Dish 612 receiver

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I'm looking to save money and was going to get rid of the Hopper for the Dish 612 I used to use. Is the DVR fee $10 on this as my only receiver? I can't seem to get a straight answer from Dish customer chat on this.

The Wally might be another option and just attach an external hard drive.
 
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I'm looking to save money and was going to get rid of the Hopper for the Dish 612 I used to use. Is the DVR fee $10 on this as my only receiver? I can't seem to get a straight answer from Dish customer chat on this.

The Wally might be another option and just attach an external hard drive.
Yes as the primary receiver the $10 DVR fee would be it. The 612 is a dual tuner with OTA built in, Wally is single tuner with OTA a $60 extra cost.
 
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I think current ViP users are grandfathered in with the old fees and new activations would be $15.
 
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I think current ViP users are grandfathered in with the old fees and new activations would be $15.
...and just to clarify, since the OP is not currently using the ViP612, it would still count as a new activation, at the same $15 rate as the Hopper.

I'm looking to save money and was going to get rid of the Hopper for the Dish 612 I used to use. Is the DVR fee $10 on this as my only receiver? I can't seem to get a straight answer from Dish customer chat on this.

The Wally might be another option and just attach an external hard drive.
I definitely recommend the Wally.
 
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The older receivers are $15 dvr fees now too? That’s crazy.
I agree that is crazy. I know there is a thread that specifically stated that the ViP DVR fee was going up to $15 per month. I don't know if we ever got clarification on the DVR fee for older (non-ViP) DVRs, such as the 512, but even if the DVR fee is still lower, Dish probably wouldn't let you activate a receiver that old anyway. I still think the Wally is the best option.
 
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Yes as the primary receiver the $10 DVR fee would be it. The 612 is a dual tuner with OTA built in, Wally is single tuner with OTA a $60 extra cost.

If the account is Grandfathered for that then yes, otherwise it is $15.
 
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If the account is Grandfathered for that then yes, otherwise it is $15.
In Link's case, the grandfathering ended when he switched to the Hopper, since there was no way he could have kept both the 612 and the Hopper active on the same account at the same time.
 
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