Someone please clear this up for me because I may have missed something: I thought all LA SD locals are still MPEG2 and are at 119 spot & 110 spot while all LA HD locals are at 129 MPEG4 8PSK spot. If this has changed, let me know. I want to be certain I'm on top of this. Thanks.
As an existing customer with four individual MPG2 receivers you will more than likely get a 1000.2 with a wing dish for the 77. Unless you pay to upgrade your four (I'm going to assume single tuners) receiver to VIP receivers.my HD locals are only on 77 sat...so Dish has no choice but to upgrade me to EA...i only want HD on one tv initally...but going to EA is going to force Dish to upgrade all 4 of my leased receivers...just wondering what kind of deals they are offering in this situation..also wanted to find out if the bug of losing your locals once the EA order is put in the system until EA is installed is still a problem..
I live in Cincinnati and was thinking about upgrading to EA too get local HD stations. I currenty have one dish (110,119) and all are leased MPEG2 receivers... Are you also leasing? I was just wondering the process/headaches/etc you went through with Dish to upgrade to EA. I also lease and Dish would have to replace all my receivers with VIP models. Did you lose locals during the transition? What sort of deals did Dish offer to switch everything out?
The upgrade to EA 1000.4 went just fine. No Problems. I did not lose and channels or any thing. I have 2 VIP622's and 2 VIP612's and as far as I know I am leasing all the receivers. I have the 1000.4 dish and all the receivers hooked to a DP34 switch with the separator hooked to the back or each receiver. The only problem I had was I had to call dish several times to get the 1000.4 EA dish because they would not let me upgrade to it then I finally talked to some one who would actually do there job and had a clue on what they were doing. I had the EA dish ever since it came out. Now I get HD locals off satellite and off air.
Did you already lease your 612 and 622's or did those get upgraded at the same time as EA install? What was Dish solution for Cinti HD locals on your first few calls if they did not want to upgrade you to EA?
Why the DP34 and 1000.4. I thought the 1000.2 and 1000.4 would work 4 receivers without a switch.