What dish equipment do I need?

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I'm considering switching to Dish. I would like to be better informed about the equipment (receivers) before I talk to an agent. What receivers should I consider? I didn't want a DVR unless it doesn't have an extra monthly charge. I need 4 HD receivers in my main house plus an HD receiver in my detached garage a little over 100ft away. I barely get wifi signal to my garage... Thanks for your recommendations...
 
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You need 5 wally's
 
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To the OP: do you use an OTA antenna for broadcast TV stations? If you want your local antenna channels to be integrated into the guide on your Dish receivers, each Wally would need a USB OTA adapter to add those channels. Instead of the Wally, you could choose to use ViP211k receivers, which have the OTA tuner built-in. If OTA is not important to you, then I recommend the Wally.
 
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To the OP: do you use an OTA antenna for broadcast TV stations? If you want your local antenna channels to be integrated into the guide on your Dish receivers, each Wally would need a USB OTA adapter to add those channels. Instead of the Wally, you could choose to use ViP211k receivers, which have the OTA tuner built-in. If OTA is not important to you, then I recommend the Wally.
OTA tuners for the Wally are about $60 ea. plus taxes and ship.
 
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Don't need OTA. Thanks
 
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Do I need an internet connection w/ wally?
 
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Dish is only giving me option for Hopper & Joeys?
 
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Internet is not required, but does help. You may have to purchase the 4th and 5th wally
 
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Do I need an internet connection w/ wally?
Wally come with Smart apps like Netflix, Pandora, et al so for that, yeah, you'd need internet. They don't have a wifi adapter built in so you'd need USB WiFi adapters but your tech would/should have them for free at Install
 

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