DStv installer accreditation is not a sham says MultiChoice

LazyLion

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But I don't want anyone to install for me... in fact I want someone to come and remove my dish! :mad:
 

nkawit

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BS.

I had a PVR + Dual view installed, the installer broke a pipe in my roof that caused my kitchen ceiling to bulge and become very discoloured. Cost me about R2,500 to get that fixed.
 

nkawit

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Nope, look where your neighbor is aiming , aim same place and watch on the signal bar in the setup menu.
 

Tns

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the meter is dirt cheap to get R250, then you can install dish wherever you want.
 

ToxicBunny

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Quality of workmanship se voet....I had to redo a bloody installation an "accredited installer" did because he fscked it up properly, and the cabling in my roof was a nightmare thanks to him... (granted I also had to do the same for an alarm company that came in and screwed everything up as well but hey)

Oh and this "complex product" thing is bollocks... its a dish and some cables.. point the dish in the right direction, run cables and plug it in.. then phone the call centre and get them to activate.
 

Tns

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actually it isn't so easy to get the right angle direction as you think, with that meter it's easier.
 

kilobits

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I always thought Multichoice accreditation meant you scratch our back, we scratch yours by maintaining the monopoly we have and fixing the prices even before the actual set-top box is plugged in.

Quality of workmanship se donkey!
 

ToxicBunny

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actually it isn't so easy to get the right angle direction as you think, with that meter it's easier.

Which would you rather pay.... R1000+ for someone to come and install and makes a complete dogsbollocks of the wiring and just do a messy job? Or spend a few hours yourself plus a few hundred ronds to get the meter and cable and such yourself?

I am going to have to replace the dish at my house in the next year or so, and i'll be doing that myself thank you very much.. at least I know the quality of the workmanship will be up to MY standards and not MC's pathetic idea of what quality workmanship is.
 

rrh

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My LNB was blown by a lightning strike. Since the insurance were paying I had to use an 'official' installer.

I must admit to being pleasantly surprised when the guy pitched, clutching a device that looked like an oscilloscope, which he then used to align the dish/LNB.

The device made it so much easier for me to check his work ... :)
 
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