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Dish Receiver model 3700

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by wcalifas254, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. wcalifas254

    wcalifas254 Mentor

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    Someone gave me this receiver model 3700, is it still able to be activated?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes, it become 3900 as many FW of different models united in less lines ... you will need G3 card (yellow) if it not
     
  3. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Call them or better yet chat with Dish online...pretty sure they won't activate any legacy equipment anymore. Just give them the R00.
     
  4. May 1, 2013 #4 of 18
    harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    If it can be activated, it won't be for much longer. Almost certainly not worth the purchase of a new card given what you can get for not too much more.
     
  5. May 1, 2013 #5 of 18
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you can't legally purchase smart card; it's owning by nagrastar company; so the price you'll pay is for shipping or so :(
     
  6. May 1, 2013 #6 of 18
    RBA

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    Forgedd about it's so old it's an antique. If you want another receiver you need at least a 311 on Western Arc or a 211 on Eastern Arc.
     
  7. May 2, 2013 #7 of 18
    Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    [SIZE=medium]We would be able to activate the 3700 receiver but as soon as we did it would say the Smartcard is not valid. Would you PM me with the phone number on the account to better answer your questions? [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks[/SIZE]
     
  8. May 2, 2013 #8 of 18
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    wanna eat the crow ?
     
  9. May 2, 2013 #9 of 18
    RBA

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    Read MikeH I think he agrees.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I'm holding the crow ! Quick !! :D
     
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Being able to activate a receiver and actually wanting that receiver once it is activated are two different things.

    I believe RBA was expressing his opinion that a 311 or 211 would be a better choice. Not saying that the 3700 could not be activated. And it may just be more trouble than it is worth.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Seems to me DIRT member has no problem to activate it. So, RBA categorized statement "Forgedd about it's so old it's an antique" is wrong. Hence I'm holding the crow ! :D
     
  13. RBA

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    Thank you for continually repeating the message that the 3700 isn't worth much anymore. As far as the CROW goes you are perfectly welcome to my share you seem to like it.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    :D
     
  15. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I think the crow has been beaten (and perhaps eaten) to death now... it would be better to return to the actual topic, if that hasn't already been answered sufficiently. Thanks!
     
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  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    time to close the thread
     
  17. scooper

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    My take on this -
    I had an old 4700./4900 that I had been using on a DishPro Plus Twin. When I fried the 2nd DPP convertor, I said uncle and had Dish swap it for a 311.

    The only bad thing to that swap is that I had originally gotten that 4900 for the UHF remote -
     
  18. shadough

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    The trouble with the 3700 is the processor is very slow. Normal tv watching is fine but if you want to use the guide to look what's coming up in the future, as I recall, it can only hold just a few hours of data, which means lots of downloading new data for every few hours you want to view.
     

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