They are supposed to follow the same rules. But now that I think about it, if you find a DIRECTV retailer that offers you the receivers and installation, they actually do the installation and don't have to follow the rules.
Edit: They are supposed to, though, and are liable if something goes wrong during the contract period.
Also, did you order HD? If you did, that is a larger dish and cannot be mounted in buckets or tripods. It picks up on 5 orbital positions instead of just 3. The additional 2 are dedicated to HD.
More stuff the sales reps are clueless about.
The answer is 42.
Oh, wait, you mean to tell me you need to know the question now?
Well, I can't answer that.