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wow i cant belive this

swizz977
05-31-2008, 11:45 AM
so i got my new hdtv and i called to get my dish upgraded and the guy came and hes like no im not goin on ur roof its too steep go buy a dish on ebay and he left my roof isnt even that steep so now what oh and my hd reciever says h21-200 its black not white like all the other hd recievers on this site on the site it says i need eather a hr20 or a h20 but mines a h21-200.. hmm.. it does have the bband converter but does any1 know if future hd chanels will support my reciever.. and hopefulyl my new appt i can get the 5lnb dish up god so if i have the h21-200 am i gonna loose out on anything like future hd channels or current hd channels or is the difference just a older model and different color that does the same thing besides the dvr

stonedog23
05-31-2008, 11:58 AM
Relax your receiver is the newest one that Directv offers. It's fine and will get all the HD channels. I've not seen a white receiver either, they're usually grey or black.

Your installer seemed lazy. Call DTV back, explain your situation, and have them reschedule. Plus call a supervisor with your install company. Have him come out to take a look.

rserkes
05-31-2008, 03:51 PM
At a house I owned a few years ago the installer came out, looked at the roof pitch and said he'd have to come back with a safety harness to work up there. He was back within two hours with someone to help him secure the lines to a tree and send up tools as he needed them.

I will never criticize an installer for wanting to wear a safety harness on a severely pitched roof but your guy sounded like a lazy SOB.

And now...:offtopic

Please review your grade school punctuation rules. Your post was difficult to read on more than one level. :lol:

ChopOMatic
05-31-2008, 06:46 PM
These independent contractors are like every other field, filled with good and bad. The guy who installed at my house a couple years ago when I moved was a real piece of work. The first thing he did was try to get me to pay him a discounted rate "on the side" instead of going through DirecTV. No thanks. Then his plan for getting the cable to the living room receiver was to drill a hole in my hardwood floor in FRONT of the cabinets instead of coming up into the bottom of the cabinet. It got pretty ugly at that point.

nascarhawk
06-01-2008, 07:06 AM
I do not understand why more people do not deal with local dealers. Much less chance of problems than with independent contracters.

rserkes
06-01-2008, 09:35 AM
I do not understand why more people do not deal with local dealers. Much less chance of problems than with independent contracters.


In June of 2004 the company that wired my new house also installed a SD DirecTV package. They did a terrific job. In February of 2007 when I wanted to go HD I called them and they said that they were out of the installation business for both DirecTV and DISH. I asked why and they said that the fees both companies paid them wouldn't even cover the truck time, let alone the installers regular salary. They only did new installations when they had the contract to wire the house and then did it at a loss to keep the home owner happy.

So I called DirecTV for the new HD dish and receiver and actually got a good installer. If DirecTV and DISH paid the locals more they would stay in the business.

knothead
06-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Back when HD 1st came out I had Tweeter come out to install. He said I won't get a signal because a tree was in the way. A couple of mos. later I called D* they said if I got a signal now I could get HD. I paid $1000 Yes $1000!! for the dvr. They came out in Nov. installed everything and I got a great picture...........until the leaves started growing on the tree. I called D* and bitched. They said too bad your problem now! I ended having the tree cut down for $450 plus a swing for my neighbors kids because it was his tree. rserkes I wish I had read your blog then!!

Sykotic
06-01-2008, 11:24 AM
He sounds like an employee of a contract company. A contractor doesnt get paid if he doesnt do the work, or your not satisfied.

glennb1
06-04-2008, 04:28 PM
so i got my new hdtv and i called to get my dish upgraded and the guy came and hes like no im not goin on ur roof its too steep go buy a dish on ebay and he left my roof isnt even that steep so now what oh and my hd reciever says h21-200 its black not white like all the other hd recievers on this site on the site it says i need eather a hr20 or a h20 but mines a h21-200.. hmm.. it does have the bband converter but does any1 know if future hd chanels will support my reciever.. and hopefulyl my new appt i can get the 5lnb dish up god so if i have the h21-200 am i gonna loose out on anything like future hd channels or current hd channels or is the difference just a older model and different color that does the same thing besides the dvr

Is this suposed to be just one big sentence ?
Try using periods and other punctuation once in a while.

philwell
06-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Is this suposed to be just one big sentence ?
Try using periods and other punctuation once in a while.

Is this blog about D tv or second period anglish

DoctorCAD
06-04-2008, 07:01 PM
Is this blog about D tv or second period anglish
It's a forum, not a blog, and communication is EVERYTHING when asking for help. How can we help if we cannot understand what is being asked.

rserkes
06-04-2008, 10:48 PM
It's a forum, not a blog, and communication is EVERYTHING when asking for help. How can we help if we cannot understand what is being asked.

Amen!

license
06-05-2008, 08:27 PM
At a house I owned a few years ago the installer came out, looked at the roof pitch and said he'd have to come back with a safety harness to work up there. He was back within two hours with someone to help him secure the lines to a tree and send up tools as he needed them.

I will never criticize an installer for wanting to wear a safety harness on a severely pitched roof but your guy sounded like a lazy SOB.

And now...:offtopic

Please review your grade school punctuation rules. Your post was difficult to read on more than one level. :lol:

This was the first laugh I've had all day! I needed that. Thanks.

Loran1
06-06-2008, 02:47 PM
It's a forum, not a blog, and communication is EVERYTHING when asking for help. How can we help if we cannot understand what is being asked.
Maybe this poster is on to something. If you avoid certain keys, like the period and question mark keys, and if you spell you as u, saving two keystrokes, leave off the g on words ending with ing, and if you donít capitalizing anything, youíll never wear out those particular keys. In addition to increasing oneís typing speed, your keyboard may last as long as thirty years instead of twenty. Think of the money that can be saved. It could add up to two or three dollars. :yippee: :D

WestDC
06-06-2008, 04:21 PM
Even folks without a G.E.D. can and should be able to post Questions without ridicule - If he can afford D* service and HD he must be of some value as a person even he can't master the "kings" English.

Lay off with the elitist attitude.
:(

Loran1
06-06-2008, 05:49 PM
Even folks without a G.E.D. can and should be able to post Questions without ridicule - If he can afford D* service and HD he must be of some value as a person even he can't master the "kings" English.

Lay off with the elitist attitude.
:(
Youíre right. But sometimes I canít help myself. Iím a hopeless grammar junkie. Like in your case itís the ďKingís" English. :)

Twister
06-06-2008, 07:23 PM
I don't think we are being "elitist" or care about if the OP can master the "kings" English. Have you noticed that whenever he "posts" a "question" and someone posts a response he doesn't respond back? He may or may not have a G.E.D. but the least he could do is say "thank you." IMO he is just a troll who wants to get a response from someone be it positive or negitive. :cool:

hoorta
06-07-2008, 02:46 AM
I don't think we are being "elitist" or care about if the OP can master the "kings" English. Have you noticed that whenever he "posts" a "question" and someone posts a response he doesn't respond back? He may or may not have a G.E.D. but the least he could do is say "thank you." IMO he is just a troll who wants to get a response from someone be it positive or negitive. :cool:

I'd say the type of response you get depends on how you word your question. :) A message board is a tad different than text messaging on a cell phone- and I'm getting too old to learn cellphone shorthand. No disrespect to our original questioner if he doesn't understand that.

Regarding installers, I've had experience with two of them. The original install was not good. Guy looked at my house for about 30 seconds and told me the only option for the dish was a roof mount (would not have made me happy) or a pole mount in the garden (would have made my wife very unhappy. What he didn't know is one of my other hobbies is Astronomy, and with the help of a planetarium program and a clear night, I knew exactly where the satellites were, and I had a clear shot at them with a nice unobtrusive under eave mount. Guy wanted to balk at installing the dish there (thought the neighbor's house was in the way), but I insisted. 95% signal strength on all satellites, thanks very much, doofus. Well the receiver wouldn't recognize the access card, so the installer proceeded to tell me you can "activate" the smart chip by rubbing it with a pencil eraser. By that time, it was adios, and good riddance. A call to D* got me a new access card (which worked fine) FedEx overnight.

Second installer was way better when I added DVR service- and he corrected a couple of mistakes Mr. "I gotta do as many installs ASAP" guy. ( I get paid by the install). Noticed guy #1 didn't ground the dish (code violation), and never bothered to caulk around the cable where it entered the house either.