My dear husband Butootee got all excited when he heard about the new OSN reciever thing. You give them a call and they bring you a brand new HD reciever that works without a card, free of charge. Your old card would render useless afterwards but you are supposed to be happy with your new reciever.
He was happy! He thought the new HD receiver would be like the Sky receiver we have in the UK, amazing receiver! So he called, against my wishes, the next day the reciever was there… and now he is sorry he called.
First of all, when we had the card we were more portable, we could take the card and watch OSN wherever we felt like in the house. Of course now we can’t.
Second, we used to have a Humax reciever. It is a good reciever. We used to have 4 different favorites categories, one for serieses, one for news, one for cartoons, and one for movies.
Now we have only one favorite. In order to navigate it we must go through too many buttons, if you press on the OK button too hard you will go to the main viewing page and you have to do it all over again. It is a hassle to go through ALLL the channels in the favorites to get only one… i liked my previous categorization better.
Third, whenever we wanted a new channel, we would search for it alphabetically. If its there we add it, if its not? Well we search for it.
With the new OSN thing, you are NOT allowed to search and add new channels. If there is a channel available THEY will add it for you. It wouldn’t be too bad if they had INCLUDED AL WATAN TV in their list of channels! THERE IS NO ALWATAN! Alwatan is ON NILE SAT yet it is NOT INCLUDED! Now i cannot watch taw il lail, wala news, wala banat o bs! Why on earth would you NOT INCLUDE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TV CHANNELS IN Q8 is BEYOND ME!
We called complaining, they said many people called them to ask for Alwatan (you think?) and that they will be talking to someone in UAE to add it to the list of channels? Wallah?
I didn’t check other channels… but i think Scope is not included there. Whether you like it or not, it’s not the point… the point is i AM PAYING MONEY to view whatever i want… NOT TO BE RESTRICTED by your new Reciever
The interface is not that good either. The font is too small i have to squint to read the info, the white background hurts my eyes and the reciever HANGS A LOT… every few minutes something would go wrong… i hate this thing, i want to chuck it out of my window and keep using my old Humax… oh and to get the Showtime HD channel? Pay $5 more on your subscription… HA as if! i am already paying too much for your service… i will not be paying one more cent!
If you are wise, you would say no thank you, i don’t want it… it’s slow, it’s restrictive, it has only 700 channels that you have no say over, and unless you pay that extra $5 a month you won’t really get much out of it aside from a high blood pressure…