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#1 OFFLINE   PK6301

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

Can anyone explaine to me why Direct wants $99 for the connection kit? Even $60 from Solid Signal seems to be way over priced.. I know I am being a cheapskate, but I can't afford or explain away some of these purchases.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

What model receiver do you have?
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:16 PM

I thought the self install kit was only $25


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

I thought the self install kit was only $25


It really varies by account
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

Mine says $25 +$6.99 shipping for self install kit!

Or $99 if I have Directv install it!

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

The $25 with $6.99 shipping is based on the account already having a SWM installed and MRV active on the account.  Otherwise, it's $79.99 with free shipping.  This is the wireless connection kit.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:57 PM

that what direcTV charge me for it, and i don't even know if he hook it up or left it, i got mine hook up by ethernet



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

I got my MIL's account upgraded to HD 2 weeks ago.  The CSR gave her a genie and a genie client, but insisted on charging 19.95 for a CCK plus tax.

 

Installer showed up with a 44 and client.  He insisted he had to use wifi on the 44 as bridge and had no CCK per the order.

 

I let it slide.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

I got my MIL's account upgraded to HD 2 weeks ago.  The CSR gave her a genie and a genie client, but insisted on charging 19.95 for a CCK plus tax.

 

Installer showed up with a 44 and client.  He insisted he had to use wifi on the 44 as bridge and had no CCK per the order.

 

I let it slide.

 

The $19.95 was for delivery and handling.  Some times CSR present this wrong on the phone because the genie says it's free and the system adds a CCK line item on the account to let the tech know he needs to bring out SWIM equipment.  However even though the Genie is free some times there is a 19.95 charge for delivery and handling and a $49.95 charge for installation.

 

I never fully understood why the delivery and handling is charged in addition to the installation charge.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:07 PM

Y, there was no installation charge.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

If they gave you the wireless CCK you will see a small black box that looks like this:http://www.solidsign...ion-Kit-(CCK-W)

connected to your HD DVR reciever. If they gave you the wired broadband version you should see one of these

$%28KGrHqN,!l0E5Y%28tRR02BOWwII!e5w~~60_

connected by your router.

And if you do not see either, I'd call DirecTV and tell them the installer did not give you your cinema connection kit that was on the work order.

That wired one is actually obsolete now, though still available from various third party sources. DIRECTV installers have reverted now back to the "BB DECA" approach using a receiver DECA improvisation kit. This time using the DECA II module such as here in this photo from e-bay;

 

$(KGrHqNHJFQFDyuRE1ueBQ+twKPYc!~~60_57.J    


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Y, there was no installation charge.

 

Delivery and handling may still apply even if installation is free.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

I did go back and check on self install, you are correct it is $25.. I just saw where they added the $99 when I ordered a new DVR last week and Direct added it to the cart.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

If they gave you the wireless CCK you will see a small black box that looks like this:http://www.solidsign...ion-Kit-(CCK-W)

connected to your HD DVR reciever. If they gave you the wired broadband version you should see one of these

$%28KGrHqN,!l0E5Y%28tRR02BOWwII!e5w~~60_

connected by your router.

And if you do not see either, I'd call DirecTV and tell them the installer did not give you your cinema connection kit that was on the work order.

i don't have that, and i had mine 34 for a year now



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

I did go back and check on self install, you are correct it is $25.. I just saw where they added the $99 when I ordered a new DVR last week and Direct added it to the cart.

Thanks for your input.

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Yep , that's what I thought.  LOL!  Good luck!


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:57 AM

That wired one is actually obsolete now, though still available from various third party sources. DIRECTV installers have reverted now back to the "BB DECA" approach using a receiver DECA improvisation kit. This time using the DECA II module such as here in this photo from e-bay;

 

$(KGrHqNHJFQFDyuRE1ueBQ+twKPYc!~~60_57.J    

What, That's Deca II picture you posted is for your MRV setup to work with Receiver that don't have Deca Built in .  Like HR22 and HR23s.  Got really nothing to do with CCK.   


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

What, That's Deca II picture you posted is for your MRV setup to work with Receiver that don't have Deca Built in .  Like HR22 and HR23s.  Got really nothing to do with CCK.   

No, I meant the present BB DECA kit installers are using now which replaced the wired CCK posted earlier is "centered" around use of the DECA II module as was its predecessor the original BB DECA kit before the intervening wired CCK was based around the DECA I module (the "white brick").

 

See the Tech Tip bulletin on this change from last year which I uploaded then.

 

Edited by HoTat2, 29 June 2013 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:01 PM

That has literally nothing at all to do with a CCK, still. You have to have atleast one of them one way or another if you have on demand in your house unless you have it hard wired with an eternet cable or are using a n-gaming adapter mentioned earlier.

i told the guy i have it hook up by ethernet now can leave it that way, and the guy look at it and left the ethernet cable hook up like i asked, because i heard at the time ethernet was better then wireless



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

i told the guy i have it hook up by ethernet now can leave it that way, and the guy look at it and left the ethernet cable hook up like i asked, because i heard at the time ethernet was better then wireless


Not only at that time, it still is and will be
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

I've had more issues with wired routers than wireless.


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