Wally receiver question

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If I replaced my Hopper 3 with a Wally receiver, that would save the $15 DVR fee a month correct? I asked a Dish rep and he said it would be $7 a month instead of $15--why $7? This is my only receiver.
 
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If I replaced my Hopper 3 with a Wally receiver, that would save the $15 DVR fee a month correct? I asked a Dish rep and he said it would be $7 a month instead of $15--why $7? This is my only receiver.

There is always a DVR fee even with one DVR receiver. You may be thinking of no receiver fee for the first receiver which would be true. However the Wally is not a DVR receiver so there should be no DVR fee or receiver fee. It is a single tuner HD receiver. If you add an external hard drive it can then record and there still would be no DVR fee.
 
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There is always a DVR fee even with one DVR receiver. You may be thinking of no receiver fee for the first receiver which would be true. However the Wally is not a DVR receiver so there should be no DVR fee or receiver fee. It is a single tuner HD receiver. If you add an external hard drive it can then record and there still would be no DVR fee.
Just a one time $40 fee for enabling the DVR capability.
 
Thanks. I never mentioned using it as a dvr but I guess that's an option. Would the current outside dish cable work for it? There is just one cable running in the house from the dish outside, no joeys.
 
Cabling for Hopper is different from Wally/ViP211.

Hopper has a node to join all satellites into one cable, don't think the node works with Wally.

It also depends on which lnb's you have, if they are hybrid lnb's they may have to be replaced, I'm sure others will illucidate.
 
The $15 to $7 difference is the cost of leasing the box. A Hooper is 15, Wally is 7. You can connect an EHD to the Wally and then, yeah, it's $40 to activate DVR functions
 
The $15 to $7 difference is the cost of leasing the box. A Hooper is 15, Wally is 7. You can connect an EHD to the Wally and then, yeah, it's $40 to activate DVR functions
Is the Wally different from the 211K? I don't have a $7 charge on my 211K even with a hard drive. DISH just charges me $19.99 for the Welcome Pack plus taxes
 
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Is the Wally different from the 211K? I don't have a $7 charge on my 211K even with a hard drive. DISH just charges me $19.99 for the Welcome Pack plus taxes

It's different in that it uses the Hopper style CUI, 52 remote and has WiFi ability (Using a WiFi adapter) with some of the same apps as a Hopper, but no coax out to connect to a TV like a 211K does. Not sure of the cost, but you can purchase a Wally just like possibly have your 211. I'm guessing $50 or $100 bucks
 
Is the Wally different from the 211K? I don't have a $7 charge on my 211K even with a hard drive. DISH just charges me $19.99 for the Welcome Pack plus taxes

If that's the only receiver you have then that's why there's no additional charge for it. They don't charge for the first receiver.
 
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The $15 to $7 difference is the cost of leasing the box. A Hooper is 15, Wally is 7. You can connect an EHD to the Wally and then, yeah, it's $40 to activate DVR functions
There is no receiver charge for either it is his only receiver. One carries a DVR fee one does not.
 
It's different in that it uses the Hopper style CUI, 52 remote and has WiFi ability (Using a WiFi adapter) with some of the same apps as a Hopper, but no coax out to connect to a TV like a 211K does. Not sure of the cost, but you can purchase a Wally just like possibly have your 211. I'm guessing $50 or $100 bucks
$50 to purchase a Wally directly from Dish.
 
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