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Iowa native
Springfield, MA
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reply to diablo1892

Re: Got my DirecTV installed on Friday

said by diablo1892:

Do I see a hughesnet or exede cable in the middle picture of to the right? If so you should'nv never picked them.. Internet satellite is a very last resort even after dial up. If you had DSL before then you just stepped in somethin you don't want part of.

That dual wire dates back to the dual (A/B) cable system before Comcast rebuilt the system. It is real handy as you can feed DirecTV on one line and the cable modem on the other. When I had Comcast for TV, the second line fed the cable box so I could minimize the splitters. That line you mention goes from the basement to the second bedroom. The unit only had CATV wiring going to the family room and the master bedroom and I occupy the second bedroom so I paid Comcast to install an outlet in the second bedroom and at the time they used dual coax as they had the old A/B cable system.

Comcast now uses one wire and DirecTV now uses a single wire with their SWM technology. DirecTV used to be a PITA to install as each tuner required its own line to the dish. When I had DirecTV from 2006 to 2010, I had to set up a truck roll each time I wanted to add a receiver or upgrade to a DVR as it required additional wiring.
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

R.I.P. Donald Lee Wise

Friendly, WV
ah alright.. Just makin sure, don't want the wrong people getting scammed.