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I am looking for a place to buy Q-Boxes for a QAM system. I just moved to an apartment that has a MDU through AT&T Home Entertainment and pipes a Dish Network feed to each unit via QAM. I am currently on contract with Dish from my last residence, and would like to keep using my own Dish receiver with the apartment's QAM satellite feed. Feel free to PM me. Thanks.
 

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dturturro said:
Have you tried Dish Customer Service? If they don't have it they should be able to refer you to an authorized retailer.
I'm having a similar problem. I live in a complex, just bought the sonic view 8000HD I have a Q-Box from dish network, but I cant get my SV box to find it. Is there any software I could download to have the SV box recognise the Q-box? I cant have my own dish ( trees) If I can get my SV 8000 HD to read the QAM signal though the Q-box I will be very happy. I know nothing about this stuff except for the 2 weeks i've been searching the web reading about this stuff. Any help would be extremely helpful
 

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You need a DISH Network receiver that can do QAM or a DISH Network receiver compatible with the Q Box (plus a valid subscription for either DISH receiver) to use the complex's dish system.
 

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James Long said:
You need a DISH Network receiver that can do QAM or a DISH Network receiver compatible with the Q Box (plus a valid subscription for either DISH receiver) to use the complex's dish system.
I have a dish network subscription, I dont want to use there box, I have a sonicview 8000 HD I want to use, but because I receive QAM my SV receiver cant read this. I need to convert QAM to qpsk. Thats what the q-box does. the q-box I have uses a coax wire to connect, therefore my sv cant recognize this. If I can connect the q-box and have sv detect an external module it will recognize. There has to be someway for this to happen. I have the dish net 211K receiver. It also doesnt recognize qam, dn uses a q-box, same theory. I hope i'm explaining correctly...I need either some software to download to sv box or someother connection other than coax for the q-box...yikes, my head hurts...I refuse to believe that there is nothing that can be done
 

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DISH Network only offers a subscription through their receivers.
Anything else would be illegal ... and we can't help with that.
 

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James Long said:
DISH Network only offers a subscription through their receivers.
Anything else would be illegal ... and we can't help with that.
Sorry, but thats not true. Ive spoken to them about this and they said as long as the receiver can read the qam signal I do not have to use there receivers
 

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Then you need to deal DIRECTLY with DISH.
 

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James Long said:
Then you need to deal DIRECTLY with DISH.
Iam dealing directly with dish. Do you think they want to help me work this out so I dont pay there monthly fee for there box? No disrespect , I've contated many many satellite vendors, joined 10 sat web sites ( just like this one) and not many people ever heard of QAM. My point being that if you cant help me just say so, telling me to deal with dish is pretty weak advice. It says you are a moderator which implies you have knowledge dealing with satellite problems such as mine. A week ago I was told Q-boxes dont exsist, now I found one. I truly disagree if you (and your not alone) believe that there is no solution to my problem..Once again...need sonicview 8000hd to detect q-box...I doubt that 2 weeks of research has made me "the expert" of qam or q-boxes...Dont you guys research anything or you just leave it be when you dont know? I guess the latter..take care
 

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Q Boxes are rare ... generally used for commercial installs.

If you are using a NON-DISH receiver to receive DISH signals with the blessing of DISH network you would be the very first person ever that I have seen receive this permission. Which is why I refer you back to DISH ... if they said it would work, it is their responsibility.

We're all users here ... some with more experience than others, all helping each other out based on our own experiences. You have raised an issue and a situation that in five years of membership I've never seen ... a subscriber authorized to use a non-DISH receiver.

Which is why I respectfully ask you to contact DISH directly. Contact numbers are available on the Dish Network website: http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/customer_service/contact_us/index.shtml

Sorry we can't help you any more than that ... we're only human.
 

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If all that is required is a box with a Qam tuner, then the solution should be fairly easy. There are numerous televisions with Qam tuners built in. I have a DVD recorder and a television with a Qam receiver built into each. Both receive the Qam programming that my cable company sends down the line just fine, with no software or hardware modifications. IF you have to modify the box to receive the Dish signal, I doubt very much that it is legal and I doubt very much that Dish would permit it. If it is legal it should be a simple plug and play operation.
 

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Richard King said:
If all that is required is a box with a Qam tuner, then the solution should be fairly easy. There are numerous televisions with Qam tuners built in. I have a DVD recorder and a television with a Qam receiver built into each. Both receive the Qam programming that my cable company sends down the line just fine, with no software or hardware modifications. IF you have to modify the box to receive the Dish signal, I doubt very much that it is legal and I doubt very much that Dish would permit it. If it is legal it should be a simple plug and play operation.
Once again you guys are just not getting it. THIS IS NOT ILLEGAL..I've spoken to dish about it, had a dish tech in my home on 8/16. You keep suggesting illegal illegal illegal...1st off, to think the information you pass on isnt being used for illegal activity, please i'd hate to think your that nieve. What i'm trying to do is not illigal. I Also have a tivo that doesnt recognize qam either. I've contacted tivo, they too never heard of a qam signal. Perhaps thats illegal? please, I understand i'm not as knowledgeable as others about sattelite, my point is if you dont have a solution just say so, dont make abstract comments like contact dn or it's illegal. I have found very useful info regarding this subject on another site like yours , the only difference is the moderator there didnt say it was illegal he actually said it can be done. The question is if the q-box signal once it transfers qam into qpsk will be read by the sv8000. He thinks the signal might be too strong. Another person , with the same problem as me with a different box said he gets signal and quality when he connects but not for long. So there has to be a solution out there somewhere. I also pay dn for there sevice about $110 a month, got the HD package. very nice...I would suggest you contact dn and ask them if you have to use there receivers to get there service, I bet you'll be suprised at the answer. get your game up boy. Theres nothing more dangerous than people who give bad advice. that one is free, and legal as well,...stay up
 

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In other puny earthling news, plenty of people have heard of QAM, just not non-commercial QAM-8PSK converters. Film...at 11.
 

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I would suggest you contact dn and ask them if you have to use there receivers to get there service, I bet you'll be suprised at the answer. get your game up boy.
Why is it proper you to tell others to contact DISH Network when you refuse to accept that as an answer from experienced people at this site?

Theres nothing more dangerous than people who give bad advice. that one is free, and legal as well,...stay up
I agree ... there is nothing more dangerous than someone spreading bad information ... and I FIRMLY believe that you are doing just that.

We have given you the benefit of the doubt that you have either been misinformed or have misunderstood what your DISH Network subscription allows you to do and what receivers are allowed.

Subscription to DISH Network services REQUIRES use of DISH Network receivers. Without DISH receivers you cannot decrypt the channels. (There are a handful of channels that are unscrambled but it is obvious that you are not discussing those.)

As a matter of policy this site does NOT allow discussion of illegal reception of any satellite carrier ... and our years of experience and contact with DISH Network confirm that what you are attempting to do is not permitted.

It is time to bring this thread to a close.
 
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