Contacted DirecTV about upgrading HR10

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by allenn, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. toneman

    toneman This space for rent

    Oct 17, 2002


    Not to excuse D* for subcontracting installs out to installation companies that apparently employ less-than-skilled installers, but to be somewhat compassionate to these "grunts"--please keep in mind that quite a few of them (whether experienced or otherwise) are being paid nowhere near what they should be earning. If I were to believe the guy who did my install...he said he was being paid $25/hr--and that's before he has to cough up money out of pocket to pay for tools/cable/gas for his own vehicle (apparently not all contractors get to drive around in D* vans/trucks)/etc. I don't find that amount totally unbelievable--after all, after everybody else above him takes their cut of whatever D* is paying these subcontracting install much do you really think is left for the installer himself?

    I'm not saying that all installers are being paid $25/hr., but don't delude yourself into thinking for one moment that these subcontracted installers are being paid very well for what they do.
  2. mrinfofinder

    mrinfofinder New Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    I'm also curious about how to get HD content over a single wire
  3. flapbreaker

    flapbreaker New Member

    May 23, 2002
    Hillsboro, OR
    Does D* list the what cities get local HD service?
  4. gio1269

    gio1269 "HR20 Army"

    Jul 27, 2006
    In a few weeks to a couple of months the Single Wire Multi-Switch (SWM) SHOULD be available.
    Any HR20/21 or H20/21 and D16 will be compatible. You only need one wire for Both SAT tuners. OTA can be diplexed out to the DVR and no more BBCs!
  5. allenn

    allenn New Member

    Jan 24, 2003


    D* offers some local channels but not all of them i.e. Atlanta OTA NBC 11-2. If you option not to get locals D* credits your monthly bill. I have invested in an OTA system because in 1994 D* did not have local stations. I get great HD content OTA so why do I need to pay D* for part of the stations?

    My HR10 works great with OTA. I was promised an HR20 not HR21. It is hard to make a decision based on bad input from D*.
  6. aphex187

    aphex187 New Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    Reno, NV

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