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Quick Poll: Lease or Own 622

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by drillhead, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. drillhead

    drillhead Cool Member

    Mar 24, 2007
    I keep going back and forth....need help (I know the cost issues). I also might be getting transfered by employer. Is relocation of leased unit an issue?
  2. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    I don't see a poll to vote in so I guess you are just looking for comments. Lots of people used to purchase their receivers when they were not that expensive. Now days. as they get more complex, they are getting very expensive to buy every few years. And, since new models seem to come along every two to three years, it does not make a lot of sense to me to purchase.

    As long as Dish Network is available where ever you get transfered, you should be able to just inform Dish of the new location and take the leased receiver with you. Dish even offers a Dish Mover service to install a new dish at your new location.

    Some people have purchased a second 622 because they could not get Dish to lease them two units so they wind up with a mix. However I know some people were successful in leasing two 622s from Dish.
  3. TomH

    TomH Legend

    Jun 11, 2005
    I started to lease because I figure I'll probably upgrade again anyway before the cost benefit of buying pays off.
  4. Amon37

    Amon37 AllStar

    Mar 5, 2007
    Lease here.
  5. EagleCreek

    EagleCreek New Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    I recently purchased a replacement DVR, but if I had it to do over again I'd probably lease. The limited life of units and technical changes from older models to new models makes leasing a better deal for me than it used to.
  6. drillhead

    drillhead Cool Member

    Mar 24, 2007

    thanks alot...i was leaning that way anyhow!
  7. rice0209

    rice0209 Legend

    Oct 11, 2005
    After my 921 experience, i will never lease from Dish again. I paid over $600 for a piece of junk that never worked properly (some paid $1000!) and was swapped out 3 times. I am still upset over how dish handled that whole situation.

    I currently have two leased 622's and am much happier knowing that I don't have major amounts of money invested in these units. With that said, these units are not nearly as problematic, but if a new model came out, i wouldn't even entertain the thought of putting down $500 or more for it. Even with the upfront payments and monthly fee, you should not eclipse the purchase price.

    Not to mention, these receivers become virtually useless after dish changes technology, so its not like they will work for ever if you own.
  8. Kricket

    Kricket Legend

    Nov 18, 2005
  9. TechniKal

    TechniKal Mentor

    Nov 4, 2003
    What are the economic benefits of buying?

    Lease = no equipment costs

    Buy = ~$400

    I guess if you have multiple receivers, then buying eliminates the $6/mth lease fee. It'd take quite a few months to make up the $400 upfront cost through a $6 a month savings, though.

    Personally, I see the 622 as nothing more than a device I need to get Dish programming. It has no value without the programming. If Dish is willing to lease me the device for free, I'm going to have a hard time justifying paying to own it.
  10. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 11, 2003
    Own all of my receivers.

    1st account for my family - 2 622 dvrs.
    2nd account for my parents- 1 622 dvr.
    3rd account for my aunt - 1 501 dvr.

    Don't like leasing anything as it keeps you dancing to their set of rules and requirements like you have to take the hd pack for 20.00 if you lease. I don't have to pay for the hd pack on my parents account , since they don't care about it.

    More options with owning than leasing. I could even sell it on e-bay if I wanted to or trade them in for a newer receivers at Dishdepot.com for trade in value.
  11. oljim

    oljim Godfather

    Aug 6, 2002
    I own all my receivers 1 721 1 921 and 2 622s, same for all my dishes.
  12. msalvail

    msalvail Legend

    Sep 19, 2003
    Prior to upgrading to HD, we owned all of our DISH receivers and have for the almost 9 years we have been with DISH. But when DISH was willing to lease us 2 622s to keep us from jumping to Directv, we took them up on the offer. It's minimal cost upfront and seemed the best choice for us, at least.
  13. sthor

    sthor Legend

    Oct 1, 2006
    I lease. Why buy something that will be obsolete in 3-4 years?
  14. Cocoatreat

    Cocoatreat AllStar

    May 16, 2006
    i lease my 622.........& own a 501 & a 510
    i would prefer to own...but i just didnt feel like paying $500 for the 622 and then another $95 to the dish setup for hd .. i was happy with the 500s......and i truly hate paying lease fees......usually if there is a problem with your receiver, you should know within the 1st year......i only had to replace my 510 once.....& it was smooth sailing
  15. rkklinke

    rkklinke Cool Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I own two 622's one I paid over 700 for and one I got for about 450. I also own three 522's even though I only use one of those currently. I still have a leased 811 but when I move in six weeks I will give that back for another 622. I also have my orig. three 301's. I will probably use the three 622's and one 522 in the new house. The 522 will be for mine and my dad's slingbox's. Because I have the america's everything package I don't have to pay for every DVR just the additional receivers.
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