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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RReyes23, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. RReyes23

    RReyes23 Mentor

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Mexico
    I was looking at getting dish and wanted to purchace my own equipment and wanted to know what receivers are legacy because I wanted to get some used equeptment and was told by dish that I cant activate legacy equipment
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    If the model number has four digits ie: 2800, 3000. ect. They would be legacy equipment. There are also a lot with three digits that have also been discontinued. You best course of action would be to ask seller for receiver number and smart card number, then call Dish with them to verify that they can be activated and that there is no money due Dish associated with them. You would want to do this because 1. if the receiver is a leased receiver, Dish will not active them and will want the receiver sent back to them and 2. if the receiver has money owed to Dish, you would have to pay it first before Dish would active them on an account for you.

    Not sure of your reasons for wanting to buy but leasing is usually the better way to go. If you are concerned about the 2 year contract, you can pay an upfront fee to do away with the lease contract.
  3. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    I have a 612 HD DVR receiver I could sell you for $125. Used about a year. PM me if interested.
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Before you buy ANYTHING from a private party, get the receiver Serial number (beginning with "R") and the Smart Card Serial number (beginning with "S") and have Dish verify that you are not buying leased equipment that cannot be activated regardless.
  5. RReyes23

    RReyes23 Mentor

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Mexico
    thanks for the info i am going to purchace though a retailer anything i should watch out for at all
  6. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    Try to get some info on the retailer before hand from other people.

    Som retailers are excellent.. and then theres others who should never be allowed near a Dish system or your money lol.
  7. RReyes23

    RReyes23 Mentor

    Mar 26, 2011
    New Mexico
    ok the company is called sky view sat they are new here in town has anyone heard of them before and have feedback?
  8. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Why in the world would you want to buy legacy equipment? I can't even figure out why buying new equipment with Dish makes any sense at all.

    The single thing you get if you buy is no 2-year contract. To get out of that you :
    1. Pay for all your equipment, dish, receivers and you pay for the installation.
    2. You get exactly zero warranty, and with the older gear I doubt that Dish would even do an equipment swap.
    3. Legacy equipment is that way for a reason. At best it is well used and in a very late use cycle, at worst it is nearly ready to crap out.

    And all your monthly fees are exactly the same as they would be if you lease new equipment since it really isn't a lease anyway, it is just an equipment fee.

    Since only not having a 2 year contract is a plus for doing it this way, and you are concerned about having that contract, maybe you should consider if pay tv is smart for you.
  9. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    He was asking which receivers were Legacy because Dish told him they would not activate Legacy receivers.

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