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    Problems with HDMI sound on Vip211 and Mitsubishi LT-40164

    I had this problem and a more complicated issue when I had my 211k connected to my Mit TV. After several months of going back and forth with Dish tech reps (and several replacements), I gave up and put the 211 on a different TV and problem solved. My problem was more comples, having to do with...
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    Dish 3d broadcast format

    I've asked Dish Network technical staff and they only say that Dish is not committed to 3d just yet. My question is simple, what 1.4a format will they likely use. (e.g. checkerboard, top/bottom, or side/side). I don't know what Direct TV uses, but it is likely the same. Now why would I like...
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    Having trouble with Sound and Voice being out of sync with the Picture!!! Anybody else???

    I have had this issue (on and off) for several months. It only happens with the 722k, not my 211k. And it seems to be more delayed on NBC stuff comming OTAR.. On playback it is imacted by how many other channels are being recorded. A nuisance...yes...but my solution is to turn off the volume...
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    722k Lock up

    "Lock Up": No impact on video. Rx does not respond to any commands via the remote except power up. Can't change channels, switch to DVR etc. Can't access menu, re-learn (button 0) and even can't power down. If you put the remote up to the IR sensor, it works,...move it back an inch and rx...
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    722k Lock up

    My 722k locks up (does not respond to the IR remote on TV1) This is often caused when I record two or more programs or when I switch from my recordings to sat. While a hard reset usually works, this is a pain when it is happening every day or so. What is wierd is that the IR sensor on the...
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    No audio ViP722k from HDMI

    I have this problem and it is driving me crazy with no help from tech support. When I lose audio, I ONLY lose it on SD feeds, but the audio feeds from the HD channels work fine (both sat and OTA) . Same for recorded shows,...only SD recordings are muted. Soft and Hard resets usually do not...
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    Ground Mount-Pipe Diameter

    I have dish comming in a few days and I know already that they are going to want to mount the dish on the roof. I want it on the ground. What size pipe (O.D.) will the ground mounted dish fit on. I have adequate views of both the eastern arc and the western satellites. Thanks
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    Selling DishPro 301: eBay violation?

    I do not care to know how card hacking is accomplished, but it would seem possible, knowing the card and receiver numbers, that a person so inclined might be able to fabricate a false duplicate card with a hacked up receiver. So I would also be reluctant to list that information initially, but...
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    Help with OTA Signal

    This is a common problem and it would not hurt to "try" the amp, but more than likely it will not help because it would simply amplify the signal a bit and not improve the signal to noise which is causing the failure to lock on to the digital signal. You need more signal and there is only a few...
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    recorded shows end to soon!!!!!

    This happens when the network has a delay...particularily on the weekend where there are sports going on earlier in the day. I don't know of any way to add time on the timer without doing it across all timers and it would cause a problem if you are recording a different channel immediately...
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    CharlieChat/TecTalk

    Did they skip the monthly forum for Jan? I seem to have missed it and my name based recording did not pick it up either.
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    OTA antenna

    The above responses "assume" that you have equipment capable of decoding the HD signals. You need a Dish receiver that has that capability or a TV with a built in HD receiver. If you have either of those two, then the reference web sites will lead you to a list of choices as to what type of...
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    activate an ebay'd 811 w/o HD pack?

    I have a leased 811 and dumped the HD pack and they did not say anything about returning the 811, only saying that I could not add the HD pack back again. I doubt that the rules changed...only the CSRs interpetation. They could not (technically) deactivate the OTA HD, nor the HD channels...
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    501/508 EPG Problems

    For all those that have followed this thread for the past few months, THE PROBLEM HAS been solved. IT was the LMB, replaced today and all works fine. BTW, a month ago I had all the Coax replaced directly from the DPP44 to the 501/508...I checked the open circuit voltage on three 508s and...
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    Is the 301 remote limited on codes

    Try 220...it works with my Insignia 27 inch HDTV but I have a different remote. You can get newer UHF remotes from some of the sponsor sites, used for at little as $10. I did ...they all work fine with my 811, 622, and 508
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    501/508 EPG Problems

    I do not have the answer, other than to say that Dish is comming on Monday to replace the LMB. I had noted with the cold weather here in East Texas, the 501/508 works perfectly, yet when the temperature goes above 55, the EPG does not work, nor several of the channels including the weather...
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    Wildblue Package

    I haven't seen any post recently regarding a package deal for the Wildblue satellite internet with Dish accounts other than a vague reference to getting them on the same bill. The info on all the dealer websites indicate the same "deals"...e.g. free installation whether or not you have a Dish...
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    3.82 software on the 811

    You pay an "enabling fee" (about 5 or 6 bucks) to allow the 211 to receive the local OTA in HD. You also lose the ability to receive the analog channels. This fee is waived if you subscribe to any of the metalic packages. In my case I dropped my HD packages (after 5 years) because it was not...
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    811/legacy LNB upgrade to 622

    You did not say if you would deactivate the 501 and 811 (neither of which is considered a "legacy" box as compared to the 6000 and other earlier boxes. When you get the 622, they will install whatever you need to make it work. If you keep the 501 and 811, they will have to instal a DPP44...
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    DPP44 switch error

    Also, You did do a "check switch" again. Sometimes one forgets that this is necessary everytime you move a receiver to a different drop or port or if you install a different receiver on a port to try it out and reconnect the original receiver. A pain, but necessary, as the matrix in the...
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