Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

How long with Directv


  • Please log in to reply
188 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   D¢1994

D¢1994

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 1 posts
Joined: Feb 07, 2013

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Hello,
I am a long time visitor to this forum but this is my first post. I have searched and found a couple of old threads on this subject but it appears it has been quite a long time since this subject has been addressed.

First let me say I appreciate the shared information on this forum. I have benefited from the shared information about equipment and various other tips. Just today I used what I learned to same some money and get a great deal on a Genie, whole home install and some discounts on my monthly package. Being a D* customer for many years I have had numerous contacts with D* CSRs, I must say that today my experience with a gentleman in retentions may very well have been the most pleasant experience yet. He made it obvious D* appreciates good business from good and loyal customers.

Anyway on to address the topic of my thread. I have been a D* customer continuously since the fall of 1994, I believe it was September. My first was an RCA DSS receiver and 18" dish all self installed. Over the next few months I installed several more for friends and family.

I am looking for more old D* customers, as old or older than me.

My first system, 09/94 customer number 5 digits 29***

Let's here about yours

Edited by D¢1994, 07 February 2013 - 09:33 PM.


...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   diggerg56

diggerg56

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 218 posts
Joined: Sep 25, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Don't remember the exact date but summer 94 for me. Same deal as you, self installed RCA DSS system and I put in six others for friends and family.
5 digit account number 24***

DIRECTV Subscriber since 1994

#3 OFFLINE   PCampbell

PCampbell

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,333 posts
Joined: Nov 18, 2006

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Welcome, 1996 for me.

DirecTV since 1996

Slimline 5
HR24-100
HR24-500
HR24-500

H24-700
ATT uverse internet


#4 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 7,843 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Been a DirecTV customer whenever they took over PrimeStar

DREW

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


#5 OFFLINE   ndole

ndole

    Problem Solver

  • Registered
  • 1,893 posts
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

2008!

Granted, I was eight years old in 1994 ;)
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

#6 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

MysteryMan

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 6,604 posts
  • LocationUSA
Joined: May 17, 2010

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

I remember freezing my ass off installing my RCA DSS in January 1995.

DirecTV customer since 1995.


#7 OFFLINE   Rockaway1836

Rockaway1836

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 426 posts
Joined: Sep 25, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

December of 95. Sony dual LNB was my first dish and self installed. Done too many to count for friends and family since then. Account number is 7 digits starting with 20

#8 OFFLINE   Davenlr

Davenlr

    Geek til I die

  • Registered
  • 9,090 posts
Joined: Sep 16, 2006

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

4 digit account # in the 5000 range. Installed RCA system on week one of service availability.

Tivo Premier XL4, Tivo Premier, Tivo HD whole home on Xfinity HD, DirecTv Whole Home with 39" high gain KaKu dish, Roku3,SageTv 8 TB Win8 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Panasonic 55ST60 plasma"


#9 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

hilmar2k

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 5,251 posts
Joined: Mar 18, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

Honestly don't remember. My first DIRECTV account was when I lived with my brother. It must have been in his name, because when I moved out I got a different account. That was in 2000. The original account goes back far enough that I got premiums from USSB. I think it was 1995.

#10 OFFLINE   joshjr

joshjr

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,349 posts
  • LocationNE Oklahoma
Joined: Aug 02, 2008

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

2008 for me. Unless something major changes, I will be here for along time.
Directv & Sunday Ticket Sub Since 8/19/2008
HR24-200 Leased, HR24-200 Owned, R22-200 Owned, HR22-100 Owned, HR22-100 Owned, HR34-700 Leased. 5 LNB Setup W/SWM 16 Switch
Sony KDL-46HX800

#11 ONLINE   jdspencer

jdspencer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,564 posts
Joined: Nov 07, 2003

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

November of 1996 for me.
Self installed the Sony SAT-A2 with the dual output dish.
Later added the SAT-B2 receiver.
Then came the Sony SAT T-60 followed by the Philips DSR6000.
Then the HR10-250 DVR.
Not have what's in my signature.
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

#12 OFFLINE   onan38

onan38

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 242 posts
Joined: Jul 17, 2008

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Been a DirecTV customer whenever they took over PrimeStar


+ 1 I finally recycled my primestar box last summer after finding it while cleaning out the building in the back yard.:lol:

#13 OFFLINE   Grydlok

Grydlok

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 749 posts
Joined: Mar 31, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

04
Hypocrites with fake rumors need not apply.

#14 OFFLINE   prozone1

prozone1

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 58 posts
Joined: Sep 21, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I had a fire in my house 1st week of Oct 1996. Was using 10' dish. Moved into my sisters
basement while I rebuilt. 2nd week Oct 1996 2 RCA DSS receiver's and 18" dish. Subscription thru rural provider 3 Rivers Telecom

#15 OFFLINE   shaun-ohio

shaun-ohio

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 609 posts
  • Locationzanesville ohio
Joined: Aug 24, 2002

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

sept 94 when it first came out had to pay over 1,000 for the system with the extra receiver and no dvr's then they were merged with ussb for the premium movie channels

#16 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

Carl Spock

    Superfly

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,567 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2004

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

One digit account #3

I flung the satellite into orbit with my bare hands.

I wrote, produced, directed, shot and starred in my own 1st TV broadcast, which I watched at home by myself. Screw the neighbors. Let them launch their own satellite.

I'm still pissed off at Arthur C. Clarke for stealing the idea of geosynchronous satellites from me.

Came up with my own content package - Uranium. Only I am impervious to the radiation.

I didn't have a dish. I just stood in the backyard, looked up at the heavens, and smiled.

Primestar was named after me. It was my handle at NASA. I created it when Jesus was already taken.

When someone threatened to sign up before me, I created a black hole to stop the passage of time. Poor sucker got drawn into it. The black hole also ate up all customers #4 through 15,000. Now that was a mistake and I'm sorry for it.
hangin' with the bros at 40 Eridani A

#17 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

yosoyellobo

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,774 posts
Joined: Nov 01, 2006

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

"Anyway I am looking for more old D* customers, as old or older than me. "

I will be 70 in a few month. Does that count.:)

#18 OFFLINE   Drucifer

Drucifer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 7,843 posts
  • LocationNY Hudson Valley
Joined: Feb 12, 2009

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

+ 1 I finally recycled my primestar box last summer after finding it while cleaning out the building in the back yard.:lol:

The 3' dish is still in my garage.

DREW

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


#19 OFFLINE   longrider

longrider

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,067 posts
  • LocationElizabeth, CO
Joined: Apr 21, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Jan '97 here. I got one of the first 7 digit accounts, 10xxxxx. Hitachi receiver which I just recently recycled the several RCAs before I went HD with a LG receiver. Held off on the DVR while waiting for the HTPC solution, when I realized that was not happening got a HR20. Now HR24

My Setup


#20 OFFLINE   longrider

longrider

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,067 posts
  • LocationElizabeth, CO
Joined: Apr 21, 2007

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Talking about Primestar dishes, when I bought my present house in '03 there was still a Primestar dish on a pole. Obviously non-functional, inside the house they had cut the coax to run OTA into the basement

My Setup





spam firewall