Originally posted by tzest
Can anyone recommend a good professional installer in the Pittsburgh area? I already have a DirecTV dish installed, and am currently using a set top antenna for HD reception.
However, I'm interested in hiring someone to install a rooftop antenna, and run some additional RG-6 cable from the built-in multiswitch on the dish to my TiVo. The new RG-6 would probably have to be run on the exterior of the house, then need to go through about 12 feet of drywall.
If anyone has a recommendation for a professional installer, or have a general idea as to how much an installation like this might run, I'd appreciate a reply.
Yes...with pleasure. Contact Greg Calvimontes of Pittsburgh Custom Home Theater at (412) 362-1273. From my experience, he's the best and his rates are reasonable...certainly far better than that of Digital Visions.
Long story short, as a first generation DirecTV customer, when I wanted to upgrade and install my new Pioneer Elite 610, DirecTiVo and Sammy TS160, I first had Radio Shack come out. Those knuckleheads couldn't pick up one of the satellites and said, "you don't want that anyhow because it's for HDTV"...to which I said: "Duhh...what do you think this TV is and why do you think you're here? Now, please...GO AWAY!!"
I then got Digital Visions out and they were much better but they still lacked the OTA experience necessary and could only pull in KDKA for me.
Somehow, I just happened upon Greg and immediately I could tell he knew what he was doing. He also got WPXI for me and even WTAE though that went away about a year ago...which is why I don't like management at WTAE.
Anyhow, all told...I spent about 2+ years on here and searching everywhere throughout Pittsburgh for someone that truly knew what they were doing before finding Greg.
Right now, I'm building a new home and Greg is doing all the Home Theater work for me. Working with DirecTV hasn't been fun because they insist on using their installers which I refuse to let them do though I did compromise by letting them put up the dish and individual receivers in other rooms. No way do I want them messing with my H/T room and my other HDTV in my new great room!
So, there you have it...call Greg and in so doing you've just saved yourself 2+ years of the aggravation I went through. But then, that's one of the purposes of AVS Forum.
Good luck...(I'll also send this to you via PM)