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CadEddie

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Does Dish Network charge to activate a purchased receiver on established accounts? I am thinking of slowly changing over to HD receivers as all of my tv's are now LCD or Plasma. My current SD receivers are all owned.

Is there a charge? And if there is, does anyone know how much it is?
 
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Teehar

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There isn't an activation charge.Depending on the model of the receiver it would be an additional $7 per month for say a 211/211k.If its a 612 it would be $10.
 

CadEddie

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There isn't an activation charge.Depending on the model of the receiver it would be an additional $7 per month for say a 211/211k.If its a 612 it would be $10.

Thanks. I searched through the forum and several times I thought I saw members mention an activation charge if the receiver was owned, instead of leased.
 

CadEddie

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True,it would help if we knew what receivers you were swapping.


I currently have five owned 508 receivers, and one owned 512 (just replaced under warranty in the last two weeks). I really like the 512 (two tuners) so was thinking about purchasing the 612 as I want HD to all six tv's eventually, and separate control for at least 5 of the flat screens.

I don't really relish the idea of signing up for another 2 year commitment if I were to lease (been with Dish about 15 years, initially purchased all my own 7100 and 7200 receivers) as there are just too many offers (U-verse and to a lesser extent Direct) out there and I don't want to miss out should something too good to pass up come my way.
 

manteca

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i always owned my equipment and they never charged me for an activation. my previous receiver was a 922 and a few days ago i activated a hopper & joey, not an activation fee either. the only time i paid an activation fee was for reactivating my account for not paying it in time a few years ago.
 

Teehar

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I currently have five owned 508 receivers, and one owned 512 (just replaced under warranty in the last two weeks). I really like the 512 (two tuners) so was thinking about purchasing the 612 as I want HD to all six tv's eventually, and separate control for at least 5 of the flat screens.

I don't really relish the idea of signing up for another 2 year commitment if I were to lease (been with Dish about 15 years, initially purchased all my own 7100 and 7200 receivers) as there are just too many offers (U-verse and to a lesser extent Direct) out there and I don't want to miss out should something too good to pass up come my way.

Instead of $7 per month for the 508 the 612 would be $10.Again no activation fee $3 more per month for a 612.
 
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Teehar

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I've been paying $10.00 per month for the additional 508 receivers for 6 months or longer now so at least that part of my bill should stay the same.

yep should be good to go then.The only receivers that would make a big difference then would be the dual tuner 2 tv type.The 625 sd/622/722/722k if you have more than one would run $17 per month.

You should have been getting a credit on the 508's though.We still do on our 501.
 

CadEddie

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yep should be good to go then.The only receivers that would make a big difference then would be the dual tuner 2 tv type.The 625 sd/622/722/722k if you have more than one would run $17 per month.

You should have been getting a credit on the 508's though.We still do on our 501.

Thanks Teehar, The 722 looks interesting because of the sling adaptor. I think the wife would -really- like that. The only thing is I don't really have a use for the second (SD) tv tuner output, and worried that would put me over the 6 receiver or tuner limit (one 722 and five ViP 612 receivers).

I have been getting a $12.00 credit since Dish increased the 508 receiver fees and imposed a $6.00 DVR fee, which really helps when my bill (before credit) is $174.00.
 

Teehar

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Thanks Teehar, The 722 looks interesting because of the sling adaptor. I think the wife would -really- like that. The only thing is I don't really have a use for the second (SD) tv tuner output, and worried that would put me over the 6 receiver or tuner limit (one 722 and five ViP 612 receivers).

I have been getting a $12.00 credit since Dish increased the 508 receiver fees and imposed a $6.00 DVR fee, which really helps when my bill (before credit) is $174.00.

Unless the policy has changed you can have more than 6 tuners per account if they are owned.If they are leased 6 tuners is the limit.
 

Proton

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The only receivers that would make a big difference then would be the dual tuner 2 tv type.The 625 sd/622/722/722k if you have more than one would run $17 per month.


I am paying now
HD/SD (2TV) Receiver
$14.00
DVR Service
$6.00
Protection Plan
$6.00
HD 250 Free ($10/Mo)
$0.00
HD Receiver
$7.00
HD Receiver
$7.00

I have one 722K 222k 2 211s......If I were to take one 211 off and replace it with a 722K
would I pay another $14/mth for new 722K so $7 more a month than I pay now?

I lease the first 722K and 222K but own the others

Thanks
 
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Teehar

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I am paying now
HD/SD (2TV) Receiver
$14.00
DVR Service
$6.00
Protection Plan
$6.00
HD 250 Free ($10/Mo)
$0.00
HD Receiver
$7.00
HD Receiver
$7.00

I have one 722K 222k 2 211s......If I were to take one 211 off and replace it with a 722K
would I pay another $14/mth for new 722K so $7 more a month than I pay now?

I lease the first 722K and 222K but own the others

Thanks

If you replaced a 211 with a 722 then your bill would go up $10 per month.The 211 is $7 a second 722 is $17.So a difference of $10.
 
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