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sunnyd
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Getting ready to get things hooked up in STT before we get there and I currently have Direct TV and they tell me that I can get it in STT but have not heard anything about it on this board.
Anyone out there have Direct TV and if so who should I contact there to get it ordered and set up.
Thought this might be faster than calling Direct TV here...sometimes takes forever just to speak to someone and than they normally don't have all the answers.
Also does Direct TV have DSL there?
If not sounds like my best bet is to go with broadbandvi...can I get that on the southeast between Tutu and Red Hook?
Thanks
Kim

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2008 12:10 pm
Marty on STT
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As far as I know, DirectTV is just for TV down here...I have DishNetwork and I use Innovative's DSL....

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:44 pm
sunnyd
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Hey Marty have you even tried broadbandvi? What part of the island do you live on....we are on Nadir Hill in Estate Nadir
Kim

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2008 2:37 pm
Marty on STT
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No, I went from dial-up to Innovative...I don't think I can get the BroadbandVI signal where I am in Frenchman's Bay, by Limetree Beach/Bluebeard's Beach Club. It says that I am connected at 100Mbps, but when I run http://www.speedtest.net/, it shows my speed at 183 kb/s down, and 299 kb/s up...but, that will probably change when the phone lines dry out....I once had it read a whopping 473 down! Yee-haw! But, 200 seems to be the average for me....

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Posted : October 13, 2008 3:45 pm
rokipatel
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directv in the virgin islands is nothing like in the states???? the directv we get down here is latin american directv from Puerto rico. And the packages and the channels are different than in the mainland US. Your best bet for HD and great packages is Dish Network i get a bunch of channels in HD but you need a larger dish that you need in the states because signal down here is not as strong. Yo need to get either a 9-12 feet dish sometimes two in order to enjoy all the Dish channels specially the HD. In regards to Internet everybody is hoping that innovative get's sold to a Mainland company to provide dependable and affordable internet because innovative is very un realiable i have had a great experience with Auckley ( broadband VI) i live on Peterborg and the line of sight is very close to my house so i get very good broadband but way higher price than in the U.S. There are other companies in the island like Choice and allot of people use the Sprint broadband card which works better than AT&T.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 4:41 pm
Jim Dandy
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It will be a miracle if Innovative gets sold anytime soon. Financing was readily available for acquisitions last May when they were supposed to go on the block, but since then money for financing has dried up. Doubt if sale will take place in mid December as currently scheduled.

Jim

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:49 pm
sunnyd
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So if I want TV and DSL from what I am reading I should go with innovative as they have both and one one bill
I have checked with broadbandvi and I can get service out of Red Hook. And than possibly get Direct TV.
Which of those two options would be cheapest?
I would really prefer one bill but really an looking at having the best reception for both and would split it up if that would be better.
I think you have convinced me to stay away from Direct TV.
Anyone know pricing of my choices and considerations. As far at TV goes....basic package. DSL highest speed that's affordable...Gotta keep in touch by webcam with the grandkids...lol
8 days and counting!
Hope all weathered the storm well.
Thanks
Kim
Kim

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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2008 11:42 am
Trade
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Innovative bills separately for cable & DSL.

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Posted : October 16, 2008 12:07 pm
Trade
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You can find the cable rates here:

http://www.innovativecable.com/

DSL here:

http://www.vipowernet.net/

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Posted : October 16, 2008 12:22 pm
shootingstar7
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Direct TV from PR ?? cool!! do you get PR local channels?

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Posted : October 17, 2008 8:15 am
sunnyd
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Thanks Trade,
Now just need to figure out exactly which to choose...so many things to choose when you first get there.
7 days and counting.
Thanks
Kim

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Topic starter Posted : October 17, 2008 11:26 am
sloop jones
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To sunnyd,
If you PM me i will send you info about DirectTV. it is available out of Trinidad wi. many English language channels. the PR feed has lots more spanish, including local PR channels. Dish Network is the most comprehensive programming in English, and the preferred servicefor most of my clients. I install DirecTV, Dish Network and Hughesnet (internet) on STT and STJ.

Sloop Jones

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Posted : October 17, 2008 11:59 am
GoodToGo
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Sloop Jones, do you know of anybody installing DirecTV on STX?

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Posted : October 17, 2008 12:37 pm
Max
 Max
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I use Choice rather than Innovative, but I think they are about the same.

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Posted : October 18, 2008 12:33 am
sloop jones
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RE. DirecTV STX; I don't know anyone who does it, but any good installer could do it. Perhaps "Skysthelimit" (Paradise Satellite)who posts here.

It is the service of last resort for most people. The satellite has such a high "look" in the sky , that almost any site can get it. So I insatall it in places on STJ and STT that can't see the Dish satellite.

But the programming has a Latin American focus, and is not as broad as Dish.

On the plus side, there is NFL Sunday Tickets, and other major american sports. and the networks(ABC, etc) all come thru as part of the package. Wi. dish a waiver has to be applied for to get the networks.

Sloop

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Posted : October 19, 2008 10:53 am
Juanita
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There is a Direct TV place in United Shopping Plaza by Plaza Extra. When we were shopping options for our apartment complex, we went in there to inquire. The gentleman could not, or would not, answer our questions. We finally got out of him that it was mostly Spanish. It was a weird experience, like he simply did not want our business. Probably knew we weren't interested in mostly Spanish and just didn't want to bother with us.

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Posted : October 19, 2008 12:45 pm
sloop jones
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Here is a link to their website. They will ship all equipment to VI via Fedex, www.directvcaribbean.com

Programming is not all spanish. there is quite a bit of english. and some programs have subtitles. this is out of Trinidad and aimed at the Eastern Caribbean.

There is also service thru Puerto Rico,, that is more heavy in Spanish programming.

Sloop

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Posted : October 19, 2008 12:57 pm
lmlaplace
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Hi Mr. Jones, could u send me any info u can about direct tv (english), dish network and installation fees...? Thank u
lmlaplace

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Posted : March 23, 2009 5:45 pm
LuckyGirl56
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The DirectTV guy in United Shopping Plaza by Plaza Extra closed his doors months ago. As far as I know there isn't anyone on STX installing or promoting DirectTV.

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Posted : March 23, 2009 6:34 pm
vi-jasman
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Direct TV is sold by Nelson at 787-461-0718.
Broadband VI has 512 for $49.99 a month and 1024 for $99.95 a month. You can sign up for it at www.broadband.vi
WireIT installs Dish Network installation at 340-693-4503
WireIT also installs high end TV's, soundsystems, networks, Security systems, etc.
Innovative phone, internet and cable systems work well but are sub standard to the other providers if quality is important to you.

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Posted : October 24, 2009 9:06 pm
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