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I recently purchased a Dish 5000 with HD Mod system on ebay.


Unfortunately, I had to pay an arm and a leg for it.


When the wife saw how much I paid, she went nuts.


She says to return it.


Seeing as I don't have the Panny combo yet or an htpc, I have to agree with her.


Oh well. So much for that.


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Here's a good start:


"As much as our relationship means to me, and because of the many years we've spent together, and because I know I'll miss you, I want to make this as easy as possible on the both of us....."


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"As much as our relationship means to me, and because of the many years we've spent together, and because I know I'll miss you, I want to make this as easy as possible on the both of us....."
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From my experiences, SHE will get custody of the Modulator!!! Be careful!!


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I had the same problem..I had the Dish5000, modulator,

and Panasonic tuner. The wife would not let me buy the

VCR, that was the straw that broke the camel's back.


So I sold it all for what I paid and invested the money

in a self-built computer which the wife also likes.

My marriage is great and intact. And reading all the posts

about DVI/5C etc I am not looking back, I don't want to

be stuck with obsolete technology. You'll have to make

your own decision, but is it truly worth a relationship?


You can also have a rule that she can buy whatever she

wants for the equivalent amount--that works too, and it

is your wallet that hurts but the relationship survives.


Best, Marvin (PhD psychologist, taught a course in relationships and how to fight fair in marriage)
 

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The REAL question is why did you tell her the truth about the price? I read somewhere that guys lie much more often about how much they payed for their toys than about extra-marital affairs.
 

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The REAL question is why did you tell her the truth about the price? I read somewhere that guys lie much more often about how much they payed for their toys than about extra-marital affairs.
The truth is I am a recovering liar(card carrying member of Liars Anonymous).


I just wanted to do the right thing.


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I had the same problem..I had the Dish5000, modulator,

and Panasonic tuner. The wife would not let me buy the

VCR, that was the straw that broke the camel's back.


So I sold it all for what I paid and invested the money

in a self-built computer which the wife also likes.

My marriage is great and intact. And reading all the posts

about DVI/5C etc I am not looking back, I don't want to

be stuck with obsolete technology. You'll have to make

your own decision, but is it truly worth a relationship?


You can also have a rule that she can buy whatever she

wants for the equivalent amount--that works too, and it

is your wallet that hurts but the relationship survives.
Marv,

That's some very good advice.

I would be mad as hell if the dish 5000 suddenly became obsolete and I'm stuck with a useless modulator.

So Marv, a PhD psychologist eh?

I feel like I should be writing you a check.

Or is the first visit free?


Thanks,

Ray

 

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My wife and I just keep our finances separate. She can do whatever she wants with her money, and I can do whatever I want with mine. The #1 issue most couples fight about is money, yet we rarely fight about it. The only problem is that I have to pay for most of the home theater stuff, since she pretends she doesn't want it, though she winds up using most of it heavily. However, she did chip in for the TiVo, since she loves it so much.


Don't you have any spare PC? You don't need much horsepower to run the accessDTV card. After that, get a big hard disk at your leisure, and you'll be able to record HBO-HD and Showtime-HD (but it's encrypted to only play on the same accessDTV card.) I have to say the capability of recording satellite HD is not that great (yet), as they show the same movies so many times that you'll likely have a chance to see any particular movie without recording it.


Check out the package deals on Dish 6000's and consider going that route.



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