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How many DISH receivers can you have?
Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:19 PM
We're going to do the 942 on our Panasonic plasma in the family room and the LCD in my home office and a 625 upstairs for our master bedroom TV and kids' playroom TV.
So can I really not get another receiver to hook up a fifth TV? I'm confused and know that DirecTV you can have as many receivers as you want, so someone please help!
Thanks a bunch in advance for your assistance.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:52 PM
Your CSR may have been thinking of a four room promotion?
Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:25 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:20 AM
Actually it's four leased TUNERS not receivers.
4 receivers if you lease, 6 if you OWN some.
You can own up to 6 receivers even if they would all be dual tuner models.
1 Hopper 2
1 Hopper 3
5 Joey 4K
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:16 AM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:21 AM
A residential account can have 6 receivers but the customer will have to buy the additional hardware. So you could run up to 12 seperate tv's (using dual tuner receivers) if you wanted to buy the extra equipment and pay to have it installed.
If you wanted to run 5 tv's on your system you could just mirror two of the tv's. Do you really need 5 seperate channels?
Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:32 AM
Here's an example of what's possible. Like some others, I have a whole house distribution system that allows the output of my three receivers (and many other sources) to be viewed from any of my dozen or so TV's. The only TV that has a receiver near it is the main TV. It's there so that I can use the highest quality connection.
The other receivers are in a closet that is the hub of the distribution system. All the outputs are modulated onto standard broadcast channels. TV tuners throughout the house can then be used to select a particular receiver. Spare remotes at each TV allow control of the receivers since DISH uses RF technology in its remotes (i.e., they work through walls).
For good reason, I never criticize someone until I've walked a mile in their shoes. If they don't like what I say, what're they gonna' do? I'm a mile away. And they have no shoes!