's knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong!
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    MDU Systems + MPEG4 + 5 LNB Dishes

    Pace is NOT a retail entity, which is why many of their items are not priced on the web. I'd call them anyway to get an ETA for the MFH-2
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    MDU Systems + MPEG4 + 5 LNB Dishes

    There is already the technology in place for MDU providers to suppply their users with signal from the ka-band satellites. Pace (PACE Electronics :: Satellite Equipment, Tools, Supplies&More) has even come up with several different setups, including a single-wire solution and a fiber...
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    Help w/ Echostar 3 in South America

    I just found a footprint map to back my statement. No way you can get E3 in Brazil, sorry. Here's the map: http://www.geo-orbit.org/westhemipgs/fecho3p.html I would go about it another way: look up the channels you want/need and then see if there are C-band alternatives or mirrors.
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    Help w/ Echostar 3 in South America

    I seriously doubt that you'll be able to get signal from this satellite. It's set up for CONUS coverage and Brazil's just too far to the south.
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    Scott's DirecTV Diary Comments

    Re: Scott's experience with a rude CSR: welcome to D* CSR roulette! Whenever I get a noncooperative or rude CSR I just hang up and call again. Most of the time the second call gets you a much more understanding and friendly person. If the second call doesn't work try again, and if THAT...
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    Help Needed

    yep, what Iceberg said
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    What do I need?

    If you want something done right, do it yourself! Good that you're doing a self-install! Good luck in this, if you can get us the same access the other site has, I'll be very happy. I don't like going to separate sites for my info, and would much rather stay here. But, to be truthful, I've...
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    What do I need?

    Scott: Go with the 5 LNB, otherwise when the new birds go up you'll be SOL with the new HD programming! As far as equipment, well the H20 is a horrid receiver (I've had two that would reset every 5-10 mins), but there's no non-DVR HD alternative. The D10-11 is very stable but is SD. So, in...
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    Surround Speakers

    or wire them in series, which won't affect impedance
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    Satelliteguys Exclusive- Yambeka 5 Speaker HT

    I finally installed a set (I bought 4 from Brian, sold the other 3) in my studio/theater at the office. First I used them without a sub, and frankly I was pretty disappointed by the bass output from just the two 8-inch woofers. At first I had them firing outwards, the change to inwards facing...
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