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#26 OFFLINE   robl45

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

okay, so 5 dollars off to bundle isn't too bad. probably not worth the hassle to switch to comcast cable then.

So I guess the thing i'm trying to ask for the install would be, with rain fade an issue in south florida, would I be a dick if I wouldn't sign on the line unless the levels were as high as possible?

I had DISH for a number of years and I know the drill, they have to put it in right the first time otherwise its too bad sucker and you can pay 49 dollar service charges or live with it. Funny thing is after I had uverse installed and called them to cancel, they were willing to waive the 49 dollar service fee LOL.

3 installers it took to put Uverse in correctly over like a month.

And what about the HR44? is that out yet?

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#27 OFFLINE   HinterXGames

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

okay, so 5 dollars off to bundle isn't too bad. probably not worth the hassle to switch to comcast cable then.

So I guess the thing i'm trying to ask for the install would be, with rain fade an issue in south florida, would I be a dick if I wouldn't sign on the line unless the levels were as high as possible?

I had DISH for a number of years and I know the drill, they have to put it in right the first time otherwise its too bad sucker and you can pay 49 dollar service charges or live with it. Funny thing is after I had uverse installed and called them to cancel, they were willing to waive the 49 dollar service fee LOL.

3 installers it took to put Uverse in correctly over like a month.

And what about the HR44? is that out yet?


Honestly, I would just discuss it with your tech. If you don't feel your getting the best you can from the install tech, then I would call DTV.

#28 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

If the levels are too low, the installer isn't able to activate without a waiver. There also is a period after the install where you can get an installer back at no charge, without the protection plan.

HR44 is not available yet.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

does anyone know where I can find a list of ondemand tv shows on directv? That would pretty much seal the deal if at least I can catch the show on demand if it gets killed by rain fade. I've been on directv site, but can't find any place where it lists networks and the shows they have. I found one spot that just kind of lumps all the shows together, but even when you click on it in the ondemand section, it just says do you want to record it.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

That's curious. I was under the impression if you had D* then you could bundle U-verse internet to it but if you have U-Verse internet already hooked up, I don't see them allowing you to cancel your television service with them and then have you bundled with D*. Seems a big step backwards for them.


my ex-wife has uverse internet and directv, both bundled, both installed at the same time when she moved into the property, she is 450 feet from the sac so she qualified for both tv and internest, but chose to go with directv instead and she is bundled

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Word of the wise, you will NEVER save money by switching to Comcast... we currently have there "Economy" internet @54.99 a month! crazy i know but, the only alternative here is Verizon DSL that offers on good days 1.5Mbps download.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

does anyone know where I can find a list of ondemand tv shows on directv? That would pretty much seal the deal if at least I can catch the show on demand if it gets killed by rain fade. I've been on directv site, but can't find any place where it lists networks and the shows they have. I found one spot that just kind of lumps all the shows together, but even when you click on it in the ondemand section, it just says do you want to record it.


coolman302003 keeps a list of the HD VOD channels at this link:
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

With a properly aligned dish, rain fade problems should be minimal, even in South Florida.

"Minimal" is a relative and somewhat indeterminate term.

Someone in Arizona would probably have a fit if they had the issues that those in Florida, Tornado Alley, Dixie Alley or the Great Lakes region randomly endure during the Spring and early Summer.

Another poster recently commented about issues with their new install in South Florida so the issues exist.

Is it a big deal? Probably not. Is it better than it was six years ago? Again, probably not. Your neighbors who subscribe to DIRECTV can give you the best insights in terms of what to expect.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I for one get rain fade all the time in West Michigan. My dish is properly aligned, and on top of a 2 story house to line of sight over the trees (which makes it a ridiculous effort to clear wet snow off the dish when we get it, which also results in signal loss). Seems I'll even lose signal when the thunderclouds get real thick in spring and summer, just before they actually start pouring rain.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

One other thing to check when the tech comes, and you may just want to bring up with him, is the Protection Plan, as it's discussed/added by the tech not the sales rep, and is a checked/unchecked box when you sign off on the tech's paperwork...


It can be added by the sales rep or the technician. If it's added by the sales rep it will show up on the confirmation email.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

So I'm writing here to respond and . .

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

So I'm writing here to respond and . .


i don't get it?




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