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I have a question for you guys:


When i go around town (detroit area), some places are quoting me as much as $300 for "Hi-def installation" for Directv


Is this common?


I havent seen in any literature that says having hi-def would be anymore expensive than regular installation.(of oval dish and 3 stb's)


For example, If i wanted 3 regular STB's then i would need the oval dish anyways, but Best buy ( i know, I know) tells me that if 1 of the 3 is a Hi-Def box, then there is extra 300 charge for the installation.


What gives
 

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It does take longer to dial in both sats. when installing the oval dish, even with instruments. There's also an additional coax run to deal with. I would think that $150 sounds about right esp. when free installation of single dishes seem to be offered everywhere with the purchase of the cheapest receiver.
 

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my point is that if i was going to get the oval dish anyways for the 3 receiver set0-up and there is NO additional charge, why would there be a 300 charge if one of my stb's was Hi-def


you would have to synch the oval dish and run the cables anyways for an all reg-def set-up, right?


[This message has been edited by billmich (edited 07-10-2001).]
 

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Originally posted by billmich:
I have a question for you guys:


When i go around town (detroit area), some places are quoting me as much as $300 for "Hi-def installation" for Directv


Is this common?

No! That's a rip-off! The single room is free, the second room is $50, the second satellite aiming is practically automatic and therefore, the installer should just charge you for the extra cables, terminators and the 15 minutes of extra labor. I say all this should just cost you $100.


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Originally posted by dagman:
It would help if you told us if you are getting DirecTV or Dish Network.
Billmich said it's for DirecTV.


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Originally posted by billmich:
I have a question for you guys:


When i go around town (detroit area), some places are quoting me as much as $300 for "Hi-def installation" for Directv


Is this common?
One ABC Warehouse wanted to charge me around $300 for the install, the second only wanted $75. There's definitely some room to play with the price.
 

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Here's my story. I first subscribed to Directv in September 1999, with a round 101° dish. The Directv Para Todos package started soon after here in the Chicago area, and I saw a note about it on the Directv web page. I called, they offered a plus receiver, the oval dish, and installation of the new dish, all for $99. (The Para Todos programming is at 119° West Longitude along with the meager HD offering.)


Needless to say, I couldn't pass it up. They shipped the dish and receiver, a guy came out a week or two later, and installed everything in about an hour. I practiced what little Spanish I know, and we talked about Mexican soccer. I checked NASA TV as well, and I tipped him 20 bucks.


This spring, when I acquired my SR-HD5 receiver, I already had the dish ready to go, so it couldn't have been simpler to get HDTV going.


If you're in a Directv Para Todos area, you might want to consider this option. I don't know if the special I got still exists, but $300 extra sounds like a complete rip-off to me. Good luck...


ps I now have an extra dual-LNB round dish sitting in the attic, in the event I ever add or switch to Dish Network or want to take one of the receivers on the road.
 
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