DirecTV ending contracts with residential dealers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by energyx, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. fjames

    fjames Mentor

    Nov 24, 2010
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  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
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  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
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  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    I guess some house-cleaning?

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  5. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner New Member

    Dec 7, 2018
    Directv is just a logical choice for hotels, restaurants or commercial properties.

    People don’t consider Dish for these types of properties unless they have a problem with Directv.

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  6. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner New Member

    Dec 7, 2018
    Any time a dealer is terminated it’s not s good thing.

    I was just on a call this morning with the dealers who apparently made the cut.

    The only ones they are terminating seems to be the smaller dealers who sell less than 1 per month.

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  7. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013

    Ah, that's good to know! I can understand why they'd want to cut off such low volume dealers, probably not worth their trouble. Probably cut off the guy I use when I need my LNB changed or similar - he advertises himself as a Dish dealer (at least that's what is painted on his truck) but also does Directv. He's a single person company AFAIK so I doubt he's doing more than one new account per month. Hopefully when they cut him off he didn't sell his AIM meter since that's all I need him for :)
  8. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    So is Solid Signal safe then? Still doesn’t help if they can’t access AT&T accounts.
  9. Claude A Greiner

    Claude A Greiner New Member

    Dec 7, 2018
    That’s a good question.

    Solid Signal is in the same region as me, and there was a mandatory dealer call yesterday and I didn’t see anyone from there on the list of invited dealers

    I would assume they made the cut, as I think they did a good amount of business. I do know that Directv was not happy with them selling equipment on the internet like they do now.

    I used to run the Dishstore when I was a big Dish dealer and even Dish had an issue with equipment sales on the internet.

    I was going to transition to a Directv store and I was specifically told NO. When I mentioned solid signal, that’s when I was told they where not happy with them either selling equipment.

    Solid Signal isn’t really all they seem to be. Granted they do a great job writing reviews on new products. But you should see some of their installations.

    Here is a motel they recently wired IMG_1113.jpg

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  10. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Not a pretty picture.
  11. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    I just contacted that same dealer to confirm the availability of an H25 receiver if I needed one for a service call tomorrow, and he told me he recently got his Lodging and Institutions termination notice and will lose that dealership on December 31. He still has several other DirecTV commercial dealerships.

    I'll tell you, when DirecTV finds out that none of their young pups has any idea how to troubleshoot a "loop" wiring distribution system, they are going to regret this, but they don't really give a damn, because they are saving the dealer commission on the ones they keep, and can just dump or lose the ones they can't effectively service.
  12. cpalmer2k

    cpalmer2k New Member

    May 24, 2010
    For what it is worth I contacted Solid Signal about two weeks ago to inquire about whether they could sell and activate an H25 for me to add to my existing account. I never received a reply. I refuse to deal with the AT&T truck roll policy to get one but my account has been automatically converted over to AT&T now.

    At the bottom of their page it’s interesting that they identify themselves as a Dish Authorized Retailer but no mention of DirecTV?
  13. bmetelsky

    bmetelsky Cool Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    See below in quotes for what is stated on their site in regards to DirecTv:

    "As a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer, we carry a wide variety of commercial and residential DIRECTV receivers including Genie and HD-DVR units. Search our online inventory for products from DIRECTV, KVH, and other top-selling manufacturers. Solid Signal is your No. 1 source for the best DIRECTV receivers. We also offer a huge variety of the best satellite equipment."

    I don't think the sky is falling.....
  14. Bigg

    Bigg Godfather

    Feb 26, 2010
    It makes perfect sense to have one system nationwide. 5 years ago, most hotels were using local cable systems. Today, almost all of them are using DirecTV in one form or another. I like the ones that have actual DirecTV boxes in the rooms, which most don't, but I think the future for the big 3 hotel chains is what Mariott is doing with a small, customized 40-channel lineup distributed via an SMATV system with boxes on each TV that have Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, etc, plus an interactive guide so people can actually figure out where channels are. IMO, that concept of a lineup of 3 to 4 dozen channels is the future of pay tv, as they are mostly the same channels you see in the skinny bundles on streaming services.

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