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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 |
( 4/15/2008 09:09:00 AM ) Bill S.
SATELLITE DISH OF LOVE: If I've been quieter than usual these past few days, it's mainly because I've been spending too much of my free time learning how to navigate through our new DirectTV equipment. This is our first experience with a satellite dish: in the past, it's been telecable all the way, but the one system that reaches beyond the Safford city limits doesn't offer many of the channels that we prefer (BBC America, Bravo, VS for the Professional Bull Riding*), we dropped the cable package after our introductory six months package lapsed. (Man, we've been down here six months already?) We checked out the two big-name satellite systems and went with DirectTV – and not just because Dish Network has crappy commercials, either (though they do). Kept our cable hook-up for phone and Internet, though, so it's not as if we're abandoning our first service provider altogether.
The guy came and installed the new dish later Saturday afternoon. Subsequently, I spent my day of rest getting to know our new remote (hey, it's color coded!); putting together a Favorites list that skips through religion (no BYU!), sports and Pay-Per-View channels; and trying out the DVR so we could set it up for Wire in the Blood later that night. Caught two eps of Torchwood on Saturday, though it looks like we're gonna have to wait for reruns to get the whole back story on James Marster's guest-starring villain . . .
*A favorite of the wife's. # |