|Direct Tivo HD
||[Sep. 11th, 2004|09:03 pm]
So, I went to best buy today to attempt to get a DirectTV HD DVR system for my living room, and another receiver for my bedroom. Other than being astoundingly expensive, it went fairly easily. For one, they had the system (it had just arrived on their dock that morning, in fact). I even got an extra $50 off (in the form of free speaker stands, which I was buying anyway) because they misquoted me when they described the price and how the rebates would work.
However, when I brought it home, I hooked up the DVR/sat receiver, and it was sad. The digital output was busted (wiggling the HDMI cable would occasionally get a good picture out). So I went back to Best Buy, and they replaced the thing without a fuss. It was amazing.
Of course, now I probably have to wait a week before someone shows up to install the dish, which is something I can't/am unwilling to do on my own. Especially since it requires bits and pieces (like a tripod) which I don't have at the moment.
Why DirectTV? Because its the only way I can get a Tivo that supports HD.
Also got my auto insurance moved to CA today. Its even cheaper, which is good.
My laptop (the XP one) is telling me that I need to install SP2. I've heard enough bad things about it to be cautions, but I'm afraid that if I don't install it, I'll never get to see any further updates. So, I am torn.