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    Where's my Satellite?

    It's been a while since I last used my 211z receiver while camping in my motor home, and at the time I used a DISH 500 antenna on a tripod and just aligned it by hand without a lot of trouble. Unfortunately, it's been a few years now since I've used it, and at 79 years of age, nothing seems to...
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    What's the most economical way to upgrade Hopper 2 to a Hopper 3?

    I received only 1 reply on my previous post so I reworded this one, hoping I could get more feedback that would offer different approaches to attain the same objective. So how did you go about upgrading to your Hopper 3?
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    Defective Hopper2 - How can I upgrade to Hopper 3

    My Hopper 2 (a replacement for a previously defective unit) has been acting up and will need to be exchanged again so I'd like to get the Hopper 3 this time. I'm on a month to month plan and I don't have the insurance add on. Any ideas how I can go about doing this?
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    $10 mo for 6 mo offer to stay with DISH vs $764 if I move to Direct TV - which one would you take?

    It's hard to believe that a company's business model is intentionally designed to drive price conscience customers to a competitor, especially with the current trend of consumers "cutting the cord" and a declining loyal customer base. In today's competitive marketplace, neither a company's...
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    $10 mo for 6 mo offer to stay with DISH vs $764 if I move to Direct TV - which one would you take?

    It's hard to believe that a company's business model is intentionally designed to drive price conscience customers to a competitor, especially with the current trend of consumers "cutting the cord" and a declining loyal customer base. In today's competitive marketplace, neither a company's...
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    Potential D* customer wondering if HR 54 is available yet?

    Currently off contract with E* and Hopper hard drive failure prompted me to shop around. Found a great D* deal that saves me almost $800. Not familiar with their products but heard that the HR 54 was the newest 2 TB HD DVR.
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    External HD capacity altered after DISH format?

    Off contract Hopper HD going on the blink so I wanted to BU the HD just in case I decided to stay with DISH instead of switching to Direct (which my wife wants to do because of money savings and their genie recording capacity). I hooked up a clean 2TB WD drive, and after being formatted, I...
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    Hopper and Joey problems - live TV and DVR playback freezing and pixelating

    Can't figure out what's going on. Thinking it might have been some recent software updates because I noticed remote control response was sluggish lately so changed batteries but nothing improved. Yesterday live picture and DVR playback started to freeze momentarily with some pixelating. Rebooted...
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    Satellite Scramble Or Old Age Setting In? Result: No Hdtv Over Holiday Weekend.

    Went camping over the memorial day weekend in So Cal area less than 50 miles from where I live . Hadn't had RV out since last year so it has been a while since I used my VIP 211z. I don't know what happened, since then, but I couldn't find the right satellites to get my receiver to work...
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    Can I use Smart 3D TV features with my Hopper?

    I've been looking at purchasing a Samsung UN65F7100 SMART 3D TV on a Black Friday deal, and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips about using a smart TV with a hopper. Would I be wasting my money with this particular TV because the Hopper will negate (or perhaps even duplicate) many of the great...
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    Confused about VIP 211K for vacation home

    Been trying to research info on my own but I"m not certain I completly understand what adding a VIP211K to my account entails. Here's my understanding of what I've read. 1. I can't lease a VIP211K directly from DISH as an addition to my current account (Hopper and 1 Joey) and pay the...
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    Rate changes if not installed in time

    It's my understanding that even if I order DISH this weekend and they process charges against my credit card, my rate isn't guaranteed until the installer activates my receiver? I don't understand how can that be if I'm agreeing to a specific contract term and price and they accept my money...
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    To Sling or not to Sling - That is the question

    I was prepaired to switch to DISH this week and was just about convinced not to get the Sling because it won't be able to do a good job of streaming video content to another location via the internet without having the ability to upload a sizeable amount of data (i.e. spending $30+/mo to...
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    New Hopper w/Sling for streaming to secondary location probably a bad strategy after all.

    [/B] I was planning on switching to DISH when the new Hopper with the built in Sling became available. After reviewing some of the replies I've received on my other posts, I've come to the conclusion that my strategy to use it for streaming programing to a secondary location (cabin & travel...
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    "Must Have" channel verification

    Planning on switching to DISH as soon as new Hopper is available. Wife wants me to be absolutly certain that I don't screw up access to her "must have" programs before pulling the trigger. Called DISH twice and got two different answers about which programming package I need to order. Also...
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    Technical Question Old vs New Hopper- answer will probably determine when to sign up with DISH

    The primary reason for leaving Direct and switching to DISH is the Hopper with the Sling, so my wife can view her recorded programs at the cabin. I don't want to pay for another receiver and/or service and it looks like the Sling will do the deal. I've read as much as I can about the "old" vs...
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    Gains and Losses if I switch from Direct to DISH

    I'm thinking about switching to DISH from Direct next week and I've tried doing most of my homework by myself. I want to get the America's top 250 with 2 Hoppers and the Sling Adapter but I still have a few unanswered questions and would appreciate any feedback from knowledgeable members. 1...
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    If I return to DISH after 3 years do I still qualify for all of the new customer discounts?

    Left DISH for direct over 3 years ago and am thinking about returning for 2 Hoppers and the Sling Adapter. Do I still qualify for all of the Discounts?
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    15 yr DISH Convert Needs Some Help So Family Can Enjoy LD Weekend

    :confused: I really need some help because my family is going to have a fit with no TV this weekend (it was my idea to switch to Direct) I always used my DISH 222 at my cabin on vacation and Holidays with no problem. I now have a HR24 and H24 at my primary residence. My neighbor at the cabin...
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    What am I not doing right?

    :confused: Been doing my own sat installations and troubleshooting problems for my family since 1995 and never ran into a problem I didn't resolve. This one has me stumped. My parents have VIP 222 receiver that they've been using on occasion when they go to their cabin. They only use it on...
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