I ordered my new 4500 DishNet system and installed it this week and I am very, very pleased!!!
Wow, what a nice picture and I still get local programs with a great JC Whitney omnidirectional antenna for $88.95 plus $14.95 shipping, catalog 37cg5867u, phone orders 1-312-431-6102 or fax 1-312-431-5625. Had to buy a tv pole and chimney mount at Radio Shack. San Antonio is known as a very, very hard place to get a workable off-air TV antennae to work! Or, pay $4.95 to get DishNet's local channels if available in your area. I love the way the remote switches from Dish to Local Channels very seamless.
The DishNet system was very easy to install, the only problem I had was figuring out how to ground the darn thing because no one wants to say other than the NEC electrical code way to do it -- at the electrical house ground. I finally used a cold water copper pipe that is buried in the foundation.
I bought mine on the internet at a site in Washington state. All went very well and I had it in via UPS in 4 days. I highly recommend Ric Sutter (he will email you the UPS numbers and you can track your order), located at:
Premium System with one full year of America's Top 50/ DISH CD (Model 4500) $179 which includes UPS shipping, + $300 for one year of America's Top 50.
I did add the chimney mount,the Pananex surge protector, a spare remote for upstairs, and a RCA remote telephone unit. The install kit was free but I had to ask for it since it is a Echostar promotion at some outlets, but not at others -- the kit did not have much in it thatI needed , except the high quality RU6 cable and the grounding block.
I ended up going to Home Depot and buying a crimping tool, $26, and some RG6 connectors so that I could cut the cable and feed it through my wall.
All internet Dish Net dealers are located at the following site with prices updated:
drgold98 Thanks for that post! This is exactly what I was looking for...someone whom could tell me how to order the system... what does americas top 50 include...(What channels)...you can get my email off the identity section if you want to email me direct.. thanks rob
Here is a quick look at the Top 50: Crystal-clear digital picture and CD-quality sound are standard with every DISH Network system. Only DISH Network can make such a great television value available and give you what you want...Digital TV Now!
Americas TOP 40 50+ FAVORITE CHANNELS including:
� 2 DISNEY CHANNELS � YOUR REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORK � 4 SUPERSTATIONS � OVER 30 DISH CD Music Channels