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Bad news if you want a Vip 622


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#1 OFFLINE   rollua1

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 03:48 PM

They are going to be harder to find than an Xbox 360.


We currently ran into some technical problems with our 622's and will be very limited this month for our customers. That promotion may be pushed into next month.
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#2 OFFLINE   tomcrown1

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:00 PM

Is this the reason that Charlie broke his word. On the chat he seemed to state that one can call in and get the VIP622 for $299 lease as of the date of the chat. A call to dish and the CSR stating it will be 2/1/06; will this news mean that when we call on 2/1/06 we will be told that the actual date is 4/1/06???
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#3 OFFLINE   Cokeswigga

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

I also wonder for how long will this promotion be available

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:07 PM

We currently ran into some technical problems with our 622's



What are technical problems..

Do you mean distribution problems or

problems with the receivers?

#5 OFFLINE   Ken Green

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:26 PM

I also wonder for how long will this promotion be available

until they get the receivers back in stock :lol: :lol:

#6 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:52 PM

Back?

#7 OFFLINE   Jeff McClellan

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:09 PM

Well it looks to me like, Perfection before Mass Production. I think most cant argue with that.:) But as far as I have heard, February 1 is a go.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:13 PM

February 1st is "next month". :D

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:31 PM

I just noticed a website that states they have the 622's in stock and available now. Have not spoken to anyone there but sent an email to them. As a 921 owner I want some assurance they will "not" be another 921. I'd rather wait and have it work than go through the 921 deal again!
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:47 PM

February 1st is "next month". :D

It also happens to be next week.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

I just noticed a website that states they have the 622's in stock and available now. Have not spoken to anyone there but sent an email to them. As a 921 owner I want some assurance they will "not" be another 921. I'd rather wait and have it work than go through the 921 deal again!

The information that has been assembled indicates that the VIP622 is substantially a 942 with an Ethernet port and an MPEG4 capable decoder. This is not a significant change in hardware nor software; especially if the Ethernet isn't yet enabled.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:42 PM

There is a reason why things are called bleeding edge technology. February 1st is real and real close and I wonder why so many are lining up to be first - gluttons for punishment? No ... someone has to be the Joneses that everyone else has to keep up with. :D

I suppose that the best advice would be to wait to find out if there are horror stories or love stories from those who just can't wait to get a ViP-622 in their homes. That doesn't mean that next Tuesday I won't be calling E* to get one. :)

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:47 PM

I called E* to see if I could get on a list for the 622 and they said they'd put me on an email list for notification. They also told me that the $200 rebate for 921 owners would only exist after April 1. If I got it in February then I would never get a rebate. As I understood the CharlieChat, we could get the 622 in February, but have to wait until April to receive the rebate. The guy at E* said, no I would only get the rebate if I got the 622 after April 1. Is this an April Fools joke, or did I get it wrong from the CharlieChat? Don't you get the rebate regardless, and it's just a question of when they're set up to send the the rebates out?

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:52 PM

I called E* to see if I could get on a list for the 622 and they said they'd put me on an email list for notification. They also told me that the $200 rebate for 921 owners would only exist after April 1. If I got it in February then I would never get a rebate. As I understood the CharlieChat, we could get the 622 in February, but have to wait until April to receive the rebate. The guy at E* said, no I would only get the rebate if I got the 622 after April 1. Is this an April Fools joke, or did I get it wrong from the CharlieChat? Don't you get the rebate regardless, and it's just a question of when they're set up to send the the rebates out?

Rewind the Charlie Chat or read the summary posted in the General E* forum and you will find out that Charlie CLEARLY told people to WAIT until April 1st if they wanted the rebate.

They even had a slide entitled "good things come to those who wait" that said WAIT!

DO NOT expect a rebate on deals after April 1st to apply to deals made before April 1st.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:02 PM

Well, I recall that Charlie's partner (can't recall his name at the moment) said something like "so they can save their paperwork and get it after April?" Unfortunately I deleted the CharlieChat so I can't rewind it. Perhaps it's still being broadcast and I can record it again.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:31 PM

After the slide was shown ...
Charlie: "If I'm going to call up in March, I'm going to pay $299. If I wait until April I get it for free and I pay $99 for the install."
Jim: "You save $200 - the total is $99."

WAIT UNTIL APRIL!

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:05 PM

Email from Echostar HQ:

DishNetwork has discovered some Vip622's (several thousand of them) had a defective chip and had to be recalled.

Availability is expected around the end of February

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:24 PM

Real emails from E* HQ of that nature would be confidential, Jim, and I hope that you would not use this forum to breach confidentiality. Thanks.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:29 PM

Too late JL, the bird is out of a cage. :)

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:32 PM

I wish I could tell you just how far out of tune it is singing. :D
Me thinks that someone is ticked at Dish Network and is starting rumors (if you're hearing this from other sources).




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