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How long with Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by D¢1994, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 #141 of 232

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    I think if you know what your doing ITS BETTER DOING IT YOURSELF :)
  2. Mar 6, 2013 #142 of 232

    Podkayne Legend

    Nov 1, 2007
    Sept. 1994
    Self Install using hardware acquired from Circuit City.
    Customer # 65xxx

    I remember signing up for premium channels from USSB and regular programming through DirecTV, something about avoiding a monopoly situation.
  3. Mar 6, 2013 #143 of 232

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    Was able to just sign back up w/ DirecTV due to me changing cities.....had UVerse for the last few months
  4. Mar 6, 2013 #144 of 232

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    About eleven years. A pup.
  5. Mar 7, 2013 #145 of 232
    Carl Newman

    Carl Newman Mentor

    Mar 31, 2007
    Self install in late July 1995. Bought at Best Buy for, I think, about $1500.

    First bill was Aug 1995 (Acct # 70xxxx) for $31.95. Total Choice package & 1 additional receiver.

    Bill jumped $6 in 1997 and hasn't quit climbing since.
  6. Mar 7, 2013 #146 of 232

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    April or May of '97 . . . 383xxxx. Self installed Sony Round Dual LNB. Coax to LR and Bedroom still in use (from the basement only). Just took one of the receivers to Goodwill last week. Larger than an HR20.
  7. Mar 7, 2013 #147 of 232

    rayjr66 New Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Fall of 1995 for me. Account number 1xxxxxx. I remember at the time, DirecTV was having a contest for the 1 millionth customer. I missed it by a few digits.

    I purchased the dish and receivers at Sears and did all the install myself. I even had to cut down three large pine trees to get a good southwest clearing. It was a lot of fun!

    I was so happy to say goodbye to Comcast, and have been loyal to DTV ever since.
  8. gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    1994 for me, 6 digits 111xxx. I'm on the West Coast so I had to wait until late 1994.

    The first install I paid for ($200!), along with the equipment ($799). It was intsalled on a chimney 2 stories up. Had to have basic cable, too, to get local TV. Later I installed my own dish other places. Eventually with HD and multi-LNBs it got too tricky and I got older and less inclined to crawl through tight spaces.

    These newbies have it all for free and still complain. I find a $20 tip to the installer works wonders.

    I wonder if they are going to give us anything for the 20th? Besides a price increase?
  9. yankeevert

    yankeevert Cool Member

    May 17, 2008
    Summer of 1994 for me. I got one of the first units available in the Detroit area. cost me $800 at the local Best Buy. I installed it myself.
  10. downrange

    downrange Cool Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    I'm a young'un compared to most of you guys, 1999. gratifying memories of telling the local cable company to go to h*** and one chilly saturday going to a radio shack for an rca dish/rec'r. (ppl that have mostly known hi-speed internet and endless media sources prolly can't relate to what it was like to be under the thumb of a cable company.)

    I can still remember the rec'r beeeep...beeeep as I moved the dish back and forth through the signal until I got it locked in. exciting stuff first time around :)

    went in to play with my new toy and get ready for the race the next morning that had prompted my switch to satellite in the first place. good times.
  11. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    I am a relatively new member to DirecTV. Only being on board for 4 years or so.

  12. prospect60

    prospect60 Legend

    Aug 26, 2006
    Ha! Just got a little shiver run up my spine remembering that sound -- set my dish up using a baby monitor and listening outside at the dish with the receiver indoors.
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I'd amend that to: If you know you know what you're doing, it's better doing it yourself.

    (not to correct grammatical errors, but to change the "think" to "know".....)
  14. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    Nine years. We moved from a Qwest Choice TV area. Choice was not available so we went with DIRECTV.
  15. iceman2a

    iceman2a Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    Hudson, FL...
    Since 1997, installed Sony single lnb myself, and a few dishes after that until the AU9, that I thought I'd leave to the professionals, turns out though that there were none. :slowgrin: Took a few weeks before they got that right! Still have a Sony SAT-B2 rcvr laying arround!
  16. MacTexas

    MacTexas New Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Bought my dish and receiver from Incredible Universe in 1996 and installed it myself. Have a 7 digit account # starting with 2.
  17. Satchaser

    Satchaser AllStar

    Sep 23, 2006
    Acct #22xxxx As soon as available in 1994. Continuous service all self install. Started with single dish with single lnb(?) migrated to 32" combo dish including Hughes networking, Now whole home with 2 HDDvr's+ 3 H22's DECA, network connection etc Unsupported. ATT Uverse with WiFI and 3 repeaters,9 IP cameras all self installed. Yep I'm an old codger (78) Have thoroughly enjoyed DirecTV
  18. scoop8

    scoop8 Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Dallas TX
    Been with DirectTV since '99. Started out with the Sony white colored dish and their Receiver. I had that setup until Aug '08, when I upgraded to HD with the HR22 & 23. It's the old-style 2-downlead install with an SL5 dish.

    Stayed with them primarily for the overall (for me) sports availability. So far, there's no other provider that would provide me with the choice of programming that I prefer.
  19. bugags

    bugags New Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Rhode Island
    Long time visitor on this site.Learned alot on this site.Started with Directv in 1996.Self installed most of my systems .Started with Sony dual lnb system.Had 2 sony recievers till 2006 and upgraded to 4 R15s.Now have 1 HR34,1 HR24,1 hr20 and 1 HR22.Just reupped for another 2 years for the HR34 upgrade.
  20. johnchart

    johnchart Legend

    Sep 17, 2006
    I started with DTV when they first started broadcasting in my area on 1/1/94. Somewhere along the way, my account name & # changed & it now shows me customer since 2002.

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