Dish Network- - Beware!
Anyone looking to go HD (like me) be careful signing up for it with Dish Network. I'm enduring the hell this weekend of a Dish Network installation.
They scheduled me for 12 Noon-5 p.m. Friday. Tech showed up at 7 p.m. Didn't have everything he needed so he had to run to Lowes. Came back with another tech around 9 p.m. They were both here, and in the house until after 11 p.m.
Receiver (DVR 622) doesn't work. It will be Sunday p.m. before they get another receiver to me. In the meantime, no satellite service.
Don't know what's going on with Dish and their relationship with installers/techs. Guy hadn't been here 10 minutes when he told me he was only making $28 on this install. I told him I found that amazing since Dish told me the install would include up to 50' of cable/trenching, along with installing the new dish and receiver.
When he found out the old location wouldn't work, and the dish needed to be moved about 30', he wanted to either cut down a tree, or mount it on my house, and kept pushing for that. (Hence the trip to Lowes to buy a post).
Anyhow, got up early this a.m., and tried to solve the reciever problem myself, called Dish and went through their troubleshooting scheme- - -then found out I had screwed the installers further by calling Dish, and Dish would be penalizing the installers because of a problem with Dish hardware!
Incredible. Hopefully, it will work itself out soon.
Also the Dish phone tech told me the VIP 622 DVR has software problems, which they are working on a patch to be pushed out soon. Great.