Originally Posted by TalkingRat
Thanks, ken. Impatient, so I tried it and it did do the download, with no loss or change of timers. I'll also just let it sit on standby until 8 or so, and then will look again. But it does look promising.
It is sad how we are having to try to put together data on the DTVpal and the TR40CRA.
The manual provides no information about all the quirks of the DTVpal.
The DTVpal FAQs provide no updates.
The support line people are just reading scripts and providing contradicting information.
DISH is not providing official public information on what it will do about the DTVpal converters it, and its retailers, have sold so far.
All we can do is try to help each other, by trying to analyze the reports in the forum, sharing information received by individuals, looking at documents like the ATSC standard, and speculating on what is going on.
Based on the Symbios results, who is in the Denver metro area like me, I decided to finally use my (2)coupons. They were to expire on 9-3-2008. I decided to give DigitalStar.com a try. That way I am only risking my coupons and $12.99 for shipping. Since I have never dealt with them before, I gave them a VAN credit card number capped at $15.
FYI: So far everthing has gone as it should.
I have received an order confirmation email.
My credit card has had a $12.99 charge reserved.
The Coupons are shown as used at the NTIA website.
When I went back to the web site a few minutes after I entered the order, it reported: "Coupon(s) Are Valid, Order Has Been Processed."
It documented: Order Created, Transaction ... transacted, and Coupons ... APPROVED.
This all took place in much less than an hour.
When I checked out dtvpal.com, the shipping was listed at $17.90. The order entry page was not showing any taxes, but I presume that $6.60 ($firstname.lastname@example.org%) would have been added if I had gone through with the transaction. It was showing no tax even if I did not claim to have coupons, or that I was going to order DTVpal(s). I know DISH is require to collect sales tax for the taxable portion of a Colorado purchase, which I believe includes the value of the coupons. Maybe it would not calculate tax because I had not filled in all the fields, but I had filled in City, State, and Zip, which should have been enough. I was not going to provide anything else to them, just to check the final cost.