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  1. geekboy2000

    New ad - 120 channels HD

    When were the 8 or so additional National HD channels added, and what are they? I scrolled through my guide (all channels), and I can't find anything new. I don't recall receiving an e-mail indicating the addition of any new channels either. Though they may have kept to the letter of their...
  2. geekboy2000

    Are Dish servers offline?

    Maybe they hired on a lot of ex-Comcast CSRs. Back when I had Comcast, they never knew when the problem was with their network either (apologies to the Comcast folks that do know what they're doing). Unfortunately, this hasn't yet spread to the automotive industry. I'd really like a replacement...
  3. geekboy2000

    Are Dish servers offline?

    :eek: That's great! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they don't realize they're having problems. I guess they don't read SatelliteGuys! :)
  4. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Since I didn't do it myself, and, in another life, used to be a home service (TV/VCR) tech, I didn't want to tell the Tech how to do his job. Nevertheless, I still thank you for taking the time to respond with the info. I posted (just now) above, the results of what he did. I believe (yeah, I...
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    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    The Tech just left. He got what I saw on-screen, from about 44 signal level to 60. I inquired as to whether I could get any more out of it, amplifiers, etc, and he stated "that should be more than enough". He was from the same organization that did the initial install (14 months ago), and...
  6. geekboy2000

    Are Dish servers offline?

    As always (you'd think I'd learn), I should have checked here first. After re-booting, re-configuring, re-booting my router, pinging, etc, I concluded: "Hmm, it's on the network, but it's not connecting to Dish's servers". DOH! So yeah, same here in 19044.
  7. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    I called Dish, and have a Tech coming out 10/18. I was quoted $29.99. I'll post back with the results. If it can be properly tweaked for 30 bucks, it's more than worth it to me.
  8. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Thanks! It's not the technical aspect that I have a problem with. It does sound easy, and that kind of thing doesn't scare me. It's the fact that it's on the roof, and: 1) No ladder. 2) If I had a ladder, I'd be queasy as hell up there. 3) I could probably beat the "queasy", but my back isn't...
  9. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Fair enough. You've been very helpful. Thanks again!
  10. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Thanks Gary. Assuming that I can't do this (I know my limitations, particularly when it comes to being on the roof), is this something I can request that Dish do? Do I call them directly, or call my installer? Cost (just a guess)? Thanks again. Mark
  11. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Thanks! When I select Dish 300, I'm seeing a signal strength of 45, Azimuth of 171, and Elevation of 42. Skew shows N/A.
  12. geekboy2000

    61.5: ZIP 19044/Signal Level 40 - Shows No Az, El, or Skew

    Typically, I get outstanding reception across the board, but with the slightest rainfall, I lose 61.5. I used the Dish Pointer utility, and determined that I had dead-on azimuth, elevation and skew (249, 29, and 127 respectively), and a signal level of about 80 for the 110/119 satellites, but a...
  13. geekboy2000

    Dish to begin DRM on PPV May 6th

    Did Hilary Rosen of the RIAA change jobs and wake up on the wrong side of the bed again? Don't worry folks. This is the same knee-jerk reaction we've seen before in the music industry. As these knuckle-heads watch their revenue steadily decline, they'll eventually come to their senses. Just...
  14. geekboy2000

    as of right now CHILLER is now active

    Yes, it is. Thanks for the notification! I always thought that it was only possible to make guide additions via the scheduled or manual updates/maintenance, but yet, there it is on the guide and working fine. :)
  15. geekboy2000

    CNN HD Is here, Now LIVE!

    Initially, I thought.... "Ho hum . . a news channel in HD", but I soon realized that this means that: The ultra nasal-sounding, can't tell if it's a man or a woman, over the top, sickening, caricature of a journalist, might not haunt me on CNN! I can't even remember the bone-head's name, but...
  16. geekboy2000

    Nascar Race Saturday Night

    How about that for a bone-headed move? Personally, I'd prefer not to have seen baseball at all, because I tuned in for the race. But, if they were going to try to keep everybody happy, why didn't they go to split screen?
  17. geekboy2000

    61.5 Signal Lost?

    It's been intermittently working for awhile. Hopefully it's back to stay. Thanks for the update!
  18. geekboy2000

    60 Mph Winds

    I've got two dishes on my roof, and about a month ago, here in PA, we experienced similar gusts (or close to it). The same company installed both of the dishes (about a month apart), and they (and the signal) held rock steady. I felt like that was the first real test they got since they were...
  19. geekboy2000

    61.5 Signal Lost?

    If they show up with an entire launch team (Master Blasters maybe!), that'll be really cool! :) Edit: Just trying to keep a sense of humor about it. With any luck, it'll be resolved long before then.
  20. geekboy2000

    61.5 Signal Lost?

    I guess if I call CS and ask for an ETA on a resolution, they'll most likely say "soon". :eek:
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