Summary: Didn't work. Called Dish and we tried unregeristering the old receiver and registering the new one, which by the way was like new, to no avail. Switching cards with the old one didn't work either. message kept popping up telling me to reinsert the card regardless of which card was inserted. So I finally gave up and returned the item. Quell dommage.
Summary: This receiver was great as long as it was working. It went south after only three days of use. Rather than return it at my cost, DISH will replace it free of charge because of my protection plan. Beware of purchasing electronics online. You never know how the are handled. Of course, any electronics can go bad. That is the nature of the beast.
Summary: Many of these are leased receivers and should not be sold. I bought one and could not activated because it was leased (still property of Dishnetwork and unpaid for) they will nto activated. Amazon refunded my money.
Liked how it looked but wouldn't work with my dual tuner setup!
Anthony Stone "APS", Amazon
25 February 2009
Summary: Before you buy this product MAKE SURE it works with your current setup! Unfortunately it wouldn't work with my dual tuner setup therefore I wasted my purchase! Also carefully read the descriptions because SOME SELLER'S won't issue you a refund if you cant use it! Happened to me...Amazon filled a A-to-Z market request on my behalf due to me running into an unreasonable seller! Still waiting to see if I'm approved for a refund to my method of purchase...
Summary: I bought a new receiver and it arrived within 4 business days. Easy to install, and it works much better than the old receiver. I'd say, don't buy a used one to avoid the issues with previously-activated units.