When I upgraded to Gen4 in Feb 2016, I expected to get the blue beams that were in the Gen4 TV ads. I never did, though I patiently waited. Now, I see that the blue beams are no longer included, as the Gen5 TV ads don't have them. I'm truly disappointed. I was waiting for them with bated breath, and was going to show them off to my neighbors and friends, but now that I have Gen5, the possibility ends. "Look at those blue beams! I bet you wish you had them! But you don't! Neener, neener, neener!"
Knowing that there is no longer the possibility that I will get them really has me sad. 😞
Goodbye, blue beams. You were just a dream.
Dear Gabe, blue beams and unicorns are not real. Only kittens and puppies are.
Wait..."My Little Unicorn" isn't a real unicorn? Darnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😞
Usage rates have to be above a certain amount before the Blue Beams become visible or so I've heard.
You may also wish to see if your Flux Inductors are in proper alignment:
Wait a minute. So being the king of data misers with Gen4 had the inadvertent effect of assuring that I would never see the blue beams? Ugh.
It couldn't be the alignment of the flux inductors. I bought "Flux Inductors for Dummies" and followed the instructions to a T. And, just between you and me, I even hacked into the "Americans for Proper Flux Induction" secret site and learned the best way to set them, even using linears (think an old CB radio)! So, I know that they are adjusted for optimal performance.
It's a heat issue, isn't it? Yep. It must be. Because I never gave it a true workout the dish would never heat up, therefore keeping the beam invisible. Darnit!