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How long with Directv
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:36 PM
My local cable company refused to have the monthly pay per views for WWE. They would only carry the "big four". I had heard about directv for a while and went into a SAMs club where I saw a do it yourself kit with a GE receiver. I think it was around $149 or so. I bought 2 and installed it myself. I hated the days when it seemed like every receiver you bought had to come with a new dish. I had so darn many of them!
Went HD with a Mitsubishi HD receiver in 2001 when there was only HD Theatre and HDNet and never looked back.
Cable isn't offered in my town. Neither is an alternative from the phone company. Even if it was I would never turn my back on Directv. They just keep improving.
HD since 2001
4K since 2014
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:36 PM
Richard -- DirecTV since '97
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:41 PM
In 2003 DirecTV gave me 2 DirecTIVo's and a free Samsung HD receiver to win me over. Then a reduced price 10-250 HD TIVO and then upgraded me to the HR20, HR21, HR24 and i am going on one year with a HR 34.
I have enjoyed my DirecTV experience and the information provided by DBSTalk and don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:06 AM
D* Customer since 2000
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:20 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:32 AM
DIRECTV since November 1995
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:27 AM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:55 AM
Then I got it at home in July 2001.
HR24-500 - LG 55"
HR23-700 - Sony 60"
HR21-700 - Sony 40"
HR24-200 - Samsung 37"
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:30 AM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:10 AM
HR22-100 + AM21
HR44-500 + AM21
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:28 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:30 AM
My dad is 93 and is a customer. Any older than that?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:42 AM
I still remember how amazing the NFL play off games and Super Bowl looked.
Also the PQ and number of games to watch with NHLCI had me hooked on D*.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:50 AM
Acc.# in the 1xxxxxx range.
Left crappy analog cable at the time (then "Continental Cable") and never looked back. Started with an installed system from a 3rd party re-seller of 5 first generation RCA receivers fed from a 101 round dish with a dual lnb through two CM electromechanical 2x4 multiswitches in parallel costing ~$4000 after all was said and done.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:56 AM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:06 AM
In 2001 I got a single receiver RCA system for use on my boat. The dish was mounted to the dock at the marina.
Direct TV subscriber since 1999
Equipment: HR54-700 receiver, SlimLine 5 Antenna, 3D2RBLNRB0-01 LNB & CCK
Winegard HD 8800 8-Bay for OTA
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:45 AM
Around 1998, I was persuaded by Pegasus to move my service to them in exchange for two new Hughes receivers free of charge. I upgraded to a Tivo in 2002. It was either before the Tivo installation (which I did a self-install after purchasing at Best Buy) or when I activated the Tivo, my account was moved from Pegasus back to D*. I am having a hard time recalling whether Pegasus customers were taken over by D* or how that transpired.
In 2005, I moved back home with my Mother after the death of my father. When I married in 2007, my mother retained my account and a new account was created at my new residence with my wife. It disturbs me to this day when D* CSR's thank me for being a loyal customer since 2007.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:43 AM
At that time we had to go through the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and Pegasus. I've forgotten which order but eventually, mid 90's, we were allowed to deal directly with DirecTV.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 PM
See post My Setup for configuration info.