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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 4, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Swimming Yellow Lemon.

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Reasons 118 To 119 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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See July 15, 2013 post as to why I have cut back the rants to one or two a day.


#118. I noticed to my intense chagrin that DirecTV does NOT provide me with ANY rating information on two movies that I recorded over the last 24 hours, one of them “Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage“. Absolutely nothing as to whether it is PG, R, XXX of whatever. Normally I don’t check or care about ratings because I other have a good ideas as to what they are supposed to be or because the movie is not for the kids. With these 2 movies, and the other has a title along the lines “A Dog For Christmas” I want to know whether the kids could watch them. Nothing. Nada. Yes, I can, and did, check the Kinkade movie using the Web. It is PG. But this is stupid. In general, compared to DISH, DirecTV’s ‘info’ leaves much to be desired.

#119. The Genie would NOT power up again. From the research I have done, all the indications are that my Genie is ready to die. If it dies before July 20 I could get a new one for free — I think since there is a grudging, petty 30 day warranty. I hope it dies soon. 


Reasons 116 To 117 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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As of today, July 15, 2013, I have 706 days left on my DirecTV 2-year contract.

I plan to schedule the cancellation of it 2 weeks ahead of that date so that it happens exactly ON that day.

I will not have DirecTV for even a minute more than I am obligated to have it.

706 and only 886 more ‘why I really hate DirecTV‘ items to list.

I don’t want to run out of my hate points.

So I am going to throttle back to 1 or 2 a day, per the 1.25/day average I have to maintain, so that I can bitch and moan about DirecTV every day.


#116. This morning, sipping my coffee and waiting for 9 am so I can catch the headlines, I resumed watching a previously recorded Military Channel documentary on the Wilhelm Gustloff the German ship justly torpedoed by the Soviets in the later days of  WW II. I had never heard of it. They reckon upwards of 5,000 Germans drowned. At 9am, I punched in ‘202’. This should have terminated the playback and selected 201. NOTHING. That same BLACK screen I got the day before appeared. #112. I have researched this. IT IS NOT GOOD! Means that the hard drive in my 22 day old Genie is dying! F*ing DirecTV. Since I refuse to pay them more for a protection plan I will have to pay them for a new one. I knew that this was their game. OF COURSE, the Genie can be programmed to fail after the first 30 days — so that suckers like me will have to pay for another one. DirecTV is, in my experience, the most unethical of U.S. companies. It is just out to rape and pillage its user base.

#117. A new record, within 24 hours for the f*ing MUTE button with the Genie f*ing Mini. Yesterday it was 3. #113. Today it was 4. So, 5 tomorrow. This is so f*ing stupid. I have checked. Common problem with the Genie. I have to find a lawyer. DirecTV should not be allowed to get away with this. 


Reasons 111 To 115 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

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#111. I have 30 Mbps broadband Internet download capacity at home across two dedicated fiber connections, 15 Mbps allocated to the Wi-Fi router and the other 15 Mbps, unshared, piped to this PC. Friday morning I was trying out the DirecTV Android APP (#103 & 104) on our Google Nexus 7 pads. At that time, since everybody in the house was piled on the bed, nobody else was using any bandwidth on the Wif-Fi router. So the router was getting close to 14.5 Mbps (taking into account the overhead). The DirecTV APP on both CNN and Nick was having trouble buffering the video. It was by no means streaming video! We were not impressed.

#112. This morning, Sunday, at 9 am, as is out wont, we put on Boston Channel 4, CBS “Sunday Morning”. Deanna wanted it recorded. So I hit record and it started recording. A commercial came on. I started going up through the Channels all the way to Channel 9, WMUR. They were showing local weather. Watched that. Then hit ‘4’ on the remote to go back. Black screen. NOTHING. No sound. Black screen. Thought bloody Genie was dead again. Hit guide. No, bloody Genie (alas) is alive — just not showing Channel 4. Hit Channel up to go to 5. 5 comes on. Hit Channel down. 4 now comes on. This is so pathetic and stupid.

#113. I had experienced this before (#89), but I again suffered mightily on Friday morning. Around 8:40 in the morning, while still drinking my first cup of coffee, I like to turn the sound off on the TV and read a book until 9 am, when I catch the headlines. So I hit mute. Friday morning mute only worked, turning off sound and then turning it on … on the 3rd attempt. So first two pushes got me noting! This is crazy.

#114. Given all the hassle I keep on encountering with the stupid DirecTV service, suffice to say I find the never ending ‘refer a friend’ commercials by DirecTV that tell me that I can save $400 a month extremely annoying and offensive. I have, however, hatched a plan. I am going to really push DirecTV to all those that irk me. So if you get e-mail (or similar) from me, signing the praises of DirecTV and urging you to switch, you should get the message.

#115. I have, as of today, had DirecTV for 23 days — and as these posts painfully chronicle I have yet to go A DAY without running into a problem. I wonder if the NH lemon law could be twisted to help me out because DirecTV sure is a lemon.