DISH 500 to 301

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Jim148, May 23, 2010.

  1. Jim148

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    The in-laws have a DISH 500 that is giving them problems. Can I just give them my old DISH 301 and swap it out or won't it be that simple?
     
  2. BobaBird

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    I would expect a different receiver to have the same problem with that dish. What are the symptoms?
     
  3. BattleZone

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    A Dish 500 is a satellite antenna:

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    A Dish Network DP301 is a satellite receiver:

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    So, what's the question again?
     
  4. scooper

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    I'd really want to know more about "what kind of problems" they are having before making any recommendations.

    But in general - it is not as easy as just transfering a receiver from one account to another.
     
  5. Jim148

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    I called her again, but she cannot tell me what receiver she has. I think it is an MPEG-2 receiver. Apparently they are getting some channels, but not others. If I understand it correctly they are getting channels from one satellite, but not another satellite.
     
  6. scooper

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    In that case - the answer is to get a service call to check her dish pointing. She might find it cheaper to start taking the DHPP, then ask about her problems.

    Edit -
    If you can get her to tell you what package she is taking , what channels she is receiving and not recieving - we could narrow it down. But really - it sounds like her dish needs repointing - it can happen if they have had some weather recently.
     
  7. scooper

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    Any follow up ?
     

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