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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-15, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Moving the dish

I got my dish installed today. Everything went great (or so I thought). The reception is very solid. 2 hours after the installation, my better half decides that the dish is in the wrong spot - too "visible" and is apparently ruining the "look" of our house. The marching orders are to move it back, around 10-12 feet. What are my options? I guess I can call Star Choice and ask for another visit. How much would that cost? Any other ideas?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-15, 09:16 PM
 
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Since you agreed the put the dish there in the first place. Star Choice will charge you $50 to relocate the dish. If the installer has to extend the lines another 10 feet each, then you might have to pay extra for each line that has to be extended. If he has to shorten the lines, then that's no problem. The thing is, the new place that you want to move it to might not be a good location and you might not be able to get signal. If that is the case and the installer says that you won't get signal anywhere else on the house, then you will not be charge for having the installer go out there.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-15, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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50 bucks seems reasonable. The new location has the same clear lines of sight so it shouldn't be a problem. Thank you for your answer.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 04:16 AM
 
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But you could probably get it for free
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Since you agreed the put the dish there in the first place. Star Choice will charge you $50 to relocate the dish. If the installer has to extend the lines another 10 feet each, then you might have to pay extra for each line that has to be extended. If he has to shorten the lines, then that's no problem. The thing is, the new place that you want to move it to might not be a good location and you might not be able to get signal. If that is the case and the installer says that you won't get signal anywhere else on the house, then you will not be charge for having the installer go out there.
When you are saying that the Customer might get the call for "Free", if there is no other location for the Dish to go for good signal reception, would the Installer still be paid for his time by Star Choice.?

Reason I ask is that in the Express Vu World, the Installer would not receive a penny for that type of call. I am just curious.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 03:31 PM
 
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Yes the installer will get paid for a site visit.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-16, 10:09 PM
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Wink Thinking of leaving the dark side?

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Reason I ask is that in the Express Vu World, the Installer would not receive a penny for that type of call. I am just curious.
Then you'd have to change your name to Anik F1 or something or Anik the 1st.

At least you'd enjoy less of the horror stories I read about in the other threads.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-18, 04:53 AM
 
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zoran,

Its not your better half, its your worst.

Leave the dish where you originally had it.

Steph
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-18, 08:13 AM
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50 bucks seems reasonable. The new location has the same clear lines of sight so it shouldn't be a problem. Thank you for your answer.
Anything to make the wife happy LOL!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-19, 01:21 AM
 
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Anything to make the wife happy LOL!
You are a smart man... or really whipped
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 2007-09-19, 02:02 AM
 
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Any other ideas?
Divorce and murder come to mind. I don't recommend the second option.
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