Directv’s Immobility

Ok, I bought this Directv dish from an unnamed company with the word “Oasis” in their name, so I could take television mobile. You know, so I could get the programming I pay a ridiculous amount of money to receive, when I’m not at home.

Surprise, the single time I’ve gotten the damn thing to work is in my garage.

First, they give you a tool that’s supposed to squeal when you have it pointed correctly. I’ve had the thing pointed correctly numerous times and it still does not work. 

Next, they give you a “military grade” compass. If that pile of shite was military grade, Washington would have still been trying to cross the Deleware. The thing points north wherever you turn it.

You have to reprogram your HD receiver so the thing even knows where you are. You must also contact Directv so they know where you are. Good luck if your dry camping or off in a remote region of the US.

Finally, the setup does not work with your RV unless you have cabling without any other connections. Meaning it won’t work without a dedicated RV connection.

You can buy a dish that automatically points so you can get HD programming. The issue is, it costs $1300! 

Dish is more reliable and works with RVing much better. 

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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