Made the move from AT&T Uverse to DirecTV over the weekend. It took the installer 9 hours to get everything working. Is that normal?

Why is it that my house has all the odd fittings? Our installer said that one of the reasons it took so long was because he had to re-do all of the wall coax connections. Apparently the fittings we had were only letting 50% of the signal through & DirecTV needs 100%.

Still, 9 frickin’ hours Saturday. It’s not like I had anything else to do.