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Does additonal HDDVR Order Come W/ Free Install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by clay_w, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. clay_w

    clay_w Godfather

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    I currently have 4 HD-DVR's and the Whole Home Service and am thinking of having one more HD-DVR installed (even I am thinking this sounds excessive as I am typing it, lol), I see that I have an offer when I sign in on-line for another HD-DVR for $99, would this include an installer running a new line for the installation (including whatever would be needed to make it Whole Home compatible)?

    Also, with all the pricing changes since the last time I checked, how much additional a month would an extra HDDVR be?

    Thanks
     
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    I think there are some members here that have tat many DVRs in one room, so excessive is relative ;:)

    You're at 8 tuners now, this would take you over your SWM limit, so they wold need to switch you over to a SWM16, which would be included.

    The monthly fee would be $6.
     
  3. clay_w

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    So the install of the new line and the switch to SWIM16 would be free and only an additional $6/month?
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Right, there should be no charge for that, unless you want a non standard install, like wall fishing.
     
  5. clay_w

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    The line would probably be ran from the back of my house around the outside of the house to the opposite side and then through one outside wall (the hole already existed from a previous cable TV install but the actual cable is no longer there). Probably about a 60' run on the outside.

    So, not sure if that is considered a standard install.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    That should be, only going through one wall.
     
  7. clay_w

    clay_w Godfather

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    Got ya. Thanks for your help!
     
  8. ccueball

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    Except you will need three additional lines.
     
  9. The Merg

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    Those three additional lines will come from the dish down to the SWM16. The SWM16 can be placed right where the first splitter is right now or it can even be placed outside. The new line can be ran around the outside of the house directly from the SWM16 and the other output can go to the splitter inside. There should be no additional cost for that.

    - Merg
     
  10. clay_w

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    The current splitter is outside so I assume the new one would just replace that (hopefully).
     
  11. joed32

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    That's what they did when they installed my SWM 16. Just tell the tech how you would prefer it.
     
  12. The Merg

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    Yup. The splitter will be replaced with the SWM16, although they might just install the SWM16 next to the current splitter and connect the splitter to one output of the SWM16.

    - Merg
     
  13. Rtm

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    Didn't include installation for me they mailed it out, wanted $50 to "install" plug* it in but the SWM16 install was free.
     

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