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I called to activate an old 311 receiver that I bought from a satellite dealer a few years ago-no balance, receiver and card are CLEAN. They said that, with my setup, they can NOT activate it-I have a 522 dvr and 722 dvr with the HD type dish. Something about no longer are the MPEG-2 receivers being any good. They also said they are getting rid of the 522 dvrs. I guess the 311 receivers are paperweights now.
 

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Don't think so - I'm still using one (311 receiver). I'd say we don't have the whole story.

Is that "522" really a 622 ? (being an HD DVR ?) If so, that's the reason you can't add an SD receiver - once your account is flagged as HD - that's it.

However - I'm somewhat surprised about that old 301 being activated. I guess you'll be getting an upgrade to a 311 sometime.
 

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Don't think so - I'm still using one (311 receiver). I'd say we don't have the whole story.

Is that "522" really a 622 ? (being an HD DVR ?) If so, that's the reason you can't add an SD receiver - once your account is flagged as HD - that's it.

However - I'm somewhat surprised about that old 301 being activated. I guess you'll be getting an upgrade to a 311 sometime.
My active receivers are 522 DuoDVR (LEASED) and a VIP722 HD DuoDVR (OWNED). My 311 receiver is also OWNED. The Dish is a TurboHD.
 

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Tiny said:
why would a 301 get a upgrade to 311 both r mpeg2 lots of rv people use 301 and 311 dont think they will scrap mpeg2 for awhile.
Well they sure would NOT activate my 311, even though I still have a 522 DVR (which is a SD DVR) on my account. I was on the phone with 2 Dish people yesterday for over an hour trying to activate it, but they say it is NOT compatible with my system
 

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sliderbob said:
I chatted with someone online. Apparently with my satellite dish, I am no longer able to add mpeg-2 receivers. My account is tagged for Mpeg-4 HD only. Bummer!
There's really no problem you can get a 211k and activate it,I did.In fact I activated 2-211ks.:)

Look on the bright side when DISH goes MPEG-4 only on the Western Arc you will be already set up.;)
 

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Interesting. If he's in Utah, he's not on eastern arc right? So on western arc, clearly the 522 can work, an so can the 311. odd.

To ultimatly answer the qestion: NO 311's are not paperwieghts, they CAN be activated, if your on western arc satelites AND your account hasn't already been flagged as an "HD only" account.
 
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He can still be an EA installation in Utah. We have EA installations here in Denver. It depends upon LOS. Thanks.

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Interesting. If he's in Utah, he's not on eastern arc right? So on western arc, clearly the 522 can work, an so can the 311. odd.

To ultimatly answer the qestion: NO 311's are not paperwieghts, they CAN be activated, if your on western arc satelites AND your account hasn't already been flagged as an "HD only" account.
 
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Well they sure would NOT activate my 311, even though I still have a 522 DVR (which is a SD DVR) on my account. I was on the phone with 2 Dish people yesterday for over an hour trying to activate it, but they say it is NOT compatible with my system
 

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scooper said:
Andthe word he gets when he calls Dish is that they will not activate his "owned" 311. I would want him to check the R00 / S00 numbers before calling that "OK".
Well, I already SOLD my receiver since Dish would NOT activate it and the Receiver and Card numbers were VERIFIED and CLEAR by Dish.
 
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