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Long Island HR-44?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by LILax, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. LILax

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    Hi everyone. I just ordered DIRECTV through Costco and was told that installation will be later this week. Does anybody know if there are HR-44s on Long Island? Also, what are the installers on Long Island, as Costco hasnt said anything. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Bill Broderick

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    The people working the kiosk in Costco are just order takers. They aren't DirecTV employees (they aren't even Costco employees). Mastec does the installations on Long Island. I don't know if they are predominantly installing HR44's right now or not. It's a good assumption that peds48 will see this thread and respond. He's Mastec tech working on Long Island. So, he will know what's currently on his truck.

    When the tech arrives at your house, ask him if he has any HR44's. If he has one, he will likely give it to you. According to peds, only one customer has ever specifically asked him for an HR44 (that was me). So, the tech will likely grab whatever is at the top of the pile, if you don't ask for something specific.
     
  3. LILax

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    Thanks for the response :) . I'm switching over from optimum, as prices are just going up and up with them. I decided to go with the wireless clients so I don't have to rely on the mess of wires that Cablevision had installed. Thanks again!
     
  4. LILax

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    Also, my installation tracker on the DIRECTV website says "pending dealer installation." Is this normal?
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Even for wired, there's but one wire going to each unit, and it is more reliable than wireless overall.

    OT- As to Lax: Pro, College, HS, youth? I've been involved at all levels, though not as a player!
     
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  6. Bill Broderick

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    As soon as I saw LILax's name, I knew that you wouldn't be able to resist a lacrosse conversation. :slowgrin:
     
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  7. west99999

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    Im not positive but I don't think Mastec does installs for Costco. I think all Costco, SAMS, etc... installs are done by Smart Circle. You would be doing yourself a favor to google them and their installations they have performed.
     
  8. peds48

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    Where in Long Island ?


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  9. LILax

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    Islip area
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You may get a sub then. Good luck! :nono2:

    Yes, all we have now is HR44s
     
  11. LILax

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    Would that be Smart Circle if it is a sub? What makes Smart Circle bad? And if I'm not satisfied with the work, would there be a way to cancel? (Sorry for all the questions; starting to worry).
     
  12. peds48

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    In this market, Suffolk County, you really have two options, me or a subcontractor. I may get it unless is Thursday which is my day off (actually I am taking this Thursday off since we are working 6 days)
     
  13. LILax

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    Thanks! Let's just hope that I get you!! :engel08:
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    We'll be looking for a full report if Peds is your man there! You should ask for him!
     
  15. west99999

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    Peds you work for Mastec and work from these retailers don't go to HSP or O&O so the only you would get it is if Mastec also subs work from Smart Circle. Do they?
     
  16. peds48

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    Dont know
     
  17. west99999

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    Do you do installs form SAMS, Best Buy, Costco, etc...?
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I do installs, don’t know where they come from
     
  19. LILax

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    Thanks for your help, everybody :). My installs coming up, and I hope to have a good experience. I'll update when I'm all installed :)!!
     
  20. Bill Broderick

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    Except for one. :biggrin:
     

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