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2 HDTV's, 2 SDTV's

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by sooner02, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    I need help figuring out how to set up 2 HD tv's and 2 standard (bedroom) tv's with Dish. I think I can do this with two dual-tuner boxes (like vip722), but not sure exactly how it's going to transmit the second tuner to another room.

    Will the signal just feed back out of the box back through the cable jack wiring and be able to be picked up on an SD via cable jack in a bedroom? Can this be done with two dual-tuner boxes all on the same wiring? So one box transmits on one channel and the second box on another channel, then tune each SD tv to those channels? I'm a little new and confused at this, thanks.
     
  2. matthewb80

    matthewb80 Cool Member

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    As a new customer i think dish will charge you extra upfront for 2 722's but the bonus is that you would have dvr capability at all 4 locations. You can install with existing wiring using diplexers at the rear of receiver and in the wiring junction area (ie. basement, attic, outside). Your other option would be to get 2 612's and 1 322, I believe this option is free upfront for new customers. The only difference is the two sd tv's would not have dvr capability. Hope this helps
     
  3. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    I'm an existing customer and moving, but adding 1 HD and 1 SD tv. Right now I have 1 HD and 1 SD with a 722. What are my options and costs to adding a receiver(s) for one more HD and SD tv?
     
  4. kpaustin

    kpaustin AllStar

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    I have two 622s. I bought the second 622 online (I think it was around $200) and returned the 2nd receiver Dish had sent me, a 211 I think. I have a pretty extensive Coax routing system thoughout the house...but as mentioned you can use diplexers to join and split Sat and TV out signals...and there are also things like signal combiners which can combine, say channel 3 with other channels on a coax. Then split that and tune each remote TV to the appropriate channel. BTW, I had a problem with the purchased 622, but I guess by having DHPP on my account Dish simply said they would replace it, no questions asked (after they determined it was a receiver issue - it kept rebooting over and over). I pay an extra $12 for the extra DVR receiver ($7 + $5) per month. Hope that helps.
     
  5. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    So you have to pay extra per month for extra receivers whether or not you bought it yourself? You're paying for the activation rather than the leasing?
     
  6. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

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    Yes, if you own the receivers it is a mirrioring fee. If you lease it is a lease fee. They are they same price so that is why there is no advantage to pruchasing your own equipment except for getting out of having a contract. Which can be done for new customers for an extra $50 activation fee with leased equipment so, really their is no advantage to a new customer to buy their equipment.
     
  7. tymekeeper

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    I too have a lot of pre wired RG6 cable. I use the TV 2 output and a antenna connected to a plane old splitter ( no diplexors ) and output to the other TV's. It seems to work just fine. Not long runs 25 feet or so.
     
  8. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    Do you do this with two receivers so you're outputting two different TV2s?
     
  9. scoobyxj

    scoobyxj Godfather

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    Any HD dual tuner receiver will do what you're wanting. The tech will do one of several things.
    1. Tone out the the SD jack locations and connect them to their corresponding Diplexers from each receiver.

    2. Re-cable each HD receiver location with dual cable, and then tone out each SD jack location to connect them to the TV2 back feed in the dual cable coming from each receiver.

    3. New-cable each Receiver location, and connect TV2 to the existing coax already in place. Set the receivers modulated output to separate channels from each other, or tone out all four lines, and use barrel connectors to tie the corresponding TV2 locations to there TV2 back feeds.
     
  10. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    I just talked to a CSR about moving and adding a receiver and she said it would cost $100 upfront for a 622, $125 for a 722, or $100 for a 222, plus a 2-year contract renewal. I haven't heard about having to pay an upfront fee for a new receiver, is this right considering I have their home protection plan for free moving?
     
  11. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

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    Yes. The protection plan only includes your existing equipment, not anything you add. It is including a $50 credit Dish is offering for upgrading on a move.
     
  12. Jim5506

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    Home protection plan is a purchased warranty of sort, not a free upgrade subscription.
     
  13. sooner02

    sooner02 Legend

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    Ok, I talked to another and it is $100 with the $50 credit. The first should've mentioned that.
     

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