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    O.T. Direct TV question

    We had a HD receiver go bad on one of our tv's last week and after doing some on-phone trouble shooting with a DirTV rep they ended up deciding to send us a new HD receiver. My question / concern ? We had the '' system '' initially set up thru Technology by Design ( out of Urbandale ) last year with surround sound, infrared & a high tech all-in-one remote. Anyway, I called ' Technology ' and they suggest having one of their installers come out ( at $85/hr ) as there experience is people / or DirTV end up screwing up things and we'll be calling them and looking at a bigger job if we / or DirTV try to do the job.

    Anyone with any experience or reccomendations ?

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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    You should just have Direct Tv one of their installers come out. I know when my dad's reciever went out, he called Direct TV and they sent someone out and i'm pretty sure it didn't cost a thing.


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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    Quote Originally Posted by hank kingsley View Post
    We had a HD receiver go bad on one of our tv's last week and after doing some on-phone trouble shooting with a DirTV rep they ended up deciding to send us a new HD receiver. My question / concern ? We had the '' system '' initially set up thru Technology by Design ( out of Urbandale ) last year with surround sound, infrared & a high tech all-in-one remote. Anyway, I called ' Technology ' and they suggest having one of their installers come out ( at $85/hr ) as there experience is people / or DirTV end up screwing up things and we'll be calling them and looking at a bigger job if we / or DirTV try to do the job.

    Anyone with any experience or reccomendations ?

    Thanks.
    is it the same model unit? if not, you could be looking at setting stuff up again (needing help). If it is the same unit, you should be able to help the tech and get what you need.

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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    My DVR is shot, and someone's coming out tomorrow at no charge. This is because I have what they call the "Loyalty Warranty". If you've been with Directv for awhile, it may not cost you to have someone come out.


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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    Unless you had an old-school HD receiver, you should be able to just unplug everything from the old one, plug it into the new one, and use the same remote you were using with no issues.



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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    Ridiculous to pay anyone to hook that stuff up. Pretty easy to do. Unless they offer it free, I'd do it myself.



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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    My DVR is shot, and someone's coming out tomorrow at no charge. This is because I have what they call the "Loyalty Warranty". If you've been with Directv for awhile, it may not cost you to have someone come out.
    Exactly what I was thinking



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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    Why is this in the In-state Rivals section? Mods, could we please get this moved to ISU MBB?


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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    My receiver went out last month. I called support and they sent out a new one. It was easy to install and set up. You need to get them the new card id and they'll link you up quickly.



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    Re: O.T. Direct TV question

    If it's just swapping out a receiver, one for one, there shouldn't be any issues.

    Just make sure the cables all plug back in together. These days, it's amazingly simple to hook everything up.


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