I had a good experience. I live in South Lex. I only had to call Dish once and they set me up for last Sunday. They came out and installed a wing dish for 77. I wonder what they are talking about with a roll out, because they didn't mention one when I asked to get an install.
I live in Richmond and called last week to have a setup for local HD channels. they came out last sunday and tryed to install a wing dish on my 1000.2 satellite and the tech never could get it to work, never could get a strong enough signal strength. I asked him about installing a single 1000.4 dish so he called his office and they agreed, came back today and installed the 1000.4 dish and works perfect. Am getting 61.5, 72 and 77 satellites now and am receiving nbc, abc and fox with no cbs yet. Works great with no problems!I called Dish last week and had a service rep come out and add the wing dish to my unit to get the Lex HD channels. He indicated that if all of your TV's are not HD then you get the wing, if they are then you get the 1000.4 dish.
That's interesting, since the CSR never offered a wing dish to me. Of course, I already have two dish 500s, one for 61.5 and the other for 110/119. I would have been willing to have a third dish 500, but it wasn't offered. Maybe I need to call back and try another CSR. I would actually prefer the 1000.4, one dish solution...
P.S.: the roll-out may have to do specifically with the 1000.4.
Yeah, I'll bet that if you get the right CSR, you will have no problem getting it set up. My setup is a 1000.2 for 110, 119, and 129, and then the single dish for 77. From reading some of the other threads, it seems a lot of people are having trouble getting set up for 1000.4. It seems most are having to get the 2 or 3 dish option.
I have a dish 1000 at 110, 119, and 129. I also have a old dish 500 that I am not using. Could I point the dish 500 at the 77 sat and hook it into the dish 1000 and have this solved?
That would work provided you have the new cards. Your 500 has to have a DP LNB (not blank or DPP), clear your switch matrix by disconnecting the dish and doing a switch check. Then connect and find sat 77 on the 500 and connect the same port to the 1000 input. Reconnect the 1000 to the receiver and do the switch check again.