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Inactive 722 and EHD

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by chickmag, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. chickmag

    chickmag Cool Member

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    Couldn't find an answer to this one although I'm sure it's been asked before:

    Can I buy a used 722 for our cottage and simply transport my EHD (normally connected to my active 722) between residences to watch recorded programs at the cottage? I don't want/need to use the 722 at the cottage to watch any live programming. (OTA coverage is fine.) I bought a Sling but it doesn't work well because the Internet connection is sporadic.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

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    The 722 would have to be connected to your account, thus connected to a dish and be able to connect to a satellite to verify your account. So, yes it could work, but not in the manner you are wanting it to.
     
  3. chickmag

    chickmag Cool Member

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    Yeah and connecting it to my account would break the terms of the agreement as I understand it, so that's a no-go.

    Thanks!
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    well, there is 'a solution' - activate it at home, then take the 722 with you, perhaps calling CSR and informing you're travel in RV
     
  5. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    You can setup a snowbird account, which allows you to switch between your 2 locations as often as you like. You can take the receiver from 1 location to the other. Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

     
  6. chickmag

    chickmag Cool Member

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    Hi Ray:

    Thanks for the post. It would be unwieldy to disconnect and reconnect the existing 722 every weekend. (Not gonna ask my wife to attempt that!) That's why I was hoping I could buy a used 722 and do it that way.

    Thanks though,
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    man, are you reading all posts ? ;)

    RV is your choice !
     
  8. chickmag

    chickmag Cool Member

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    Hi Paul:

    Oh, now I understand! I have 3 x 211's and a 722 already on my account. Can an RV be added or does Dish still limit an account to 4 receivers?

    Thanks,
     
  9. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Leased equipment is limited to 6 tuners in any combination of receivers. You can have purchased receivers along with leased on an account. If you wanted to leave a purchased receiver at your cottage, you can activate/deactivate the receiver as needed with the Snowbird setup. Thanks.

     
  10. chickmag

    chickmag Cool Member

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    Hi Ray:

    So maybe we are getting somewhere then. So I purchase a 722, add it to may account and i) leave it always enabled at $7 per month, or ii) do the Snowbird thing... If I use the cottage every weekend, does it make any sense to activate/deactivate every weekend? That really wouldn't buy me anything, right? But if I leave it deactivated during winter, then I save the $7 per month?

    Thanks again,
     
  11. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The Snowbird account allows you to use your receivers at 2 different locations whenever you want. To setup the Snowbird account, you setup a DISH mover to install the dish at the second location. Once installed, you can move the receivers from one location to the other as often as needed.

    A purchased receiver can be activated and deactivated any time you want. An additional 722 receiver is $17 per month, not $7. You cannot have the service working at both locations at the same time. Please let me know if you have further questions. Thanks.

     

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