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 my Disnet system 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:
Sutter Telecom 3105 W. 46th Ave. Kennewick, WA 99337 Call Toll Free: 1-888-277-0221 [8am to 5pm Pacific, Monday-Friday] Member, Central Washington Better Business Bureau (800) 877-3152 Order online with our Secure Server 24 hours a day! FREE SHIPPING via UPS GroundTrac! l
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.
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