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Nine New HD channels, including, BBC America and FSC are now HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by GrumpyBear, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. puckwithahalo

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    Do you have line of sight for the 129 location? If so, do you need 61.5 for anything in particular? If yes to 129 and 61.5 not needed particularly, could just repoint that wing dish at 129.

    If you need 61.5, then I would suggest a 1000.4 to replace the wing dish, and then the 118 signal off of your 500+ into the lnb in connection on the 1000.4. Not sure why the agent said you couldn't do that, because that's perfectly acceptable.

    That aside, 118 isn't even part of the western arc.
     
  2. RasputinAXP

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    I readded the service plan, called them up, they swapped me to a 1000.4 EA dish for $15, and I'm plenty happy now.
     
  3. mikant

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  4. puckwithahalo

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  6. Mar 2, 2010 #226 of 294
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    Got the 1000.4 dish today. I was going to wait for the weekend to install, but I just couldn't wait. I had two hours before dark, so I went for it. I now have 72.7, 61.5, 110 (for sd locals), 118 (HD locals). Only took one slight move of the dish to get a signal from 72.7. Opened the window and turned up the TV volume so I could peak the dish. It took 4 guide information dl's before I got complete guide data. I was getting a bit worried, but seem to have all the channels that I should. Now on another post, I am told HD locals are moving from 118 to 129. Argh.
     
  7. surfdude85

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    o.k. so I shot dish a e-mail (ceo@dishnetwork.com) and I got back a reply rather quick. I said I needed to upgrade my dish set-up to receive the new channels, and this guy named Matt Kliewer said for me to set-up an appointment time and he would do it for no charge. Is this dude legit, or is this spam? thanks for any opinions.
     
  8. phrelin

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    Matt is legit. They'll handle it.
     
  9. surfdude85

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    thanks phrelin! I wanted to be sure.
     
  10. MadScientist

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    That is the same gentlemen that I had dealt with for my free up-grade. :):D
     
  11. mikepd

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    I sent a note to ceo@dishnetwork.com as well and got a reply back that Dish will send someone out to install a wing dish at no charge so I can get the new HD channels.

    Nothing like the direct approach, beats playing CSR roulette every time.
     
  12. surfdude85

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    yea mike, it worked for me also. they will be out tomorrow to hook me up with a new dish too. sometimes it pays to skip all the riffraff, and go right to the top..
     
  13. mikepd

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    Just an update- The Dish tech came out and said that there was no way a wing dish would work seeing as how I have two MPEG2 receivers (501 & 510).

    So they talked with their supervisor and bottom line, they are coming back Saturday to install a larger dish in place of my dish 500 and we are going to get another 722 to replace the 510.

    Since we do not use the 501 right now, we are going to remove that one from the account and replace that with an MPEG4 receiver when we do need one for that room.
     
  14. puckwithahalo

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    What does having a wing dish have to do with mpeg2 receivers? That doesn't make any sense.
     
  15. david_jr

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    722 should be able to replace the 510 and 501. No sense in getting an additional receiver fee unless you need hd there.
     
  16. mikepd

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    The tech said the new dish that is going to replace the dish 500 that we currently have does not support MPEG2 receivers, it only supports MPEG4 receivers.

    I am not familiar with the new dishes but he said it would be larger than the dish 500 that we have now.
     
  17. phrelin

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    The Eastern Arc is only MPEG4. All the ViP's are MPEG4 compatible. The 1000.4 is larger and as I understand it requires extra support like this:

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  18. rsaforjm

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    I have a 508 and a VIP 622. The tech showed up with a VIP 211 to replace the 508. He said with the 1000.4, 508 won't work. Doesn't make sense to lose a DVR to get 10 additional HD channels. The advantage of 508 is now only $3/month. No advantage of owning the 508 instead of leasing. I won't mind lease the VIP 612. Is there a initial fee to leasing the 612?
     
  19. coldsteel

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    Only way to know is to call or chat.
     
  20. Paul Secic

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    Matt really helped me when I returned to Dish last year from U-verse. KUDOS to Matt!
     

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