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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Brandon428, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #1 of 13
    Brandon428

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    Haven't logged in here for a while,hope everyone is doing good! I bought a new house and I want to install a new dish. I want it to look as professional as possible. I plan on mounting it to the roof and running the feed into the side of my (brick) home. I currently have FttH via LUS here in Lafayette,La and I've been getting along with Hulu,Netflix,amazon...etc,but I miss Directv. My question is what all do I need to install a dish for 1 HR21. Also what would I need if I wanted to get a genie in the future? Thanks!
     
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  2. Sep 6, 2013 #2 of 13
    inkahauts

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    Why not just. Call DIRECTV and get them to give you a free genie and install now?


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  3. Sep 6, 2013 #3 of 13
    Brandon428

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    I want to do it myself.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #4 of 13
    harsh

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    I'm pretty sure you can't activate a new self-install through DIRECTV.
     
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    HoTat2

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    Yep, harsh is correct;

    Sorry, but DIRECTV does not allow new customer self installs nowadays;
     
  6. Sep 6, 2013 #6 of 13
    longrider

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    You know what is crazy about that? A new customer cant self install but I can move, do everything myself and just call in an address change. Makes a lot of sense, doesnt it? Out of curiosity, what are the rules if you want to hire your own contractor to install?
     
  7. Sep 6, 2013 #7 of 13
    harsh

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    The difference lies in that you know what to expect if you take an existing system and move it. As someone who is ostensibly new to DIRECTV, you probably don't know what to expect and where to look if there's a problem.

    Imagine how unnerving it would be to have someone testify that they're "all set up" and then start calling Support because they can't get any HD channels or they get a 771 error when changing channels on their DVR.

    The other side of the coin is that if you've already moved, there isn't a whole heck of a lot they can do about it. ;)
     
  8. Sep 8, 2013 #8 of 13
    Jodean

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    most any dealer will send out a private contractor, they will pry let you install it however you wish
     
  9. Sep 8, 2013 #9 of 13
    peds48

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    you can do as much as you want, then the DirecTV tech will just installed the dish, splitters (switches) as necessary and activate. I love these jobs!
     
  10. compnurd

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    check out weakness.com I plan to get my equipment from them when i move. They will send you the boxes, dish and required LNB to complete the installation. You can then either have them install or if you install yourself and call them to activate.. they will give you a 75 dollar credit..
     
  11. Studiggity

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    Most installes are all done with single wire system now. If you are running the coax yourself make sure it is RG6 solid copper and make sure it is tested for .5 3000 megahertz. A lot of regions are giving away the genie with a new account or a movers connect. remember you can tell the directv installer what you want. if you dont like the responses he is giving you get DTV on the phone while he is there. You can also ask for a supervisor to come for a second opinion
     
  12. The Merg

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    Actually, if you get an install that does not require SWM (no Genie and no Whole Home), you might just get a legacy install. Peds can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that is how things are still being done.

    - Merg
     
  13. HoTat2

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    From my understanding, nowadays all new HD installs are SWiM.

    SD only installs with the P.I round or P.III triple sat. dish are still legacy of course.
     

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