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Moving, have some questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by generalpatton78, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. generalpatton78

    generalpatton78 Godfather

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    Hello I currently have three HR24's with Whole Home. I'm moving to a new place a couple miles down the road. I set up a movers connection but found out my new place is all wired up with the same dish as mine it seems. So I don't think they will have to replace the dish.

    The rep set up a Genie with two mini's. Is there any reason why I cant just use my HR24's with the genie instead and have 9 tuners plus the extra HD space?

    Second is the HR44 allot better then the 34? I saw on a review the 34 doesn't have optical out for DD and that is what I use. Do all 34's not have the optical or is there newer 34 models that have it?

    Also is there any reason why I need internet set up at the time of install? I should have a self install kit for my new internet service in the mailbox, but might not have it set up before D* shows up tomorrow.
     
  2. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    When the installer gets there he'll determine whether the dish (and LNB) needs to be replaced. He should have all the equipment to start from scratch, so don't worry about it.

    I strongly recommend you keep the 24s. No reason you can't do it. However, you'll have nine tuners with a Genie and the two DVRs. So possibly a different LNB than what they were planning on and certainly you'll need a SWM16. Which isn't on their work order.

    There are some differences between the two models. The 34s don't have the optical out. What you'll get is what is on the truck.

    You should have the Internet installed so they can hook it up and test everything. But I don't know if that is a requirement.

    But I think at this point, you have to call them and change your order so the SWM16 is included. And the problem with that is DirecTV doesn't change orders. They cancel your current order and enter a new one. And sometimes that pushes back your install.
     
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  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You can configure one of the HR24s to only use one tuner.

    Make sure you get what you want in terms of tuners as it won't save you any money to settle for less under DIRECTV's current box pricing model.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    The chances of the tech having a SWM16 is the same as having a Genie. Since all work is "dynamically" dispatched, the tech wont see the order until he's on the way to your house. Because of this, techs are supposed to have a van with enough inventory for a few days.
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    You said that before. But I checked with the Mastec tech I had two weeks ago when I had an issue. He had his work orders assigned when he left the shop in the morning. So it appears that different locations are not working under the same policies.
    Will he have a SWM16 on his truck? Probably. But two years ago, probably not.
     
  6. The Merg

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    You can configure one of the HR24s to only use one tuner.

    Make sure you get what you want in terms of tuners as it won't save you any money to settle for less under DIRECTV's current box pricing model.


    That is true, but the OP should not need to do that. Also, that means that if they later want to make both tuners available, the OP will have to pay for the upgrade to the SWM16. If the OP has their order changed to be the Genie and 2 HR24s now, the upgrade to the SWM16 will be free.


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  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You said that before. But I checked with the Mastec tech I had two weeks ago when I had an issue. He had his work orders assigned when he left the shop in the morning. So it appears that different locations are not working under the same policies.
    Will he have a SWM16 on his truck? Probably. But two years ago, probably not.
    This is not a location policy, this is a DirecTV "blanket" policy.


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  8. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Then not every location is following that policy.

    I wonder what DirecTV's policy is on following federally-mandated OSHA Fall Protection safety regulations?
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Then not every location is following that policy.

    I wonder what DirecTV's policy is on following federally-mandated OSHA Fall Protection safety regulations?
    is not up to "someone" to follow. funny thing is you keep debating this without any first hand knowledge, just based of what someone told you. I do this for a living! so trust me I know.

    as far as OSHA is concerned, is up to d DirecTV to enforced when O&O but up to the HSP when is a well.... HSP


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  10. samrs

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    My work is assigned before I leave my "shop" every morning. I get up at four and check my equipment list, if I have everything its back to sleep, if not, off to the warehouse. I don't get to see any of my jobs till the first one drops about six-fifteen, then its only one. My Sup can see them all but he dosn't have the time to look at every ones route and say hey! you might need this. I only have one SWM16, if I use it on the first job any work order changes are out of luck. I let them call Directv to make the change instead of me, the date changes when that happens. Other things are easier I likely have them on my truck. Just don't ask me to add a GenieGo or a wireless client. If its on the work order I'll have it, otherwise, its dynamic.
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Of course, because this is "dynamic" your route is not likely to stay or might change depending on other routes. I always take "today's equipment" with a grain of salt. I have 4 SWM16 currently on my truck
     
  12. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    "Dynamic"

    So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
    Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
    A smile from a veil?
    Do you think you can tell?


    ....What have we found?
    The same old fears.

    :)
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    ????
     
  14. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    Pink Floyd....cuz!

    Wishing You Were Here!

    ;)
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Unfortunately not my cup of tea...
     
  16. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

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    You sort of struck me like that.

    Peace! Play Ball...Out
     
  17. generalpatton78

    generalpatton78 Godfather

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    Well you guys were right on the money. The installer was there very early and i got a wake up call and hurried out there. I didnt get a chance to see the posts before the install. I ended up with HR44, HR24, and a gen mini. I can live with that honetly. My big issue is now its saying whole home not authorized on the HR24. They couldn't add it via phone and i cant do it on the web either. Any idea's??????????
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Why?
     
  19. generalpatton78

    generalpatton78 Godfather

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    I don't know what happened but it's working now lol.
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update.
     

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