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How long with Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by D¢1994, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #1 of 232
    D¢1994

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    Hello,
    I am a long time visitor to this forum but this is my first post. I have searched and found a couple of old threads on this subject but it appears it has been quite a long time since this subject has been addressed.

    First let me say I appreciate the shared information on this forum. I have benefited from the shared information about equipment and various other tips. Just today I used what I learned to same some money and get a great deal on a Genie, whole home install and some discounts on my monthly package. Being a D* customer for many years I have had numerous contacts with D* CSRs, I must say that today my experience with a gentleman in retentions may very well have been the most pleasant experience yet. He made it obvious D* appreciates good business from good and loyal customers.

    Anyway on to address the topic of my thread. I have been a D* customer continuously since the fall of 1994, I believe it was September. My first was an RCA DSS receiver and 18" dish all self installed. Over the next few months I installed several more for friends and family.

    I am looking for more old D* customers, as old or older than me.

    My first system, 09/94 customer number 5 digits 29***

    Let's here about yours
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #2 of 232
    diggerg56

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    Don't remember the exact date but summer 94 for me. Same deal as you, self installed RCA DSS system and I put in six others for friends and family.
    5 digit account number 24***
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #3 of 232
    PCampbell

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    Welcome, 1996 for me.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2013 #4 of 232
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Been a DirecTV customer whenever they took over PrimeStar
     
  5. Feb 7, 2013 #5 of 232
    ndole

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    2008!

    Granted, I was eight years old in 1994 ;)
     
  6. Feb 7, 2013 #6 of 232
    MysteryMan

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    I remember freezing my ass off installing my RCA DSS in January 1995.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2013 #7 of 232
    Rockaway1836

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    December of 95. Sony dual LNB was my first dish and self installed. Done too many to count for friends and family since then. Account number is 7 digits starting with 20
     
  8. Feb 7, 2013 #8 of 232
    Davenlr

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    4 digit account # in the 5000 range. Installed RCA system on week one of service availability.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 #9 of 232
    hilmar2k

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    Honestly don't remember. My first DIRECTV account was when I lived with my brother. It must have been in his name, because when I moved out I got a different account. That was in 2000. The original account goes back far enough that I got premiums from USSB. I think it was 1995.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2013 #10 of 232
    joshjr

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    2008 for me. Unless something major changes, I will be here for along time.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2013 #11 of 232
    jdspencer

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    November of 1996 for me.
    Self installed the Sony SAT-A2 with the dual output dish.
    Later added the SAT-B2 receiver.
    Then came the Sony SAT T-60 followed by the Philips DSR6000.
    Then the HR10-250 DVR.
    Not have what's in my signature.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 #12 of 232
    onan38

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    + 1 I finally recycled my primestar box last summer after finding it while cleaning out the building in the back yard.:lol:
     
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    Grydlok

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  14. Feb 7, 2013 #14 of 232
    prozone1

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    I had a fire in my house 1st week of Oct 1996. Was using 10' dish. Moved into my sisters
    basement while I rebuilt. 2nd week Oct 1996 2 RCA DSS receiver's and 18" dish. Subscription thru rural provider 3 Rivers Telecom
     
  15. Feb 7, 2013 #15 of 232
    shaun-ohio

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    sept 94 when it first came out had to pay over 1,000 for the system with the extra receiver and no dvr's then they were merged with ussb for the premium movie channels
     
  16. Feb 7, 2013 #16 of 232
    Carl Spock

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    One digit account #3

    I flung the satellite into orbit with my bare hands.

    I wrote, produced, directed, shot and starred in my own 1st TV broadcast, which I watched at home by myself. Screw the neighbors. Let them launch their own satellite.

    I'm still pissed off at Arthur C. Clarke for stealing the idea of geosynchronous satellites from me.

    Came up with my own content package - Uranium. Only I am impervious to the radiation.

    I didn't have a dish. I just stood in the backyard, looked up at the heavens, and smiled.

    Primestar was named after me. It was my handle at NASA. I created it when Jesus was already taken.

    When someone threatened to sign up before me, I created a black hole to stop the passage of time. Poor sucker got drawn into it. The black hole also ate up all customers #4 through 15,000. Now that was a mistake and I'm sorry for it.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2013 #17 of 232
    yosoyellobo

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    "Anyway I am looking for more old D* customers, as old or older than me. "

    I will be 70 in a few month. Does that count.:)
     
  18. Feb 7, 2013 #18 of 232
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    The 3' dish is still in my garage.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2013 #19 of 232
    longrider

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    Jan '97 here. I got one of the first 7 digit accounts, 10xxxxx. Hitachi receiver which I just recently recycled the several RCAs before I went HD with a LG receiver. Held off on the DVR while waiting for the HTPC solution, when I realized that was not happening got a HR20. Now HR24
     
  20. Feb 7, 2013 #20 of 232
    longrider

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    Talking about Primestar dishes, when I bought my present house in '03 there was still a Primestar dish on a pole. Obviously non-functional, inside the house they had cut the coax to run OTA into the basement
     

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