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Tech Forum Summary - August 13th, 2007

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Aug 13, 2007.

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  1. cyclone27

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    I have two 622s. Will I be able to use the same HDD for both receivers and move it back and forth between each receiver?
    Or do I need a seperate HDD dedicated to each receiver?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    See post#1 here.
     
  3. penguin44

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    Does one need an mpeg4 unit to get these new HD stations?
     
  4. James Long

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

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    Yes.
     
  5. JohnH

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    After the 15th, you will need an MPEG4 unit to get some of the old stations as well. That is all of the VOOMs.
     
  6. nataraj

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    I thought that was D* ... also E* ?

    You can try posting this question in the insider's thread in AVS forum HiDef DVD forum ... someone might answer.
     
  7. DoyleS

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    So, at this point it looks like we don't know how much additional time each Gigabyte buys us. Tomorrow will tell.

    ..Doyle
     
  8. satguy06

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    Right now i have a vip 211. Does anybody how much it will cost me to upgrade to a vip222 or a vip722?
     
  9. DBS Commando

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    Log into your account at dishnetwork.com and you should be able to see how much it would cost you to upgrade.
     
  10. mscroggi

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    You might search the forums to find out how much of the internal drive is dedicated to user storage (I *think* there is a 350 gig drive in the 622 but only 250 gig is partitioned for user storage) and you should be able to ballpark it with the total number of hours available. If my guess is correct, 100 gig would get you about 80 hours SD and around 10 hours or so of HD..

     
  11. satguy06

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    Now on the site i don't see the vip722 advertised. Do I need to call them? Also, to get a high definition receiver for one tv, it will cost me $149.00 up front credit card payment?
     
  12. James Long

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    The 722 offers start AUGUST 15th ... No, I don't expect the web to be updated or the CSRs to be clued in at midnight tonight. Give E* time to get things updated. :)
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    My point was... the contract we sign says all receivers must connect to a phone line. The audit "police" have called folks who did not have their receivers connected if they have multiple receivers. Lots of threads about that, though not so much recently.

    I wonder if Dish really is in the process of relaxing or doing away with that requirement across the board.
     
  14. bobukcat

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    I got the impression that you can only have one drive per DVR at this time, but perhaps I'm wrong. He mentioned the ability to "Rack em and Stack Em" at a later time about 2 or 3 times but I guess I'm not sure now what exactly that meant come to think of it. Thankfully an extra 500-750GB should get me by for quite some time (if I decide to pay them the BS $40).
     
  15. Rob Glasser

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    My understanding is you can have as many hard drives as you want, but only one drive connected at any one time (i.e. no hubs or using front and back ports at the same time), and no enclosures that support multiple drives inside.
     
  16. satguy06

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    Right now this is what I subscribe to.

    DIGITAL HOME ADVANTAGE WITH AMERICA'S TOP 200 $47.99
    DISH HOME PROTECTION PLAN (DHPP) $5.99
    DISHHD $20.00
    LEASED RECEIVER FEE $6.00
    WITH LOCALS $0.00

    If I upgrade to a VIP722 DVR, will there be any additional charges to my bill?
     
  17. Rob Glasser

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    Not to your monthly bill, but you will have whatever the one time charge is to upgrade to the ViP722.
     
  18. CABill

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    Yes, you would have additional charges on your bill, but we can't be sure which charges would apply. Certainly, a $5.98 DVR fee would be added to the above. Another $6 leased receiver fee COULD be added, but it also might be just replacing the $6 lease fee you have now with the $6 fee for the 722. You could convert to DISH DVR Advantage to cut $3.96 off of the $5.98 DVR fee. A lot would depend on on what you have now and whether you plan to keep it, or remove it from the account. If you don't have a land line to plug the 722 into, there COULD be another $5/month fee.
     
  19. Rob Glasser

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    Ok, let me clarify

    I read upgrade as replace a 622 (already has a $6.00 a month lease fee, which would indicate a ViP receiver, so I assumed 622) with a 722, based on that, and the fact that he is not already paying the $5/month no phone line fee, and his plan shows he is already on the advantage program and no current DVR fee listed separately, his reoccurring monthly fee will not change.

    However, since it was Digital HOME Advantage and not DISHDVR Advantage maybe I assumed wrong. So, if you are going from a 622 to a 722, and not keeping the 622 your fees should not change. If you are going to from a leased Non-DVR receiver to a 722 your monthly fees will probably increase slightly because of the change to the DISHDVR advantage program. I would expect the change to only be a couple dollars a month since that plan saves you $3.98 a month and the DVR fee is $5.98 a month, I believe.
     
  20. CABill

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    I read it that he is NOT a DishDVR Advantage customer, and doesn't have a 622, nor any DVR at all for that matter. He does have a 211 and DishHD, but appears to pay a $6 lease fee on the 211. My WAG is that the 211 is his ONLY receiver, and he got the 211 as a DIU, but still pays the lease fee as his only receiver.

    DIGITAL HOME ADVANTAGE WITH AMERICA'S TOP 200 $47.99
    That's just vanilla AT200 with Locals for $47.99, not $49.99 for DDA.

    Were just guessing though without input from satguy06 (Why pick a Tech Forum thread?).
     
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