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Do I Need To Buy A #508 Remote?


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#1 OFFLINE   Skeeterman

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

I'm still using my Dish PVR 508 receiver in my Garage/Shop...connected to a analog TV. I have two remotes for this 508 receiver, the dog chewed on the good one, and the other never seem to work correctly. So, I'm needing to buy one to use. There's plenty on ebay for about $12.00 to $20.00, but there is that old "lingering" question. When will Dish stop signal on the PVR 508 receiver? I still use the TV/PVR 508 receiver by the controls on the 508 receiver to get the channels, and would continue to so if Dish is to drop this receiver soon, or buy the remote if Dish continues to use the 508 for some time yet.

Anyone know the status on the PVR 508 on how long it will be used?

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#2 OFFLINE   Ray C@DISH Network

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

The 512 receiver is the replacement receiver for the 508. You can use the 508 are long as it is operational. The 5.4, 6.4, and 20.x remotes are compatible with the 508 reciever. Thanks.

I'm still using my Dish PVR 508 receiver in my Garage/Shop...connected to a analog TV. I have two remotes for this 508 receiver, the dog chewed on the good one, and the other never seem to work correctly. So, I'm needing to buy one to use. There's plenty on ebay for about $12.00 to $20.00, but there is that old "lingering" question. When will Dish stop signal on the PVR 508 receiver? I still use the TV/PVR 508 receiver by the controls on the 508 receiver to get the channels, and would continue to so if Dish is to drop this receiver soon, or buy the remote if Dish continues to use the 508 for some time yet.

Anyone know the status on the PVR 508 on how long it will be used?



#3 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Why not just ask Ray C to upgrade you to the 512. They are supposed to replace failing receivers and a non functioning remote seems like it would make it nonfunctional.

#4 OFFLINE   Skeeterman

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Why not just ask Ray C to upgrade you to the 512. They are supposed to replace failing receivers and a non functioning remote seems like it would make it nonfunctional.


I will keep the 508 as though it was a person, and when life ends... also on the 508 I will bury it, as I own it...not a lease one. This 508 is not "activated, but I still receive programming....the free channels and those for previews by Dish.

I'll buy a replacement remote.




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