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#1 OFFLINE   Doom878



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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:53 PM

I have the installer coming tonight. I'm switching from Comcast but keeping the internet and the VOIP. One of the bedrooms has no cable jack. Is it a custom install to hook up that room? Do they normally run wires through the existing cable jacks? I just want to make sure I don't have to pay the guy because I can't pay him right now.

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#2 OFFLINE   turey22


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:09 PM

no, its not custom work to run a cable in that room. if you want a box installed in that room, a line will be ran. just make sure they dont disconnect your internet...they will probably need to run new cable to each room in the house that you want a directv box in.

#3 OFFLINE   Doom878



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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for the fast reply. How will be the line be ran in? That room is at the front of the house while the bedroom and family room (I have 3 TV's) are near the back. The 2 bedrooms touch corner to corner. The TV in the room that has a jack is near the window and the TV is by the back window in the family room as well.

#4 OFFLINE   Grentz


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:18 PM

It's really hard to say how it will be done as it will depend on the installer and on your house/residence.
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#5 OFFLINE   say-what


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:35 PM

Lines are generally run externally and drilled through the walls. If you want the line fished in the walls, that's extra.

#6 OFFLINE   rudeney


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

You may also find that if the installer has to do any work in a crawl space or attic that there may be an extra charge for that.

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