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looking into dish
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:56 AM
Not sure of your reasons for wanting to buy but leasing is usually the better way to go. If you are concerned about the 2 year contract, you can pay an upfront fee to do away with the lease contract.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:28 PM
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD
Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!
Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:46 PM
Before you buy ANYTHING from a private party, get the receiver Serial number (beginning with "R") and the Smart Card Serial number (beginning with "S") and have Dish verify that you are not buying leased equipment that cannot be activated regardless.
thanks for the info i am going to purchace though a retailer anything i should watch out for at all
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:01 PM
Som retailers are excellent.. and then theres others who should never be allowed near a Dish system or your money lol.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:12 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:13 PM
The single thing you get if you buy is no 2-year contract. To get out of that you :
1. Pay for all your equipment, dish, receivers and you pay for the installation.
2. You get exactly zero warranty, and with the older gear I doubt that Dish would even do an equipment swap.
3. Legacy equipment is that way for a reason. At best it is well used and in a very late use cycle, at worst it is nearly ready to crap out.
And all your monthly fees are exactly the same as they would be if you lease new equipment since it really isn't a lease anyway, it is just an equipment fee.
Since only not having a 2 year contract is a plus for doing it this way, and you are concerned about having that contract, maybe you should consider if pay tv is smart for you.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:04 PM
Why in the world would you want to buy legacy equipment? I can't even figure out why buying new equipment with Dish makes any sense at all.
He was asking which receivers were Legacy because Dish told him they would not activate Legacy receivers.