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Posted: 10/1/2005 7:16:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 7:17:35 PM EDT by superdav]
I've had Dish for about a year now and in that time I have had 3 count'em 3 dead recievers They all passed the same way they power off mysteriously stay off for about 15 seconds then power back on all by themselves. This becomes more and more frequent until finally they turn off and wont come back on. Anybody else have this problem? All they can do is send me another reciever that will die too and they wont send me upgrade they only send me the same one. This time I'm going to Direct or cable.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:19:07 PM EDT
I've had my dish reciever for three years and never a problem. I dont know if this makes a difference but I never turn it off.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:24:47 PM EDT
Had the same one for 5 years and all the sudden it did the same thing you described. I never turn mine off either but the new one they sent me is doing some weird shit now. Not ready to jump ship yet but I'm starting to get pissed.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:26:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spm681:
I've had my dish reciever for three years and never a problem. I dont know if this makes a difference but I never turn it off.



I dont either, it turns itself off
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:42:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 7:42:46 PM EDT by Gunbert]
3 years so far and have only had one DVR reciever that died. They sent a replacement the next day... can't complain about service like that.

You could just go to DirecTV, but there you have to buy your recievers (DVR and HD, anyway) and if they crap out, well, tough luck.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:43:56 PM EDT
We have had oru receiver for like 5 or 6 years. It still works but the buttons on the receiver all stopped working. Only the remote works with it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:44:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thinman:
Had the same one for 5 years and all the sudden it did the same thing you described. I never turn mine off either but the new one they sent me is doing some weird shit now. Not ready to jump ship yet but I'm starting to get pissed.



You better get them to send you a new one its days are probably numbered! Stay on their ass so they note it in your account, it will be easier to get a replacement when all your problems have been noted.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:48:38 PM EDT
I've had DISH for, I dunno, maybe 6 years. And I have had maybe
4 different receivers (upgrades, not replacements). It is weird, but
when one of the receivers starts acting possessed by gremlins, there
is a sure fix (in my experience 100% sure). Unplug it for 10 min or
so, and then plug it in, gremlins gone for a few months.

And if it matters, I always turn it off with the TV. Newest receiver
has DVR built in. No more or less gremlins in that one.

I have a SMC Barracuda wireless router that fixes itself after an
unplugging too. I don't pretend to understand.

DanM
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:49:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunbert:
3 years so far and have only had one DVR reciever that died. They sent a replacement the next day... can't complain about service like that.

You could just go to DirecTV, but there you have to buy your recievers (DVR and HD, anyway) and if they crap out, well, tough luck.



I fought them tooth and nail to get the first one replaced they wouldnt send me a new one until it died. I had Direct tv for 7 years with no problem except customer service, it sucks and overcharging me thats why i quit them
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:04:41 PM EDT
Damn. I've been thinking of switching to Dish since the end of the HU card. That and I heard that Dish has better porn anyway.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:11:07 PM EDT
Dish does have better porn. Dish's "DVR" sucks ass compared to the DirecTV/Tivo unit. But, it was free. After a year of trying Dish I may switch back to DirecTV. If you're blowing DVRs regularly, I don't know... are you one of those people where shit breaks around them all the time for "no reason"?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:11:26 PM EDT
I've had My 2 dish receivers for about 10 years now....No problems AT ALL!

Sounds like you might have...(A.)Bad noise/voltage/spikes on your power line(s). or (B.) A series of receiver(s) that have a inherent defect.

A few "Off the top of my head questions.......

What else is on the power circuit that the receiver(s) are on?
(Having them on the same circuit as, say a fridge/freezer/A.C. unit/Motor can cause HUGE voltage spikes & Surges....Damaging the electronics in the receiver(s).)

Have you replaced the receiver(s) with the same model unit(s)?
(If you are replacing them with the same unit(s), there might just be an inherent design/manufacturing flaw in these units.)

Dish has always been very good to me and several friends that use there stuff. If you are having the same trouble, I'd get on the phone and raise a little hell over there....They should take care of ya!

Keep Us Posted.

Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:25:22 PM EDT
Dish = no problem here!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:27:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tall_Shadow:
I've had My 2 dish receivers for about 10 years now....No problems AT ALL!

Sounds like you might have...(A.)Bad noise/voltage/spikes on your power line(s). or (B.) A series of receiver(s) that have a inherent defect.

A few "Off the top of my head questions.......

What else is on the power circuit that the receiver(s) are on?
(Having them on the same circuit as, say a fridge/freezer/A.C. unit/Motor can cause HUGE voltage spikes & Surges....Damaging the electronics in the receiver(s).)
DVD player, vcr, stereo
Have you replaced the receiver(s) with the same model unit(s)?
(If you are replacing them with the same unit(s), there might just be an inherent design/manufacturing flaw in these units.)
yes, they wont give me an upgrade only the same receiver model 322

Dish has always been very good to me and several friends that use there stuff. If you are having the same trouble, I'd get on the phone and raise a little hell over there....They should take care of ya!

Keep Us Posted.

Tall Shadow



Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:38:40 PM EDT
I've had my reciver for three years now - no DVR or anything fancy. That's what my PC is for.

No problems on my end. I have my home theater system hooked up to an APC SmartUPS 2000, so my power is nice and clean. Plus, I have about 15 min or more of battery time when the power goes out.

Av.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:40:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Avalon01:
I've had my reciver for three years now - no DVR or anything fancy. That's what my PC is for.

No problems on my end. I have my home theater system hooked up to an APC SmartUPS 2000, so my power is nice and clean. Plus, I have about 15 min or more of battery time when the power goes out.

Av.



Does that have anything to do with your sig line?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:45:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Dish does have better porn. Dish's "DVR" sucks ass compared to the DirecTV/Tivo unit. But, it was free. After a year of trying Dish I may switch back to DirecTV. If you're blowing DVRs regularly, I don't know... are you one of those people where shit breaks around them all the time for "no reason"?



I think DirecTV is going to or has dropped the TIVO for their own DVR.

I suspect he may have a power problem. Try a power conditioner.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:46:31 PM EDT
Dish is the Best, i love our Dish Network
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:57:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 8:58:37 PM EDT by MMcCall]

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

I suspect he may have a power problem. Try a power conditioner.



+ a bunch. Three dead receivers isn't a Dish Networks problem, it's a line problem. Much easier to blame the other guy, though.

Put that shit on a line-conditioned UPS and watch your problems disappear.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:59:38 PM EDT

Try a power conditioner.


What is this?

And i forgot to add that the 2 receivers i have are on separate circuits and both have failed.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:06:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:07:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 9:08:50 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By superdav:

Try a power conditioner.


What is this?

And i forgot to add that the 2 receivers i have are on separate circuits and both have failed.



That would be consistent with bad power in the house… as a matter of fact it reinforces my opinion you have a power problem.

A power conditioner cleans up the power…

www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/power_conditioner.html


Also called a line conditioner, a device that sits between a computer and its power supply, typically a wall outlet. The power conditioner provides protection against surges in power just as a surge protector does, but a power conditioner also maintains a continuous voltage fed to the computer during temporary voltage reductions, such as a brownout. This is referred to as conditioning. Power conditioners also can filter EMI emanating from a power source and can smooth the rhythmic cycle of alternating current.

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