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should I consider buying a Winegard 76cm?

Discussion in 'DISH Network Support Forum' started by JosephHolloway1998, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:25 AM.

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  1. JosephHolloway1998

    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    My DISH Network Box in the Living Room isn't working, and my dad doesn't want to pay $95 for repairs. But should I consider buying a Winegard 76cm Satellite Dish? (although its DIRECTV supported), what equipment will I need for the Winegard 76cm Dish? Is it really worth it?
     
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    This is like asking if buying a dream catcher would help.
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    I mean what equipment box comes with it? (Winegard 76cm)
     
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    Won't the Winegard dish cost more than a service call?
     
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    So my stuff broke, I need it fixed, but I don't want to pay to get it fixed...

    Got it.......
     
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    No. HipKat, that poster is really that clueless. We've been dealing with him in the FTA forum. He has NO idea what he really needs or wants. If you want to help him, we'll have to drag the info we need out of him piece by piece...
     
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    Simple question. What makes you think the dish is the problem and not the box in the living room?
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    the TV in the living room isn't working that might contribute to the box (DISH Network).
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    But how am I going to get that? I need equipment for the remote to change the channel and the satellite positions.
     
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    :clapping
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Oh I get it but what channels I am going to receive from the dish other than NBC and PBS? (which are the primary Ku channels)
     
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    I don't think you are in the right forum based on your questions.
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Oh, well I'll save that question for later.
     
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    So, if the tv set itself doesn't work, why don't you buy another tv set? Why are you convinced you need a new dish?

    Call Dish Network at 1-888-434-0112, and ask them if they can tell what's wrong with your system. Have one of your monthly bills handy, so you can give them information they might need.

    Or go here, and start a Chat with an agent: DISH Satellite TV – Official Site | 1-855-318-0572
     
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    Or are you saying you want to buy a free to air receiver and dish system, and get whatever channels up there that are FREE?

    If so, that has nothing to do with "Dish Network", which is a specific company that sells monthly subscriptions to channels.
     
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    I was sure my Friday was going to totally suck. Then I read this thread and I laughed!
     
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    JosephHolloway1998 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    +primestar31 Yes, I'm actually talking about the Winegard 76cm Satellite Dish, If I'd consider buying the dish. But before I do, I'd consider chatting with a DISH Representative, and have my dad call the number you provided me with.
     
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