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I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a local (Gaithersburg, MD area) company that install a OTA rooftop antenna as well as upgrade an 18" DTV dish (also on the roof) with an elliptical dish. I bought an RCA Plus dish at Walmart for $97. I don't have an OTA antenna yet. I also don't have a HD receiver yet, but was considering the Hughes E86 from ABT Electronics for $527. It's supposedly the same unit as the Mitsubishi. Any thoughts?


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hi hmil,


I also ordered the Hughes E86 from ABT Electronics because I knew it was the same as the Mitsubishi and Toshiba and could not figure out why it was so much cheaper.


After receiving the STB and fiddling with it for a few days, I went back to the ABT web page to look up some specs when I suddenly realized that they had some "not too fine print" that I somehow missed a few days earlier. It looks like you get the $527 pricing only if you subscribe to DirecTV using ABT Electronics as a referral. There's a $150 or $250 (depending on what part of the page you read) surcharge if you do not subscribe within a month. Most of the fine print is on the bottom of the page after the specs.


I called their customer service to confirm and I ended up returning the unit.


[This message has been edited by Toyman (edited 07-11-2001).]
 

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That's interesting. I had emailed them to ask about that and they sent me a very misleading answer. Basically, they said I just needed to activate it, but that the price was the same for everyone. Thanks for letting me know.


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