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Does anyone know what the maximum number of receivers that Dish Network will allow on a single residential account? Someone told me 6, but that doesn't make sense. Because the most you could have would be four without having another Dish 500 with Quad LNB, or SW64, etc. Any thoughts?
 

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The most you can have off a quad LNB 500 with standard equipment (SW44/64) is 4. There's nothing stopping you from buying an additional dish or using fancy splitters/load isolators to parallel SW44/64's (don't know much about this route, though).

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What I was trying to say is that the four receiver limit can be overcome with hardware solutions, but the DISH Network limit of 6 in their system can't be.
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Dish computers can only handle 6 receivers on an account. If you want more then 6, you will have to subscribe to a new account. As far as physical receivers on a dish, I think I heard it was unlimited if you connect it correctly. I could be wrong.
 

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I believe that with 2 series of 3 DP34s cascaded off of both pairs of outputs from a DP QUAD you can have a total of 24 rcvrs connected to one D500.

That's great for a MDU like a condo or apmt bldg. But a subscriber is limited to 6 on one acct.
 
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Yep... 24 TV's can be run off 1 Dish 500 with a DishPro LNB and 34 switches... but Dish will only let you have 6 receivers just because their billing system wasn't made to handle more than 6 receivers on 1 account? That's their problem not yours! I hope they only charge the $5 receiver fee per month on that 2nd account!
 

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You can have six receivers on one account. If you need more than that then you have to set up a second account and you will be billed the monthly charges again. For example, if you currently spend $41.00 per month it would double to $82.00 per month.
 

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Originally posted by rowdymon
Why the hell would anyone needs more than 6 (or even 6) receivers in their home? And if you were in a condo or something, then you'd have some kind of business account.
Here's an example of why:
one in each bedroom (3)
one in living room
one in RV
one for PC
four in home theater (2 HD & 2 PVR)
TOTAL of 10
 
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