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    Free Genie Upgrade..

    Got an email offering me a free Genie if I re-up my contract.. Basically what I would want to do is put that in place of one of my regular HD receivers and keep the two HR-24's to give me 9 recording tuners (10 total).. In this case would they give me the SWM16 that I would now need in this...
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    Stacking referral and AAA discount with best buy gift card...

    I am trying to get my sister to switch to DirecTV from Dish, and she is pretty much ready to do it based just on the extra $20 a month off with my referral and the AAA (and that the genie can do 5 recordings without the fights her 772 is currently causing with her better half). I was just in...
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    SpikeTV not lining up with the guide times?

    Has anyone else noticed that starting around 8pm the shows begin to 'drift' out of alignment with the guide? And this is even taking the wonky start/end times they do into account. I kind of like Bar Rescue, and I've been watching Flip Men because it's one of those "so stupid it's funny"...
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    Custom install fees

    Does anyone have a copy of or link to the current custom install fee schedule that D* installers charge? Trying to figure out whether it's cheaper for me to take a trip to fish cable through my sister's house and mount a pole or just let D* do it. It'd be a 5 outlet install, and the pole would...
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    Why does this happen and who to bitch at?

    I've noticed this on a couple channels now.. All of them are HD channels, this was just the latest occurrence on SyFy (it's been like this all night since I've had it on, several different shows/movies). I've also noticed once or twice on movie channels like Starz. It's really obnoxious...
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    Splitter configuration

    Not exactly Directv specific, but just wondering if anyone makes a splitter with the input and outputs all on the same end. Basically I need to put a couple splitters into standard 4x4" junction boxes (one per), to avoid homerunning. The boxes are connected via 1/2" conduit which is set into...
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    Anyone use a pair of 1.2m (Alaska/Hawaii) dishes

    ..to combat rain fade? I'm getting a little annoyed now because the past few storms have acted like the tall guy sitting in front of you in the movies.. They develop south of me and just kind of fester there - right in the line of sight, and tonight I was stuck without TV for over half an hour...
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    Yet another feature wish thread

    I know I can't be the only one. You know you've done it (especially with the remote in RF mode). You've got a program running in delay for whatever reason, you've paused it to go take a dump, or eat dinner, or go get the kids, whatever. So now your program is buffered by a half hour or more...
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    quick question about callerID

    I'm getting a Vonage line for my home business, and I want to have the on-screen caller ID in all the rooms.. Does it require a phone connection to all receivers or can I just hook up one of them and it feeds them all over the network? I don't have any other landlines, so none of the boxes...
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    DirecTV2PC doesn't play on my freshly upgraded laptop.. Advisor says..

    .. I don't have hardware graphics acceleration, but I definitely do (that's the only red dot on the advisor program) Why isn't it recognizing it? The D2PC program loads fine (it doesn't complain), it allows me to select a DVR and a program, the progress bar at the bottom starts going when I...
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    Silly little DVR issue - Series recording duplicates

    How come all of a sudden I'm getting doubles recorded of series that do an eastern and pacific run on the same channel? And it's not just one series either. For example, Southland, Family Guy, and Mythbusters have been recording the same episode twice every time. I do keep it set to All, but...
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    Hot Shot

    Anyone use one? Do they work well? How far below zero are they effective? We're going to get our first real winter storm on Sunday, and then it's supposed to be highs in the single digits and lows in double digits below zero for the next week with more precip possible. So I'm going to have...
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    Dolby Digital dropouts/static?

    I searched quick but didn't see any other threads on this, only on the regular (quiet) sound glitches. Those I can deal with. The past week or so I've had serious audio issues with my two HD receivers. One H21, one HR24. Both have digital connections to their respective sound system (one...
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    Dish for 'out of market' questions..

    I recently moved from NJ to the midwest, and one glaring realization I had was that I would no longer be able to get my Devils games. What I want to do is buy the equipment (Vip722k) and activate an account using my dad's address in NJ. I had spoken to several CSRs at Dish and they assured me...
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