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  # 2309041 1-Sep-2019 17:02
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Can this be mounted both vertically and horizontally?





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  # 2309208 2-Sep-2019 07:53
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Not sure there is any particular advise from DishTV, without looking inside, I assume there are no moving parts beyond the hard disk (as its not solid state). So guide lines from the hard drive manufactures would be all you can rely on.

 

Details here -> https://www.howtogeek.com/128397/does-hard-drive-orientation-affect-its-lifespan/ and via Mr Google.

 

Beyond that the unit its self did not come with any mount or feet on the "ends" of the case.

 

I would assume its fine a long as it can be secured in such that is will not fall over with the cables etc attached etc.

 

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  # 2309578 2-Sep-2019 16:25
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I have just purchased a dishtv a2 on special at warehouse on Father’s Day.
I’m a previous user of dishtv pvr boxes s7090 and s8200 all purchased new.

The only small negative to date is wifi connectivity, I use the standard skinny modem on the highest spec’ed Unlimited plan.
Yet could not connect to 5ghz frequency, which was detected and listed as an option, but said could not connect as no signal found, the 2.4ghz connected first time.
That said signal strength looked to be down 2 bars.. though 5m distant. Some furniture and a part wooden wall structure.
iPhone shows full signal at a2 location.
In use was presented with ....no wifi signal ... notification several times. Again iPhone fine.
I miss the external wifi aerial as on the s8200 used at same location with no issues.

The a2 is running in sat mode into a 4K vein 65" tv, the s8200 input 1080p , the new a2 box inputs 4K
And although the sat is not 4K the picture is noticeably clearer than the old box.
So the upscaler on this box must be better than the onboard dish tv one.

The other noticeable difference is the super-speed epg, it’s lightening fast, and makes up
For the old Freeview epg that seems not longer available.

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  # 2309622 2-Sep-2019 18:19
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what price did the warehouse have them down to for reference?

 

Pricespy doesn't seem to register them...





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  # 2309637 2-Sep-2019 18:28
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mentalinc:

 

what price did the warehouse have them down to for reference?

 

Pricespy doesn't seem to register them...

 

 

 

 

DishTV have them for $287.50 for a refurbished device. Guess these are some of the original release sold before they fixed up the big issues.


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  # 2309673 2-Sep-2019 20:25
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Paid $349

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  # 2310402 4-Sep-2019 09:31
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And has any tried to get SkySport Now side loaded on these?





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  # 2333571 9-Oct-2019 21:43
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SouthernKiwi:
evilengineer:

 

The box should pair to a Logitech Harmony Hub if the remote is Bluetooth based.

 

 

 

Anyone have that working?

 



I’ve found a work around for pairing this box to my Harmony Smart Hub, I’ll post instructions once I have all the buttons mapped and confirmed it all works as expected 👍🏻😄

 

 

 

HI, 

 

 

 

Have you got the instruction written down that your able to share with us that are struggling to get it working as is with out needing to send it away to get an IR sensor put in?


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