What are the gotcha's for buying a DishTV receiver?
My condo complex is finally upgrading to HD, which means I'll have to buy (no leasing) a receiver. There are lots of 722's on ebay for less than 1/2 of what Dish wants for one. Will I have trouble getting a receiver from ebay activated? Is this like the cellphone biz where there's a blacklist of receivers that won't activate? How do I tell if the receiver is blacklisted?
The salesperson told me that I can't use a hopper/joey on this system - that there's an incompatibility with the dish? Then something about the "node", which I can also buy on ebay. Even crazier - she claimed a hopper and a joey would count as two drops against our system count, which seems odd since the Joey is not a receiver. Make sense to anyone?