- May 23, 2004
Hey guys. Let me briefly explain my situation. I currently have 4 TVs hooked up to DishHD Gold service. I have one 622 box for two TVs (one obviously being an HDTV) and one 522 box for my other two TVs. Now, I also have an old big-screen TV in the basement, but it's currently only used for DVDs and such. I'm thinking about adding Dish service to this TV. I am aware that Dish will basically FORCE me to pay for my own receiver if I choose to add a 5th TV, so I'd probably get either a 311 or 322 form Dishstore.net, depending on whether or not I may choose to add 6th TV for the kitchen at some point. However, I believe I read somewhere on this forum that I would need to upgrade my switch or something in order to accept 5 tuners. What would this supposed "upgrade" be? I am almost certain I currently have a DPP34 switch, and I know it is only capable of accepting 4 tuners at a time. I also know that I would have to buy the receiver on my own for $99/$149, but will Dish also FORCE me to pay for whatever switch upgrade I may need, or will they provide this during installation? Also, does Dish even DO an installation of my 5th receiver (I'm assuming for a small fee), or would I have to do everything myself and then just call them to activate the receiver once I'm done? Thanks for helping me out through this crazy process - I find it utterly ridiculous that Dish will not allow their customers to have more than 4 TVs hooked up without paying out of their own pocket for it...