Major-V - if you have sideslot locals available and Dish comes out to install a second dish for you to receive them, then you become the owner of everything they install - dish, cables and switch(es). You are not borrowing the equipment from them - it's yours.Originally posted by Major-V
Anyway, thanks to every one for posting their opinion. I still do not know for sure if I "own" the 2nd Satellite or if it's just mine to "borrow".
That's correct, and Dish is implementing this on several levels.Originally posted by TNGTony
Notice the words "AS IMPLEMENTED". This means that the fact that Dish requires a second Dish isn't the problem. It's the way they went about it. Dish has changed many things about their approach:
1) They either already have or are still in the process of loading software to EVERY receiver that alerts customers to channels they could be receiving if they call Dish to get a free second (or eliptical) dish (philly).
2) The either sent or will send a notice to every locals subscriber without a second dish a notice that more local chanels are available on a second dish and that Dish will install one free of charge for them.
3) Dish no longer has an expiration date on the free dish offer. Originally Dish had a "limited time offer" for the second dish. This went away in a very big hurry.