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.
Misleading advertising, @GabeU. You know who you have to contact.....
What do we want? Blue beams!
When do we want them? NOW!
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!