I ordered the system (1 Hopper/3 Joeys/Sling) as soon as the website allowed it on the 15th. Set up the appointment for noon on the 16th. Two techs and a supervisor were sent from 160 miles away in El Paso, TX, to do the job. This was their first Hopper setup, and the first in my town.
They showed up on time, and took five hours to complete the job. I think it'd've been shorter had I not yanked every bit of coax from my house the day before. I did this on purpose, so it would necessitate the running of all new coax. Most of the stuff was from my CATV days (over 10 years ago), and I wanted a completely new setup. They had no complaints about running new cable.
I moved from DirecTV, whom I'd been with since '05. Had an HR20 & HR23, plus two receivers. I had been with Dish ('02-'05), but dropped them during the OLN dispute.
I was very impressed with the quality of work these guys did. All runs were very clean, as compared to my previous setup from Direct. Everything has performed without issue and to my expectations, and I have no regrets whatsoever; though the DVR and search differences are taking some getting used to.
Primary reason for getting this was DIY HD, Cooking Channel HD, and the local networks in HD. DirecTV didn't have the local networks in HD in my town, and the affiliates--after several petitions--refused to allow the national feeds. Otherwise, I'd've kept Direct. As it is, I'm glad they were so stubborn. I really like this system!
Edited by EdSchmitz, 18 March 2012 - 04:55 PM.