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« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2018, 11:47:46 am »

Iffy.  The TiVo im using I bought a couple weeks before 9/11.  How many other appliances last that long?


My home air conditioner.  Lasted from 1976 (new house install) until 2015.  Furnace still going strong...
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« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2018, 01:14:20 pm »


My home air conditioner.  Lasted from 1976 (new house install) until 2015.  Furnace still going strong...

Not saying anything about my A/C for fear of jinxing.
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« Reply #212 on: March 17, 2018, 01:43:40 pm »

I don't know if the email is legit; I haven't gotten one of these.

A confirmation of sorts... DirecTV is phasing out Standard Definition, so the loss of local channels is collateral damage.

If I were just going to loose the locals I wouldnt care thanks to a newfangled thing called an antenna (and if you live in Tornado Alley you should really have an antenna)  but at&t is just going to let the old satellites fall out of the sky (looking at you, China) and go all HD and 4K, etc.
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« Reply #213 on: March 19, 2018, 08:14:45 am »

Not saying anything about my A/C for fear of jinxing.


Sold the grandparents home about 2008-2009 or so.... still had the original Sears A/C system working from when the house was built in 1957 (21st and Memorial area - just before Hale High opened).  Couple years later, I drove by and noticed there was new unit installed.  I really was hoping for mine to match the performance of that machine, but sadly, it was not meant to be!   Points to the slow, inexorable, degradation and slide of American manufacturing over the years!



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« Reply #214 on: May 10, 2019, 11:01:24 am »

DirecTV pulled the plug on the Standard Definition satellites finally.  Time to put the TiVo that has been working flawlessly since the week before 9/11 out to pasture.

The cloud-based  DVR function on DirecTV NOW isnt quite the same as having a physical hard drive with your favorites patiently waiting to be browsed.
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« Reply #215 on: May 10, 2019, 04:36:08 pm »

DirecTV pulled the plug on the Standard Definition satellites finally.  Time to put the TiVo that has been working flawlessly since the week before 9/11 out to pasture.

The cloud-based  DVR function on DirecTV NOW isnt quite the same as having a physical hard drive with your favorites patiently waiting to be browsed.

And in August Ill likely pull the plug on Directv
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« Reply #216 on: May 10, 2019, 10:15:40 pm »

And in August Ill likely pull the plug on Directv

What happens in August (other than you pulling your plug)?
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« Reply #217 on: May 11, 2019, 11:26:03 am »

What happens in August (other than you pulling your plug)?

Contract is up
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« Reply #218 on: September 18, 2019, 06:46:28 pm »


Now that at&t has trashed DirecTV they are talking about dumping it altogether.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/18/att-may-split-with-directv-satellite-unit

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« Reply #219 on: September 22, 2019, 11:53:19 am »

Now that at&t has trashed DirecTV they are talking about dumping it altogether.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/18/att-may-split-with-directv-satellite-unit



Glad I got out when I did...
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« Reply #220 on: September 27, 2019, 09:09:55 pm »

Glad I got out when I did...


TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) ó Millions of AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV and AT&T TV NOW (formerly DIRECTV NOW) subscribers in 86 markets are at risk of losing access to 136 television stations (including popular ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW And MyNet-affiliates) and Tennis Channel, due to AT&Tís unwillingness to negotiate fair market carriage licenses with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.


Who wastes their data allowance watching local channels when compact antennas are cheap and plentiful?
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« Reply #221 on: September 30, 2019, 08:27:06 am »


TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) ó Millions of AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV and AT&T TV NOW (formerly DIRECTV NOW) subscribers in 86 markets are at risk of losing access to 136 television stations (including popular ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW And MyNet-affiliates) and Tennis Channel, due to AT&Tís unwillingness to negotiate fair market carriage licenses with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.


Who wastes their data allowance watching local channels when compact antennas are cheap and plentiful?

Data allowance?   I have U-verse and don't have a data allowance.
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« Reply #222 on: October 04, 2019, 05:16:42 pm »

Data allowance?   I have U-verse and don't have a data allowance.

I have U-verse internet and have a monthly data allowance.
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« Reply #223 on: October 08, 2019, 02:17:03 pm »

I have U-verse internet and have a monthly data allowance.

We have two home offices, and have the unlimited plan.   I did have an allowance on my ATT cell phone, but changed that recently.  I've decided it's best for me to just bite the bullet and go with an unlimited plan.
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« Reply #224 on: October 14, 2019, 07:04:49 am »

I have U-verse internet and have a monthly data allowance.

Data allowance is supposed to be waived for $10 or free if you have TV service.
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