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    Dish 6.3 Remote batteries don't last

    I have three 6.3 Dish remotes. I programm the "SAT" for my 722 and the "AUX" for my Bell 5100. Think this is the only remote that will allow you to program the "AUX" key for another receiver. I am constantly have to replace batteries usually less than a month. I have several other Dish remotes...
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    Express vu 6000 And 6100 what is difference?

    I just bought a 6100. Am I correct that this is a Dish Network 411? If so which Dish model would be the same as a 6000? What are the diffewrences between the two recievers? Is there a feature comparison chart? Thanks for any help. Murray
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    Bell change no sales only rentals?

    I have tried to purchase a 5900 through both Kusat And CaAm with out any luck. Kusat sent me the following email: Hi Murray; An I apologize for not getting this out to you as previously promised but Bell has made a 180deg turn and made it even more clear last week that we can not sell...
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    Need new ExpressVu 5900

    My 5100 is slowly passing away. I spent 3 hours with the tech's at Bell. It sounds like the hard drive is going. I can watch live tv but if I try to record it locks up. It also locks up sometimes when I am watching in a recorded program. Bell offered a a exchange for a reconditioned 5800 $150.00...
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    Expressvu PVR's monthly charge

    In the USA, Dish older PVR's (DVR"S) 501, 508 & 721's do not have a monthly fee. Newer models like the 510, 522 etc have a $5.00 per receiver monthly charge. The monthly charge is waived if you subscribe to the 120 or higher package. Does Expressvu charge a monthly fee for any of their...
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    Swap Dish 721 for 5220, 5800, 5900 Expressvu

    Anyone interested in a swap? I have a Dish 721 to trade for for a Expressvu 5200, 5800 or 5900. I removed the 721 from my account. No outstanding charges. I will email the receiver & smartcard numbers. I want to add the Expressvu receiver to my account so the receiver must be free of all...
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    Activating a Bell Expressvu new smartcard in USA

    As you may have read I have a cottage in Prince Edward Island Canada. I was there a couple of weeks ago & purchased a 3100 system. I also owned a 5100 PVR receiver. I called & activated both receivers. The older 5100 needed a new smartcard as much of the programming was blocked out. I brought...
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    New D* Satellites for Local HD

    It is my understanding that D* is launching several new satellites so D* can offer local HD stations. I have a few questions: 1) How many satellites (and how much do they cost) to service the entire US with local HD? 2) Why bother with all the individual locals, why not just a "national"...
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    Where can I buy Expressvu on Prince Edward Island?

    I own a cottage on PEI. I would like to get Bell Expressvu installed. I have a 5100 Bell receiver that needs the new smartcard. It works fine as I have it hooked to a Dish but it only receives the preview stations plus the Canadian "Biography Channel". I figured I would buy a cheap system in PEI...
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    522 remotes for sale Blue & Green

    I bought these to use with a 721. The Green #1 RF remote works ok but the Blue #2 UHF remote will only work on a 522 ( it does not work with a 501.508,510 or 721[). I had read that the #2 remote sent out a much stronger signal. I did not know that E* changed the UHF remote frequency with this...
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    522 Remote 2 UHF does not work other receivers

    I just found out the hard way that the new 522 #2 UHF remote will not work with the 501,508,510 or 721. I had a TV in a very far bedroom that I connected to a 721 through the RF input. The remote had to be held a a certain angle to get channels and menus to work. I had read the new 522 used a...
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    921 Guide same as 721?

    I was not interested in a 921 as I don't have a HD TV but now with it's lower price I am thinking of replacing a 721 with a 921. I have a few questions. 1) Is the guide the same or different than the 721 guide? 2) If the guide is different, is it better, in what way? 3) Can it be used as a...
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    Dish Network in Prince Edward Island Canada

    I have a Bell Express Vu receiver that I use in Connecticut. I recently purchased a cottage on the north shore of Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada. I have a Bell Express Vu system (VUE) and Dish Network receivers. When I went to PEI in July I took one of each of my receivers and a Dish 500. I...
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    New Customer used 508 no DVR fee?

    I have a friend of mine that is interested in a Dish Network System. If she orders a 510/301 system she would have to pay the $4.99 DVR fee since she only wants Top 100 with out any premiums. I am suggesting that she just get a 301. I have an extra 508 I could activate on her account. Since...
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    Has anyone ever seem Voom working at Sears?

    I have been to two local Sears stores several times. Neither store has a Voom live one was showig a DVD demo. When I asked the Sales Associate if they had sold any systems e said no. Has anyone seen Voom on a DDTV in a Sears store?
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    Letter from E* concerning 5 receivers

    I have five E* receivers. Today I received a letter from E* that states all my receivers must be hooked up to my phone line. They also state that if I don't have phone lines I could use a wireless jack. All my receivers are DVR's. Two 721's, two 508's and a 501. It was my understanding that...
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    Can you see HD channels on a SD TV

    If I had a dish at 61.5 or 121 and subscribed to the HD package, would I be able to see the HD channels with a standard receiver such as a 508 or 721 on a standard definition TV? I have seen HD demo channels at Sears and it seems like they were on SD TV's as well as the HD TV's. Thanks...
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    Programming on Bell Expressvu Satellites

    Is there a listing of which channels are on the two satellites? I have a Dish 300 pointed at 82 degrees. Would I gain any channels if I put a Dish 500 at 82 and 91 or this just for HD programming? Thanks Murray