VIP 211 K Purchase

PKII

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Receiver activation after self install fees

What fees can I expect after doing a self install a eastern arc Dish Network system? Setup fee? access card fee?
 

Mr Tony

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to explain how the billing works
So you set it up and activate tomorrow Oct 1 (for ease).....you pay the monthly fee for Oct 1-31. I dont know if the receiver has a DVR fee if you pay that too. Assume you do. My 211k I paid the $40 one time "DVR" fee at setup
About Oct 10th you'll get a bill for Nov 1-30 which would be due on Halloweenie. If you dont pay by then they cut you off til the bill is paid.
Nov 10th the bill comes for Dec 1-31 due Nov 30th...you get the jist
 

PKII

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no fees....you just pay for the 1st month up front
no commitment
I had a account like that a year ago. 211k with a WA dish....all I paid was the month up front

Best to contact a DIRT member here to get set up. Their names are in red
http://www.satelliteguys.us/forum.php

That sounds better. I figured I'd have to pay for a access card but I wasn't expecting $99. One month in advance sounds good. :)
 

Mr Tony

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Is it a new receiver or pre-owned?

When you go into the system info screen what does the smart card # start with? S00 means new card...S19 usually means you're OK (some of the older ones do require a new card)
 

PKII

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Is it a new receiver or pre-owned?

When you go into the system info screen what does the smart card # start with? S00 means new card...S19 usually means you're OK (some of the older ones do require a new card)
I don't have one right now. I was going to get a new one. Do they come with the access card?
 

Mr Tony

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yes the new receivers have a access card. Some are built onto the motherboard so when you open the card slot you wont see one. But any new receiver will have the smart/access card in it
 

PKII

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yes the new receivers have a access card. Some are built onto the motherboard so when you open the card slot you wont see one. But any new receiver will have the smart/access card in it

Thanks. I haven't decided which receiver I need right now.
 

Mr Tony

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I guess it depends on what you want programming wise and how much you want to record :)

I had a 211k which is a HD receiver. You can record 1 program from the satellite and if you hooked up an antenna 1 OTA channel at the same time. You can pay a one time $40 fee to turn it into a DVR. (no monthly DVR fees) You supply the drive. The 211 or 211k the difference is the color

There are dual tuner units.
612 has 2 sat tuner/1 OTA tuner single output (you could record 2 sat programs and 1 OTA program at same time)
622 or 722 has 2 sat tuner/1 OTA tuner dual output (you could watch two shows on 2 different TV's)
722K (note the K) has an option for a OTA tuner that gives you 2 sat 2 OTA tuners...2 outputs
All of these have a $6 per month DVR fee.

Since you installed an Eastern Arc dish you can't use any SD receivers so the 211 would be the minimum
 

Mr Tony

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your loc says WV....do you know what locals you will get?
reason I ask is some markets are on WA
Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling are on WA
Charleston and Bluefield are on EA
 

PKII

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your loc says WV....do you know what locals you will get?
reason I ask is some markets are on WA
Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling are on WA
Charleston and Bluefield are on EA
Charleston. I tried to get a EA a while back but for some reason they said I needed to get my locals from 129 which is on the other side of the hillside. EA satellites are clear (not a tree in sight)

My neighbor recently got a EA so I thought I'd get the same with a self install and no 2 year contract. :)
 

PKII

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Jun 22, 2005
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sounds like a winner. And if you decide to cancel you can sell the receiver

I still have my original Direct TV receiver that I bought for over $1000 when it first came out. ;) I tend to hold onto receivers for quite a while.
 

TheKrell

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There is an item called a separator (not a splitter) that should come with your receiver. You need one coax/receiver all the way from the last switch (in this case inside your 1000.4 EA LNB assembly) to each receiver.
 

Mr Tony

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The one thing to remember is on the separator make sure to hook the right side of the splitter to the right input. SO sat 1 on the separator goes to sat 1 input

I've heard of issues if its flipped
 

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