I've got a Dish500 looking at 110/119 and a Dish300 looking at 61.5. They feed into a SW64 which then feeds a 721 and 2 Dishplayers. I want to add another receiver in my house but my ports are maxed out on the SW64. I figure it will cost me $500+ to upgrade to the additional receiver due to a new SW64, 3 switches to split 110, 119, and 61.5, plus the cabling and labor.
Then I hear about THE Deal. Extend my commitment 2 years and E* will (holds breath), Give me a 510 free and clear (AEP here so no PVR fee), give me a SW64, give me the three other switches to split the dish feeds, give me the cabling, and the professional install. My cost.... ZIP as I was going nowhere anyway so the commitment was a no brainer.
The installer (who I find out is based in Brick, NJ... a mere 5 minutes from Brielle and who is now going to be my installer of choice if I make any changes that E* doesn't pay for), sees my SW64 hanging loose down in my basement and says that he'll make sure all the things he has to do will look neat when he is done. He asks for a small square scrap piece of plywood that he drills into the cinder block wall. He mounts my SW64, the new SW64, and the three smaller switches to spilt the feeds. He runs all the wires and snakes the cable to the new bedroom receiver neatly. When it is all done, it is a thing of beauty as all the wires are neat, the smaller switches are labeled with which satellite (110/119/61.5) they are receiving, and the receiver is put into place. I swapped my Dishplayer to my daughter's room (the new outlet) and took the new 510 for the master bedroom. Everything works fine on the first try. It takes about 2.5 hours.
Charlie gets grief when he gets it wrong, so he is going to get huge accolades for doing this right. It cost me $0 out of pocket, and the additional TV only cost me the $5 additional receiver fee per month. I've discovered a new installer who impressed the hell out of me with his professionalism and talent, as well as his willingness to take the extra time and go above and beyond what was expected. I'm still impatient waiting for the 921 to ship, but you did this 3 yr+ subscriber right. Bravo.