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    Can I still activate a 512

    No problem there, it was a replacement for a 501 that quit after a long life. So I know for a fact its mine.
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    Can I still activate a 512

    Thanks for the info, folks. I will make note of the eastern arc restriction when somebody inquires about it, to make sure they will be good to go.
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    Can I still activate a 512

    I have a 512 receiver that was taken out of service when I discontinued Dish last year. If I sell it will Dish still activate it or is it now obsolete and destined for the recycle bin?
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    Will 512 Work With Both IR and UHF Pro Remotes At The Same Time?

    One thing to remember is that the 512 uses the UHF Pro RF system rather than the original RF standard they used. The original platinum remote for your 508 will work for IR but not UHF. You need one of the ones marked UHF Pro for it to work by RF. The only way I could seem to get mine to work on...
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    DVR Functionality with 211 and External Drive

    Thanks for all the replies you guys, esp. Iceberg. Very informative. A followup question for Ice on the 1000.2. How many runs of coax does it need into the house to serve all three orbital slots? How many receivers will it serve directly without having to go through a multi-switch? And would the...
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    DVR Functionality with 211 and External Drive

    I know its probably been discussed before, but I want to make sure I understand this correctly. If I use an external drive with a 211 hd receiver will I have all the same functions as a regular dvr, such as setting timers for recordings and having the extended multi-day guide? Or am I limited to...
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    Comcast Digital Voice Reviews

    I just got digital voice installed about 6 weeks ago and so far love it. Call clarity as good or better than we had with Qwest. Actually its better, because whenever we would get heavy rains, the water would get in the connection post for the old underground phone cable and cause hum or...
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    Will 512 Work With Both IR and UHF Pro Remotes At The Same Time?

    Well guess what, it does work with both IR and UHF reomtes after all, but the catch is only on remote channel 1. Earlier I had been trying to set it up on ch 2 and it kept giving error messages saying both remotes were trying to be set up on the same channel. That seemed kind of wierd. To get it...
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    Will 512 Work With Both IR and UHF Pro Remotes At The Same Time?

    I just got a 512 as a replacement for a 508. Because of that I didnt get an accessory pack, so no remotes included. It happens that I had one IR and one UHF Pro remotes with the correct feature buttons for PIP, etc. But I can't seem to make both work at the same time. Either the IR one works or...
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    Will Dishpro work with VIP Receivers?

    Any idea what the approximate time frame for retiring the 301, 501 and 510 might be?
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    Will Dishpro work with VIP Receivers?

    Well that makes things more interesting. Are they finally getting ready to pull the oldest mpeg2 stuff out of service? I also have a 510, are we to presume thats ready to be changed out also? And in the case of the 512 I see its a dual tuner unit. Does it incur the higher lease fee of a duo box...
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    Will Dishpro work with VIP Receivers?

    Im in Minneapolis/St Paul, so I think our locals are on both arcs, correct? I think I actually have a better shot through the trees at eastern arc than the west, but I was hoping to hang on to the equipment I already own if I could. Maybe it really doesn't matter, the extra receivier fees are...
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    Will Dishpro work with VIP Receivers?

    How about forward compatability. Will my 501 and 301 receivers work with a 1000.x dish? Or if I upgraded the dish would the old boxes have to go?
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    Will Dishpro work with VIP Receivers?

    I have a Dishpro dual lnb dish for 110-119 with a single dish next to it for 129 and a DP 34 switch. Will the existing Dishpro equipment work with the VIP series HD receivers or will it have to be changed to one of the 1000.x antennas?
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    Dish compatability

    Don't bother trying to hook it up. The 1000 receiver was obsoleted about 1 1/2 years ago and is no longer supported. Dish will not activate it if you call.
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    E10 locking with low signal level

    Thats funny, I noticed just the opposite effect. Now with E10 up there, I'm having trouble locking onto most 110 transponders, even with very strong sigs, near 100. Still locking easily on 119 and 61.5 though. Can anybody explain this?
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    Dvr Fees Going Up!

    Through all of this commotion, nobody has mentioned wether the 501/508 units will still continue to be free. Scott, whats your sense of this?
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    Finding 129

    I thought I would try and find 129 so I would be ready for HD. Using my old un-suscribed 4900 receiver and a spare dish 300, I searched but couldnt bring in a signal. Is it possible the 4900 software isn't ready to get 129 yet? In the point dish screen, 129 is one of the selectable options, but...
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    Looking for D* Transponder Info

    Is there any charts or info online similar to the Echostar Knowledge Base which shows the D* channel lineup with the satellite and transponder? Im also looking for info on which spot beams the locals are located and the approximate footprint of each spot.
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    HDTV, who do I go with?

    OK here is the scoop on HDTV in Mpls St. Paul from a local resident (me). Around here our hd local stations are all very easy to receive and look superb! All 9 of our local stations are clustered together with transmitters in the NE suburb of Shoreview on top of towers about 1400 ft tall...
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