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  1. jdmacor

    I am surprised...

    I actually "tipped" the story to EngadgetHD and referenced the SatGuys thread, but they hadn't published the story as of last night. Sorry Scott! Tried to send a few new unique visitors down your way but it didn't work! Strangely enough, they did pick up on your free sling thread... Just nothing...
  2. jdmacor

    Questions about the new XiP Receivers?

    I apologize if this was already answered (i skimmed through the thread, but may have missed it), but I was wondering if the same recording could be accessed simultaneously; something like me in the office trying to play back a show that my fiance has already started playing in the living room.
  3. jdmacor

    Dish Network GUI suggestion...

    Love the Harmony aspect, with the RF option for the advanced receivers. And hey, if there were a platform to "skin" the DVR graphics, that would be kinda cool. Much like the app store, you could open it up to user contributions and customizations (strictly graphical; not modifying the underlying...
  4. jdmacor

    Dish Network GUI suggestion...

    Fair enough; I can understand that. I am just saying that if there was money/capacity, it would be a nice to have. Again, I prefer the customer service at Dish and that is why I stay. On the other hand, true MRV would go a long way for a lot of customers...
  5. jdmacor

    Dish Network GUI suggestion...

    Really, I just copied the PR release, and not necessarily just the things that I want. Biggest for me is the "Hive-Mind" DVR setup. But the real point is the overall interface and dated look of the software. Quite frankly, I understand that the look is sort of a personal preference type of deal...
  6. jdmacor

    Dish Network GUI suggestion...

    Sorry I am late to this little conversation, but good God is the Dish guide out of date. The majority of the design hasn't changed for what seems like at least a decade. And I am sorry, the 922 is out of date too. Seriously, the Aqua looking interface a la Apple from circa 2001?! That's the...
  7. jdmacor

    Need Suggestions For Stabilizing Pole Mount

    Thanks for the suggestions! I think the patio mount is the thing I wanted; a bracket that attaches to the railing, right? For whatever reason, that is a no-no, even though nothing is being drilled into and it can be removed when I leave... Stupid management... Unless you are talking about...
  8. jdmacor

    Need Suggestions For Stabilizing Pole Mount

    Hey guys. I had a question about pole stabilization. I am living in Houston now and today has been very windy. I kept getting the "Acquiring Signal" screen, so I took a peek out at my balcony, and my dish was wobbling on its pole. Crap. Well the bottom line is I lost signal for most of the day...
  9. jdmacor

    Team Summit Pics Video and Live Recap!

    Some good news in there. I appreciate all of the work Scott. Although I do have to add that I am bummed about Dish's idea of MRV; slinging is a nice feature, but it is no MRV solution. I think Direct has them beat on this front.
  10. jdmacor

    will 722 get software upgrade similar to 922?

    Probably not; which sucks. It would be nice to have a uniform "branding," if you will, across the devices. Take away some functionality for some of the lesser devices, but give us the guide updates (like colors, overall look, channel logos...) Oh well...
  11. jdmacor

    wow this pricing is confusing!!!

    To be fair, the model they use on the pricing calculator assumes that people would only want a "DuoDVR" if they are back-feeding it to another SD TV, which is in many instances not true. I have two HDTVs, each with a DuoDVR (love my PiP and hard drive space), and in order to properly represent...
  12. jdmacor

    Tonight's Tech Chat...

    As Scott pointed out, you could do better by just purchasing your own Sling unit and adding it into your setup. Now the only advantage is the new interface... I love channel logos and stealing Apple design ideas as much as anyone, but I don't think it will be worth the greenbacks...
  13. jdmacor

    Tonight's Tech Chat...

    That is a dangerous path, which sets you up for disappointment. If you start off negative, you will only be surprised! ... So, booooo Dish!
  14. jdmacor

    DVR Viewing throughout entire home?

    Well now I am just downright excited!!!! And it sounds like there might be a DLNA backend (or something similar) to all of this... :)
  15. jdmacor

    DVR Viewing throughout entire home?

    I am with you, brother! This is the number one feature I would like to see added to the ViP DVRs. Hopefully Dish is already working on this... The current solution with backfeeding sd feeds and calling it "multiroom" is a previous generation method. To continue having the industry's best DVR...
  16. jdmacor

    DISH DVR 922 RELEASE DATE????

    That makes me even more jealous... The Dish commercials promoting the "True Multi-Room Capabilities" really irk me...
  17. jdmacor

    January 1st is just around the corner!!

    Dish is running ads in Dallas as well, regarding time warner's imminent loss of fox programming. I keep hearing them while listening to ESPN Radio. Its a shame that it has to be like this though; I would have hope for a more unified front against programming providers, but I guess business is...
  18. jdmacor

    Dish Pricing Update

    Actually, I have just the opposite experience. I used to lease cars, and I used to go in for scheduled maintenance, and there would be no charge. If something failed, they replace it, no charge. When I crashed one, I had to pay for it (yay for insurance and accident forgiveness). Recently I just...
  19. jdmacor

    New Software... IR Remote Support!

    IR support is the best news I have heard about this box in a while! As for the interface upgrades, are you allowed to show us? If not, could you describe what info bar you are talking about? Like if you are on a channel and simply hit "info"? Or more like the info on top when you are browsing...
  20. jdmacor

    Bye Bye Starfish Network

    Oh God no!!!! So, what was that channel anyways? Some kind of kinky porn thing?...
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