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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 1:47:33 PM

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Hi,

I bought the new DirecTV DVR yesterday (as a replacement for a regular
DirecTV receiver) and while am I intrigued at the prosepect of doing the
Tivo thing--in order to record one program while watching another, I'll have
to buy a multiswitch, correct? And I will need more coaxial cable? I have
the 3 satellite oval dish. (I am doing this myself--maybe I should have had
professional installation?)

--
"Keep Your Chin Up, Tiger!"--dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt.
SethTrahan, Charlie Company, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana
NationalGuard, killed in action February 19th, 2005.Seth's Tribute page
http://community-2.webtv.net/RainbowValley/seth/

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:44:21 PM

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Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I am
doing better financially I might reconsider.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:49:36 PM

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In article <43034e09$0$16783$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net>,
"Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I bought the new DirecTV DVR yesterday (as a replacement for a regular
> DirecTV receiver) and while am I intrigued at the prosepect of doing the
> Tivo thing--in order to record one program while watching another, I'll have
> to buy a multiswitch, correct? And I will need more coaxial cable? I have
> the 3 satellite oval dish. (I am doing this myself--maybe I should have had
> professional installation?)

Call DirecTv and negotiate for a free installation.
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 6:49:37 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jackzwick-642C9E.09493617082005@newsclstr01.news.prodigy.com...
> In article <43034e09$0$16783$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net>,
> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I bought the new DirecTV DVR yesterday (as a replacement for a regular
>> DirecTV receiver) and while am I intrigued at the prosepect of doing the
>> Tivo thing--in order to record one program while watching another, I'll
>> have
>> to buy a multiswitch, correct? And I will need more coaxial cable? I
>> have
>> the 3 satellite oval dish. (I am doing this myself--maybe I should have
>> had
>> professional installation?)
>
> Call DirecTv and negotiate for a free installation.

Installation of what--the multiswitch and more cable?

Oh yea, the smart rep there managed to erase the wrong access card when I
switched receivers (the living room receiver went to the bedroom, because
the bedroom receiver went kaput). They are FedExing me a new access card
today.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:49:06 PM

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You may very well have the multiswitch built into the oval dish. If there
are 4 coax jacks it's there. You just need to run another RGU6 cable for
the second tuner.

Dave G

"Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:43034e09$0$16783$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
> Hi,
>
> I bought the new DirecTV DVR yesterday (as a replacement for a regular
> DirecTV receiver) and while am I intrigued at the prosepect of doing the
> Tivo thing--in order to record one program while watching another, I'll
> have to buy a multiswitch, correct? And I will need more coaxial cable?
> I have the 3 satellite oval dish. (I am doing this myself--maybe I should
> have had professional installation?)
>
> --
> "Keep Your Chin Up, Tiger!"--dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt.
> SethTrahan, Charlie Company, 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana
> NationalGuard, killed in action February 19th, 2005.Seth's Tribute page
> http://community-2.webtv.net/RainbowValley/seth/
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:49:07 PM

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"Dave G" <dgrinne1@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
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> You may very well have the multiswitch built into the oval dish. If there
> are 4 coax jacks it's there. You just need to run another RGU6 cable for
> the second tuner.
>
> Dave G
>
On the utility pole where I have my dish installed, there is a switch where
there are two inputs and two outputs--one wire runs to the bedroom and one
to the living room. So I would need another cable to the living room,
correct? I don't know how to do that, so I may just call DirecTV to see
what they suggest and maybe they will be willing to offer free installation.
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:49:08 PM

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Jude H.Cormier wrote:
>>You may very well have the multiswitch built into the oval dish. If there
>>are 4 coax jacks it's there. You just need to run another RGU6 cable for
>>the second tuner.
>
> On the utility pole where I have my dish installed, there is a switch where
> there are two inputs and two outputs--one wire runs to the bedroom and one
> to the living room.

That's strange. A triple-satellite dish comes with a 5-in 4-out
multiswitch. The inputs are hidden inside the mounting, and all
four visible coax connectors are outputs. If you were to keep
the unit, all you need to do is run another RG-6 cable from one
of the unused outputs.
-Joe
August 17, 2005 9:04:40 PM

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"Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I am
> doing better financially I might reconsider.

Free was too expensive?
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 9:04:41 PM

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"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:43036969$0$5318$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I
>> am doing better financially I might reconsider.
>
> Free was too expensive?
>
It wasn't free. I bought mine at Wally World.:p 
There was no rebate advertised for it. And you still have to pay the monthly
service (mind you, that wasn't too bad, but that isn't the reason).

and yes, I saw your next post that added the ;) 
:) 
August 17, 2005 9:04:42 PM

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"Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:I6KMe.4781$j21.2576@news01.roc.ny...
>> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:43036969$0$5318$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>>> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I
>>> am doing better financially I might reconsider.
>>
>> Free was too expensive?
>>
> It wasn't free. I bought mine at Wally World.:p 
> There was no rebate advertised for it. And you still have to pay the
> monthly service (mind you, that wasn't too bad, but that isn't the
> reason).

Return it and get 1 for free installed. No hassle with the hookup then.

> and yes, I saw your next post that added the ;) 
> :) 
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 9:04:43 PM

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"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:430398d3$0$63211$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>>
>> "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:I6KMe.4781$j21.2576@news01.roc.ny...
>>> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:43036969$0$5318$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>>>> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I
>>>> am doing better financially I might reconsider.
>>>
>>> Free was too expensive?
>>>
>> It wasn't free. I bought mine at Wally World.:p 
>> There was no rebate advertised for it. And you still have to pay the
>> monthly service (mind you, that wasn't too bad, but that isn't the
>> reason).
>
> Return it and get 1 for free installed. No hassle with the hookup then.
>
Nah......I'm already just getting a free standard receiver installed on
Monday--which was the main reason I went to Wally world, but they only had
the DVR models. I gave it a shot but it needed more for full functionality
and I really just don't want it.
August 17, 2005 9:05:16 PM

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"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:I6KMe.4781$j21.2576@news01.roc.ny...
> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:43036969$0$5318$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I
>> am doing better financially I might reconsider.
>
> Free was too expensive?

Oops, forgot the ;) 
August 18, 2005 1:33:57 AM

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"Joe Smith" <joe@inwap.com> wrote in message
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> Jude H.Cormier wrote:
>>>You may very well have the multiswitch built into the oval dish. If
>>>there are 4 coax jacks it's there. You just need to run another RGU6
>>>cable for the second tuner.
>>
>> On the utility pole where I have my dish installed, there is a switch
>> where there are two inputs and two outputs--one wire runs to the bedroom
>> and one to the living room.
>
> That's strange. A triple-satellite dish comes with a 5-in 4-out
> multiswitch. The inputs are hidden inside the mounting, and all
> four visible coax connectors are outputs. If you were to keep
> the unit, all you need to do is run another RG-6 cable from one
> of the unused outputs.

For the past few years, yes. But older triple dishes had external switches
(usually mounted right to the back of the dish pan) and some were even 2
output only.
August 18, 2005 8:35:54 PM

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In article <430398d3$0$63211$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net>, "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:I6KMe.4781$j21.2576@news01.roc.ny...
>> "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:43036969$0$5318$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>>> Changed my mind and will just return this. Maybe in the future when I
>>> am doing better financially I might reconsider.
>>
>> Free was too expensive?
>>
>It wasn't free. I bought mine at Wally World.:p 
>There was no rebate advertised for it. And you still have to pay the monthly
>service (mind you, that wasn't too bad, but that isn't the reason).
>
>and yes, I saw your next post that added the ;) 
> :) 
>
>
It costs $5 a month, how can you not afford that? Just one freaking
starbucks coffee is that much.
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 4:25:04 PM

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In article <430350ac$0$63484$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net>,
"Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jackzwick@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jackzwick-642C9E.09493617082005@newsclstr01.news.prodigy.com...
> > In article <43034e09$0$16783$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net>,
> > "Jude H.Cormier" <jhc86@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I bought the new DirecTV DVR yesterday (as a replacement for a regular
> >> DirecTV receiver) and while am I intrigued at the prosepect of doing the
> >> Tivo thing--in order to record one program while watching another, I'll
> >> have
> >> to buy a multiswitch, correct? And I will need more coaxial cable? I
> >> have
> >> the 3 satellite oval dish. (I am doing this myself--maybe I should have
> >> had
> >> professional installation?)
> >
> > Call DirecTv and negotiate for a free installation.
>
> Installation of what--the multiswitch and more cable?
>
> Oh yea, the smart rep there managed to erase the wrong access card when I
> switched receivers (the living room receiver went to the bedroom, because
> the bedroom receiver went kaput). They are FedExing me a new access card
> today.

Yup that happened to me when one of my DirecTivos was activated 2 1/2
years ago. If you complain enough they may compensate you with 3 months
free Showtime.
!