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Poll: when you install a line for a directv receiver do you? (21 member(s) have cast votes)

when you install a line for a directv receiver do you?

  1. Put a cover plate at the wall and a connector (9 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. put a cover plate at the wall to cover the hole (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. just put a grommet in (5 votes [23.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

  4. just run the cable, no special covers or anything (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. put a connector at the wall, if the customer wants it (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  6. use the existing cable, I don't bother running new line (1 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

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#1 OFFLINE   curt8403

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:33 AM

when installing a line for directv, do you put a connector at the wall?
I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider

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#2 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:37 AM

I do. Convenient. (Keeps the wife happy)
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#3 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

Being an "RF type", I limit my connectors to a minimum.
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#4 OFFLINE   davring

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

Being an "RF type", I limit my connectors to a minimum.


I most certainly keep mine to a minimum, fortunately all of my runs a quite short so an extra barrel or two hasn't hurt.
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#5 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:54 AM

Wall plates get used when it makes sense for the installation. In many cases, there is already an existing cable, or hole from an existing cable, that procludes the use of a wallplate. And some customers prefer their cable come in just above the baseboard or otherwise in a location where a wallplate isn't possible.

Like most things in the install business, it varies depending on the specific situation.

#6 OFFLINE   waterdragon

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

I look at the rest of the house. If wall plates are used I use them during my installs, if the house is run down and look like a dump I am not going to worry to much about a wall plate.

#7 OFFLINE   ironwood

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:58 PM

I always do what customers want. But before they tell me what to do I explain all the advantages and disadvantages of doing it one way or the other. At the end they usually ask me to do exactly what I intended to. Both are happy.
Very rare cases when customer is stubborn and wants it his way which I consider irrational I just spend extra time and do it his way. No big deal.

#8 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:34 PM

Well, I only do installs for myself. But I do use wall plates and barrell connectors. I do not dispute the technical arguments against doing so, but in real life have never had a problem resulting from their use.

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#9 OFFLINE   curt8403

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:56 PM

Well, I only do installs for myself. But I do use wall plates and barrell connectors. I do not dispute the technical arguments against doing so, but in real life have never had a problem resulting from their use.

Carl


I also do self install, and also put a wall plate and barrel in. I move my tv from one wall to another from time to time, and having a wall connector allows me to use the correct length of cable inside. (6 ft vs 13 ft)
I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:19 PM

Straight hole with bushing /grommet on both sides.
If people want to pay me more for wallplates I can always oblige.
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