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Internet needed for install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by tonypitt, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. tonypitt

    tonypitt Legend

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    I'm a long time DirecTV customer getting ready to move to a new home. I called today to make arrangements to relocated with DirecTV. I was reviewing the confirmation email and noted that it indicated that the home would need a phone line and internet available for the installation to proceed.

    I'm quite sure that the phone line is no longer necessary (which is good as I don't plan on having a landline phone at the new home). Does Internet need to be available at the new home at the time of installation?

    I plan to have Internet established, but the home I'm moving to has poor DSL speeds. So, for the first time for me, I'm going to have to go with a cable modem. Given that I'm not sure about the wiring, I figured I'd have DirecTV come setup their resources and then have the cable company come out and set up for cable internet. I'm starting to wonder if I need to rethink that.

    For my equipment, I have a Genie and an HD DVR.
     
  2. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    No, you'll be fine without an active internet connection. You really do need it if installing a GenieGo or a DIRECTV Ready (RVU) TV since it needs to have an internet connection in order to activate.
     
  3. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    Techs get paid more if they can connect to your internet, but it's up to you. We don't have to have internet to install a Genie and an HDDVR. Of course they won't be internet connected and you won't be able to do VOD.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    and if you need DirecTV to come back to get you connected to the internet, there might be a fee as apposed to free if the can connect you when they are there installing your system.
     
  5. tonypitt

    tonypitt Legend

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    Thanks, everyone.
     

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