What is DIRECTV D2 Advantage?

If you’re a property owner or manager, it’s your new best friend. 

Do you hate the cable company? (Join the club.) Are you tired of seeing a forest of dishes on the roof of your apartment building, cringe whenever a new tenant drills through the walls, and don’t you just wish there was a better way?

There is, and it’s called DIRECTV D2 Advantage. It’s the multi-family housing product for DIRECTV and it’s better than it ever was before. You can replace the mess of dishes with one dish per building (or less.) Every apartment can be pre-wired, and you can get a tech who knows your property instead of “the luck of the draw.” D2 Advantage has been around for several years now, but it’s recently been improved with new “D2Lite” boxes that make it easy for a technician to swap in enough capacity to feed six apartments, just by using a splitter and a pre-made box.

D2 Advantage gives your tenants all the advantages of a regular DIRECTV system including the Genie DVR, On Demand, NFL Sunday Ticket and more, and the best part is that it’s priced competitively to the cable company. In fact in many cases an install can be done with no cost to the property owner! There’s just no excuse keep that cable company tech around… your tenants don’t want him there anyway.

Let’s face it, if you’re seeing a mess of dishes everywhere on your property it’s a clear indication that your tenants hate the cable company, probably even more than you do. You’ve known for a long time that you can’t stop tenants from putting a dish up, as long as it’s in a private area and mounting it doesn’t damage the structure. Unfortunately it seems like you find out too late that holes were drilled and not properly patched, long after the tenant leaves. DIRECTV D2 Advantage techs work with you to make sure that the installation is up to your standards. The wiring stays there from tenant to tenant, eliminating additional damage with each move-in/move-out cycle.

If you’re still using your own master antenna or “big ugly dish” this is your chance to get into the 21st century. Your tenants want you to… they’ve probably been begging you to. You don’t have to settle for a headend system when you can supply hundreds of tenants without a big messy rack full of equipment. DIRECTV D2 Advantage doesn’t require a headend… just a little room in the master closet.

What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to check out DIRECTV D2 Advantage now, and give the cable company the boot they deserve.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.