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End of an era…

Today I moved the site to another server marking the end of an era where I maintain my own servers. Please let us know if you notice any serious problems…

This week also marked the end of another era. My Dish 6000 receiver’s 8PSK module died and Dish replaced it with a Dish 811, meaning no more waiting for the guide to download after switching from local channels and overall a better user experience.

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7 Comments

  1. NormInNorman
    Posted September 23, 2007 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Man, your dish 6000 must have really sucked if the 811 user experience is better. My 811 sucks. I’ve had to restart it twice today – once because I dared to tune to OETA, which crashes it about 80% of the time. I’m about to get a 722 and chunk my 811 in the river.

    The sad thing is about a year ago they had software that worked pretty good (for me – not for everybody). Then I made the mistake up applying an update and I’ve had to reboot frequently ever since. My advice is if it’s working well never do an update if you can help it.

  2. zenithtv
    Posted September 23, 2007 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    When you get your 722 there is no way stopping updates. The unit will check for updates everyday at 3:00 AM

  3. Posted September 23, 2007 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I was going to cancel the service, but they agreed to send me a new receiver. My bill is only $17.50/month now.

    The 811 is noticeably fuzzier than my EyeTV 500 recordings on local channels and probably on Satellite. But my 6000 started breaking up months ago until it finally died. Plus, while it got local channels, switching from them to Satellite ’caused a several minute delay while the guide was downloaded again.

    Most of what I watch is from the EyeTV so those extra five HD channels — ESPNHD, HDNet, HDNet Movies, Discovery HD Theater, and TNT — are gravy when I run out of recordings.

  4. Sooner Al
    Posted September 24, 2007 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Access to the new site seems faster to me than it was in the past, so that should be good news. I am on Cox HSI in Norman…

  5. Sooner Al
    Posted September 24, 2007 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    FWIW, access to all of the forums, etc that used to be on the right side of the page are now at the bottom of the page. Is that by design? Also, I posted a reply (or tried to) to a forum post about History HD coming to Cox. The forum list at the right does not indicate my reply.

    I am using IE7 on a Vista Ultimate box if that matters…

  6. Posted September 24, 2007 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I see the problem. It’ll be a few days before I can troubleshoot it…

    Dennis

  7. Sooner Al
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    Man, the forums are really screwed up or pointers or something. I make a post and when I go to reread or make a reply, ie. edit, etc, I get pointed to a totally different thread..

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