So..I am becoming a DirecTV installer.

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by urnote96, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. urnote96

    urnote96 Wow Tivo is the best

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    I just got hired as a Directv intsaller and I have to go and train for a week....i cant wait....
     
  2. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    good luck!!:up:
     
  3. flakrat

    flakrat New Member

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  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    So...does the lobotomy come before or after orientation? :D

    But seriously, congrats.
     
  5. Matt9876

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    Congrats!!


    You will find out it's not an easy job.

    Home runs are a pain.
    Line of sight is a pain.
    Brick and stone are a pain.
    Home runs under a floor Big pain.

    Good Luck !!
     
  6. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    It must be VERY COLD in North Dakota climbing those roofs. :)
     
  7. alphawave7

    alphawave7 New Member

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    It'll sure be a challenge, but rewarding! Only have one word/recommendation:
    Grounding

    See DBSForums Grounding TechTalk
    and implement. :)

    Congrats!
     
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    TRADECARTER

    TRADECARTER New Member

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    Hi Everybody,i'm 20 And Want To Start My Carrier With Comcast Or Directv Installer. I Did Call To Directv ,they Tell Me To Became A Contractor I Should Had Certification Or Experience! Could Anybody Tell Me How I Can Get This Experience Or Certification ,thanks For Understanding.
    Tradecarter :)
     
  9. Mar 6, 2006 #9 of 22
    Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Call all the local install companies and apply as a helper. Watch everything and learn and you are on your way.
     
  10. darthrsg

    darthrsg New Member

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    Stay in school. Learn to spell. :)
    Reading are good to.
     
  11. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    Have fun doing the installs! I'd recommend you read around here to see what mistakes are made by other installers and avoid them.

    Also might help to know a bit about the technology you are installing. The last 2 installers I have had experience with did not know much except how to do the install and call to activate.
     
  12. Rocketslc

    Rocketslc Active Member

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    Throw away your wristwatch. Installers do not have any need to know what time of day it is.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Not true at all. If they have no idea what time it is, than statistically they would have to be on time (by accident) a certain percentage of the time. To achieve their perfect off-time record, they have to have a very keen awareness of what time it is.
     
  14. HogarthNH

    HogarthNH DirecTV Addict

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    This is called apprenticeship, and has a long standing history. :)
     
  15. newsposter

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    urnote. you still an installer?
     
  16. bigpuma

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

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    his last activity was 09-07-2006, I doubt he will see this question.
     
  17. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    ...and he's probably too busy pooping!! ;)
     
  18. urnote96

    urnote96 Wow Tivo is the best

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    yeah i am still an installer, not for premier though...we are all out of jobs...hahah
     
  19. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    so give us some good stories. :)

    Like working 8 hours to complete a job you get paid 50 bucks for and having a customer yelling at you.

    and are you aware of the tuner 2 problem on the hr20 with the 110 (which will be moot soon anyway)
     
  20. vector1701

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    Actually, it would be cool to hear some stories....Like crazy people you havbe met out there installing DTV at their houses, the way some people live, etc...

    Give us some of your best...top 5...
     

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