My husband fixed my TV and I am eating crow

United States
January 3, 2016 7:55am CST
We have the new Direct TV receiver - the Genie - and the main receiver is in his TV room. I am still not sure why the installer did it that way, the big (main) receiver should have been put in the living-room with the TV we use the most for several reasons. Speed is one of those reasons. When we change channels on his TV it changes fast, on the main TV it takes a long time. You could go for snacks while the stations change its so slow. Now back to my husband fixing a problem....The last week when I watched NBC in the morning (our local new/weather, which we pay extra for) the picture would go 'snowy' for a few minutes and then clear up. By Friday morning I couldn't watch it at all. I would get a clear picture for less than two seconds, then turn to 'you know what'. By this morning I was ready to throw the TV out the window - or call Direct TV....but then I did something else instead. I asked my husband to reset the receiver. Now, I meant the one attached to the TV I had the problem with, but he reset the main one. I gave him some grief over that (sorry!). Once his receiver reset I turned on my TV to NBC - bring me a knife and fork - I have to eat crow - it worked, problem fixed! Now I owe him big time and I'm sure he won't let me forget! Photo: pixabay.com/en/raven-bird-sea-water-surface-mood-946720/
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@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
3 Jan 16
No, he would not let you forget, but at least the problem is fixed.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
Yes, and that is the best part. I watch NBC a lot and it was very annoying!
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@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
3 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I suppose that the next time he is not going to help.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
@LadyDuck If will help if he thinks it would cost money to have Direct TV come fix it!
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@Asylum (48157)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan 16
Surely you must have realised by now that men always know best.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
No I don't know that but in this case it does happen once in a blue moon.
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@Asylum (48157)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Then we must have a permanent Blue Moon.
• United States
3 Jan 16
@Asylum Ha Ha Ha - I saw the moon earlier and it's a quarter moon.
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@fishtiger58 (30270)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Jan 16
I had Direct for a few years, and I noticed that too, how slow it was to change channels. That drove me nuts.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
We didn't have the slow problem with the original receivers, wish we never upgraded!
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@fishtiger58 (30270)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I upgraded too with Direct, big mistake, I got all the premium channels. Really? I been around the block a few times. Just more garbage channels in my opinion. Best day of my life when I told them cancel my service. Now almost everyday I get something from them. I have told them to quit sending me their mess. Now they disguise their mail. making it look like personal mail. The nerve of them!
• United States
3 Jan 16
I meant we upgraded the receivers, we've always had a good package with lots of channels...tv is out entertainment - we don't go to movies or rent them or go out and party. So we don't mind paying. We don't have cable in our area so sat. is it
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@sueznewz2 (10202)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jan 16
I 'm glad its cleared now... could you unplug the receiver from one room and plug it into the other tv in the other room...or does it involve more than that...?.?
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Much more than that unfortunately....The remotes would have to be reprogrammed, the records at Direct TV would have to be changed and if this isn't done by someone authorized to switch them we would probably void some kind of warranty or something.
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@sueznewz2 (10202)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill ooohhh, you're right..I forgot about the remotes..
• United States
5 Jan 16
@sueznewz2 Its the paperwork too - I don't want to get yelled at by Direct TV!
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@deeraj005 (132)
• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
I'm not sure if I understood whaddya mean by "I have to eat crow" :P Anyways, Glad that the problem is solved.. It is a kind of irony that the channel showing weather forecast going snowy.. :P
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• United States
4 Jan 16
It means that I told my husband he did the wrong thing, but in reality he did the right thing - I was wrong. You eat crow (apologize). Yes about the snowy part - you're right, I didn't even think of that!
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• Mumbai, India
4 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Is it some kind of pun, "eat crow"?? :P
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@deeraj005 Read about it here:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Eating crow is an American colloquial idiom,[1] meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.[2] Crow is presumably foul-tasting in t
• United States
4 Jan 16
"eating crow".. that expression always gives me the creeps!!
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• United States
4 Jan 16
I guess its one step above eating road kill.....or maybe not!
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• United States
6 Jan 16
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@gr8nana6 (2183)
• United States
3 Jan 16
I bet he won't forget that for a long time, Make a good gravy for the crow, it makes it go down easier, lol. I'm talking from experience in eating crow hahaha. I'm glad it is fixed now though.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
I will need mouthwash after the crow LOL!
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@gr8nana6 (2183)
• United States
3 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Lol just a teeny bit hahaha
• United States
3 Jan 16
I'd rather eat crow and be able to watch tv. A small price to pay for clear reception
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Very true - and he hasn't mentioned it all day so I think I'm in the clear and can eat whatever I want!
@Jessicalynnt (47868)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Jan 16
a lot of times the smaller boxes pull their info from the main box
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Yes, and see, that I know - but since this setup is still new my 'old 'brain went back to the old setup.
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@Teep11 (7652)
• United States
3 Jan 16
Oh my, your husband had it all under control, but you didn't know that. I'm glad the television is working and all is well. It's time to pay up. Huh?
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• United States
3 Jan 16
Pay up is right! I have to make him a cobbler tomorrow - that's ok that's easy!
@boiboing (13210)
• Northampton, England
3 Jan 16
I'm sure he won't lord it over you.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
I think he forgot already - he's busy making pickles and that's all he can think about right now!
@amnabas (10930)
• Karachi, Pakistan
3 Jan 16
I hope it get fix sooner.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
Thank you me too!
@marlina (83237)
• Canada
3 Jan 16
Oh yes! You owe your husband BIG TIME. I wonder what the payment will be?
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• United States
3 Jan 16
I don't think I am allowed to say here - it is probably against the Guidelines!
@JudyEv (156010)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jan 16
Don't you hate it when you're wrong?
• United States
4 Jan 16
Yes, especially when it comes to the TV or computer...it drives me nutz
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@JudyEv (156010)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I'm sure some of these things are male. I can do something that doesn't work; Vince comes along and does exactly the same and the jolly thing goes. It seems very unfair.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@JudyEv Sometimes it is - but I normally am right, just ask my husband! LOL
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@cintol (10108)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I feel for you on that one, my husband reminds me all the time when I tell him one thing, he does another and then he is right!!
• United States
4 Jan 16
It happens so infrequently I won't worry too much about it ha ha!
@TheHorse (81395)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jan 16
You better do something--quick! What's it gonna be?
• United States
4 Jan 16
It's over already - he didn't mention it, thank goodness!