My assumption is you will never have 5 "different" people watching 5 different TV's at the same time. For example, I use a distribution amp and distribute a single receiver's output to TV's in the kitchen, bedroom and sewing room, those are the rooms my wife will be watching TV from most of the time. I bought some extra UHF remotes from DISH and programmed them for each different TV and location.devioustrap said:I placed an order a couple of days ago for 5 TVs, with the HD-Gold package, with the installation scheduled for today. The CSR told me that the 5 receivers are free, but I'd have to install the last 1 myself as they charge for an install that requires more than 4 TVs. That was fine with me so I agreed.
Fast forward to today: The installer shows up with 3 recievers (2 reg, 1 hd-dvr) and a work order for 4 TVs. We determine that it's incorrect and he calls up dish. They tell him that the maximum amount of leased receivers is 4 total tuners.
Effectively, that means they'll allow a maxium of 4 TVs on a residential account. Is that correct? I find it absurd that I have to buy a receiver or get a commerical account, if I want to have 5 TVs in one house.
Do the same for a 622 and I can watch from 6 different locations but only need 3 receiver outputs, 2 from the 622 and 1 from the 508, 2 receivers total....
If you have such a large family or boarding house where you need 5 independent receivers to dedicated TV's then I would split my house into 2 mailing addresses so you could get up to 8 receivers, just on two different accounts/addresses.