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Any advice as part of moving?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rajeshh, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    Hi: I have 2 Hr20's, and 2 Dish's on my roof since 2007, one for the international. Will be moving 20 mins away to our new house by early July. Any suggestions on any equipment upgrades etc I should consider? I have an external eSATA on one of them. I believe if I sign up for 12 months, I get free movers install?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yes as long as you have not moved in the last 12 months. You can try asking for the Genie but that of course carries a 24 month commitment
     
  3. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    Hi, so some additional info and questions:
    a)I have the dish installed from 2009, and an international dish installed from 2007 that I would like moved. I dont have international programming anymore, but use it to get International sports package (last world cup cricket for example). If I want to keep the Hr20s connected, will they move the existing dish and whatever is needed to work with the HR20s?
    b)If I want to only keep one HR20 active, but still keep the other one, so I can watch whatever programs are recorded on it, how should I do it? I read on other posts here that if I disconnect the DVR before calling to deactivate, it should be possible to keep it because they are not recovering them. However, if I do it as part of scheduling the move, does the installer at the new house take it back with him?

    Ideally I'd like to ask for the Genie, and deactivate both the HR20s, but keep them to watch recorded content off it, because I have been using one of them with an external HD more like an archive of programs. Any suggestions would be helpful?
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    1. as long as you have some sort of international package on your account, DirecTV will install both dishes.

    2. let the tech install it as usual and call afterwards to deactivated. you should be able to keep it.
     
  5. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    Wrt activating both, I don't want to have the tech have to drill holes in another room for no reason.

    If I get a genie as the primary, can the hr20s use the genie without needing cables run to the dish for the hr20s.
     
  6. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    They typically don't move dishes from one location to your new house.

    Install the 20 in the same room as the genie. That way they can run cable to that location and install a splitter that feeds both the genie and the 20.
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Keep one HR20 off the grid- ie, don't have it attached to the coax. As trh suggests, have the other installed next to the Genie. Deactivate after the install. Most HR20s are not wanted back, even after you deactivate. Once you deactivate, do not attach to the coax.

    Enjoy!
     
  8. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    We had an HR44 installed today. Replaced an HR20-100. We were hoping the installer wouldn't take it (still had some shows my son hadn't watched yet), but it was on his work order, so he took it.
     
  9. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    Thanks for the advice. Also I wanted to know how flexible are the installers with doing pole mount of the dish. This time around I don't want it installed on the roof. When I called movers connection, the guy said that was an option if they can get a signal.
     
  10. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Thanks for the advice. Also I wanted to know how flexible are the installers with doing pole mount of the dish. This time around I don't want it installed on the roof. When I called movers connection, the guy said that was an option if they can get a signal.


    They usually can do it, but be advised that you might be charged for the pole mount.


    - Merg

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