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  1. J

    Which service (Dish or DirecTV) is best and cheapest for multi-room?

    Ok, just to complicate it even further. Is it possible to get TV through the cable modem coax? A TV in the office would be nice.
  2. J

    Which service (Dish or DirecTV) is best and cheapest for multi-room?

    I found out about these great little things called Diplexers. Looks like I can do what I need to do with them! Here's my proposed schematic. Can anyone recommend some good diplexers for a good price?
  3. J

    Which service (Dish or DirecTV) is best and cheapest for multi-room?

    Ok, maybe these diagrams will help. The first is my current setup. I can't really change this setup or modify it to function as the 2nd diagram. The main reason I can't do this is because the location of the living room coax plug. It's on an outside wall and we have high ceilings inside...
  4. J

    Which service (Dish or DirecTV) is best and cheapest for multi-room?

    I haven't checked, but it's a new construction and I believe all the coaxes are ran to a box outside and each have their own line. I'm getting cable internet installed tomorrow, so I'll check to see. So if they mirror TV2 as you say, will I need a receiver at each location? Or will I just be...
  5. J

    Which service (Dish or DirecTV) is best and cheapest for multi-room?

    In my last house, I had a Dish Network VIP 722 connected to three TVs. One HD in the living room running off Tuner 1 and a SD in my master bedroom, and a SD in the spare bedroom that could watch from either Tuner 1 or Tuner 2. The receiver was in my living room entertainment stand, so I ran a...
  6. J

    Unhappy with Dish, switching to Direct TV. What satellites do I need to point to? What kind of set

    Thanks guys. So what about having 2 TVs on the HD DVR? Does it work like the VIP722 where it has 2 different tuners that can watch and record different things at the same time? Or do I have to have another receiver to watch something different in the bedroom?
  7. J

    Unhappy with Dish, switching to Direct TV. What satellites do I need to point to? What kind of set

    Ft. Smith would be my locals. If I have to aim for 99/101/103, then it looks like I have LOS.
  8. J

    Unhappy with Dish, switching to Direct TV. What satellites do I need to point to? What kind of set

    Also, I'm in NW Arkansas. What satellites do I need to point to? I have limited LOS, so this all might be futile.
  9. J

    Unhappy with Dish, switching to Direct TV. What satellites do I need to point to? What kind of set

    I recently moved and Dish came out and installed a new dish. I was happy with the install, except for the bright orange cable they used and rather than running it the correct length, they coiled it up so that I have a huge wad of bright orange cable hanging off the side of my house. :rolleyes...
  10. J

    Moving - What are my options?

    First off, I've been out of contract for quite a while. I just sold our house and will be moving out into the woods. According to DishPointer.com, I should have a clear line of site to 127 and 129, but just barely. Are these the two satellites I should be aiming for? I currently live in NW...
  11. J

    Not receiving all channels from 119 - NEED TO CORRECT THIS TODAY

    Bump for the update in the OP.
  12. J

    Not receiving all channels from 119 - NEED TO CORRECT THIS TODAY

    I have one VIP722 and the 1000.2 dish.
  13. J

    Not receiving all channels from 119 - NEED TO CORRECT THIS TODAY

    Not receiving all channels from 119 - FIGURED IT OUT. WATER IN CENTER LNB!! Last week, I stopped getting certain channels from 119. It starts searching for the different modules (I think?). I still get some channels from 119 though. I took a look at the signal and it is very weak. 110 and...
  14. J

    HD Upgrade Options?

    Well call up and tell them you want to cancel and be serious about it. They won't let you off the phone until they at least make an offer to keep you. It took 3 phone calls to get a good deal, and it was one hell of a deal. BTW, on the third call I told them I was canceling it to go to...
  15. J

    Losing the signal very easily

    Ok, on a clear day, I'm getting between 30 and 50 on the three satellites. That's with a modified signal. Does that seem low? With my old 522, I was getting 70 or so on the 110 and 119.
  16. J

    Losing the signal very easily

    Exactly. The tech tried to explain why it will change after the download, but it was over my head. I'm not sure which satellite I was locked onto when I was getting 111. It sounds like I need to take a closer look at it when I get home and post up the signals for all three satellites (110...
  17. J

    Losing the signal very easily

    I got a new 1000.2 dish installed yesterday to get HD. Well we had some rain come through last night and it was barely sprinkling it was knocking out the signal for long periods of time. My old 500 didn't go out near that much. When the installer showed me the signal, it was around 111 out of...
  18. J

    I'm about to cancel my service before I get it.

    Well I got the install done. It was an actual Dish installer and not a sub-contractor. Very nice guy and did a very, very professional job. I watched some Starz last night in HD and didn't nnotice anything. I'm not going to go looking for it though, because if there is something wrong...
  19. J

    I'm about to cancel my service before I get it.

    Yep, had to get a 2 year.
  20. J

    I'm about to cancel my service before I get it.

    Well I ended up canceling my order last night. I was scheduled to get it installed this afternoon. Thankfully the phone call was short and sweet. Dish gave me a deal I couldn't refuse. I have the 522 DVR with the everything pack right now, and it costs about $111 per month. Well they added...
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