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HD Upgrade help?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Arley23, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Arley23

    Arley23 Cool Member

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    Hi I'm going to upgrade to HD in a couple of days but I was wondering that instead of the installers coming can Directv send me the free HD receiver upgrade by UPS and install it myself or do they have to come to my house and install it themselves?
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    They have to install a new dish, so yes, they need to come to your house.
     
  3. Arley23

    Arley23 Cool Member

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    What happens if I tell them I already have the 5lnb slimline dish?
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    They still cannot activate a HD account/receiver until it passes the activation test (which I believe is a >84 signal on every transponder), so no, you cannot bypass having them come.
    If you really DO have a HD dish already, you could order the receiver online and install it yourself, and just log on directv.com and activate HD service.
     
  5. Arley23

    Arley23 Cool Member

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    Alright thanks for the help I appreciate it
     

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