RCA DS4280RE Dual LNB DIRECTV System with Free Pro-Installation

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RCA's DS4280RE DIRECTV system incorporates an 18-inch satellite dish and a room receiver to bring digital picture and sound quality into your home. DIRECTV has a wide selection of basic channels, premium movie channels, and pay-per-view and music networks for you and your family to choose from. The satellite dish has dual LNB (low-noise blocking) converter outputs for connection of multiple room receivers. You'll need more than one receiver to watch different programs on separate televisions.

The RCA DS4280RE provides digital audio and analog-converted video through your existing home theater system. MPEG-2 digital compression produces a sharp, clear picture. When it's linked with a Dolby Digital receiver, the RCA DS4280RE provides six independent soundtrack channels through the digital output jack. An interactive channel banner lists five channels of programming at once. One-button record allows you to tape any program being viewed or highlighted on the program guide. The channel banner also includes Scout, a search function that scans the program guide based on keywords you enter. Parents can lock out certain channels and set rating and spending limits with the Guardian feature. If you have caller ID, the RCA DS4280RE will even tell you who is calling on your phone line. The universal remote control has color-coded buttons for easy operation. RCA offers a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor.

There are some terms and conditions with the purchase of this product. There is a limit of one DIRECTV system purchase and installation per customer. Only new residential DIRECTV customers may purchase a system. Buying this item signifies agreement to sign up for one year of DIRECTV programming. receivers must be activated within 45 days by calling (800) DIRECTV [(800) 347-3288]. Failure to activate service (or canceling service within one year of subscribing) may result in a $250 charge to the credit card used for the purchase. All returned systems and receivers will be inspected for original parts and access cards. If a receiver is returned without its access card, a $125 restocking fee may be charged to the credit card used for the purchase.

Customer Reviews

RCA Satellite System

 on November 30, 2000
By Bruce Lowther
This unit was quite easy to install. The on-screen utilities told me where to point the dish, and the included installation directions werequite easy to follow. It took about 2 hours to get the mast bolted to my house, leveled, attach the dish, and point it. (Routing cables to the right spot took a bit longer…) As the manual says, if you’ve installed a garage door, you can install a satellite dish.

Beats a Sony A55

 on March 21, 2001
By Amazon Customer
I had initially purchased the Sony SAT-A55 receiver with the idea it would be what most Sony products are. Let’s just say that it was not close to be what it was cracked up to be. After a little research (which I should have done to begin with) I purchased the RCA DRD480RE.

Free Installation? Yes, but when?

 on October 23, 2001
By Mugsy
The dish is well made, and if you have the right stereo equipment, the digital auto capability of this dish is well worth the extra money. Direct TV is great. I would give the equipment and Direct TV 5 stars. But I would give the “free installation” 0 stars. I guess it’s o.k. if you don’t care when the equipment is installed! (…) It isn’t rocket science. The really irritating part is that the dish purchase doesn’t include the required installation kit! (…)