Moving a Dish Net Receiver to Another Location in Living Room

Updated on March 26, 2011
M.M. asks from Elcho, WI
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I want to move my TV to another wall but there isn't a cable there that comes up. Has anyone ever moved their own box and cable to another area? Did you do it yourself or did you have to call DishNet? If you called, how much do they charge for that or is it included in your monthly payment if you ever need it moved?

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answers from Milwaukee on

IF you decide to move it, take a picture of the connects with your phone or camera. That has saved my butt more than once especially since I'm a visual person--NOT an instruction reader.

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answers from Fort Wayne on

dont worry about moving it just get a long cable be sure its of quality especially if you have hdtv. move everything where you want it and reconnect everything just be sure to remember where all of the cables go. we do this all the time I love to rearrange stuff. in fact we just bought a new flat screen and put the old one in the play room since we have a dvr it took a few extra minutes to reprogram the old tv to the new remote but it was a piece of cake. be sure to have everything reconnected to the proper outlets ie hdmi 1 s-cable and such then turn everything on and the receiver should reset itself. if you have an issue you can call them and they will see if anything is not conected correctly. If you were moving the dish itself that is a different story.

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answers from Honolulu on

We just did that.
Moved our tv.
The Dish Network guy came, with lots of cable and relocated the cables for it.
It was free.

But you can do it yourself... if you buy the proper cables.... and buy lots of it... so that, you can then staple gun it to the wall or along the floor edges... and then to the location you want it to go.

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answers from Chattanooga on

You can buy extra cable at most stores. I know for sure that Wal-mart carries it... Usually we just run the line around, and use staples (or twist-ties and tacks in my more redneck days...) to secure it down. Sometimes the carpet is thick enough that it will run right next to it and not be very visible. If the cable company does it, they would have to drill new holes... They do have a way to do it wirelessly though, but I think that costs more.

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