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So, DirecTV showed up yesterday...At freaking 6:00 in the evening. I was promised 1:00 - 5:00 time frame. Anyways, he did his thing, and everything was working. Then, of course, just like clockwork, I was playing around with the DVR and lost some channels. After troubleshooting over the phone w/ DTV for almost an hour, a tech has to come by on Friday to check it out. It never fails, an installation never goes smoothly, I should have known.

Anyways, other than that, things are OK. Looking to refinance the house and combine some other loans all at the same time, I've put that off for too long. Should finish that up this afternoon.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: What game(s) are you currently playing?


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# 1 boomhauertjs @ 10/10/07 09:20 AM
Cavs preseason basketball was on last night. I started watching and was thinking "It is way too early for this!" I think the warm weather and the fact that the Tribe is still playing makes basketball season seem early. They looked pretty awful in the time that I watched, but it was only the first preseason game.

QOTD: Halo 3 (mostly online; barely started Campaign), Madden 08 (Browns franchise; no online in weeks), some demos (NHL games, NBA 2k8)
 
# 2 RockyTop1 @ 10/10/07 09:31 AM
QOTD: Halo 3, NBA 2k8, Skate, NCAA/Madden just for league games...getting more and more excited for GH3
 
# 3 aukevin @ 10/10/07 09:34 AM
QOTD: I'm pretty much only playing Skate right now. I want to get more time in with MySims and NCAA Football but I love Skate so much.
 
# 4 Sancheezy @ 10/10/07 09:42 AM
QOTD: Halo 3, a little NCAA(trying to get the 1star to 6 achievement) and occasionally a little MLB2k7.

Trying to decide if i want to pick up NBA2k8 or hold out for College hoops
 
# 5 MachoMyers @ 10/10/07 09:50 AM
QOTD:
Just got my refurbished 360 last night.
So I just started playing Halo 3 and NBA 2k8.
 
# 6 Pete1210 @ 10/10/07 09:59 AM
QOTD: NBA 2K8, Zuma, Halo3 and APF 2K8. Picking up The Orange Box today.
 
# 7 pb4201 @ 10/10/07 10:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike95
QOTD: NBA 2K8, Zuma, Halo3 and APF 2K8. Picking up The Orange Box today.
Steve,

I feel your pain with Directv installation for HD. I had mine installed in April and it wasnt until late May that everything was working correctly. Although it was a pain in the ***, the picture looks so good now. Also, if you complain a lot they will give you discounts or free programming. We got 6 mths of showtime and the dvr fee waived for 6mths along with a bunch of other things. Just complain and ask to talk to a supervisor and they'll take care of you....

QOTD: All-pro 2k8, NBA 2K8, MLB Power Pros (Wii), Carnival games, and Bioshock
 
# 8 Skyboxer @ 10/10/07 10:28 AM
QOTD: MLB The Show, Two Worlds and NBA2K8
 
# 9 Steve_OS @ 10/10/07 10:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pb4201
Steve,

I feel your pain with Directv installation for HD. I had mine installed in April and it wasnt until late May that everything was working correctly. Although it was a pain in the ***, the picture looks so good now. Also, if you complain a lot they will give you discounts or free programming. We got 6 mths of showtime and the dvr fee waived for 6mths along with a bunch of other things. Just complain and ask to talk to a supervisor and they'll take care of you....

QOTD: All-pro 2k8, NBA 2K8, MLB Power Pros (Wii), Carnival games, and Bioshock
Oh yes, there will be a complaint call, no question about it.
 
# 10 JohnnytheSkin @ 10/10/07 12:01 PM
QOTD: Halo 3, NHL 08, FIFA 08 (going to try it out after my morning OS check), NCAA 08, and 'Liberty City Stories' on PSP...whew!
 
# 11 SportsAce @ 10/10/07 12:17 PM
QOTD: F.E.A.R., Halo 3, Airborne, Bioshock, and little Madden here and there.
 
# 12 mgoblue @ 10/10/07 12:48 PM
NHL 08, Skate, and picking up Fifa sometime this week (might be playing poker tonight or tomorrow night, so we'll see when I can find time for Fifa).
 
# 13 modog123 @ 10/10/07 12:51 PM
QOTD: MLB Power Pros (PS2), HL:EP2, Portal

The DirecTV people are scheduled for a visit to me today (2:00 - 6:00 p.m.) so I took the whole day off. Who knows when they will get here? When I had the system installed 2 years ago, the local installer who they sent out had never installed a 5LNB dish for HD, so instead of calling someone to see what the difference was, he just went ahead and installed a 3LNB dish and explained it by saying "The extra two LNB's are just for local channels, and you can't get local channels so it won't hurt anything". Like a chump, I actually took his word thinking he knew what he was talking about.

When they started rolling out the new HD channels and I couldn't receive them I felt like an idiot for taking that yokels word. I called DirecTV and told them what had happened a couple of weeks ago and they set it up to have the newest dish installed for free and gave me a free month's service which I thought was cool. Then they tried to tell me that it would extend my service contract for another 2 years, and I thought that was a lot less cool. Finally I talked to someone who understood that it wasn't my fault and I shouldn't be punished for it. We'll see how things end up. I'm looking forward to the new HD channels.
 
# 14 Behindshadows @ 10/10/07 03:31 PM
QOTD - Halo 3, NBA 2k8, NBA Live 08, PGR 4, Skate, Blue Dragon.
 
# 15 Steve_OS @ 10/10/07 10:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by asrabbit91
It may not of been the Installers fault for being late, trust me I would of been pissed if I were you, but I had there Installer at my house for like 6 hours, they care for there customers alot, I mean most would of gave up, I played some NBA 2K, and Halo, NHL 08, Madden, and a little pro evo. I have a question though with the 5 lnb direct tv dish is there a diff between the one with standard and hd, because one of my friends was going to go with directv, and he is going to get his hd tv in a few months, so he wasn't sure if he should wait to get it till he got an hd tv or what.
I had a 3 LNB sat. w/ HD, they installed the 5 LNB, because you need it to get the newer HD channels. At least, that is what I understand.
 
# 16 pb4201 @ 10/10/07 10:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by asrabbit91
It may not of been the Installers fault for being late, trust me I would of been pissed if I were you, but I had there Installer at my house for like 6 hours, they care for there customers alot, I mean most would of gave up, I played some NBA 2K, and Halo, NHL 08, Madden, and a little pro evo. I have a question though with the 5 lnb direct tv dish is there a diff between the one with standard and hd, because one of my friends was going to go with directv, and he is going to get his hd tv in a few months, so he wasn't sure if he should wait to get it till he got an hd tv or what.

If he wants HD with directv and wants to recieve all the new HD channels then he has to get the 5 lnb dish.
 

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