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Old 11-14-2008, 02:43 PM
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Hey, guys. I'm looking into ordering service from Dish Network, and I'm looking into getting the ViP722 HD DVR along with it. What I really need to know is whether I need an internet connection and phone connection for it. I only have a cell phone, and I don't want to pony up for a phone jack that I'll never use.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:59 PM
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Not sure about Dish but with DTV you do not need either. If you want the ability to order Pay-per view movies with your remote you do though. If you don't you can either order PPV through their website or you can order it on the phone. I doubt you need either for Dish but your best bet would be to call and talk to a CR to verify that.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:34 PM
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I've had Dish Network for years and only plugged in the phone line once just for a few minutes to order a PPV movie - which is the only reason you would need to connect it - AFAIK.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:40 PM
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I have Dish Network and do not have home phone service. So no you do not need a home phone to have dish network, only if you want to order Pay-Per View through the receiver. If you want to order a PPV event you'll have to either call or order online (I usually order online) The receiver does have an ethernet port but I'm not sure if you can order PPV through it.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:58 PM
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Thanks a lot guys.

Update: I just checked my e-mail.

"Only dual tuners need to be connected to phone line in order to have programming access fee waived. You will not be charged with this fee even without phone connection because you will have single tuner. Only dual tuners will be affected by this requirement."

The paragraph is a bit confusing, but I got it.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:17 PM
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Thanks a lot guys.

Update: I just checked my e-mail.

"Only dual tuners need to be connected to phone line in order to have programming access fee waived. You will not be charged with this fee even without phone connection because you will have single tuner. Only dual tuners will be affected by this requirement."

The paragraph is a bit confusing, but I got it.
Sounds like that paragraph was written by an "outsourced" employee...
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:53 PM
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I'm not sure on this, but when I ordered my system online, I got a free HD DVR (so I believe) with my subscription. Will it be a ViP612 or a ViP722?
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:16 PM
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I'm not sure on this, but when I ordered my system online, I got a free HD DVR (so I believe) with my subscription. Will it be a ViP612 or a ViP722?
I'm not sure either but since they told you it would be a single tuner I would guess the 612.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:25 PM
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I am indeed getting a 612. I just found that out today.

Now, everything's getting installed tomorrow. Does anyone know how to best set the cable through a sliding glass door? Would I just need to slide the coax in between the two glass sides?
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:28 PM
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What type of cable are you needing thru the glass door and why?
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