Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Long Island HR-44?


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

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!



...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

Bill Broderick

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,508 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 25, 2006

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.



#3 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

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!



#4 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

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



#5 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Never say 'never'.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,260 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

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.  

 

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


  • LILax likes this
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#6 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

Bill Broderick

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,508 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 25, 2006

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:


  • Laxguy likes this

#7 OFFLINE   west99999

west99999

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 946 posts
Joined: May 11, 2007

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.



#8 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,241 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:45 PM

Where in Long Island ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#9 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

Where in Long Island ?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Islip area



#10 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,241 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

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


Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#11 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

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).



#12 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,241 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

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)


Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#13 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

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:



#14 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Never say 'never'.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,260 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

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! 


"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#15 OFFLINE   west99999

west99999

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 946 posts
Joined: May 11, 2007

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?



#16 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,241 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

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?

Dont know


Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#17 OFFLINE   west99999

west99999

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 946 posts
Joined: May 11, 2007

Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

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



#18 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 12,241 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

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


Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#19 OFFLINE   LILax

LILax

    Cool Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 15 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 19, 2014

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 :)!!



#20 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

Bill Broderick

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,508 posts
  • LocationLong Island
Joined: Aug 25, 2006

Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

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

Except for one.  :biggrin:






Protected By... spam firewall...And...