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Cables with new DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by willis3, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. willis3

    willis3 Godfather

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    So I have a install for 2 new HD DVR's in two weeks. Are the cables,HDMI, Audio, good enough out of the box or should I buy some before install?
     
  2. dpeters11

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    You don't need to upgrade the cables, especially HDMI. A $3 cable looks and sounds just as good as an expensive Monster. The only time you need a different cable is for length, maybe a better one for really long run or something that runs in a wall.
     
  3. willis3

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    So Directv will provide HDMI cable and it will be ok to use?
    Thanks
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Yes, HDMI cables are included when you get an additional box. Cables like Monster are a complete waste, particularly if you're talking a normal run of 6 foot etc.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    If you need longer or want slightly better quality cables try www.monoprice.com

    If an HDMI cable works, it really doesnt get better with a more expensive cable as has already been stated.
     
  6. willis3

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    thanks.. good to know..
    The original CSR told me to wait until install to turn on HD as I would
    be able to get a better deal.. thinking now it would be better to have HD
    when tech is installing.. that way he can set up tv's..
     
  7. dpeters11

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    You should get HD Access free for two years if you do autopay.
     
  8. jackal24

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    I thought it was HD for life with new installs, or did they change it again?
     
  9. willis3

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    I think I will call and see if they will add it to my order..
     
  10. dpeters11

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    No that's right. I was thinking this was an install for new boxes on a previous account.
     
  11. willis3

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    Anyone know if for an HD upgrade a tech will replace rg59 with rg6?
    The rg59 is run under a crawlspace, maybe 19 ft total.. Wondering if this will cost me extra?
     
  12. dpeters11

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    I don't think RG59 is an issue with a SWM setup, it's designed for it if I'm remembering correctly.
     
  13. willis3

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    Do I need SWM? Or is that normal install now?
     
  14. jackal24

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    I got mine a couple months ago (2 hd non-DVR boxes) and they gave me SWM.
     
  15. Beerstalker

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    I believe SWM is standard install for all new HD installations. I think SD installations still get legacy installs though.
     
  16. Shades228

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    Tech's will install a SWM if they have to run another line and there aren't non SWM compatible receivers already active. If there are you'll get a non SWM install unless you pay for WHDVR install.
     
  17. willis3

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    I am getting upgraded from 2 SD DVR's to 2 HD DVR's
     

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