Q. I have a Dish receiver that makes all my HD channels look ugly. It says HD Zoom when I switch to one of those channels. Suggestion? A. If you have an older Dish receiver and want to turn off (or turn on) zoom for HD channels, try pressing the asterisk * [format] button! This should allow you to cycle through the various options for HD channel presentation 🙂
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We had an unpleasant surprise when we turned on our Dish receiver to watch the Super Bowl, no local channels 🙁 We ended up watching it online (without commercials :-(). Now it is a few weeks later and the Oscars are approaching. Locals were still not coming in so I logged into my Dish online account and used the chat feature. Here is the transcript. They were able to reinitialize my channels and they showed up during the chat, they
If you ever decide to backup your DVDs or other media to ISO format, it can be handy to have them each in their own folder. However, if you decide to do this after you have already ripped all the ISOs to a single folder then it can be a time consuming task. I have written batch (.bat) files to automate this process in the past, but recently I discovered a very nice Windows program that can do it for
Some Kindle questions from readers: Q1. How do I turn off the annoying Kindle singles crap that takes up half of my Kindle’s screen?! Menu -> Settings -> Device options -> Personalize your Kindle -> Advanced Options -> Cover View Recommendations -> Off Q2. Can I get rid of recomendations, they are way off?! While you are at it, you can also turn off Special Offers Recommendations: Menu -> Settings -> Device options -> Personalize your Kindle -> Advanced Options
These command work to pair, connect and disconnect Alexa to a bluetooth device: Alexa, pair Bluetooth Alexa, disconnect my phone Alexa, connect my phone Using your phone or laptop to send music to Alexa is a very nice way to enjoy music on Amazon’s speaker without having to stream music from Amazon’s services. 🙂
Here are some sample oil and gas lease clauses that I found to be helpful as a mineral owner: NO WARRANTY This lease is made by Lessor without warranty of title, either express or implied, except as to conveyance or encumbrances by, through, or under Lessor, but not otherwise. NO DEDUCTIONS It is agreed between the Lessor and Lessee that, notwithstanding any language herein to the contrary, all oil, gas or other proceeds accruing to the Lessor under this lease
Lowe’s online rebate submission process asks for four items, a couple of which can be difficult to find for online orders: Sales Date Location # Invoice # Dept # Here is some help: I hope this helps! 🙂 PS Please note it can take 10 days before your rebate submission is trackable in their ‘rebate status’ section of their site.
I have been wiring my new garage and here is what I settled on for the outlet heights: Lower outlets at 18″ to the top of the box. Upper outlets are at 4 feet to the top of the box. There is more discussion on outlets below: Electrical outlet tips and Howto Good/smart places to have electrical outlets in your opinion? (floor, granite) – House -remodeling, decorating, construction, energy use, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, building, rooms – City-Data Forumhttp://www.city-data.com/forum/house/881422-good-smart-places-have-electrical-outlets.htmlUnder the counter