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A letter from DN for satelitte antenna upgrade (free).

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ext1sxb, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. ext1sxb

    ext1sxb Cool Member

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    I got a letter from Dish Network that informing me:
    "Due to improvements in our technology it is necessary to upgrade your DISH Network satellite antenna. To ensure that you continue to enjoy your International television programming, DISH Network will professionally install and upgrade your antenna for FREE*’

    *Restrictions may apply.”

    I have 2 Dish500 dishes in the central NJ. One is pointing to 110W and 119W. Another is pointing to 61.5W. I have DP34 switch. My subscription packages are AT 250, International Package, TurboHD, and NY Locals. My receivers are ViP622 and DVR522.

    Does anybody know which dish I will be getting?
    What kind of “Restrictions” may apply?
     
  2. scooper

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    My "guess" is that they want to set you up for the Eastern Arc for your HD programming.
     
  3. levibluewa

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    Not sure why you need an upgrade. Sounds like they want to hook you for another 24 month commitment.

    61.5 gets you your hd, 110/119 gets you the rest.
     
  4. rjousuf

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    Dish is moving most if not all of the international channels to 118 satellite. I believe since you have international and hd progamming, you will get the 1000 plus dish and i think a sw44 switch. With that one dish you will get 110, 119, 118(international), 129(HD). Restrictions might be the view of 118 or 129 satellite from your location, whihc might prevent the dish from installation. But if you have clear view of south there should be no problem.
     
  5. puckwithahalo

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    Probably is getting one of the dishes upgraded to a 500+ for satellite 118.7 for his internationals. If that's what it is, no commitment, completely free. If he doesn't need 61.5 for HD locals, possibly a 1000+ to replace both dishes.
     
  6. ext1sxb

    ext1sxb Cool Member

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    My DVR522 is not 'MPEG4 ready'. Because of this fact, it can not be the 'Eastern Arc' dish.

    More than likely, the '500+' will be the case (my HD locals (NY) are on 61.5W). In this case, my concern is DP34 switch. I think it will be replaced with DPP44. Will it be for free?
     
  7. levibluewa

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    need new glasses I guess. I agree with Rjousuf...the international channels you're now getting are probably going to be moved fron 61.5 to the 118.75, thus the new dish without a charge. A 1000+ (110/118.75/119/129) maybe or 500+ with a 61.5.
     
  8. puckwithahalo

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    All equipment needed to make it work will be free.
     
  9. ext1sxb

    ext1sxb Cool Member

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    Thanks to everybody!!! I scheduled an appointment for Monday. Let see what will happen.
     
  10. BobaBird

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    And you're correct that it will be a DPP44. The legacy SW44 can't be used with DishPro LNBs and only has 2 satellite inputs.
     
  11. ext1sxb

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    I got 'DISH 500 Plus' and DPP44 as a replacement for 'DISH 500' and DP34. The reason for the upgrade was that two new channels were added to my International Package (I was not informed by Dishnetwork, only the installer told me), and new channels are on 118W only.
     

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