Positive experience with Mastec?? For the most part. Other than scheduling anyway. D* set me up with a morning install slot for yesterday. about 10 I get a call from their (Mastec/Advanced Technology) office saying their guy is running a little late I should see him around 11:30. About 20 minutes later the installer calls me to say that they have buried him with morning jobs I was 6th on the list. He says he will be there about 3:30 to 4:00 and not to worry that he will get er done. I say OK then I'm going out to take care of some other things and that I will see him then. He says if anything changes he'll call my cell to let me know if he'll get there any earlier. 3:20 rolls around he calls my cell to say he's leaving his last job and will be there soon. As soon as he hangs up it starts to pour down rain. He rolls up about 3:50 in a nice shiny D* logo'd van 2 guys roll out dressed up in nice D* logo'd rain gear take one look up at the sky and say we'll give it a shot even though it's pouring. He survey's the site and informs me he will have to change the dish location due to trees, I was concerned but he said I'll do it right. Up on the roof he goes with the masts for dish and antenna while his helper assembles the dish and antenna in one of my garage bays. THe crew leader comes back down to review the new locations for everything and comments about the rotten job the previous installer had done. I OK the new locations and he's up on the roof for about half an hour installing everything and replacing the original cables. He did a very thorough job and his cable runs were tidy and well secured. These guys were well equiped with meters for antenna and dish aiming and all the bit's and pieces required to do a nice job. The helper replaces the Tivo unit and the crew leader goes into the crawl space and replaces my old trunkline multiswitch with a 5x8 Zinwell. Then it's time to power it up. 95+ on the 3 satellites and at or near the 90's on the OTA Antenna. They clean up and are rolling out of the driveway in less than 2 hours. Needless to say both were tipped well.