RV & Pay as you go question (1 Viewer)

BigAl1961

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I was looking at the Dish website about the pay as you go program. What I am unclear about it the equipment requirement. It talks about needing a mobile HD receiver like the 211K. I don't have an HD TV in my RV, and I have hidden away the first receiver I bought when I first got Dish: a 4700. Is it possible to reactivate the 4700 and use it for my RV? I tried looking at what receivers were still able to be activated and I thought it looked like the 4700 was still OK but I was not sure.

I'd appreciate any advice and thoughts you may have.
 

MaryB@SlingTV

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Dec 29, 2010
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I was looking at the Dish website about the pay as you go program. What I am unclear about it the equipment requirement. It talks about needing a mobile HD receiver like the 211K. I don't have an HD TV in my RV, and I have hidden away the first receiver I bought when I first got Dish: a 4700. Is it possible to reactivate the 4700 and use it for my RV? I tried looking at what receivers were still able to be activated and I thought it looked like the 4700 was still OK but I was not sure.

I'd appreciate any advice and thoughts you may have.
Hi the 4700 receiver is being made obsolete. You can use that receiver to set-up an activation only account where you have your own equipment and a technician is not need for installation. At some point in the future, you will need to upgrade the receiver. The VIP211 receiver is a good one and it can do SD, as well as HD programming. You can also add an External Hard Drive to it for a one time $40.00 fee and convert it to a DVR. It is mostly up to you but if have specific question, pleas feel free to PM me or any DIRT member. We would be happy to help!
 

rufwork

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Jul 12, 2010
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I'm betting Ms. Brady gets you set up perfectly, but for what it's worth, I used Clint Wall at ae.tx.com to set up a Flex (pre-pay) account last year and things went great. He spent waaay too much time answering my questions. Feel like I owe him a few for the time he spent with me, so there's another great resource if you have setup questions.

(Starting from scratch, I ended up spending $114 on hardware, including the 211k, after my autopay rebate, so even if you do have to buy a new receiver (and dish to match), it's not too steep.)
 

boba

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The 4700 receiver was software updated to a 4900, how long has yours been disconnected? Do you have the yellow or the blue card in it? Current card is purple so that could be a $50 cost, also you need Legacy LNBs or Dish Pro Plus LNBs and the voltage output of the 4700 might not power DPP electronics.
 

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