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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:09 PM
I've read about all the bugs, but I want to know how bad it really is. Do the receivers freeze or botch recordings daily? My DTV receiver is slow, but it never has a glitch. If my wife has to reset receivers a few times a week, she's gonna freak out. At this point, I'm not even sure if I can back out of my Dish agreement, being it hasn't been installed yet...I may have to eat the early cancellation fee if it's as bad as it seems. Right now I need 2 more receivers, so if I stuck with DTV, I'd have to sign another 2 yr agreement which I don't want to do.
Should get a regular Dish DVR and 2 simple receivers because they're more reliable. Or would a USB fan on the hopper be the thing to try?
Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:18 PM
The biggest thing is to make sure you know exactly how the tuners work compared to your DIRECTV system.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:11 PM
I can't tell you if your setup will be a perfect dream or a nightmare ... but if you want out of the deal before you even try it cancelling the install should not cost you anything (unless you purchased through a reseller with their own cancellation rules).
People tend to complain more than praise ... I hope that if you do follow through with the install yours is a good experience.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:44 PM
"Belligerent and numerous."
Sometimes I update the Dish Network FAQ
AT200, Hopper & 360 via HDMI to Onkyo 505 to basement 42" Westy, Hopper via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with a Roku 3, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Revue. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:58 AM
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:59 AM
I have a Hopper/ 2 Joey system scheduled for an install next week, switching from DTV.
I've read about all the bugs, but I want to know how bad it really is.
I've had to unplug and restart mine once since March. That's it.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:04 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:30 AM
Canceling 10 minutes after installation is a tad insane.
I promise to wait a full 30 minutes