Thanks. I went to the shack, they are an installer for the area. They had 4way splitter, but had no idea (sales counter) on the filter, they called thier installer and he said he didnt use filters? Hmm ok, Picked up tee & cable, used borrowed filter and got it working. Figured I'd order BSF online. Contacted DirecTV to activate reciever, told her we were adding a box, mentioned the filter i needed and they sent a BSF no charge. But was a bit amazed at the intial response though, like insulted. 'If you'd let us install we would supply all the parts you need". I mentioned cable has to run under house "oh that would be custom install or you could preun the cable and installer will conect"- so, I buy cable, get under house & run new cable to existing tee location from reciever thats already installed and your activating, on an existing dish system, pay for installation to get a BSF? I asked in the most sheepish voice. So she looks up the number and says it'll arrive in a couple of days. Meanwhile reciever is activated, everthing works great. Nice.
later I turn on living room tv and no access to main reciever in bedroom-turn on that tv-no access to satellite. Hmm called DirectTV. Appearently when the gal activated new box-she terminated service to main box? Restored within a few minuets, even all our recorded shows-like it never happened. Interesting system-I'd be curious to see the other end.
Though my path a bit convoluted were operational. Have to say working with folks at Directv, and weve had quite few contacts recently, with purchasing reciever to final call, just a pleasure, its rare. They must have some serious customer relations classes some 'other' companies should look at.
Anyrate pulling my box and going 'camping'. Thanks for the replies
Edited by AnEv942, 06 August 2013 - 12:46 PM.