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    They drilled my romex!

    Yes, that is acceptable for a temporary fix. Does that romex have a constant load? Or is it for something that is used very little? If it is constant, heavy load on it then I would put a box in the wall and splice the wires with wire nuts and put the appropriate cover in place. If it is barely...
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    Anyone own a RCA DRD486?

    If no installers have it in stock in your area they should be able to order it. It is a common item.
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    Anyone own a RCA DRD486?

    The 486 comes with the RF remote which has a small antenna which you attach to the back of the receiver. It will work as infared or RF. The main anvantage is that it will replace the RCA "cones" as you do not have to point the remote at the receiver for it to operate. It is a neat extra but not...
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    Take this for what its worth...

    Good point fredfa, I tried them both and stayed with the one that had the package that fit my taste the best. Whether it is $3 more or $2 less doesn't matter, what does matter is that it has the channels I like, it is clear and it works. For me it was D, for others it may be E. Pick the one that...
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    Dish 311 for sale

    rcwilcox I sent you an email with the info.
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    How important is using RG6?

    Consider yourself lucky. Most people can not get a signal with RG-59. I had to change mine out to RG-6. The 59 cable left me dead in the water.
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    Hey Installers, has this happened to you?

    The sat companies need to inform the customer better of what is actually included in the "free" install. It can be mis-leading.
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    Dish 311 for sale

    Anybody interested??
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    Anyone own a RCA DRD486?

    It is over and done now, I got the 486. Hooked up the component cables and it works just fine. I would say a slight improvement over s-video but an improvement none the less. I am satisfied.
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    Dish 311 for sale

    I have a new 311 cardless receiver for sale for $65. It was my personal unit that is only 1 month old. I canceled to go to Diect for locals. Remote, manual and cables are included. Unit is in perfect condition with no scratches or marks of any kind. There is no balance on the unit as my account...
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    Anyone own a RCA DRD486?

    Thanks dssrich. I see that there are quite a few people who dislike the RCA models, what are your thoughts on them?
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    Signal loss....

    Not very often, only in a very heavy rain storm do I loose the signal.
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    Anyone own a RCA DRD486?

    Looking for info about the 486. I am interested in getting it for the component video connection. Can anyone tell me if it is any better than the 435 and does it have the same layout for the info banner and the guide? A screen shot of both would be nice if anyone could take one please.
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    What type of connection? S-Vid of Comp.

    Thanks for the info.
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    What type of connection? S-Vid of Comp.

    It will be a couple of years before a HD set hits my house so I may just get the standard RCA receiver. My TV has component connections and I can get the RCA with comp. connections but I may wait until I get the HD set.
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    What type of connection? S-Vid of Comp.

    All equipment is SD. TV is 32in. JVC. I was looking for anyone that may have made a swap and had seen a difference or not.
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    What type of connection? S-Vid of Comp.

    What type of connection? S-Vid or Comp. I am looking to get a new receiver with component connections but not sure if there is much difference between what I get with S-vid hook up. Anyone know if the component connection with the RCA 486 gives any better PQ than the RCA 435 with S-vid?
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    Which receiver

    It was the componet connections and the lighted remote that got my attention but at $100, I am sticking the the director pack.
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    Which receiver

    Looks like I will go with Hughes. Dealer said he could get either but recommended Hughes. Now, does anyone have anything to say about the Executive series vs. director series?
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    Which receiver

    I am getting SD but I have an option on which name brand as the local installer has both RCA and Hughes. He reccommended Hughes because of reliability. I wa looking for user thoughts on this.
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