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Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Senior Instructor

Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

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.  Smiley Sad

 

Goodbye, blue beams.  You were just a dream.  

 

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Teaching Assistant

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Dear Gabe, blue beams and unicorns are not real. Only kittens and puppies are.

 

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Senior Instructor

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Adjunct Instructor

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Misleading advertising, @GabeU. You know who you have to contact..... Smiley Happy

What do we want? Blue beams!

When do we want them? NOW!

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Senior Instructor

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!


BirdDog wrote:

Dear Gabe, blue beams and unicorns are not real. Only kittens and puppies are.


Wait..."My Little Unicorn" isn't a real unicorn?  Darnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Smiley Sad

 

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Moderator

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Oh no I'm having flashbacks.... Woman Frustrated

Teaching Assistant

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

@GabeU

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:

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Adjunct Instructor

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Hughesnet expects users to align their own flux inductors? Outrageous.

Senior Instructor

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

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!

 

  


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Teaching Assistant

Re: Never got my blue beams, and they aren't even offered anymore!

Come on, you knew it was coming:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcZe8_RZO8c