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I am planning on switching from Cable to Dish network.

My setup:
I have coax run throughout the house. All connections are home run runs back to a central point. House is two years old. I have one coax connection run to each TV outlet in the house.

What I want:
I have two HD TVs that I want a HD DVR on. I have two standard def. TVs that I just need a standard box on. These can share the same box.

What should I ask for when I sign up for new service? I am thinking I probably want the 722 DVR. Does it matter which standard box I get? and what about the dish? Do I want a 1000.4 dish? Will I need to run any additional wires up the walls (ie will the HD boxes need two coax runs?) My box will probably face west as I have a much better shot going west I am thinking.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to make sure it is installed corrrectly. I also have a friend of hte family who is an independant installer of dish. Could I recommend that he do the install and how would this payment be handled?

Help...

Thanks in advance for all replies.
 

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lisacor said:
I am planning on switching from Cable to Dish network.

My setup:
I have coax run throughout the house. All connections are home run runs back to a central point. House is two years old. I have one coax connection run to each TV outlet in the house.

What I want:
I have two HD TVs that I want a HD DVR on. I have two standard def. TVs that I just need a standard box on. These can share the same box.

What should I ask for when I sign up for new service? I am thinking I probably want the 722 DVR. Does it matter which standard box I get? and what about the dish? Do I want a 1000.4 dish? Will I need to run any additional wires up the walls (ie will the HD boxes need two coax runs?) My box will probably face west as I have a much better shot going west I am thinking.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to make sure it is installed corrrectly. I also have a friend of hte family who is an independant installer of dish. Could I recommend that he do the install and how would this payment be handled?

Help...

Thanks in advance for all replies.
2 HD DVR, 2 Basic. You'll probably get 2 Vip722. As for the wiring it should be good. A 1000.4 would be nice :) .
 

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The 722 can run one HDTV and one SDTV. So, if you had 2 722's you could run all four of your TV's indepedently. If you hooked them both up to phone lines or to the internet, you would bypass the $5 extra receiver charge on the two SD receivers. You would only have to pay for one extra receiver on one of the 722's, this would be the cheapest way to go and you would get to watch different channels on all 4 TV's.
 

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Also, you only need one coax run to each room, you are good to go on that front.
 

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2 HD DVR, 2 Basic. You'll probably get 2 Vip722. As for the wiring it should be good. A 1000.4 would be nice :) .
What would the 1000.4 buy me over the other dishes? I was hoping for one HD DVR seperate from the other standard recivers as those are the kids. :)
 

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lisacor said:
What would the 1000.4 buy me over the other dishes?
That depends entirely on where your local HD channels will eventually come from.

You do understand that neither DISH Network nor DIRECTV offers HD locals via satellite in your area, don' t you?

If your HD locals end up coming from one set of satellites known as the "Eastern Arc", this would be the required dish.
 

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That depends entirely on where your local HD channels will eventually come from.

You do understand that neither DISH Network nor DIRECTV offers HD locals via satellite in your area, don' t you?

If your HD locals end up coming from one set of satellites known as the "Eastern Arc", this would be the required dish.
I am located in the zip code 45380. I get my local channels from Dayton. How would I know where my local channels will come from for HD? With the install I want to get the right dish to allow me to get my Dayton local channels in HD.
 

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Sounds like Dayton will be a Dish 1000.2 zone (110W, 119W, 129W).
 

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harsh said:
Sounds like Dayton will be a Dish 1000.2 zone (110W, 119W, 129W).
So it sounds like I am limited to a 1000.2 I just wanted to make sure I got the right dish and with the new eastern arc dish I thought with a new install I should go with the newest, greatest dish. I am hearing this is not the case for my location.
 

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lisacor said:
So it sounds like I am limited to a 1000.2 I just wanted to make sure I got the right dish and with the new eastern arc dish I thought with a new install I should go with the newest, greatest dish. I am hearing this is not the case for my location.
You don't have to choose or buy the dish. That is DISH Network's problem.

The Dish 1000.2 is probably their "mostest" dish anyway as it will drive three receivers. I haven't been able to find what kind of switch is in the 1000.4.
 

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Eastern Arc at the moment is mostly hype, equipment is in short supply only 2 of the satellite positions have broadcasting. Six months from now it will probably be different, DISH just has a problem with press releases before product is ready, drives up stock values.
 

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I do not believe dish will let you have 2 vip722 recievers. I have been installing for quite a while now and have yet to see 2 dvrs on a new connect, unless one of them is purchased outright, and forget about getting 4 recievers total.
 

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I do not believe dish will let you have 2 vip722 recievers. I have been installing for quite a while now and have yet to see 2 dvrs on a new connect, unless one of them is purchased outright, and forget about getting 4 recievers total.
Well, maybe a 722 and a 622? How would dish handle a new install like this?
 

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I do not believe dish will let you have 2 vip722 recievers. I have been installing for quite a while now and have yet to see 2 dvrs on a new connect, unless one of them is purchased outright, and forget about getting 4 recievers total.
I think it was the last Charlie Chat where Charlie said that you can now get two HD DVRs. I just tried DishBuilder and it let me set up three HD DVRs: one free and the other two were $99 each.
 
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