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Evidence of Geekery
Monday, 2007 May 7 - 10:40 pm
I have been in my job toooooo long.

First of all, can I just say that DirecTV sucks marbles? Not only does the reception go out every time it rains, but now our receiver keeps getting stuck in a restart loop. "Hello, your DirecTV is starting up." "Almost there, just a few more seconds." "Searching for satellite signal." "Hello, your DirecTV is starting up." "Honestly, just a few more seconds. FOR REALS this time."

After having wrestled with this for five hundred and thirty-eight hours, I decided it was time to switch back to Time Warner cable. Sure, they're the anti-Christ, but at least I can watch my dang shows. Oh, and also? I don't have to front $300 if I want high definition TV.

We got the cable hooked up a few days ago, and it's been behaving well. But yesterday, Amy says to me: "Hey, there's a message on the TV. It says 'fatal prom accident.'"

I immediately thought it was the cable box telling us there was a problem with its Programmable Read Only Memory.

Only an engineer wouldn't think about the prom in May.
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Comment #1 from Chip (Guest)
2007 May 9 - 5:14 pm : #
I have DirecTV and was having problems, too. We have Tivo and DirecTV offered me to "upgrade" to their DVR system. I read some about their system and determined not to go with it.

My troubles were from one of the satellite signals not being read correctly. (i.e. I could get ESPN but ESPN 2 would pixelize)

It seems like two things can go wrong with a Tivo unit and for me, it was the tuner and not the satellite. Once I ordered my refurbished unit off the web, my service went back as usual.

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