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Duo322 to Duo VIP222k

fuzzylogictn
02-07-2011, 08:43 AM
Hello all! I'm hoping this will be an easy question to answer....

My mother has a Dish Duo322 (Standard receiver). I've recently purchased a new Dish Duo VIP222k (Hi-Def) receiver. What do I need to do to swap them? Do I need to activate the 222k and drop the 322, or can I simply unhook the cables and swap out the card in the slot?

For background info: I've already upgrade her Dish 500 reflector to a Dish 1000.2 with triple LNB (for sats 110 and 119 and maybe 129). Then, repositioned the Dish 500 to pick up sat 61.5
She already has a HDTV and I'll plan on upgrading to HD service, once I get the new receiver in place.

Thanks!

garys
02-07-2011, 10:27 AM
Don't know why you think she needs 61.5, 110, 119, 129 should be enough unless HD locals are on 61.5, in which case you may want to use an EA dish. Cards cannot be swapped between receivers, you would need to call with receiver and smart card numbers to change receivers and upgrade programing, although you may be able to do it on-line.

fuzzylogictn
02-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the info.

Sat 129 is tough to get in my area. Both I and my neighbor have to use 61.5. So, I figure she would too, just to be on the safe side - plus she already had that Dish500 reflector + LNB.

jim5506
02-08-2011, 09:25 PM
61.5, 110 and 119 will not get you all the HD channels because Dish has moved most of the HD off 61.5 to 72.7 (the failure of 77 may have altered that some).

Your best bet is to go with a D1000.4 for EA (61.5, 72.7 and 77) and maybe use the D500 to try for 129.

Secondarily you need to find where your locals come from, that might effect where you point the D500.

Since you did not disclose your town that is as detailed as we can do.

Ray C@DISH
02-09-2011, 08:14 AM
Ray Calo with DISH Network. I wanted to add that you would need to activate the 222k receiver either through our automated system or by calling our 800 number. The 222k receiver should have its own smart card. You can not use the one in the 322 receiver. I hope this helps.

bfbendorf
03-14-2011, 12:28 PM
I am also getting the 222k. So when I get it, it should already have the smart card in it? Or will DishNetwork send me a card after I activate it? Also I am wondering since it's not a DVR, can I hook up a External Hard drive? Thanks

garys
03-14-2011, 02:11 PM
You may or may not need the smart card, they are built into the new receivers and usually do not need to be updates unless it is an older model. The 222 cannot make use of an EHD, the only non-dvr receiver that can is the 211.

MattG DISH
03-14-2011, 07:08 PM
I am also getting the 222k. So when I get it, it should already have the smart card in it? Or will DishNetwork send me a card after I activate it? Also I am wondering since it's not a DVR, can I hook up a External Hard drive? Thanks

Where are you getting the receiver from? If it's from us, it will have its own smartcard (internally or in the door). 222/222k's do not support EHD functionality, 211/211k/411's do (along with VIP DVR's).

bfbendorf
03-15-2011, 04:35 AM
Where are you getting the receiver from? If it's from us, it will have its own smartcard (internally or in the door). 222/222k's do not support EHD functionality, 211/211k/411's do (along with VIP DVR's).
I'm getting the receiver from Radio Shack.

bfbendorf
03-15-2011, 04:40 AM
You may or may not need the smart card, they are built into the new receivers and usually do not need to be updates unless it is an older model. The 222 cannot make use of an EHD, the only non-dvr receiver that can is the 211.
I should still be able to hook up my DVD recorder w/hard drive, just like a VCR hook up right?

TonyT DISH
03-22-2011, 09:16 PM
You can hook it up like a VCR, but there might be a slight issue recording movies. HDCP or any copyrighted content should not transfer to the DVD Recorder or HDD (at least it should not because digital formats read that code). If there is no copyright (some Encore/Starz type movies) you should be fine.

BTW, is your unit the Toshiba or Panasonic model, or am I completely off? Always wanted one, and those were the two I could find.