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Inability to directly hire an installer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by jasonblair, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. AntAltMike

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    Last I knew, you could. Last I knew, they shipped the receiver/antenna package to the buyer and then had the installer contact the buyer to arrrange the installation, which you can either cancel, or you can even invite the guy out and surprise him when he arrives by showing him that all the hard work has been done and all he needs to do is peak the aim, call in the activation, and show you how to operate the receivers. I used to do this with people in multiple dwelling units where I had installed the distribution system but were not part of DirecTV's MDU program, whereas if a new subscriber called DirecTV directly to buy the equipment, they will only ship it to their installer.
     
  2. jasonblair

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    So you are saying I can call DirecTV and have them ship me an SWM capable Slimline dish, along with a SWM Multiswitch and power supply, and they will do it? I was always under the impression that they couldn't guarantee the exact type of equipment they will ship. Don't they usually say "we'll ship you an HD-capable dish" and leave it at that? How do I go about getting them to ship me the exact type of SWM dishes and multiswitches that i want?
     
  3. AntAltMike

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    No. You snuck in a post one minute before I posted mine. I meant that you could get Solid Signal to send you what you want. I take it you haven't called any of the companies I listed. They all have 40' ladders they can bring if you tell them in advance that they'll need one.
     
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    Yes you did....THANK YOU. Awesome job, system is almost 1 year old.
     
  6. GTS

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    If you haven't found anyone to help you out yet, give me a ring and I will be more than happy to help you out with whatever equipment you require/wish. Fully authorized Directv dealer. We are located in Illinois, but if you're willing to pay, we're willing to travel (if you really can't find a local installer). I'll even talk you through the install if need be.

    Luis Mondragon
    Norcom 2000
    618-257-3750 x 223
     
  7. wallfishman

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    jason im an installer about an hour from you. I can do anything you need done. if you are interested email me what you need , and what you want done and i can help you out. customwiringman@yahoo.com
    brian
     
  8. tcusta00

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    That would be one expensive install!
     
  9. AZsatTech

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    I am a dealer, and custom av install company. The funny thing is, we specialize in non standard and custom installs. Especially commercial installs, and sports bars. But, the more work the competition passes on, is more work for us.
     

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