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Old 08-07-2007, 11:50 AM   #64
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Default Re: Comcast vs DirectTV vs. Dishnetwork

Originally Posted by MACH1 View Post
There's little snap on heaters for dish's also.

And yes the dtv companies need to screen their installers a little better. They get some real morons sometimes. I had one show up that couldnt speak a lick of english, and I had to tell this guy where to put the dish. I basically ended up doing the whole install myself.
I had a hell of a time with our local DTV installers in Michigan. I would call DTV to schedule an install date, confirm it only to find out their local installers would show up whenever they wanted to, were of the Jerry Springer variety types of people and would just leave if they didn't want to do the install. I lost two vacation days because of missed appointments. it got to the point where the national DTV support operator would get online with the local comapny to yell at them. The local company did not want to run my dish as it was on a pole and wanted to charge for it but corporate told them they had to. It was kind of funny looking in from the outside. But still, they need a lot of work on the installation coordination side of things.

I heard it is best to have DTV ship you the equipment and then either do it yourself or hire a private installer to do the work. You pay more but get a better experience.

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