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HD Upgrade/Self-Install


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#1 OFFLINE   obrien2631

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:45 PM

I received a letter from Directv indicating that I need to get my HD receiver and dish upgraded soon to be able to continue receiving HD content. I want to install the equipment myself. Does any here know if they will send me the dish and receiver and let me handle the install?

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#2 OFFLINE   naijai

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:22 PM

Receiver =yes
Dish = No
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 06:56 AM

I don't really see why you would want to install it yourself, if the install is free?

Assuming you can do it better than they can (and that could be the case,) you can always fine-tune it to your satisfaction after they leave.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:18 AM

Suppose one has "moved" and the service address is an empty lot in the middle of the desert???

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:10 PM

Suppose one has "moved" and the service address is an empty lot in the middle of the desert???


Huh? What does this question have to do with this the topic of this thread?
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#6 OFFLINE   cspiteri

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:24 PM

How else would one get the installation upgrade (AT-9) unless he did it himself.....

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:53 PM

I could be wrong, I think DTV would get an installer out there.

The ones who did my installs came from 100 and 125 miles away.

They REALLY want to pay someone to do it.

#8 OFFLINE   obrien2631

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:15 PM

I don't really see why you would want to install it yourself, if the install is free?

Assuming you can do it better than they can (and that could be the case,) you can always fine-tune it to your satisfaction after they leave.


I have installed all my previous dishes and just kinda like doing it myself. The other thing is convinence. If I do it myself I can do it when I have the time and don't have to sit around waiting for the installer to show-up. My brother just went through and installation nightmare with Directv (3 missed appointments, etc) that drove him to Dish. Funny thing is the Dish installers didn't do too much better. He was about to jump to cable before the installers finally got his system working. I visited him a month ago and the installation has horrible.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:04 AM

You'll probably be getting the AT-9 dish. That dish is not one that the novice wants to tackle.




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