I'm so frustrated!
We have Dish Network for television viewing. After we purchased our HD television, I signed up for High Definition with them.
The picture is fantastic! Almost 3D at times.
When it works.
Lately when we're watching an HD channel, the picture will start breaking up, and then we get the old "searching for signal" message. Followed by "no signal".
So I reset the dish box, which means it turns off and comes back on, at which time it's supposed to start searching for the signal and finding it. But it doesn't; instead, it turns itself off. I turn it back on. It turns itself off. After much unplugging and button-pushing, it will finally load up and start again.
We were going to watch Superbowl on HD last night. Alas, the picture broke up, and for awhile we thought even the other channels weren't going to give us a picture.
I called Dish techs. After asking various questions about weather conditions (no, it isn't cloudy or storming; no, there's no wind) the woman says, "All I can suggest is that we send a technician to your house."
"OK, do that; I'm tired of paying for a service I can't use."
"Now, a service call will be $49," she says.
"What? I'm already paying for HD I can't use, and you're going to charge me for someone to come and look at it?" By this time I'm afraid I was raising my voice just a little.
The really frustrating thing is that I can't get out of this contract for seven months.
Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall.
(P.S. Do not subscribe to Dish Network TV.)