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Looking for advice on switching to DISH from DirecTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JayVee, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. jc8097654

    jc8097654 New Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Just made the switch from D* to Dish but will have to use OTA to get my local channels in HD. I have already ordered my receiver (722) and have installation on Monday. Told the CSR that I needed the proper equipment to get local channels OTA...

    However, I do NOT see a MT2 module on the order! Do I need to call and request this to get OTA HD Channels? Will the installer have one with him/her?
  2. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Jan 18, 2011
    If you are installed with a 722 receiver it will have a built in OTA connection. If they give you a 722k then you will need to ask the technician. If he is unable to provide it then please PM me after your installation and I will get you set up. Welcome to the DISH Network Family and have a safe and happy New Year!!
  3. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    I'm confused here. when I signed up with dish last March, I chose the 222k because I needed a two tv reciever. It is my only reciever, and I was under the impression that the 722k [ dual reciever with dvr, right?] was extra per month. Now it appears by reading these posts the primary reciever is free. So, I could have dvr service for no extra? I've got the 250 package, but may switch to 200 after the promotional offer expires. What am I missing, and who would pick the 222k over the 722k for the same cost?

  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    The first receiver is free (even if a 922) but DVR service is not. You would be paying extra for DVR service.
  5. satcrazy

    satcrazy Icon

    Mar 15, 2011
    thank you.

    That's what I originally thought.
  6. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Remember that using a DUO receiver means that you lose a tuner in HD for recording.

    If you have more rooms with DIRECTV than you have with DISH why not just remove those extra rooms as well.

    Dish charges more for advanced equipment than DIRECTV does depending on the setup so if you might want to have another HD DVR added at some point you might want to think about that.

    As a general rule if you have more advanced equipment DIRECTV is cheaper and if you have standard equipment or only a couple of rooms where HD doesn't matter DISH will be cheaper.

    Overall it's just going to come down to what you really want. Remember that if you're willing to make programming changes by going to a new company to save money you can usually do so with the company that you're with as well. Most people seem to be willing to make concessions with a new company and not look at what their exisitng company can do.
  7. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    You can record in HD from both satellite tuners even though the TV2 output (not tuner) is always converted to SD.
  8. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Yea and it's the best $6. a month(DVR service fee) I have ever spent.If you have never had DVR service and like to be in control of what's on your HDTV a HDDVR is definitely the way to go!.:D

    Just to give you a example:

    I have Dish Network's VIP722k/w MT2(Dual OTA Tuner Module),I can record 4 programs at the same time(2 OTA +2 Satellite) while watching a prerecorded program.
    With the MT2 Module your OTA channels are listed and available to select and watch in your TV2 guide with your second TV with the 722k in Duo Mode.
    I highly recommend Dish Network's VIP722k/wMT2 Module!.:D
  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Correct I left it too general sorry.

    If you are using both rooms when you need to record two shows you give up a HD tuner, unless it's from a local channel and you're using OTA.

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