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? about old receivers

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by clyde sauls, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. clyde sauls

    clyde sauls Legend

    Nov 16, 2007
    Next week at church we are having a yard sale. I have several old dish and directv receivers. I have the following dishplayer 7100,4000, and a 1000. Also have a few directv receivers all standard def. Are these receivers even worth selling . I called dish and tech more or less said just junk them.Since they are moving over the mpeg 4. I am assuming directv which will converting customers to mpeg4 from mpeg2 also. Just a thought if I installed the dishplayer and added to my acct. I would like to have another hd receiver for my hdtv upstairs. Would dish give me anything for the dishplayer toward upgrading to another hddvr?
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    7100 is TRASH unless you upgraded the hard drive it is tiny, has a remote control that only works with 7100 & 7200. Model 1000 has no buttons on receiver can only be turned on and off with a remote control that was a dedicated remote control, almost no memory for guide info TRASH. Model 4000's only redeming feature is a UHF remote. Memory limits guide to about an hour, remote would operate TV and was well designed as attested to by the age and fact many are still working. Yes this can be sold but not worth much for features besides the fact it probably still works.

    If your Directv is as old as your DISH just toss them.
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    I'm not sure that any of those receivers can even be activated anymore. The 1000 and 7100 are no longer supported by the new encryption system at all.

    The only place for those boxes is an eWaste recycler.
  4. dorfd1

    dorfd1 Icon

    Jul 15, 2008
    maybe there is a person whoe collects old satalite receivers/
  5. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    For what? Planters or doorstops?
  6. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    Get Letterman to throw them from the rooftops.
  7. jscudder

    jscudder Legend

    Jan 17, 2006
    Two of my old receivers, a 4900 and 301, went to neighbors. Neither of these folks subscribed to cable or dish and were going to loose all their stations...they got nothing with a DTV converter box. One neighbor signed up for the "Locals Only" from Dish for $9.99 the other got the "Welcome Pack plus Locals" for $14.99. Both of these Dish packages require the subscriber own their receiver. Neither of these packages require MPEG4.

    A great way to recycle an old receiver.

  8. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    4900 and 301 are newer than the receivers the OP has. I'm willing to bet the 4700/4900 is the oldest model still supported.

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