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new APT with Directv, contract?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by a_greer, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. a_greer

    a_greer New Member

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    I love directv and was excited to learn that my new apartment that I will move into in a few weeks is wired for it, as an MDU high rise. My only concern is the contract, it is my understanding that there is a 2 year contract required to get DirecTV, as a home owning buddy of mine has informed me. Does this apple to apartments? and if so, why on earth would I commit to two years of TV when I am leasing the apartment a year at a time?!?!?


    Also, the property manager seemed to indicate that there is some sort of basic directv package included with the rent, is rhis a standard package listed on the website? Is it common for prewired high rise MDU apts to include some Directv programming? and will I be able to add stuff like HBO, NFL ST, NHL CI and such and still not pay for the rent included portion again? (EG if the Choice package is included in rent, can I just be billed for HBO and the sports PPVs and not Choice again?)
     
  2. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

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    Sounds like its a "bulk billed" property. Typically for those yes you would be able to pay for just the services you want above and beyond the standard. Also, these properties typically have an "alternative offer" that doesn't match the typical national offer if you want shorter contract but it results in less promos or upfront cost.
     
  3. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

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    Oh and one more note typically for those properties they are not handled directly by directv (very few are) and in most cases you must speak with the MDU dealer that has rights to the property to setup the acct.
     
  4. kaminar

    kaminar Mentor

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    MDU properties are a slightly different setup, for equipment, programming and pricing..typical options may be 6 months, 12 months and 24 months (possible month-to-month)..ask your property management office for the contact telephone to the contracted provider, then ask the sales rep what options you have.

    Good luck!

    -=K=-
     
  5. a_greer

    a_greer New Member

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    thanks all

    Drove to the new place yesterday and got the tv info (n addition to all the other moving details)

    They did not tell me the correct info up front, on the down side no package is included with the place, but on the upside I will get free Sunday Ticket! The reseller is called Multi Band, I hve never heard of them but I assume if DTV lets them rep, they are a good firm.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Multi-Band is an HSP (Home Service Provider) for DirecTV just like Mastic and a few others
     
  7. a_greer

    a_greer New Member

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    thanks. Just one more question I have after a little more googling, I think based on the managers description of the property that they use what Directv calls IP Advantage for distribution - Does this system degrade video? I cant imagine cat 3 or 2 pair phone wire carrying triple play without making HD look really bad, you know, downright comcastic. Am i worried of nothing Thanks!
     

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