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  1. FredC

    Thinking of switching from E*

    Hello all, My wife and I have been thinking about switching from E* to Uverse. She likes the idea of a whole house dvr, I just want to upgrade to hd. After looking at everything, I can get the phone, internet and UVerse (the 350 package ?) with HD for a slight savings then if I upgrade my...
  2. FredC

    Purchase VS Lease Receiver

    Hey all. Just got off a live chat with Dish about the fee for leasing a receiver and how much my bill would go down if I purchased a receiver instead. I was told there is no price difference if I lease the receiver or if I buy my own. I was also told Dish will allow up to 6 leased receivers...
  3. FredC

    stumped: can't hit 110

    Ok guys, I give up, time to ask the experts. I installed a Dish 500 with a DPP twin at a freinds vacation house in WS, near the Dells. He used RG6 cable (so he says, no markings on the cable I could see), leveled the mast, secured it etc. Now the problems begin. He has a NEW (picked it up at...
  4. FredC

    625 loses picture

    Hello all, I'll be watching tv, no patricular channel when all of the sudden the picture goes out and a box pops up that says something like "error 004 change channels or do a hard reset" (it doesnt say hard reset, but thats what they want you to do). If all I do is move one channel...
  5. FredC

    Picture/sound stutter on sd

    Hey all. Something has been going on with both my sd dual receivers (522 & 625). While watching live tv, the pic will freeze/stutter/jump (how do you want to describe it?!). The weather can be clear or cloudy, day or nite (mostly watching at nite) with signal strength around 70. I've seen sim...
  6. FredC

    Chicago to tax Sat. TV service

    Our mayor, King Richard Daley, wants to charge an "entertainment tax" to all sat services. Cable is already charged this tax. Doesn"t federal law state you cannot tax over the air signals?
  7. FredC

    Thinking of getting HD

    Hello all. I need a little help from the experts. First, I wasn't sure to post this here or on the HD thread, but I thought either way I should be ok. Anyway, ny current setup is as follows: Dish 500 w/ Dp Quad and a DPP44 switch. Second floor has a 522 with 2 seperate feeds for the 2 tuners...
  8. FredC

    DVR Fee

    First, Happy New Year to all. Second, a quick question. I now have the AEP and am thinking about going to the America's 250 package. The CSR just told me I would pay 5.98 x2 for my 625, another 5.98 x2 for my 522, then 5.98 for each of my 510 & 508 DVR receivers. That would be a total of...
  9. FredC

    DPPlus LNB Question

    Hello all, a quick question for you. I put up a Dish 500 with a DPPlus dual LNB for a friend. I tried to connect one line from the LNB to the reciever, but would only hit 110. If I switched lines, I only hit 119. I used his 34 switch, and got both birds on one line. Pretty fair signal for...
  10. FredC

    What size/type of pole to use?

    Hello all. Hopefully an easy question for you pros. My buddy has a superdish he wants me to install on a pole. Seems the 2 support arms will not hold the dish, even tightening them as far as they will go. If I put it on a pole, won't need the support arms. The big question, what diameter...
  11. FredC

    Lower signal strengths....

    Hello again all. Once more I am here to ask a silly question (though not as dumb as the DSL comment :o ) and possibly learn something. Here we go.... Had an upgrade done. A DP Quad installed in place of a Leg Quad. Two lines run to a DPP 44 switch, 2 lines run directly to a 522. From the...
  12. FredC

    Great Installer!!!

    Hey all, just wanted to let everyobdy know what a great install I had yesterday. The installer ( Vlad) called 2 times, once at noon (I had a noon to 5 appointment) letting me know he expected to be at my home about 4-4:15. At 3:30 he called, asking if he could have untill 4:45. I said sure...
  13. FredC

    Still having DPP44 problems, help????!!!!

    Hello all. Took the advice I got here to add a 5th receiver to my system. I have a Dish 500, Quad LNB, a 508, 510, and 522 receiver. I will be adding a 625. What the plan was going to be, add a DPP44 using 2 of the 4 feeds from the quad, then feed the 508, 510 and 625 with 1 cable each from the...
  14. FredC

    Another DPP44 question

    Hello again! Will a DPP44 work with a Dish 500 w/a Quad LNB ? I know Iceberg said it would, and I should trust him, but Dish told me it would not, I have to change the LNB to a DPPtwin. Are they correct, or are they just trying to get me to spend $300.00 (all parts & install):eek: . I'm...
  15. FredC

    Hook Up question

    Hello all, once again I wish to pick your brains. What I have: A Dish 500 w/ DPP Quad LNB, receivers: one 522, one 510 and one 508. I am replacing the 508 with a 625. My question: I was told I could disconnect the 508, use the supplied "splitter" that comes with the 625, and only need...
  16. FredC

    Getting DVR off a receiver

    Hello all. I have a 508 that I'll be swapping out for a 522/625. I have a TON of stuff on the dvr. If the receiver is no longer on my account, can I still hook the receiver up to a computer and record the stuff off the dvr onto a dvd, for example? I can do it now with the receiver all...
  17. FredC

    Question about a 522 loosing signal

    I have a question for all you experts. I have a 522 with 2 seperate feeds (Direct from the LNB to the 522). During the day, everything is fine. At nite, I lose the 119 sat, but only on tv 1. While I get no picture ( signal lost messsage) on tv1 (channel 105 for example) I can go to tv 2...
  18. FredC

    Is the 522 really the same as a 625??

    As long as I'm sticking my neck out and showing how little I know, let me ask this one as well. When my 510 died (boohoo) and Dish sent me a "refurbished" 510 that lasted all of 8 hours, they told me they would upgrade me to a new 625 receiver. When the tech came with it, I noticed it was a...
  19. FredC

    I could use a little help here......

    Hello all. I'm new here, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong area. I have Dish Network and I have a new problem. Kinda long story, but please bear with me. Here we go... I just had a new 522/625 receiver delivered and installed at my home. All is well with the sat portion of my picture...
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