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#1 OFFLINE   LILax

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:41 PM

Hi everyone. I just ordered DIRECTV through Costco and was told that installation will be later this week. Does anybody know if there are HR-44s on Long Island? Also, what are the installers on Long Island, as Costco hasnt said anything. Thanks for your help!



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#2 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

The people working the kiosk in Costco are just order takers.  They aren't DirecTV employees (they aren't even Costco employees).  Mastec does the installations on Long Island.  I don't know if they are predominantly installing HR44's right now or not.  It's a good assumption that peds48 will see this thread and respond.  He's Mastec tech working on Long Island.   So, he will know what's currently on his truck.

 

When the tech arrives at your house, ask him if he has any HR44's.  If he has one, he will likely give it to you.  According to peds, only one customer has ever specifically asked him for an HR44 (that was me).  So, the tech will likely grab whatever is at the top of the pile, if you don't ask for something specific.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

The people working the kiosk in Costco are just order takers.  They aren't DirecTV employees (they aren't even Costco employees).  Mastec does the installations on Long Island.  I don't know if they are predominantly installing HR44's right now or not.  It's a good assumption that peds48 will see this thread and respond.  He's Mastec tech working on Long Island.   So, he will know what's currently on his truck.

 

When the tech arrives at your house, ask him if he has any HR44's.  If he has one, he will likely give it to you.  According to peds, only one customer has ever specifically asked him for an HR44 (that was me).  So, the tech will likely grab whatever is at the top of the pile, if you don't ask for something specific.

Thanks for the response :) . I'm switching over from optimum, as prices are just going up and up with them. I decided to go with the wireless clients so I don't have to rely on the mess of wires that Cablevision had installed. Thanks again!



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Also, my installation tracker on the DIRECTV website says "pending dealer installation." Is this normal?



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for the response :) . I'm switching over from optimum, as prices are just going up and up with them. I decided to go with the wireless clients so I don't have to rely on the mess of wires that Cablevision had installed. Thanks again!

 

Even for wired, there's but one wire going to each unit, and it is more reliable than wireless overall.  

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

 

OT- As to Lax: Pro, College, HS, youth? I've been involved at all levels, though not as a player! 

 

As soon as I saw LILax's name, I knew that you wouldn't be able to resist a lacrosse conversation. :slowgrin:


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

Im not positive but I don't think Mastec does installs for Costco. I think all Costco, SAMS, etc... installs are done by Smart Circle. You  would be doing yourself a favor to google them and their installations they have performed.



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:45 PM

Where in Long Island ?


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

Where in Long Island ?


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:35 PM

Islip area

You may get a sub then.  Good luck!  :nono2:

 

Yes, all we have now is HR44s


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:46 PM

You may get a sub then.  Good luck!  :nono2:

 

Yes, all we have now is HR44s

Would that be Smart Circle if it is a sub? What makes Smart Circle bad? And if I'm not satisfied with the work, would there be a way to cancel? (Sorry for all the questions; starting to worry).



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

Would that be Smart Circle if it is a sub? What makes Smart Circle bad? And if I'm not satisfied with the work, would there be a way to cancel? (Sorry for all the questions; starting to worry).

In this market, Suffolk County, you really have two options, me or a subcontractor. I may get it unless is Thursday which is my day off (actually I am taking this Thursday off since we are working 6 days)


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

In this market, Suffolk County, you really have two options, me or a subcontractor. I may get it unless is Thursday which is my day off (actually I am taking this Thursday off since we are working 6 days)

Thanks! Let's just hope that I get you!! :engel08:



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:58 PM

We'll be looking for a full report if Peds is your man there! You should ask for him! 


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

Peds you work for Mastec and work from these retailers don't go to HSP or O&O so the only you would get it is if Mastec also subs work from Smart Circle. Do they?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:45 PM

Peds you work for Mastec and work from these retailers don't go to HSP or O&O so the only you would get it is if Mastec also subs work from Smart Circle. Do they?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

Do you do installs form SAMS, Best Buy, Costco, etc...?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

I do installs, don’t know where they come from


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Thanks for your help, everybody :). My installs coming up, and I hope to have a good experience. I'll update when I'm all installed :)!!



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

I do installs, don’t know where they come from

Except for one.  :biggrin:



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:19 PM

I do installs, don’t know where they come from


If I were to prewire a stretch (from attic to behind wall to TV), what wire would I use? Or would the tech allow me to use the install wire he has and fish it myself (to not pay any fees)?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'm no installer but I have used RG-6 already terminated from Monoprice for 50' lengths from my pole mount to the basement SWiM-16.

 

If it's an easy pull, I'd install a pull string for the installer and with a tip he'd probably not charge you.  Or order RG-6 from Monoprice or SolidSignal to be sure.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

If I were to prewire a stretch (from attic to behind wall to TV), what wire would I use? Or would the tech allow me to use the install wire he has and fish it myself (to not pay any fees)?

RG6 SCC is what DirecTV® uses.  The problem with using “my” wire is that I am not waiting for the customer to fish it if is a complicated fish. I have been through this rodeo many times, “oh it will take me 5 minutes” then I am all done and waiting 2 hours + for customer to finish.  


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:04 PM

I'm no installer but I have used RG-6 already terminated from Monoprice for 50' lengths from my pole mount to the basement SWiM-16.

 

If it's an easy pull, I'd install a pull string for the installer and with a tip he'd probably not charge you.  Or order RG-6 from Monoprice or SolidSignal to be sure.

Thanks for the response. I like your idea with the pull string!! :righton:



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:09 PM

RG6 SCC is what DirecTV® uses.  The problem with using “my” wire is that I am not waiting for the customer to fish it if is a complicated fish. I have been through this rodeo many times, “oh it will take me 5 minutes” then I am all done and waiting 2 hours + for customer to finish.  

Thanks! I decided against going through the attic. Rather, I'm going through the basement, where I have already set up a pull string for the RG6. If you're my installer (by chance), I wont waste your time :)






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