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September 15, 2006

From the deals dept.  

Free HD DVR from Directv

well, not 100% free, you have to agree to a 2yr commitment, but hell, when you got directv, who wants to go back anyways? Anyways, this is how you get a free HD DVR.... go to the "email us" section on the directv website, type this: "Hello, I was wondering if I could get a free HD DVR? Thank you." Two hours after I sent this, I got a call. They then scheduled the install 2 days later. I now have a 5lnb kaku dish and HR20-700, along with my other dvr's. BTW, you CAN daisey chain 6x8 switches, despite what the installer tells you. Just remember, the whole chain HAS to consist of zinwells at this time. the LAST LINK towards the receiver can be another brand, like terk. bummer zinwell's arnt externally powered. My installer insisted on using 3 switches when i only needed 2 (4 ports usable off switch 1, 8 off switch 2) now I have 16 total ports when I only really needed 9. Oh well, their loss.

tivo community thread link where I found this jewel


August 17, 2006

From the deals dept.  

Rooms to Go free cleaning

RTG's "free" cleaning is a farce. they say you have 3 years of unlimited cleanings. What it really is, some guy comes to SPOT clean little spots with Folex and then uses a generic scotchguard. The killer is, he didnt even use the Folex properly. Thank god I just sold those sofas. I would not trust those guys w/ my sofa.