Why no EA on new customer install? (1 Viewer)

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viggen61

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A friend had Dish out to his place in Maine today to install Dish. He ordered America's Top 200, HD + Platinum, HBO & Showtime and two VIP 612 DVR Solo receivers.

The installer put up the 61.5/110/119 arrangement. He sent me a photo of his dish setup screen, and sure enough, that's what's listed.

He's got a fine view for the Eastern Arc, so I can't fathom why they'd put up this arrangement.

Can/should he complain that he's not getting BBCA (and the others) in HD?

I'm gonna have a long talk with the installer coming to my place this weekend. I can't have a third dish, and I'm expecting to get a 1000.4 dish to replace my other two...
 
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Scott Greczkowski

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the 77 satellite does not reach maine, and thus the reason why no EA for Maine.

What they can do is swap out the 61.5 dish with a dish 500 for 61.5 and 72.7
 

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When an order is entered into the Dish Network computer they specify what satellite positions are to be installed. They are still specifying 119/110/61.5 for HD in our market and according to our distributor they have no plans to change that in the near future. :confused:
 
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the 77 satellite does not reach maine, and thus the reason why no EA for Maine.

What they can do is swap out the 61.5 dish with a dish 500 for 61.5 and 72.7

I had the tech's do that and it didn't work to well. Picking up 61.5 & 72.7 both from the same Dish 500 doesn't work that well at all. The signals suck.

I have the tech coming out tomorrow and installing the 3rd Dish. Not to happy about this. I might just scream at Charlie on Monday on the Chat.

Josh
 
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atvman

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A retailer I spoke to in Lewiston is still installing EA, but Dish employee told me no EA because of what Scott said.
 

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but then the customer loses the stuff on 77W...some is duplicated on 110 but the audio channels and other video channels are on 119 & 77
 

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I did not know that Maine could not see 77. The whole EA WA Dish is nothing but a big mess. East can't see 129. Extra HD channels are on 72.7 and 129 yet Maine only gets 61.5. EA is only MPEG-4. See where I am going.

Maybe if they put the satellites up higher than they could have one Dish for anyone in the Continental United States.
 

atvman

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I believe the retailer said he could cover 77 during ck switch and losing reception notice would go away. Is National PBS on EA?
 

atvman

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My son has a 508 in his room,but he moves away in May. I will wait, I do not want 3 dishes on my house.
 

sundude90

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I wanted to have the Tech use a 1000.4 Dish for the 61.5 & 72.7 & hook it to my DPP44 Switch where 110/119 also connects to, but he said that the DPP44 Switch or LNB's burn out over time.

According to several Tech in my area 'The 3 Dish solution is the only one".
 
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