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Moving receiver/DVR and protection plan

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by gphvid, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    Jun 19, 2007
    I have the protection plan and my wife and I are planning to reconfigure our dining and living rooms this summer. Right now, the dining room is actually the TV room where the DVR is hooked to my TV center. This summer, we want to move the TV center to another side fo the room into the adjoining living room and I wonder if the protection plan covers a visit by a tech to move the cable drop from the wall it is on now to the new wall in the other room?

    I have a spool of RG6 cable and I could also do it myself by running the lines along the edge of the room to the new location but I am curious if this move is covered before I go and buy cable trays and covers.

    The living room and dining room are open to each other so they actually make one large room really. This is a condo duplex unit and this is how these rooms are. So the move is literally simple across the room.

  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    The Protection Plan will not cover that. That is an expense that you will have to eat if you want a tech to come out and do the move for you. The PP is to get service fixed if you lose service and for replacement of detective equipment. Neither of which is your issue in this case.

    - Merg
  3. gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    Jun 19, 2007
    I thought as such, but had to ask.
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Since you have time to plan ahead & the material- I suggest you try the following.

    1. Shop for low voltage contractors in your area
    2. Ask friends for reference's of same
    3.Ask your neighbors if they have had any work done and inspect work and get a reference.

    Any Electrical Contractor will install rg6 (request Solid copper core in your bid) also suggest you check your electric service in the new location - getting a Electrical Contractor you could install a 20 amp dedicated circuit as well instead of just plugging into a (possible) over loaded 15 amp circuit (other stuff usin the same circuit in your home).
  5. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

    Oct 5, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    You can also call DirecTV and find out how much they would charge for a receiver location. It could be as little as $49, which is quite reasonable.
  6. ds2992

    ds2992 Mentor

    Feb 8, 2012
    A receiver relocate is always $50.00.

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