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    Free Preview of HBO & Cinemax to Promote the Final Season of Game of Thrones

    odd, I can't edit the previous post... I just logged in to my online acct, and the same channels are missing in the online guide, so if it's going to change, it hasn't yet. It's a curious way to do things... it "gives" less away for free, but then why do they give so many of the other...
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    Free Preview of HBO & Cinemax to Promote the Final Season of Game of Thrones

    for those on the east coast, if the freeview ends at Sunday midnight, we would not be able to record from HBOW (which was white for me part of yesterday, but wasn't showing up as a "channel I get" later in the evening) EDIT: often freeviews run thru Monday, but earlier in the thread it said...
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    Free Preview of HBO & Cinemax to Promote the Final Season of Game of Thrones

    So if you cannot record 501, the implication is that you would be able to watch the premiere, but not record it? Or do we expect those other channels to become eligible for recording sometime closer to the weekend?
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    771 Satellite loss, DIY?

    Nope.. easy reach from the ladder.. but amazing (in retrospect) that the original install included 0 support arms for a roof dish mounted on an angle. Properly fixed now.
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    771 Satellite loss, DIY?

    I scheduled a service call.. .when I went on the roof I found that one of the 4 mounting bolts to the roof was loose, so I'm thinking the mount needs to be moved a foot away or so to get a solid mount again, and then the dish re-aligned. (the dish wasn't leaning, so I don't think that was the...
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    771 Satellite loss, DIY?

    today is overcast light rain expected 99 ranges 40-60 99 cb ranges 42-68 99s I didn't wait for it to fill in, but was only seeing 0's 103s 0-46 103ca 19-62 103cb 54-77 EDIT: I got out the ladder and tweaked the up/down pitch(?).. going up 2 of the marks.. 99 went from 40-60 to 66-80 99cb...
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    771 Satellite loss, DIY?

    Not enough to get a pattern yet, but getting 771 errors when the weather doesn't really seem to be bad enough to warrant (always get these during heavy rain) Signal strength #'s on various satellites 101 : everything is 95+ except for 18: 59 26: 0 The #'s on the flavors of 99 and 103 are...
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    DirecTV has crazy retention deals right now

    12 months in to a contract with discounts expiring this month.. took only 5 minutes to essentially lock in the same discount going forward (which I think is what new customers get now). 5 minutes, saved a bundle.. totally worth it. Could I have gotten more, maybe.. but I was happy enough to...
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    Must call to ADD programming ?? Then bait and switch

    Tried to "activate" a Starz + Showtime special ($13.99) shown under my account (website) .. popup says you can't do it online (even tho it is shown online).. to call to get the offer. a) why would they have you call and waste your time and their agent's time vs. the ease of doing over the web...
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    HBO on Direct for less than $18/month?

    Similarly.. Starz is $13.99 on Direct... $8.99 on Amazon... We used HBO on Amazon for GoT... very happy with the video quality, shows were usually available ~5 minutes sooner, and you could skip as far ahead as you wanted.
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    HBO on Direct for less than $18/month?

    Nope.. I did exactly that (politely)... no offer to get below $17.99./month. I can get Showtime for free with that (for 3 months).. but nothing to get the cost to the same level as Amazon Prime, iTunes, Dish, etc. Looks like we'll be trying it on Amazon Prime.
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    HR54 update 0xd1e breaks power on sequence?

    For the several months that it worked, ARC was ideal, b/c I could get the audio from the smart TV when I watched something on it from Amazon Prime, etc without the need to change inputs on the AVR (a trivial thing for the geeks in the house.. but priceless for the wife and kids). I might run...
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    HR54 update 0xd1e breaks power on sequence?

    I didn't do a thorough test.. with "TV audio" hidden as a source, the AVR doesn't seem to do ARC.. and as such if I am watching something thru the TV (ie. its a smart TV), no audio. When I re-enable "TV audio" such that ARC works, back to the original turn-on problem. No one else is seeing...
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    HBO on Direct for less than $18/month?

    I can live with that limitation. In watching only 1 series so far on Amazon Prime, I was quite pleased with the streaming quality. Hopefully it will be comparable. thanks Mike
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    HBO on Direct for less than $18/month?

    Seems like Direct must be the most expensive way to get HBO?? ie. I can get HBO via AmazonPrime for only $15/month. or HBONow from HBO ofor $15/month. Also currently $15/mo on Dish. any way to get just a discount on just HBO with Direct? (I called and was told no)
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    HR54 update 0xd1e breaks power on sequence?

    I basically went in the settings and told my AVR it only had this one input (disabled all others)... now it is working. What I was seeing was it turn on to the DVR video source.. then switch over to TV Audio (for ARC) which had no Video associated with it (and never has).... I dunno.. it is...
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    HR54 update 0xd1e breaks power on sequence?

    My setup is HR54 -> (HDMI) -> Denon AVR2113 -> (HDMI) -> LG TV -> (ARC) -> Denon The power on sequence was always TV + HR54.. the TV would show the picture with no sound.. and then via HDMI CEC, the TV would turn on the the AVR, the picture would blank off and then come back with video +...
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    HD Extra Pack - 3 months free offer gone?

    I got the same thing when trying to cancel Premiums. Taking a page right out of the AOL playbook... make it harder to cancel, and earn the contempt of consumers at the same time.
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    sell/transfer wireless Joey?

    Argh.. yes, my bad.. I meant Wireless Access Point.
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