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Dish 1000 post-installation Questions


This past Friday I had Dish upgrade me for HD. This is the first time I’ve let Dish touch anything – all the previous installs/upgrades I had done myself. Actually it went quite smooth (started w/the installer actually showing up 2 hours -early-), I was disappointed in the decrease of the signal strength (I had previously peaked almost all transponders at over 110 and several pegged at 125 – I very, very rarely had rain fade, unlike my neighbors) but was aware that it would happen.

Two issues came up that I am now questioning.

1) I previously had 2 dishes; the Dish 500 110/119 and one at 61.5 from back when about ½ of my Chicago locals were there. They went through legacy 21 switches with each receiver (a 510 and a 301) getting one RG-6 run of cable. I was under the impression that when the Dish 1000 was installed all that would also need to be changed would be a single DP Plus 44 switch in place of my two 21 switches; all cable runs would remain the same. The installer made a huge deal of all the extra work and cabling required in addition to the switch, and talked me out of the need for the 61.5 (AT60 and HD pack for now). Was I correct that my install only require a DP Plus 44 switch? Would extra cables need to have been run? Am I missing anything by not having the 61.5 (I know it’s mainly used for international stations – but is there anything else?)
2) When I ordered the upgrade I specifically asked if I had to trade in my existing 510 receiver (I had paid for it in a previous upgrade – it’s not a lease) and was told no; suddenly yesterday UPS drops an empty receiver box off with nothing inside except a return label. Are they expecting me to return my “owned” 501 receiver? Do I have to return it? If so, is it possible to return another older receiver instead of my 510?


Thanks for the info.
 

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dakn2 said:
I was disappointed in the decrease of the signal strength (I had previously peaked almost all transponders at over 110 and several pegged at 125 - I very, very rarely had rain fade, unlike my neighbors) but was aware that it would happen.
When comparing signal quality, are you using the same receiver? The new receivers are on a scale of 0-100.
Was I correct that my install only require a DP Plus 44 switch?
You may not need a DPP44. The Dish1000 can drive two receivers without an external switch. If you're keeping at least two SD receivers, you'll need the DPP44.
2) When I ordered the upgrade I specifically asked if I had to trade in my existing 510 receiver (I had paid for it in a previous upgrade - it's not a lease) and was told no; suddenly yesterday UPS drops an empty receiver box off with nothing inside except a return label. Are they expecting me to return my "owned" 501 receiver? Do I have to return it? If so, is it possible to return another older receiver instead of my 510?
If you return one of your existing receivers, they'll give you a $25 credit. There are few takers.
 

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You will loose the following channels by not having 61.5 or 148:

The Pentagon Channel PNTGN 9405
Classic Arts Showcase ARTS 9406
Good Samaritan Network GSN 9416
Panhandle Area Ed. Consortium PAEC 9418

You should keep all of the HD channels that were on 61.5 because they are duplicated on 129. The one exception is the Dish HD Demo Channel.

Hope this helps,
Jeff
 

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dakn2 said:
2) When I ordered the upgrade I specifically asked if I had to trade in my existing 510 receiver (I had paid for it in a previous upgrade - it's not a lease) and was told no; suddenly yesterday UPS drops an empty receiver box off with nothing inside except a return label. Are they expecting me to return my "owned" 501 receiver? Do I have to return it? If so, is it possible to return another older receiver instead of my 510?
When they did my install, I was also upgrading from an owned 510 to the 622. They said they would credit my account $10 if I returned the 510 and said they would send a return box. The return box never came (even after 2 phone calls) which prompted me to look on e-bay to see what they were selling it for. I sold it on e-bay (it had no balances on it and I copied any left over dvr'd recordings via dvd recorder) for $145.

-$199 paid for 622
+$100 credit for HD first-timer
+$145 510 sold on ebay
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+$46 Profit for moving up to HD!!!:D
 
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