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newbie question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by 11bravo, May 20, 2012.

  1. 11bravo

    11bravo New Member

    May 17, 2012
    Looking into getting dtv but i have a couple questions about it. One is that i have alot of trees around the house but i used dishpointer app on the iphone and shows the sats. a little above the trees, if i order an the tech comes out will he be able to tell if its possible. If so what if it doesn't work out will i be able to have them uninstall the equipment and get my money back or im i stuck with it. I like the whole home dvr deal but the only draw back is it doesn't work with the tivo unit. Is it worth the cost because i only have 2 tvs so give me some of your advise. thanks:)
  2. revolg

    revolg AllStar

    Apr 7, 2012
    Yes if the is unable to find a line of sight you will be reimbursed. 2nd if you have to tvs. you might want to look at the h34 and a h24/25 to go with it.
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    If your line of sight is over the top of the trees, it is very unlikely they will do the install. Trees grow, so in a year or a few years, you will lose your line of sight.

    They won't actually do the install to test it though. The installer will assess the line of sight visually (possibly using compass and/or inclinometer) and decide if line of sight is there or not.

    You mention Tivo. You have to decide whether you want DirecTV's normal DVR and receiver system, which accommodates whole-home (you can watch recordings from a DVR on another DVR or receiver), or if you want the Tivo based DVRs (which are not able to do that). If you want the whole-home capability, then you need to go with the HR2x DVR or HR34 home media center. If you want Tivo, then you need to get a THR22 Tivo based DVR for each TV location. Place your order accordingly.

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