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Dish Says NO! to 5th Receiver. Buy Your Own

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

Have 622-counts as 2, and 2 stand alone units. Upgrading to the 722 and wanted to use the 622 to replace the 510
in my office to get TV on my HD Big sreen monitor and still have the TV with the exercise bike. After 1 hour on phone, Loyalty Dish tells me no can do! Advised to purchase own unit on ebay and hook up. Said there would be no additional charges. i'm confused and beginning to feel stupid. Can anyone enlighten me? i'm all ears. Paying about $ 150/month for everything.

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#2 OFFLINE   pmsmith66



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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

This is a typical run-around for people. I know it's frustrating. I suggest you email CEO@echostar.com. These folks typically do a nice job of cutting to the chase and getting things done. Explain your situation clearly and let them know what you want. I'd be shocked if they won't do this for you. I have 2 622's and 2 612's plus a 510 on my account. All 4 HD receivers are leased...no problem. Good luck.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:18 PM

^^^ He may or may not have luck doing that, it seems like a crap shoot. Standard policy I believe is four leased tuners, so you're way over with 6, so you're out of the ordinary.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

Dish will only lease receivers to support 4 TVs. Leased receivers get a big discount over retail (free in many cases), but Dish has to have a limit. They've had this policy for at least 4 years, so it's nothing new.

This is also why people with larger systems generally choose DirecTV. Dish is cheaper for smaller systems, but more expensive as you go beyond 4 TVs. Still, if you want more, you can have it, you just have to pay for it.

There's no run-around involved; it's the same rules for everyone, and this isn't one that is often broken. In the rare cases it is, it's usually because Dish screwed up big time somewhere, and that's not the case here.

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