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What to expect with a new install and a few other questions
Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:34 PM
We are looking at 2 HD-DVR's and 2 HD receivers, Choice Ultimate package, and the Whole Home DVR service.
After reading up on a few different threads, I am confused with the whole DECA thing. Is one DECA needed for the whole home on the main receiver, or does each receiver in the house need a deca installed? Also reading that the new SWiM system requires a higher voltage to operate and has to have a power inserter, where is the best place to have the PI installed?
Also our home has recently had the RG6 wiring in the attic upgraded to carry HD signals and cable internet to the modem. When Direct comes to install the dish, with they use the existing wiring in the attic or run new lines on the exterior of the house.
I know a bunch of y'all are going to laugh at these simple questions, but bare with us Direct noobs!
Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:20 PM
Point out the cabling to the tech that comes to you home.
Do it Right, Do it Once
LR: HR34-7, Den: HR24-1, MB: HR24-5, Bsm: HR21-2, Kit: H25-5
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV '00
Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:56 AM
ETCM (SS/SW), USN (RET)
22 years, 4 months, 9 days
Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:13 AM
During my last hardware upgrade the first tech was not authorized to install the AM21N (I'm handicapped.). The second did not know how to install wireless devices. The third was great.
Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:42 PM
DIRECTV CUSTOMER SINCE 1997
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