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    Join as new or stay subbed?

    Surprised me. I don't understand why they are willing to spend so much to get new customers and basically tell me not the let the door hit me on the way out. They are spending big $$$$ to try to get people to sign up for what they refused to let my wife sign up for. In my mind, they are wrong, a...
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    Join as new or stay subbed?

    Seem like they went through the motions to save the account, no real offer like I have seen others receive. When wife called said had to keep my account or come back in 2 years as new customer. Called last night because they hadn't refunded the installation fee, and they said they would process...
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    Join as new or stay subbed?

    I cancelled my account out of contract, moved, and signed up for a new account under wife's name with new address, phone number, and credit card. Received a call from directv account verification dept saying they matched us as being in the same household and would not open a new account. I am...
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    New install questions

    Everything is working fine, but a few annoyances coming from the genie; may be me just not knowing how to do it on the hopper, any tips appreciated: Used to be able to go to a channel and remove it from my favorites list on the channel Favorites lists shows both HD and SD channels, found...
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    New install questions

    One difference I notice from the genie to the hopper is the genie would automatically choose the best format to fill the screen such as when watching older shows; on dish network I have to do this manually with the * button. Is there a setting I am missing?
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    New install questions

    Had the install yesterday, about an hour after I called to sign up. I went with the hopper, a super joey, and a wireless joey. Decided didn't need it on the fourth tv.
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    New install questions

    Another question, is it OK to have my wireless router next to the hopper? The joeys are wireless, correct?
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    New install questions

    If I have joeys installed in all the rooms and later decide I do not need all of them, can I just send some of them back? Is there a charge and would it change my contract any?
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    New install questions

    Is it possible to use sling to watch different programming on each television, instead if splitting the outputs? If so, what do I need to make it work?
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    New install questions

    Probably going to jump from direct to dish and have a few questions on the best set-up. We will have 4 tvs: 1 main, 1 that gets moderate use, 1 that is used a little, and 1 that seldom gets used. Is it possible to get two boxes (hopper, super joey) and somehow use the sling feature to get...
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    New install questions

    Will be getting a new install soon and have a couple of questions, To run the cable it will involve going into the crawl space, is that extra, if so how much? Plan to have wireless clients, does my router need to be a certain distance away from the genie? I want a pole mount, is that extra, if...
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    Is my HR44 about to quit?

    Receiver has been back on around 20 minutes and currently at 100 degrees. I will monitor it and see if it goes up
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    Is my HR44 about to quit?

    In the last week, I have noticed what I thought were small glitches (freezing) and just now has went out completely again. Tried to reset and getting the noise again and stuck on self test. If I can get it to come back on, I will post temps. Plenty of space around the receiver for airflow but...
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    Is my HR44 about to quit?

    The HR44 does not have a fan does it?
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    Is my HR44 about to quit?

    The other night the picture would freeze off and on, I thought it was rain fad at first as there was a strong storm semi-close. It did this for a while then the screen went grey. I reset the receiver and it stuck on the self test screen. I unplugged it and plugged it in again and started making...
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    RVU vs Wireless client?

    Just bought a Samsung RVU television for the bedroom and liked the idea of the satellite being integrated, but it appears in order to use it, it has to have a network cable ran to it even though it has wifi. I will be moving soon and planned to replace the other receivers with wireless clients...
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    New receivers, new contract?

    Yes, had the hr34 for 2 years and 1 week.
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    New receivers, new contract?

    Just wanted to give an update on my service call. Techs come in, first thing they say is 'You have the first model Genie, we have a lot of trouble with them being slow, we have a newer model in the truck and are going to switch it out". I asked to make sure it wouldn't extend the contact and...
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    New receivers, new contract?

    Thanks for the replies. This should be considered a service call, said they would send someone to check for any issues. I will be sure to read carefully anything I sign if they do switch it out.
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    New receivers, new contract?

    I talked to Directv for another issue and also told them how my genie is slow compared to others and they scheduled a tech visit. I know this is just because I have the older model h34 and told them this. If the tech swaps this out for a h44 will it put me under contract again? Contract is up...
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