Just had Directv do a new install with a slim line HD dish ,Genie and clients on Tuesday of this week. My new home was pre wired with 4 home runs from the distribution panel out to the dish. My electrician gave him 17 feet of wire. Everything was working perfectly. Today after going to closing I finally sat down for five minutes,turned the tv on and received message can't communicate with satellite . Turns out that the installer spliced the connection why I have no idea? He buried the cable with the splice in the dirt leading to the dish.Seems that the splice was causing a short and not getting feed to the Genie. Once I pulled wire out of ground the picture returned. Called tech directly and he's coming back in the morning. Question is this ? Is this Cable now useless, as he spliced it approx. 4-5 feet from pole. Should this line be abandoned and use one of the other unspliced lines. Thanks for any advice.