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#151 OFFLINE   Kevin F

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

I am a relatively new member to DirecTV. Only being on board for 4 years or so.

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#152 OFFLINE   prospect60

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:29 PM

I can still remember the rec'r beeeep...beeeep as I moved the dish back and forth through the signal until I got it locked in. exciting stuff first time around :)


Ha! Just got a little shiver run up my spine remembering that sound -- set my dish up using a baby monitor and listening outside at the dish with the receiver indoors.

#153 ONLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

I think if you know what your doing ITS BETTER DOING IT YOURSELF :)

 

I'd amend that to: If you know you know what you're doing, it's better doing it yourself.

 

(not to correct grammatical errors, but to change the "think" to "know".....)


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#154 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

Nine years. We moved from a Qwest Choice TV area. Choice was not available so we went with DIRECTV.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

Since 1997, installed Sony single lnb myself, and a few dishes after that until the AU9, that I thought I'd leave to the professionals, turns out though that there were none. :slowgrin: Took a few weeks before they got that right! Still have a Sony SAT-B2 rcvr laying arround!


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#156 OFFLINE   MacTexas

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

Bought my dish and receiver from Incredible Universe in 1996 and installed it myself. Have a 7 digit account # starting with 2.



#157 OFFLINE   Satchaser

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

Acct #22xxxx As soon as available in 1994. Continuous service all self install. Started with single dish with single lnb(?) migrated to 32" combo dish including Hughes networking, Now whole home with 2 HDDvr's+ 3 H22's DECA, network connection etc Unsupported. ATT Uverse with  WiFI and 3 repeaters,9 IP cameras all self installed. Yep I'm an old codger (78) Have thoroughly enjoyed DirecTV 


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#158 OFFLINE   scoop8

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

Been with DirectTV since '99.  Started out with the Sony white colored dish and their Receiver.  I had that setup until Aug '08, when I upgraded to HD with the HR22 & 23.  It's the old-style 2-downlead install with an SL5 dish.

 

Stayed with them primarily for the overall (for me) sports availability.  So far, there's no other provider that would provide me with the choice of programming that I prefer.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

Long time visitor on this site.Learned alot on this site.Started with Directv in 1996.Self installed most of my systems .Started with Sony dual lnb system.Had 2 sony recievers till 2006 and upgraded to 4 R15s.Now have 1 HR34,1 HR24,1 hr20 and 1 HR22.Just reupped for another 2 years for the HR34 upgrade.


Directv member since 1996 2-hr20-700 1-hr22-100 1-r15-500

#160 OFFLINE   johnchart

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

I started with DTV when they first started broadcasting in my area on 1/1/94.  Somewhere along the way, my account name & # changed & it now shows me customer since 2002.  



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

Prime Star / DirecTV October, 1994. Original equipment was purchased from Circuit City.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

Im a installer and after coming up on this thread iv tried to pay attention to how long some of the customers I come across have been around, I live in a rural area so alot of the places I go have only had satellite as a option and alot is still the only option. I have run into several 16, 15, 14 year customers. But the only one I know for a fact older than them signed up 11/20/1994, I forgot how many digit account number. Will post back if i run into some older accounts.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Im a installer and after coming up on this thread iv tried to pay attention to how long some of the customers I come across have been around, I live in a rural area so alot of the places I go have only had satellite as a option and alot is still the only option. I have run into several 16, 15, 14 year customers. But the only one I know for a fact older than them signed up 11/20/1994, I forgot how many digit account number. Will post back if i run into some older accounts.

As I mentioned above, 19 years with D* (October 30, 1994); my account number is six digits, 14xxxx. In my area of Georgia, I have the options of Charter, AT&T Uverse, Verizon, and Dish. I prefer D*.  I started with equipment which costs more than all the D* stuff I currently have.


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#164 OFFLINE   FYRPLG

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

Started 4/25/1995. Purchased RCA Equipment and Dish from a friend Who had a TV sales and service. He had told me a year or so previous that a small dish system was coming as I had used a Big dish that he had installed way back before HBO went black.

 

Did a self install and had to search an 11/2 acres property for signal, lots of tall fir tree to the south.

Had to get locals be cable as we had trees to the north and not good signal from roof top antenna.

Many chnges since then.



#165 OFFLINE   betterdan

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:37 AM

I believe I've been with Directv for about 13 years. I think there used to be a way to tell when you first signed up on Directv's website but I can't find it anymore.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

been here since 1995 March and paid $1060.00 for it but was happy to have it....



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

March 1998 -- had to get Sunday Ticket as soon as I had my own house.  Still loving it and D*



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

I have been with directv since 3 Mar 95  thats 18 yrs and account number start with 52xxxx



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Been with DTV since 1995 - first time in a home with good line-of-sight - really can't miss here in Florida.



#170 OFFLINE   crkeehn

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

I started with DirecTV, I think in 1998, when Bell Atlantic began offering  them as a service.  After a couple of years of frustration over dealing with Bell Atlantic customer (non) service, I switched to Dishnetwork.  During a time of financial difficulty I dropped Dish only to discover within the week that over the air TV was not the answer.  Dishnetwork refused to sign us up again even though we had been gone less than a week and still had all equipment.  DirecTV was very happy to sign us up again, the only difficulty was that the old account had been through Bell Atlantic and wouldn't allow the CS rep to reinstate me.

 

Second go round, I've been with DirecTV since about 2004.  



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

been a customer with DirecTV since 2002, until 2007 since my account was converted to "HSP"   :righton:


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Been with D* since June 1995.  Remember paying $600 to $700 initially for an old Sony receiver and a single LNB dish.  I installed everything myself.  Been with them ever since!


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#173 OFFLINE   Tigerman73

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

July 1995....account number 63xxxx

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Been with Directv  since June 1996



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

March 2012.  I switch every couple of years to get the best deals. Dish then direct then dish and so on.






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