View Full Version : ExpressVu 4700 to 4900 conversion

04-24-2002, 12:15 PM
I am tired of witing for ExpressVu to upgrade my 4700 so I am asking if anyone out there has upgraded their reciever using the dish signal?
1) How did you do it, can you just download upgrade from Dish network.
2) Is it the latest update?
3) Are there any problems with TMN/PayPer view AC-3 movies (picture break up)
4) Any other notable occurances



04-24-2002, 03:18 PM
You cannot just point it to the dish sat and get the upgrade anymore. They changed something.

However if you are willing to readup on the darker side of the sat world then there are ways.

It involves flashing the internal memory with modified dish firmware. Its easy if you can solder, the parts only cost about 5$.

I have done it and it works great on ExpressVu, the AC-3 works great (when I had TMN) and the only difference is the logo you see on the screen.

As for supporting the reciever after the mod, I don't think bell will help solve problems and might frown upon the whole thing.