Chip had an excellent post on the topic today.
Why is it that satellite and cable companies can’t hook up your DVD player or your VCR player to your dish receiever? They could pay extra for it if they wanted and I’m sure people would be more than willing to pay for it! I went to help out someone from our church today who I know has been trying to figure it out for more than a week. It took me almost 20 minutes of searching through the book that came with the satellite dish only to realize it was going to be no help at all. I finally found a small picture that triggered a memory of when we set our own up (which is way more complicated with 4 things added into it) and once I realized what needed to be done, it only took me about 2 minutes. I say the satellite/cable companies should charge an extra $20 and just do it for you. Even if it had taken me the whole 20 minutes to hook things up, that’s still $1 a MINUTE! And worth every cent if you don’t know how to do it yourself. Maybe I should start my own business that will go in and figure everything out once the installer is gone?