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#1 OFFLINE   finniganps

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:08 AM

I currently have a 722 which feeds two TVs and a 508 SD receiver. What is the lease expensive HD receiver with DVR capabilities that I could get to replace the 508 so that I could get HD in that room (I just got a flat screen in that room). Also, what would be the additonal cost monthly (I currently only pay the $7/mo extra receiver fee)?

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#2 OFFLINE   fryguy503

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:37 AM

I suggest upgrading the 50 to a VIP612 -

HD Dual Tuner, same thing as the 722 but less HD space and 1 less video processing unit, so no PIP and no TV2 output but you can still record 2xDBS and 1xOTA at a time.

Price would go from $7 (508) to $10 (612) assuming the 508 is disabled.

Expect to pay for the upgrade:

Install Fee's:
$15 W/ Service Plan
$95 W/O Service Plan

Then the Upgrade charge and there will be a charge from $50 -> $200.

And it will required a 24/mo contract
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#3 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:44 AM

A 211/211K with external HD would keep monthly bill the same as 508 but you would still have upgrade fees and a onetime fee for DVR capabilities.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:58 AM

A 211/211K with external HD would keep monthly bill the same as 508 but you would still have upgrade fees and a onetime fee for DVR capabilities.

You need to consider whether the second satellite tuner and the ability to share an EHD with the ViP722 is worth the extra monthly fee.

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#5 OFFLINE   fryguy503

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:02 AM

A 211/211K with external HD would keep monthly bill the same as 508 but you would still have upgrade fees and a onetime fee for DVR capabilities.


Also purchasing the External HD and if the external HD dies or has issues it is not covered by E* and you would be on your own, where if the 612 HD died its covered by E*.
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