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Purchased Used Vip622 Dilemma - Help!

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by muzictoyz, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. muzictoyz

    muzictoyz New Member

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    I recently purchased a used Vip622. I brought it home, plugged it in, and everything works great. It even picks up all the non-package HD channels without a dish change.

    The problem is that I'm not sure what will happen if I call Dish Network and tell them that I no longer need the DVR510 that I was using. Will they let knock off $10+ off the bill and everything will still work as is (is there something on their end that allows me to record on the 622 and view HD)? Or will they try to charge me extra because the 622 can supply 2 tv's with a signal and I'm now getting HD?

    I'm not sure how they handle purchases outside of their lease program for receivers - Has anyone run into this issue?
     
  2. lakebum431

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    Are you saying that you are getting programming without adding it to your account? Because if so it is still on someone else's account.
     
  3. normang

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    I suspect it was disconnected before it was deactivated, which I believe will leave programming intact for a while, eventually it may go offline and have to be really activated for where it is now.. Not sure what happens in these cases, assuming that the previous owner actually deactivated it.
     
  4. rebkell

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    I'd bet that is the case also, I'd guess that most receivers that are deactivated aren't plugged up when it happens, except for the ones that get service disconnected for non-payment or something. If I get a replacement receiver I've usually got it all hooked up and ready when I call to activate it(and at the same time I deactivate the old one) Of course this is a 622, which is the latest and greatest, but I'd still figure that the majority of customer discontinuing service calls don't have the receiver working or plugged up when they do it.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    As an aside... I don't know why anyone would buy a used ViP622 right now. It just came out in February of this year!

    I have a rule of thumb about these things... I knew someone who bought a used sports car that the original owner had only had for less than a year. He paid almost as much as he would have for a new one, and had a lot of problems with it... and I always asked how much the extra trouble was worth the small savings.

    I don't know what a used ViP622 would sell for... but it would have to be VERY cheap compared to the $499 brand new with full warranty price to make me even remotely consider it on a unit this fresh to the market. Chances are anyone who owns a ViP and wants to sell it has some extenuating circumstances.

    A couple of years from now, its a whole different story with folks upgrading and wanting to sell old equipment... but I'm suspicious of anyone who tries to sell a relatively brand new product as used so quickly.
     
  6. muzictoyz

    muzictoyz New Member

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    I'm not sure about the reason for selling, but at $120 I figured I could not go wrong (provided it worked - even if I used it just for an OTA HD hard disk recorder). I did see it in action at his house before I bought it, so perhaps it is still running of his account. I guess that is the question - Does anyone know for sure?
     
  7. sthor

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    Are you sure he was not leasing it?
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I can't think of any logical reason that someone who paid $499 (or more if he bought it back in Feb) would be selling that receiver for $120 now unless there were some major problems.

    As the poster above me asked... I would be suspicious that this might be a leased unit that he didn't own or have the right to sell... in which case there will be a reckoning coming soon.

    This particular sale just doesn't make sense. If you have a chance at getting your money back, I'd be on that bandwagon in a hurry!
     
  9. saltrek

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    Perhaps, you should call dish and activate the receiver onto your account. If it still tied to the other account, or on lease, they should have a problem adding it to your account. Then you will know for sure. If it gets added to your account without a problem, you should be good to go.
     
  10. Mikey

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    Next time you buy a used Dish receiver, get the R and S numbers and run them through the Dish CSRs before any money changes hands.

    You might be able to do that anonymously now, and see if the receiver is clear with Dish.
     
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