8/6/14 Wednesday in East Stroudsburg,PA (Timothy Lake South-TT/OW)
This morning I saw a couple blue jays. Love this park. John went for mail this morning and when he was returning, shortly before reaching the campground, he saw a 3 point (3 on each side) buck still in velvet. Pretty special for him! I spent the morning working on the blog.
The next paragraph is all about DISH issues.
Our DISH technician arrived around 1:30pm. He was as nonplussed with the news that he was to upgrade our antenna as we were. After John explained our conversation with the people at DISH the technician explained that essentially when we are on the Eastern Arc our satellite 129 gives us our HD channels but it won’t put the LOCAL CHANNELS into HD, we’d need a newer antenna for that. It’s easy to change on a house antenna (they’ve installed) but not with an RV antenna (like ours set into the roof or the “Tailgater” that you can position on the ground). Did we mind getting our local channels in SD instead of HD? Nope, as long as we can record them on our DVR. So he said to just tell the technician who is resetting us to new local channels (due to our change of address) that we don’t mind our local channels in SD. Also that we are in an RV so the DISH technician can’t change that antenna. Apparently this just happens in some states, he didn’t know which other than PA and NJ. I bet our New York technician realized we were in an RV and couldn’t have the antenna changed.
During the rest of our afternoon I updated some of my computer notes while John had to go get some part for his project with the DVR. His Bluetooth (that lets him listen to TV loud through his hearing aids) had stopped working. Something is wrong with the hearing aid that fits in his worst ear so he doesn’t wear it. Thus he had a great deal of hearing loss until we get closer to a Costco. John spent the rest of his afternoon talking to a telephone technician re the satellite no longer working. I cruised through the blogs I like to read after doing some organizing of paperwork.
John’s afternoon went from bad to worse. Over an hour on the phone with the DISH guy then he was given some phone numbers to call. He went through a couple before reaching someone who simply said it sounded like John had broken our DVR (that we’re renting from DISH). He tried to get hold of the technician who came here today, but he wasn’t available – it was after 5 pm at this point.
Thus John realized we may lose this DVR and all that is recorded on it. So we watched “Les Miserables” last night, although we couldn’t finish it before bedtime.
Our spot at Timothy Lake South. Note we have both the local antenna and the DISH satellite antenna up. We usually do, so John can have his MeTV.