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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?

    Exactly my point; that value is in the eyes of the beholder and to each his own. It's a trade off as long as they don't run out of those willing to play the game, which the most current statistics say they are.
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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?

    My comments were addressing a "price conscience" consumer marketplace which I believe the majority of "buyers" exist in. Of course, to each his own when placing a value on those benefits and features that one might consider as an offset to any actual monetary savings. The issue I raised is that...
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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?

    While the "bean counters" may have had success in the past, the future is rapidly destroying any business model that supported their analysis. Just ask those financial professionals whose job is to predict future growth and failures of businesses and you will know exactly why D* has merged with...
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    Potential D* customer wondering if HR 54 is available yet?

    I don't have a 4K TV at the present time but could see myself buying one in the next year or so as more 4K content becomes available. I was one of the original plasma pioneers having paid over $10,000 for one of the first models to come out (which I still have) so I learned the hard way not to...
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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?

    Anyone ever had this problem?
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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

    Never did get any help from DIRT team. I sent then a PM as requested but it took like 10 minutes between replies and I just didn't have the time. Guess it was a busy day for them. Does anyone have any tips on troubleshooting to see of this could be a hard drive failure like Tampa8 and darrengs...
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    Hopper and Joey problems - live TV and DVR playback freezing and pixelating

    tried starting conversation but no response
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    Hopper and Joey problems - live TV and DVR playback freezing and pixelating

    Hi Mark - A sluggish remote isn't a big concern right now. " Yesterday live picture and DVR playback started to freeze momentarily with some pixelating. Rebooted both Hopper and Joey with no success. I know others have had similar problems in the past but couldn't find any solutions mentioned on...
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    Hopper and Joey problems - live TV and DVR playback freezing and pixelating

    I have the Hopper located in a walk in closet so lots of room and temperature not a problem as far as I know. Joey is in an open bedroom
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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 guess I'm confused because I thought that you have to use the TV remote to access the TV features and the DISH remote to access the Hopper features so I don't understand how they can be cross compatible. For example, how do you use the TV voice search feature or smart phone link with the dish...
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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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