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Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by -, Apr 11, 2002.

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  1. Guest

    Just a technical question....suppose I signed up to have 4 receivers in my home...from Dish network, at a cost of about $50/ month.

    Now just suppose that I only desire 3 of these receivers...but my friend who lives across town would like to have one of the receivers in his home.

    If we set up a dish at his house, hooked it up to *MY* receiver....it would work, yes?
     
  2. Chris Blount

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    Yes, that would work but it's technically illegal and I highly advise against it.
     
  3. Kevin

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    How would they find out?
     
  4. Steve Mehs

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    If you plug a phone line in or someone reports you
     
  5. Guest

    I don't see how it would be illegal. If someone's paying for programming I don't see what's wrong with them placing the receivers wherever they want.
     
  6. Mark Lamutt

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    It's illegal because in essence the amount of money that you are "paying" for your friend's service is limited to the additional receiver fee. In other words, he is getting the same level of programming that you get, but he is only paying $4.99 per month for that service, while you are paying the full $50 a month. That is considered theft. For him to have the same level of service, he would also have to fork up the $40 or $50 himself to Dish.
     
  7. TNGTony

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    It would be a simple case of fraud. It's stated in the residential agreement no one reads but it's bound by.

    Residential Service Agreement
    Part one paragraph F
    Bold letters were added by me.

    See ya
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  8. Guest

    I was pretty sure Charlie once said it was OK to take a receiver with you on vacation or to a second part-time residence. Although the agreement clearly says they can take action against you for this, in practice they probably won't say anything. Giving an activated receiver to a friend or relative is what they call "stacking" and is a big violation of the user agreement.
     
  9. Mark Lamutt

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    I recall Charlie talking about taking the 501 filled up with recorded programming to your vacation house, hooking it up, and being able to watch the recorded programs without having to connect to a dish.
     
  10. Kevin

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    I currently live in the New York City DMA and I recieve the New York locals through Dish. If I were to take my reciever to upstate NY, out of the New York City DMA, would I still recieve the New York locals?
     
  11. Chris Blount

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    At this point, you could take the receiver all the way to California and you would still receive the New York locals. When we go on vacation, we will take one of our receivers with us. It's really cool getting a crystal clear picture from your local stations when you are thousands of miles away.
     
  12. psecic

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    Thats stealing.
     
  13. Chris Blount

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    What are you referring to?
     
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