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New DirecTV Install
Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:46 AM
They quoted me $297 for 1-HMC, 1-HD DVR and 3 HD Receivers. Is this what I need to watch HD and recorded shows on all 5 TV's?
How do they assign an installer? I want to make sure they are qualified.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:39 PM
As far as the installer you will get whomever is available. Sadly some techs are not as quilified as others. Ask them a few questions before they start and you can probably tell if they know what they are doing. If they try telling you that you don't need a SWM16 then they don't know what they are doing and you will need to ask them to call their supervisor and get it straightened out or send someone else to do it.
-by Jack Handy
Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:27 PM
Is the HMC always a HR34? Do you know what model #'s I should get/ask for as far as the HD DVR and HD Receiver?
Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:55 AM
As far as the others you can ask for an HR24 HD-DVR, and H24 or H25 HD receivers, but the tech might not have them. You get whatever they have. Otherwise I would just recommend trying to get an HR22 or HR23 since they have the bigger hard drives and can store more recordings (100 hours of HD compared to 50 hours on the HR20 and HR21).
-by Jack Handy