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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Doom878, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Doom878

    Doom878 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2008
    I have the installer coming tonight. I'm switching from Comcast but keeping the internet and the VOIP. One of the bedrooms has no cable jack. Is it a custom install to hook up that room? Do they normally run wires through the existing cable jacks? I just want to make sure I don't have to pay the guy because I can't pay him right now.
  2. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    no, its not custom work to run a cable in that room. if you want a box installed in that room, a line will be ran. just make sure they dont disconnect your internet...they will probably need to run new cable to each room in the house that you want a directv box in.
  3. Doom878

    Doom878 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2008
    Thanks for the fast reply. How will be the line be ran in? That room is at the front of the house while the bedroom and family room (I have 3 TV's) are near the back. The 2 bedrooms touch corner to corner. The TV in the room that has a jack is near the window and the TV is by the back window in the family room as well.
  4. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    It's really hard to say how it will be done as it will depend on the installer and on your house/residence.
  5. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    Lines are generally run externally and drilled through the walls. If you want the line fished in the walls, that's extra.
  6. rudeney

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    You may also find that if the installer has to do any work in a crawl space or attic that there may be an extra charge for that.

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