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The Shame Thread: Just how bad can it get

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Mertzen, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2013 #441 of 554
    xmguy

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    Yeah it was about 3-4 ft from the weather head and lines. Seems that might cause electrical RF noise as well as LOS issues. The side of the house was clear. Not sure why it wasn't mounted there.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2013 #442 of 554
    Old_School

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    I seen a E* install last weekend that i would be willing to bet the children's college fund that in 6-8 months someone will be back for a trouble call...


    Dish is mounted on the side of the back of the house. Lines are ran across the flat roof, unsecured and then down a brick wall 3 stories (again unsecured) to a splitter that is then tapped into the former comcast lines that run into the house. No rubber weather protectors on the ends, no caps on the empty ports that are all exposed to the weather:nono2:
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 #443 of 554
    cwtech

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    xmguy that one is pretty close, i was at one not to long ago ( forgot to take a pic ) but it was literally, inches away from the powerlines so close when the wind blows it has to hit the dish, ( this was a switch from dish to direct ) the cust asked if I could put it back in the same location, I said absolutely not, they asked if I would remove the dish, Again I said absolutely not and explained why, cust was understanding and also got a pole mount lol.
     
  4. HoTat2

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    Don't know if its fair to place all the blame on the installers for this incident involving a new Mesa Ariz. sub. since part of the blame is the misleading DIRECTV commercial promotion about the allegedly "clean" "wireless" capability of the Genie/client system which can get the technician/installer in trouble no matter the quality of the install job.

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/consumer/DirecTVs-Genie-service-angers-Mesa-man-203253511.html

    As the commercial should have made clear at least in the usual small print displayed in a footnote to the commercial that some cords and cables must of course be visible at the TV where the actual Genie server is connected to. And unless the AC power and cable outlets are positioned totally behind the other wall mounted TVs with Genie clients, lines must be visible on them as well.

    Anyway, what do you guys think?

    Does this job belong in the "Hall of Shame," and what could or should have been done better?
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    [​IMG]Service Call. 'nough said.
     
  6. slice1900

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    Wow, I guess I can get Directv at home, I just need to find an installer willing to climb about 60 or 70 feet up the oak tree in my backyard and probably have it re-aimed regularly as the tree grows and throws off the alignment :righton:
     
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  7. satinstallerguy

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    Here a couple good ones I've run across from an HSP tech I had to run out and fix......... I was a QAS tech in the Cleveland area for our contractors..... Cx had signal issues........... I wonder why.........lol

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    Needless to say I had to reinstall the pole mount............. At least the tech left concrete for the fix LOL
     
  8. prestone683

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    WHOLLY SHIT! I LOVE THOSE SERVICE LOOPS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE! Is there a single installer worth anything anymore or did we all leave because Direct can't pay us what quality work is worth? WOW!

    I've seen bad, but that 1/2 mile of dual wrapped around the pole is DDDDDDDDDUUUUUMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. satinstallerguy

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    Here's another "good one" I found............ LOL

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  10. satinstallerguy

    satinstallerguy New Member

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    Another "Good" Cabling JOB

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  11. bubbacummins

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    I'm honestly surprised they have any signal at all
     
  12. satinstallerguy

    satinstallerguy New Member

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    WTF?

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  13. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    That sexy dish is STACKED! :rolling:
     
  14. bubbacummins

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    That cable ain't nothing compared to one I saw in town today, it's gotta have at least 50' worth tie wrapped in a roll on the dish, ill get a pic, y'all love it
     
  15. satinstallerguy

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    They didn't, they had zero signal... The idiot who did this installed it in the winter....... I had to completely reinstall it. It wasn't grounded either.. I had to put a pole mount all the way in the back yard.
     
  16. prestone683

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    A couple nice wire 'snakes' wrapping doorways...
     

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  17. satinstallerguy

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    Funny, why guys rand to ground block and then to the switch....... unless it was upgraded later on.
     
  18. May 3, 2013 #458 of 554
    samrs

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    This customer had a few issues with thier signal.

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  19. Mark40930

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    Am surprised that dish is still up considering the condition of the facer board it's mounted to.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2013 #460 of 554
    dpeters11

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