New to Dish... questions (1 Viewer)

project86

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I'm switching to Dish from crappy comcast cable. I have a few questions, this seems like a great forum so I thought I'd ask here.

1) Will I end up with 1 or 2 "dishes" on my roof? I just plan on getting the top60, plus locals.

2) Where is the best place to buy? I notice some places online offer extra "bonus" stuff, like a free el cheapo DVD player. I don't really know who is considered reputable, or if I should buy direct from the Dish website? I would love to have a free cheapo DVD player or surround system though...

3) I just want a simple 2 room DVR setup, so I assume they will give me a 625?

4) I rent a house, but I don't know how to get into the attic... and the underneath portion of the house is really small. Is that going to be a problem for the installer? The previous tenant had D*, and that "dish" is still on the roof, and some cables are run... but I don't know the extent of that install. I had comcast come out and they didn't have to run any new cable, so I think they just used the cable that was already there. That would be fine, BUT if I get the 625, I'll need a cable going from that box in my living room to the 2nd TV in the bedroom.
 

JamesJ

AKA Stuart628
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1. one dish
2. Dishstore.net (enter to win the 200 dollar gift certificate and you might get all this for more then free)
3. I would say you are going to get the 625
4. I dont know :)

welcome to satguys! home someone can help you with number 4

by the way great band (project 86, they are an amazing christian band!)
 
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webbydude

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Hmm...without actually seeing the home in question I can only speculate. Chances are more than likely that if Direct had a setup there then it's just a matter of hook and book. Differences in line-of-site and junk wiring may be the fly in that ointment
 

JamesJ

AKA Stuart628
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HEYYY webbydude how are ya, have ya been keeping busy?? I think I might be needing you here soon depending on what sat the cleveland locals go on, and to install a new + dish to pick up 118, can I just I.m. you about that?
 

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