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Install Friday- installation issues - help needed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rcans2, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. rcans2

    rcans2 New Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Ordered Genie and 2 C31 (clients) for tv's in three rooms. I would like to have wiring ran in the attic instead of outside house. Two tv's where clients will go are at one end of the house and the other tv which will be connected to the Genie is on the opposite end of the house.

    1) How many cables come from the disk and where does each cable need to go to connect to the Genie and the two clients. I am not sure howmany cables go where? ( would really appreciate details - is a splitter required? where does it go? Where to all the lines go from disk down to the the genie and each client, etc.) thanks

    2) Two TV’s are in the interior of the hosue away from any outside wall and will need to have cables "fished" down walls. I was planning on running tubes (actually pextubing) down interior walls where cables could easily be fed. Would installer allow time for me and a friend to fish cable down wall and work in attic?

    3) I have an existing antenna on one end of the house where it is easy to get to cables and room to work on, but the disk may not be able to be located there because there is a hill behind my place on that end. Placing the disk on the other end of my house would probably work better for satellite reception, but wiring in attic would be difficult (heating ducts, insulation, etc.). If the DirecTV installer and I can't agree on location of disk and wiring of system unless I prewired in attic space and fish wires ahead of time, would they charge for a 2nd visit?
    4) Do any AC part of the system need electrical power like to a multiswitching unit ( looks like splitter?)
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA

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