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Ilya

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What is the cheapest plan on Dish that would allow me to keep the DVR? Does anyone know?
Is there such thing on Dish as locals only? Or anything else of that sort?
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minimums are like AT120, etc.
i am not sure what all they have but nothing cheap.

if you would own the dvr then you could get just locals and other items like a premium service if you wanted with a $6 fee for not having a basic package.
 

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How about an International package? Can I have that without any basic programming?
Or perhaps a sports package?
 

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you can use the receiversRCA jacks to burn DVDs, if your going to cancel begin now since i believe theres only a limited time to return your leased receiver/s

my tivo works flawlessely on comcast with cablecard
 

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I've heard there is a way to "freeze" an account: put it on hold without canceling it completely. How does that work? How long can I freeze it for? Would I be able to play movies off the DVR while the account is frozen?
 

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I've heard there is a way to "freeze" an account: put it on hold without canceling it completely. How does that work? How long can I freeze it for? Would I be able to play movies off the DVR while the account is frozen?
I pulled the plug on my three 622s back in November 2007 prior to terminating service. Every now and then I'll plug in and old 622 and watch some old VOOM HD Cinema recordings. In fact, back in June I watched Bubba Ho-Tep and couple other MonstersHD recordings.
 

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Ok, that's good to know! So it means the DVR works even after the plan has been canceled.
Now I just need to figure out how to continue leasing the DVR without a plan or with the least expensive plan possible. ;)
 

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I pulled the plug on my three 622s back in November 2007 prior to terminating service. Every now and then I'll plug in and old 622 and watch some old VOOM HD Cinema recordings. In fact, back in June I watched Bubba Ho-Tep and couple other MonstersHD recordings.
So you're saying that, if there is no satellite or electricity connected when you cancel service, the DVR will still function when powered up?
 

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Although Dish doesn't consider it a DVR because it doesn't have the second satellite tuner,Getting the external hard drive for the 211 or 211k and paying the $40 one time fee is an excellent choice to reduce the cost involved in having a Dish HD DVR.

All I can say it works great for me,I also hooked up a OTA antenna so the second tuner feed records all my local HD network shows at the same time I'm recording Dishnetwork satellite shows. :)
 

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I've heard there is a way to "freeze" an account: put it on hold without canceling it completely. How does that work? How long can I freeze it for? Would I be able to play movies off the DVR while the account is frozen?

dish pause is (last I checked) $5 a month and can have it up to 6 months
 

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So you're saying that, if there is no satellite or electricity connected when you cancel service, the DVR will still function when powered up?
As long as you disconnect the receive from the satellite feeds prior to Dish Network sending a kill signal to the DVR then playback functions should continue to work (2+ years for me) - even my external storage continued working, but I haven't tried it in more than a year. I have no idea if DVR playback would continue to work if you were to leave your received "connected" after terminating service. Every few months I'll plug-in my 622s (at least two of them) and watch some old VOOM MonstersHD movies and EquatorHD recordings.
 
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