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HR20 in Seattle, WA
Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:59 PM
Today I called the Ironwood Communications office in Lynnwood, WA and they confirmed that they have HR20s in stock and ready for installation.
I then called DTV Retention and requested an installation date (I had previously called and had my account notated that I would receive the HR20 and 5-LNB dish for free).
The CSR was great. He informed me that he could certainly schedule an install, but he couldn't guarantee that the HR20 would be installed. Apparently the BestBuy exclusive time is still in their systems and they don't have the ability to guarantee what the installers will show up with yet. But, knowning that Ironwood had the HR20s in stock, I asked to have it notated in my install order and set a date.
So, long story short, I have an install date of Sunday, 10/1 setup. Although I would like to have it installed sooner, I figure by 10/1 any issues should be ironed out and I'll be that much closer to having the OTA inputs activated as well.
Just thought I'd pass along the info.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:32 PM
Now all we need is for KOMO (ABC) and KCPQ (Fox) to get their agreements in place to have the Big 4 in Local HD. It will be hard to have this new HD DVR up and running without being able to watch the Seahawks in HD on Sundays!
Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:47 PM
Subject: RE: KOMO 4 in HDTV on DIRECTV
Date: August 23, 2006 3:56:30 PM PDT
Fisher and Direct TV are currently in negotiations...should be soon.
Subject: RE: KCPQ in HDTV on DIRECTV?
Date: August 23, 2006 4:24:29 PM PDT
Our parent Corp. just this month (August 1) successfully executed a "Re-Transmission" agreement with Direct TV to include our Seattle based DTV stations, KCPQ & KMYQ to the local Seattle HD line up. Our best guess is it will take at least 30 days to integrate these additional channels into the Satellite/Transponder uplink system.
Thank you for your interest in our stations.
KCPQ TV & KMYQ TV
Tribune Television Northwest
Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:06 PM
The bottom line was that they put me on a wait list for an earlier opening. They also confirmed that they had the HR20's in stock and that is what I'm getting.
Hopefully this process will be easier for others now that DirecTV shows the HR 20 on their web site.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:30 PM
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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:13 AM
Which Ironwood office does the installations for Snohomish County (Bothell/Mill Creek) area; DexOnline has an office in Everett & Lynnwood.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 10:19 PM
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:03 PM
I called DTV last week to order HR20 and set up install. had some fits and starts with them. First CSR kept saying it was an H20 and I kept telling her it was an HR20. Next rep was better although they were not 100% positive that I would get the HR20. They thought I might get an HR10. Gave me the HR20 and the dish free (since that is what the first rep quoted me). Scheduled the install for Sunday moring, 9/24, which was nice since I didn't have to miss work to do this. It is now installed and working well. A few very minor glitches but nothing of any import. Still trying to learn it. So far I like it. All I need now is more HD channels, e.g., KOMO, Fox, etc, see above. Life is good.
Congratulations! Welcome to the forum, too!
Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:30 PM