New AT&T Directv installation - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-07-2016, 04:24 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
relentless85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 11
New AT&T Directv installation

I am getting AT&T Directv installed on Friday of this week. Recently I re-wired my house with RG-6 solid copper dual shield "directv" approved coax and CAT-6 cables. All of the cables coming from each room in the house are routed to a central closet inside the house. I have a home run of 1 RG-6 coax and 1 CAT 6 cable that is running from the central closet up through the attic and out to the side of the house where the existing cable box and AT&T NID are located.

I know they will be installing a satellite dish on the house and my concern is that they will have coax cables running everywhere.

I want this to look nice and neat. I do not want a splitter or block mounted to the side of the house as i have all of the cables nice and neat all bundled up and covered. It has been a while since I have seen a directv installation, but I do know that the techs that I have seen before tend to just run coax on the outside of the house to each room and nail it to the side of the outer walls. I want to prevent this from happening.

Would the Directv installer be able to run the coax cables that come off the satellite dish directly in to my central media closet, then split the signal there since all of my cables are running there already?
relentless85 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 11-08-2016, 09:31 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Ratman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Collingswood, N.J.
Posts: 17,528
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1487 Post(s)
Liked: 1191
Polite requests and cash always helps.
Ratman is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-08-2016, 09:36 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Md's lower shore
Posts: 1,399
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 679 Post(s)
Liked: 286
per your thread on the dtv forums, you will have a ground block outside.

TV- Samsung 55" UHD (UN55JU6500FXZA)
service - directv
Receiver - Denon AVR-X2100W,
Speakers -F L/R - Infinity Primus P363, C - Infinity Primus PC351
Sub - Klipsch Sub-12HG
(slow build out)
mdram is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 02-21-2017, 08:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
They've always complied with my requests in the past. Just hope you get a good installer.
Lightnin1213 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-19-2017, 04:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Hank Perkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Have the installer look around, ask how long he has been installing. If he becomes panicked send him on his way. If he begins talking about the complexities, just ask him how much extra. Depending on the complexities, you may be looking at several $100's to get it complete and correct.

I ALWAYS have my wiring guy there when they come to my house. He keeps them on the straight and narrow.

Realize there are plenty of nightmare stories. You will need to follow him closely during the install.
Hank Perkins is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-19-2017, 09:23 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Rich86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA - California
Posts: 1,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
Liked: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by relentless85 View Post
Would the Directv installer be able to run the coax cables that come off the satellite dish directly in to my central media closet, then split the signal there since all of my cables are running there already?
Yes - that is basically what they did at my home. They ran the DirecTV line thru my garage to my main TV in the family room. They put a splitter there and connected it to the original cable coming in from the original cable box to send the DirecTV signal to that box, and routed it to the other TVs in the house via that box (after the old cable company wire was disconnected, of course). I agreed to this after considering the other alternatives, including running the wire all the way to the outside cable junction box (not an attractive alternative at our home). It works fine - and the installer was very knowledgeable and helpful and cooperative. I imagine your installer would run the DirecTV cable directly to your cable connection box & feed the signal to your TVs form there. The only thing you probably will not get him to do is go up an extension ladder onto a roof or mount the dish on a roof area over a living space (not allowed as an AT&T employee, he told me).

A long-time audio/video addict!
Rich86 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off