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Phone line and receivers question?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by giant96, Aug 1, 2008.

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  1. giant96

    giant96 Cool Member

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    If I do not have a phone line to connect to my 722 receiver im pretty sure I will get charged $5 extra a month correct? I will also have (2) 211 receivers w/ out lines will they charge me $5 per receiver not on the phone line? Also I am losing out on anything besides being able to order PPV? Do the upgrades for the receiver come over the phone line or through the coax? Thanks
     
  2. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    You will be charged on the 722. All dual output (not dual tuner) receivers require a phone line or broadband connection to avoid the $5/mo. fee.
    Upgrades are via satellite.
     
  3. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

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    You can also hook up your dual tuner receiver to a dsl model using the eithernet connection.
     
  4. AlexT

    AlexT Cool Member

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    I have a 622 and was able to get the $5/mo fee waived upon sign-up in April '07.

    I had to speak with a supervisor and then contact the CEO email account to get it resolved. But I presented the info that I did not have a home land line, and as such I should not be charged the monthly fee.
     
  5. AlexT

    AlexT Cool Member

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    Are there any advantages to connecting a VIP622 to ethernet?

    Can the DVR be programmed/managed remotely via the internet?
     
  6. snowcat

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    One advantage is that you don't need a phone line, which is why I have mine hooked up this way. I think you also have to have it to download movies using DishOnline service.

    You can't do anything to the DVR remotely, unfortunately.
     
  7. reddice

    reddice Godfather

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    I have my VIP612 hooked up using Ethernet from my cable modem. Does this mean that I don't have to have a phone line connected then?
     
  8. Jim5506

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    yes
     
  9. snowcat

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    After seeing another thread here, I am changing my answer to "in the near future".

    http://www.dishonline.com/mydvr.pdf
     
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