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Was able to order 622


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#21 OFFLINE   Joe Bernardi

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:36 AM

Ordered 622 at 11:30 AM after 10 minute hold. Installation scheduled for Feb 21.

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#22 OFFLINE   garcher

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:42 AM

I called at 8am PST -- was on hold for just over 15 mins as the recording said. I ordered a 622 to replace my 301 -- I'm keeping the 501 for the older TV (non-HD) and I'll use the dual tuner component of the 622 for the 3rd TV.

Installation date is MARCH 7th!!! AND the installer is bringing all the equipment. No price surprises here, though they frist wanted to charge me a credit card fee of $5.00 then decided to waive it as it was a special promotion, yet they wouldn't let me put the $299 onto my bill :-)

If I return the 301 to them within 45 days of the install of the 622 I'll get a $25 credit back -- they will send me all the shipping materials + pre-paid return lables.

No other surprises here, I have to pay an additional DVR fee of $5.95 as I'll have two DVRs now, but everthing else is as I've read in these forums.

Ohh well, at least I can get the local NBC (channel 11.1 here in SJ) OTA in HD with simple rabbit ears -- my wife will get to watch Olympics in HD, but no superbowl in HD for me :-(

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#23 OFFLINE   Boomer27

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:37 AM

Called through to HD tech support this morning took about 1 minute. Tech seems to be cluefull. I told her I wanted to purchase the 622 which wasn’t a problem ($768). However it would have to be installed by a tech (totally dumb since when they see my set up they won’t touch it), I didn’t have a choice. Scheduled for February 23 8-12. The only problem is I pay annually so they needed to convert some of the packages I get to monthly (HD and Sport).

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:03 PM

Spent 15 minutes on hold but was able to order 622 for $299. Upgrading from 6000 so April rebate wouldn't apply. Installation scheduled for Feb. 9 -- we'll see if they show up.

I don't have to return the 6000, just deactivate it. I asked for Dish 1000 because my legacy twin 500 will need switches and LNBs. CSR would only say I'd get new switches. My 61.5 dish only feeds one receiver now and I want it to feed my 301 as well. We have local sides on 61.5 and mirrored on 129 so they should do that for me if they don't give me Dish 1000.

Can't do anything about new HD channels and our Chicago HD locals until the 622 has been installed. Then I have to call back and order them.

I'm happy just so long as I get my ABC O&O feed of the Super Bowl on Sunday in MPEG2.


Fellow 6000 owner here with some questions:

So, with that upgrade from a 6000 for $299--do you have to lease instead of own it? If so, what's the lease fee? Did you own or lease your 6000?

Also, regarding the April rebate--what kind of benefit, if any, is there of buying in April instead of now if you're upgrading from a 6000?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:18 PM

I had to wait on hold for 10 minutes and it took the CSR awhile to put the order in, but I was finally able to order a 622. Unfortunately, the earliest an install is available in my area is March 4th.:(

The CSR said that the 622 would arrive in 7-10 business days. Hopefully I can install it myself so I don't have to wait to recieve the new channels.
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#26 OFFLINE   Antknee

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:26 PM

So are the people who are ordering the 622 now new subscribers? It seems alot of people are disregarding the $200 rebate date. True?

#27 OFFLINE   Ron Barry

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:27 PM

Well in the case you don't have a 921 or 942, ordering now makes sense.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:42 PM

Ordered this afternoon and our install date is 2/22 in central Texas...

My wife spent a fair amount of time on the phone talking to four different people, but that may have been the blind leading the blind. :)

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:51 PM

Fellow 6000 owner here with some questions:

So, with that upgrade from a 6000 for $299--do you have to lease instead of own it? If so, what's the lease fee? Did you own or lease your 6000?

Also, regarding the April rebate--what kind of benefit, if any, is there of buying in April instead of now if you're upgrading from a 6000?

Thanks in advance!


I own the 6000. Paid around $450 five years ago. Will lease 622. If I've been given correct info, $5 additional receiver fee for my 301 will stop because you get one "free" receiver, so that will offset the lease fee. With the rapid changes in receivers at this point I'd rather not invest $650 or more to own a 622.

April rebate only applies if you have a 921 or 942. $299 is the best deal you're going to get on a 622 if you have a 6000.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:53 PM

I own the 6000. Paid around $450 five years ago. Will lease 622. If I've been given correct info, $5 additional receiver fee for my 301 will stop because you get one "free" receiver, so that will offset the lease fee. With the rapid changes in receivers at this point I'd rather not invest $650 or more to own a 622.

April rebate only applies if you have a 921 or 942. $299 is the best deal you're going to get on a 622 if you have a 6000.



Thanks for the info Bill.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:48 PM

I ordered today and I'm a new subscriber. The install isn't until 2/15, but they already charged my credit card. Is this normal?

I'm not trying to be racist here, but I've called Dish 4 times and have yet to talk to anyone that understands and speaks english fluently.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:12 PM

I played CSR roulette today and got shut out this morning. I was told I could only get a 942 for the $299 lease deal. The Rep told me I had to call a retailer and BUY a 622. Got busy and didn't call back until after 1:00 PST. Went thru the tech support side and got a helpful woman that answered all my questions and signed me up. She even told me that if I waited until April, I'd qualify for the $200 rebate and keep my 942 (which I own). So far so good, until the install date was scheduled - first available in my area is MARCH 20TH! So, I cancelled the order. If I have to wait until then, I'll wait until April 1st since I'll be on a cruise on the suggested install date.

Oh well.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:09 PM

I called around 5:30pm EST and was told no 622's were available. Called again around 7:00pm and was told 622's were available for purchase, but not lease. No info on when the lease option could happen.

Should I try again?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:14 PM

I called in at 4:30am mst this morning and waited about 20 minutes on hold-no biggie, I just napped listening to the elevator music until someone came on. Took about 25 minutes to go through the order and the CSR definately had documentation in front of her since she read most of it to me. She was very helpful and thanked me for being patient (me patient? If I was I would have waited until April 1 to get the rebate. :lol: ) She told me I was the first one who ordered the 622 from her. Don't know if that's good or bad. My installation is scheduled for next saturday the 11th 8-12. I was told the local retailer would be bringing the equipment to my house.

Anyone have any tips on asking the installer to run another line for me (preferrably without charging me extra but I am prepared to pay). I have a 921 that I want to hook up-I don't want it to become an expensive book end just yet. :D

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:15 PM

:welcome_s iwant622

Lots of stuff going on.. Lots of confusion. Lots of calls.... I would try again.
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#36 OFFLINE   patrickpiteo

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:17 PM

I ordered today and I'm a new subscriber. The install isn't until 2/15, but they already charged my credit card. Is this normal?

I'm not trying to be racist here, but I've called Dish 4 times and have yet to talk to anyone that understands and speaks english fluently.

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#37 OFFLINE   pajer

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:48 PM

well ordered my 622 this morning and had a install date of Feb 6th, just got the dreaded phone call from dish saying they will have to push the install date back to feb. 25th.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:51 PM

well ordered my 622 this morning and had a install date of Feb 6th, just got the dreaded phone call from dish saying they will have to push the install date back to feb. 25th.


well...that really stinks pajer :(

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:29 PM

I wouldn't be suprised if mine got pushed back either. The CSR originally said mid march. When I complained, she said Feb. 15th.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:41 PM

While I hope it doesn't happen, I suspect as install dates come and go, we'll hear some more stories about delayed installs... time will tell (always does)....
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