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Posted: 10/1/2014 3:46:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 3:47:46 PM EST by peekay]
I want to switch from UVerse to DirecTV. UVerse costs me $170 a fucking month. That's insane just to watch the damn TV.

However, I ripped out all the coax and my house has Cat6 throughout. Are they going to re-install coax or is everything multicast now (IPTV), and they can run a wire to my Cisco switch?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:51:20 PM EST
Did you really rip out the coax, or did you use it to pull in the CAT6? I have both just in case.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:55:39 PM EST
Why would you rip out all the coax? Meth habit?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:57:13 PM EST
Unless they do it different from a year ago, its all over coax still.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:59:46 PM EST
With dishnetwork a new customer install includes new coax and running it. Has to be rg-6 cable and will not use existing lines in the house.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:04:01 PM EST
Do Dish, our bill is cheaper than my neighbor's DirecTV.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:12:23 PM EST
i can tell you I have total choice plus and its 120.00 for 3 boxes one is hd dvr one is standard dvr and one is hd box.


I cant answer for the install but I have coax running in the house.




im not to tech savvy just trying to help before the ebola gets us all
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:16:51 PM EST
I like Dish's DVR (Hopper) better than the DirecTV setup. I have a Hopper and 3 Joey's (gay I know) and I pay like $110 a month. No HBO or anything, I have Netflix instead.

You can call an independent installer to setup your system, and don't have to deal with DirecTV/Dish's weird rules. I use the same guys to do all the houses I build, and it's a turnkey setup.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:23:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jaymac426:
Do Dish, our bill is cheaper than my neighbor's DirecTV.
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Ahh....do you have the same plan? ---since they dont offer the same channel plan the answer is no. Just because your bill is cheaper it doesn't mean Direct costs more.


Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:23:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Why would you rip out all the coax? Meth habit?
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Because there's no need for it.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:32:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By peekay:

Because there's no need for it.

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Originally Posted By peekay:
Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Why would you rip out all the coax? Meth habit?

Because there's no need for it.



Unless you want to replace uverse with directv.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:34:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By peekay:

Because there's no need for it.

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Originally Posted By peekay:
Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Why would you rip out all the coax? Meth habit?

Because there's no need for it.



I guess there is now if you are going with DirectTV or Dish.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:35:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 4:36:53 PM EST by LinkedM4]
The installers will run all new coax for however many tvs you want to pay for service on.

Eta, assuming you are entering in on a new contract
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:38:38 PM EST
I ran my own CAT6 cable and they used what I ran when they installed my directv.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:38:40 PM EST
I wonder if they know it's 2014 and multicast works.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:54:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By peekay:
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You need one TV hard wired with CAT6. They then have boxes you can get for $99.00(?) each that work over a wireless network for each additional TV which will plug into an outlet and connect to TV via HDMI cable I believe.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:56:38 AM EST
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You need one TV hard wired with CAT6. They then have boxes you can get for $99.00(?) each that work over a wireless network for each additional TV which will plug into an outlet and connect to TV via HDMI cable I believe.
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Originally Posted By Mak:
Originally Posted By peekay:
I wonder if they know it's 2014 and multicast works.


You need one TV hard wired with CAT6. They then have boxes you can get for $99.00(?) each that work over a wireless network for each additional TV which will plug into an outlet and connect to TV via HDMI cable I believe.

Works for me.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:02:21 AM EST
Dish has the Blaze network, my directtv dont
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 7:23:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:12:59 PM EST
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This?
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No. That converts 10base2/5 to 10/100baseT.

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