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  1. nazz

    New D* installation a success....

    Well, after my decision to switch from E* to D*, I had my installation and I'd like to report that I am a happy camper! The guy showed up an hour early at 11:00 AM for an afternoon install. He called from the driveway to see if I was available and I most certainly was. He knew his stuff and 2...
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    I got the HD DVR price drop today

    I called DirecTV today about switching back from E* and worked out the following deal at first: $100 Instant Hardware rebate (HD DVR, HD RCVR & SD RCVR) Free HBO, Starz & Showtime for 3 Months Free 3 Room Installation Free Extra HD for 3 Months $10 off per month for 12 Months Another $10...
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    What shows on the new HD channels have you found that look great?

    I thought a thread about great looking shows on the new channels that are not upconverts would be helpful to know which ones to set up for recording. What actual HD programs have you found that are worth checking out?
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    Anyone have this happen when 'moving'?

    I called E* to 'move' to an HD locals market which went smoothly with the CSR. I logged into my online account after the call and saw the appropriate service address added. I noticed that the new DMA locals were there to add as new programming even though I already subscribe to locals. I went...
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    Dish called me .....

    I was sleeping today and Dish woke me up and wanted me to go around the house and give them information from each of my receivers. I told them I was sleeping and he gave me a number to call them back which I don't remember now. In looking around the forums I'm thinking now that it must be an...
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    Dish HD + Comcast HD advice...

    Comcast finally started offering HD here and I wanted to check it out so I got an install in combination with my E* service. My setup is E* with Platinum/locals on a Vip622 and Comcast Platinum with their 6412 HD DVR. My E* is on a lease contract until November, Comcast has no contract. I...
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    Chiller HD

    I knew that DirecTV was going to carry the new horror channel Chiller at launch on March 1 but I didn't realize that it was HD. It also looks like films are OAR. This promo reel says that an HD simulcast will be offered. Is there any buzz about E* picking this up? The association with...
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    Did everybody get the e-mail survey?

    I got a Dish e-mail survey yesterday about the 622. I responded that I have one TV connected and record in HD while having to delete frequently due to storage capacity limitations.
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    Edit Name on recorded show with 622

    Is there a way to capitalize additional words after the first one when using edit name on the 622? When I type in the first word it automatically capitalizes it but once I hit space and add a second word, everything is lower case. It seems like there must be a way to capitalize additional words...
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    Warning: Vital programming information...

    I bought a new Toshiba LCD HDTV for our bedroom and my 211 just arrived from The Dish Store. I hooked up the HDMI and sat coax and ran the check switch. It identified my switch and 3 birds just fine. It then went to the Warning: Downloading vital information...do not unplug or turn off...
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    NYC HD on 61.5 or Chicago HD/SD on 129?

    I'm currently getting NYC HD locals via 61.5 from Conus and am considering switching to Chicago via 129. I am in the Chicago spotbeam and am thinking about doing it to get the SD channels that come along with their locals. I'm still sort of on the fence since 61.5 is the preferred bird and I'd...
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    Audio stuttering on ViP622 recorded shows

    I've been having a really annoying issue with my 622. When watching some recorded shows, the audio will start stuttering and it fixes it to hit pause or skip back. Sometimes it is really bad and does it often while other times it doesn't do it at all. Strangely it does it everytime that I record...
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    What happened with this HD PPV?

    I set up a PPV recording of The Descent in HD the other night at 2:00 AM. What I ended up with instead of a good horror movie in HD was a recording of the Dish Network HDTV logo with a title of Off Air. What would cause this and will I be charged for it? It's kind of dissapointing since this...
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    Is this possible with a ViP 622?

    When they activate external storage I'd like the ability to do the following. I would like to get a high definition camcorder and then record the HD videos to my ViP 622 and store them on an external drive. I would think I could then select one from the external drive and play it in 1080i or...
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    Chicago locals worth going from 61.5 to 129?

    I moved to New York a while back to get the big four in HD. I have been getting a rock solid 61.5 signal strength in my location by adding a D300 to my D1000. Would it be worth switching the cable over to the D1000 and moving to Chicago to get the additional SD locals since I'm in the...
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    Anyone else importing HD-DVD?

    I got an import HD-DVD of Harry Potter and the Goglet of Fire and watched it last night. It looked fantastic and had an amazing TrueHD audio track. I had no problem with any forced subtitles and was very pleased with the disc. Now that I've tested the import waters I'll be ordering a few more...
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    New York HD Locals Question

    Are NBC, ABC, NBC and Fox the only stations that are beamed nationwide by counus or are all of the other stations beamed out as well?
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    Want to add 2 more receivers....cost?

    I have D1000 and D300 dishes with a ViP 622 and a 311 connected downstairs in a new install done by a local retailer in May. A check switch shows a DP Twin. I'd like to add a Vip211 in a downstairs office and another in an upstairs bedroom. I wish I had it done at the initial installation...
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    I finally got Distant CBS HD!

    I signed up with Dish in May and have been trying to get the distant CBS HD out of NY ever since. I already had my own waiver that I obtained back when I needed it for DirecTV. Dish kept telling me they had to request the waiver and I convinced them after much explaining to allow me to fax mine...
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    CNN video problems?

    I've been watching CNN because they seem to be covering the Middle East situation very well. Last night and again today I'm having major video stuttering and other blocky artifacts on this channel. I'm using a ViP622 and skip back and even rebooting don't seem to be correcting the problem...
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