Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:42 AM
My install happened this past Saturday, and it went... okay... I got the HR24 and H24 I wanted with the upgrade, which was great. That's all the installer had on his truck. He also installed the dish with an under-eve mount (couldn't put it on the roof). He used almost all of the existing wires in the house, even though I didn't want him to. ONe of the wires just came up out of the floor in one of the bedrooms, but I wanted that fished into the wall a bit better. It would have been easy to do, there was another wire there he could have attached to. I'll have to fix that later as it bugs me where it is.
But, the installer wasn't very knowledgable about the service as well. He wanted to put a DECA unit on the HR24, but not the H24, but I told him neither needed the DECA unit, I only needed those for my existing HR20s. He really didn't believe me and had to call his supervisor to confirm what I told him. He also said some mumbo-jumbo that I just choose to ignore, hoping he'd quit stopping to tell me his stories and just get working quicker. In all, he was done in about 3.5 hours, but since all the wires were already run, most of the time was him stopping to tell me a story about some other install and how difficult it was an how easy this one was.
And, the HR24 and H24 are significantly faster than the HR20. Very nice response time, I didn't think it would be that much faster! And, it's much faster to set up a new series link.
Outside: Slimline AU-9, SWM-8
Inside: HR20(2), H20-100(1), Sony SAT-T60(1), Sony Bravia 55" LCD HDTV, Onkyo Receiver with HDMI Switching, Wii