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ASK DBSTalk: Dish 921 Setup Question

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by robertlaird, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. robertlaird

    robertlaird New Member

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    I got a 921 via Ebay and have a question about setup.

    Can I hook up the 921 to my SW64 to take the download?

    My dish installer friend says I need to run a direct line to 119 for the download
    or it will burn up my 921...

    Thanks.

    By the way Ryan has more 921's and I received it overnight ups. :D
     
  2. bobl

    bobl Legend

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    Yes, I hooked my 921 up via my SW64 switch and it took the software download fine. It even had the very first pre-release version of the software (I think it was L052) and it still downloaded through the switch without any problems.

    Bob
     
  3. robertlaird

    robertlaird New Member

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    Thanks Bob, Did you use input 1 with the power inserter?
     
  4. bobl

    bobl Legend

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    I did but I've heard of others who didn't and it still worked fine.
     
  5. ECiaglo

    ECiaglo New Member

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    Feb 17, 2004

    Bob, How do I reach Ryan?
     
  6. robertlaird

    robertlaird New Member

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    801-953-4003 Ryan, paid via paypal recd overnight UPS 1250.00 + frt + paypal fees
     
  7. kmcnamara

    kmcnamara Icon

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    So you paid an extra $300 for the right to be a beta tester? Nice.
     
  8. robertlaird

    robertlaird New Member

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    Better to be a beta tester than not a tester at all :D
     
  9. dreamer

    dreamer AllStar

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    Robert, I asked this exact same question about 2 weeks ago (after I got my 921 from an ebaY auction as well) and Mark replied saying that the 921's can take all software DL's through any switches now.

    Mine took the software DL no problem, but after it did and I started messing around with it I realized that I didn't want to be a beta tester after all (too many headaches as compared to my 501/508 that work flawlessly). So I got my $$$$ back and will wait patiently until the 921 is "Re-released" by Dish as a stable product.

    I do indeed appreciate all of you beta tester's efforts and patience during this de-bugging process so that I can have a more stable 921 sometime in the near future ! Hats off to all of you :joy:
     
  10. BobMurdoch

    BobMurdoch Hall Of Fame

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    The Good...... Watching and Recording HiDef
    The Bad...... Oops, rebooted again
    The Ugly..... Aspect Ratios (Did ANYONE think that the stretch mode looked GOOD in the Alpha phase?)
     
  11. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Some people pay $15 to play the local muni golf course while others spend $250 or so to play Pebble Beach. Heck, there are worse things to spend your money on. Carpe diem!!
     
  12. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    That would be a NO! :)
     

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