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second dish for vacation home temp use
Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:06 PM
CORRESPONDING RECEIVER(S) TO BE INSTALLED
2 Rcvr 211/411 HD Solo
1 Rcvr 222/222K HD Duo (2TV)
My question is .... I'd like to purchase a second dish for my trailer (on a permanent camp site) and just take one of the receivers down there when we are there on vacation. Is that possible, and if so which dish would I be looking for? I saw a couple of them on ebay but not really sure what I'm looking for. The TV in the trailer is a low end HD capable 32" LCD and the trailer is wired for satellite already. I'm hoping it's as simple as mounting a dish, running some wires and plugging in one of the boxes from home. I just need to know what kind of dish to look for.
Thanks! Hopefully this isn't a stupid nooby question.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:43 AM
Commercial & Residential Satellite System Design & Installation
DirecTV, Dish Network & Free-To-Air
Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:19 PM
You can move back and forth between 2 homes and take your receivers, IF you call Dish each time you relocate and tell them that you are moving to the other home location.
You can't leave receivers in either place when you move to the other... and you can't pay for service at one location and have service at the other without letting them know of the move.
I'll leave this thread open until the OP's desired motive is clear... but if it is against the terms of service, then the thread will be closed.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:51 PM
Leased 722 DVR (Under contract until 08/02/10?)
(The installer had me sign an exsisting customer 18 month agreement!)
Owned 301 (Purchased at Wal-Mart 12/12/03)
Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:49 PM
It is ok just call and have the service address changed. The op has not mentioned anything that is a breach of the tos yet.
Which is why I left the thread open... in case he is intending to properly use the vacation home by calling Dish each time he relocates and takes all of his receivers with him when he does so.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:49 PM
I thought that ever since Charles admitted on Charlies chat that he took his receiver to his vacation home, that it is OK to do the same.
Nope. Charlie has said lots of things that turned out not to be correct. As the CEO he might very well violate the terms of service for all we know, but Dish isn't likely to cancel Charlie's service if he does so.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:05 PM
Matthew "Speedy" Gonzales
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 11a-10p MT. Off: Weds/Sat/Sun.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:25 AM
We do allow customers to take the receivers with them to vacation homes (known as snowbirds). The catch is that they have to take ALL of their receivers with them, and call to have the address updated every time they do so (you can have the dish permanently installed at the vaca home). What we do not allow is for the receivers to constantly be at the separate locations, as this violates terms in our residential customer agreement. The 1000.2 is what I would recommend.
Exactly... and that's why I've left the thread open in case this is what the OP is wanting to do.
As far as I'm aware, this (as MattG described) is the only supported/acceptable way to have Dish in two locations on a single account.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:04 AM
Set up a second account. I have an old receiver that is on that account. This second account stays "paused" for $5 per month. When I go to the vacation home I call Dish to "un-pause" it. I pay the pro-rated amount of my programming and then call to pause it again when I leave. The only wrinkle is that a few months ago they implemented a new fee so I get charge $5 per programming package when I pause it again. Oh well. It still works and I can leave my primary residence on and running so that my DVRs continue to record.