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Best strategy for getting another HD reciever


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#1 OFFLINE   pred02

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:09 AM

Hi,
So we have two boxes, on 622 and one 211. Currently we are using the TV2 out of the 622 to route the signal back to our non-HD tv in a bedroom. But as we are replacing the non-HD tv with an HD one soon, we would like to get another HD box.

I do not think we have a contract (commitment) with Dish, and would like to stay this way. What would be the best/cheapest way to get another 711 or 222 box for the TV and what are the expected costs?

Thanks!

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#2 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:09 AM

If you don't want a commitment, your only option is to buy (not lease) a receiver from a Dish retailer. Expect to pay:

ViP211 - $240
ViP222 - $300
ViP612 - $350
ViP722 - $450

You will also need to buy any necessary dish/LNB/switch hardware to get a signal to the receiver, as well as handle installation.

The other alternative is the Dish'n It Up program, which is a lease upgrade and requires a 2 year commitment. You will be limited to a ViP211 or ViP612 due to the lease limit of 4 TVs. Upfront costs will be much lower, and installation is included.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:12 AM

Hi,
So we have two boxes, on 622 and one 211. Currently we are using the TV2 out of the 622 to route the signal back to our non-HD tv in a bedroom. But as we are replacing the non-HD tv with an HD one soon, we would like to get another HD box.

I do not think we have a contract (commitment) with Dish, and would like to stay this way. What would be the best/cheapest way to get another 711 or 222 box for the TV and what are the expected costs?

Thanks!

No contract meansBUY IT CASH MONEY a lease will require a contract. A 211 will probably be the cheapest HDTV MPEG4 receiver. With 2 receivers you will also need a switch probably a DPP44. Have fun shopping I would guess you will start at about $300 to avoid a contract between switch and receiver.

#4 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:09 AM

A DPP44 switch is close to $200 by itself.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:00 PM

hit menu-6-1-3 on your 211, should put you on system info. What's listed for device in box h?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:31 PM

A DPP44 switch is close to $200 by itself.

I found 2 listings on Ebay for $49.99 buy it now with $19.99 shipping brand new. I am also watching 2 211s that are still under $100 I expect these will sell in the $150-175 range so just under $300 it should be possible.:)

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

I found 2 listings on Ebay for $49.99 buy it now with $19.99 shipping brand new.


Good luck. Unfortunately, eBay means no warranty. At least 1 out of 20 of the new switches I buy directly from Dish is bad, and sometimes it's more like 1 in 10.

Lots of stuff that "fell off the back of a truck" on eBay. ;)

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:56 PM

Good luck. Unfortunately, eBay means no warranty. At least 1 out of 20 of the new switches I buy directly from Dish is bad, and sometimes it's more like 1 in 10.


dhpp would cover it as long as it was not bad due to obvious abuse.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:21 PM

dhpp would cover it as long as it was not bad due to obvious abuse.

I agree with DHPP and someday DISH will control the stuff that falls off the back of the DNSC truck.:)

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:03 AM

I found 2 listings on Ebay for $49.99 buy it now with $19.99 shipping brand new. I am also watching 2 211s that are still under $100 I expect these will sell in the $150-175 range so just under $300 it should be possible.:)


I have the DPP44 as well, bought it about a year ago but never got to install it (was renovating the attic then so I though it would be a good time to install it to no avail).

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:20 AM

I just bought a brand new 722 off ebay for $270. I've seen them go for even less. If its new, you get a one year warranty when you activate. Doesn't matter who sold it to you.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:37 PM

Peano,
On the 722, will you have to pay the subscription fee to use the DVR? Or does it just work once you hook it up?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 04:41 PM

Peano,
On the 722, will you have to pay the subscription fee to use the DVR? Or does it just work once you hook it up?


You *always* pay a programming fee (and a DVR fee in this case), whether you own or lease the receiver. There is no (useful) free programming.




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