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Home Protection Plan ..

Badfrog
06-14-2008, 06:34 AM
If I lease all my gear/system from DirecTV .. am I supposed to get the Home Protection Plan or is that just for folks who buy all the gear (DVR, Dish, cable etc) and are responsible for the entire system themselves ?

mcbeevee
06-14-2008, 06:48 AM
If I lease all my gear/system from DirecTV .. am I supposed to get the Home Protection Plan or is that just for folks who buy all the gear (DVR, Dish, cable etc) and are responsible for the entire system themselves ?
The lease only covers the receiver. If the receiver breaks, you would still get a free replacement, but without the HPP, you would be responsible for S&H (around $25) and would have to start a new (1 or 2)-year commitment. Also, if you don't have the HPP, you would have to pay for things like a tech visit to realign the dish ($50+).

Copied the following from Directv's website:

Plan Benefits
The DIRECTV PROTECTION PLAN gives you the ultimate in professional technical services for your DIRECTV® System, including:

Covering the cost associated with replacing defective equipment, including remotes and receivers
Coverage of wiring, satellite antenna, connections/switches and more
Power surge-related repairs
Dish antenna realignments
24-hour technical support
In-home service calls

:)

Badfrog
06-14-2008, 07:53 AM
Thank you ...! ..it does seem to be worth while..

rserkes
06-14-2008, 10:22 AM
The lease only covers the receiver. If the receiver breaks, you would still get a free replacement, but without the HPP, you would be responsible for S&H (around $25) and would have to start a new (1 or 2)-year commitment. Also, if you don't have the HPP, you would have to pay for things like a tech visit to realign the dish ($50+).

Copied the following from Directv's website:

Plan Benefits
The DIRECTV PROTECTION PLAN gives you the ultimate in professional technical services for your DIRECTV® System, including:

Covering the cost associated with replacing defective equipment, including remotes and receivers
Coverage of wiring, satellite antenna, connections/switches and more
Power surge-related repairs
Dish antenna realignments
24-hour technical support
In-home service calls

:)

A technician coming to your home will run you a minimum of $80 plus any hardware if needed. The exceptions are the dish and receiver. I never had a problem with over 10 years of SD service but when I went HD I decided to get the HPP just in case. I'm glad I did because I've had to have home service calls three times since the HD equipment was installed.

The HPP is worth it if nothing else than to have your dish periodically realigned. And remember, the policy covers ALL your equipment, not just one receiver.

WestDC
06-15-2008, 03:49 AM
My Home Protection Plan is Smith & Wesson 44Mag :haha:

glennb1
06-16-2008, 12:45 PM
The HPP is worth it if nothing else than to have your dish periodically realigned. And remember, the policy covers ALL your equipment, not just one receiver.

The dish doesn't need to be periodically realigned.

If you get a bad install and the dish needs to be re-aligned it will be re-aligned for free with 30 days of the original install date. Once it's done right , you don't need to have it re-aligned once a year.

rserkes
06-16-2008, 06:48 PM
The dish doesn't need to be periodically realigned.

If you get a bad install and the dish needs to be re-aligned it will be re-aligned for free with 30 days of the original install date. Once it's done right , you don't need to have it re-aligned once a year.

You're lucky. I live where the winter winds exceed hurricane force and trees tend to fall. I've had to have my dish realigned more than once due to weather issues.

dea21
06-19-2008, 07:08 AM
You're lucky. I live where the winter winds exceed hurricane force and trees tend to fall. I've had to have my dish realigned more than once due to weather issues.

I had DTV 2 yrs and I had to realign it 3 times already!!! Just got it realign yesterday! That dish won't stay in place. I hate chicago winds!!!!!!

rserkes
06-19-2008, 08:46 AM
I had DTV 2 yrs and I had to realign it 3 times already!!! Just got it realign yesterday! That fucking dish won't stay in place. I hate chicago winds!!!!!!

But Chicago-style deep dish pizza is the best. I just don't understand why people will eat that New York-style thin crust crap.

Yankees 27
06-19-2008, 08:51 AM
But Chicago-style deep dish pizza is the best. I just don't understand why people will eat that New York-style thin crust crap.
WHAT:confused: Stop eating fatty:roflmao:

glennb1
06-19-2008, 11:23 AM
I had DTV 2 yrs and I had to realign it 3 times already!!! Just got it realign yesterday! That fucking dish won't stay in place. I hate chicago winds!!!!!!

I had 60 MPH winds come thru my area last summer and the dish didn't need to be re-aligned. Since you just had it re-aligned you should go up and tighten everything yourself. Maybe the installer isn't tightening it up so he's guaranteed repeat business.

keithhud
06-19-2008, 04:29 PM
My home protection plan already paid for itself. We had some hi winds come though and tweaked the dish. I called DTV up and they had a tech out the next day free of charge.

DodgerKing
06-19-2008, 04:40 PM
But Chicago-style deep dish pizza is the best. I just don't understand why people will eat that New York-style thin crust crap.

Probably because deep dish is too greasy and has too much dough. I want to eat pizza, not greasy bread....



Oh, wait, this thread isn't about pizza???

rserkes
06-19-2008, 06:37 PM
Probably because deep dish is too greasy and has too much dough. I want to eat pizza, not greasy bread....



Oh, wait, this thread isn't about pizza???

Off topic or not, if you're bad mouthin' Chicago style pizza I'm a fixin' to open a can a whup-ass on y'all.

:hithere:

edders
06-20-2008, 09:07 AM
here in California the earth moves sometimes causing our dishes, homes, and loved ones to lose their proper alignment. See, it's not our fault...:lol:

glennb1
06-20-2008, 12:54 PM
Probably because deep dish is too greasy and has too much dough. I want to eat pizza, not greasy bread....



Oh, wait, this thread isn't about pizza???

I'm not a fan of deep dish either. If you order it at a sit down place it takes forever to make the thick greasy mess.