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Best strategy for getting another HD reciever

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by pred02, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. pred02

    pred02 AllStar

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    Hi,
    So we have two boxes, on 622 and one 211. Currently we are using the TV2 out of the 622 to route the signal back to our non-HD tv in a bedroom. But as we are replacing the non-HD tv with an HD one soon, we would like to get another HD box.

    I do not think we have a contract (commitment) with Dish, and would like to stay this way. What would be the best/cheapest way to get another 711 or 222 box for the TV and what are the expected costs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BattleZone

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    If you don't want a commitment, your only option is to buy (not lease) a receiver from a Dish retailer. Expect to pay:

    ViP211 - $240
    ViP222 - $300
    ViP612 - $350
    ViP722 - $450

    You will also need to buy any necessary dish/LNB/switch hardware to get a signal to the receiver, as well as handle installation.

    The other alternative is the Dish'n It Up program, which is a lease upgrade and requires a 2 year commitment. You will be limited to a ViP211 or ViP612 due to the lease limit of 4 TVs. Upfront costs will be much lower, and installation is included.
     
  3. boba

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    No contract meansBUY IT CASH MONEY a lease will require a contract. A 211 will probably be the cheapest HDTV MPEG4 receiver. With 2 receivers you will also need a switch probably a DPP44. Have fun shopping I would guess you will start at about $300 to avoid a contract between switch and receiver.
     
  4. BattleZone

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    A DPP44 switch is close to $200 by itself.
     
  5. puckwithahalo

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    hit menu-6-1-3 on your 211, should put you on system info. What's listed for device in box h?
     
  6. boba

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    I found 2 listings on Ebay for $49.99 buy it now with $19.99 shipping brand new. I am also watching 2 211s that are still under $100 I expect these will sell in the $150-175 range so just under $300 it should be possible.:)
     
  7. BattleZone

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    Good luck. Unfortunately, eBay means no warranty. At least 1 out of 20 of the new switches I buy directly from Dish is bad, and sometimes it's more like 1 in 10.

    Lots of stuff that "fell off the back of a truck" on eBay. ;)
     
  8. puckwithahalo

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    dhpp would cover it as long as it was not bad due to obvious abuse.
     
  9. boba

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    I agree with DHPP and someday DISH will control the stuff that falls off the back of the DNSC truck.:)
     
  10. pred02

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    I have the DPP44 as well, bought it about a year ago but never got to install it (was renovating the attic then so I though it would be a good time to install it to no avail).
     
  11. peano

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    I just bought a brand new 722 off ebay for $270. I've seen them go for even less. If its new, you get a one year warranty when you activate. Doesn't matter who sold it to you.
     
  12. bradneal

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    Peano,
    On the 722, will you have to pay the subscription fee to use the DVR? Or does it just work once you hook it up?
     
  13. BattleZone

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    You *always* pay a programming fee (and a DVR fee in this case), whether you own or lease the receiver. There is no (useful) free programming.
     

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