There is absolutely no advantage to owning your own equipment or doing your own installation if you’re going to sign a 2 year agreement for service.
DISH does have programs that allow you to purchase the equipment and install it yourself.
You just have to buy all of the equipment, correctly install it and maintain it.
Can I buy my own satellite receiver?
Depending on the satellite you want to receive transmissions from, you may be able to buy a satellite dish and receiver at any well-stocked electronics store. Another alternative is to shop online for a receiver and satellite dish for sale as a kit from a specialty retailer.
Can I install my own Dish Network?
You can install a Dish Network satellite system into your home without a lot of trouble. You can do this yourself or have it done professionally. If you install dish network yourself, you will need a few tools and a little spare time.
How much does Dish Network charge for additional receivers?
If you have more than one TV you’d like to record and watch from, each additional receiver (called a Joey) will cost $7. And there is also a monthly DVR service fee of $15 (which usually also has a $5/mo discount).
Can I purchase dish equipment instead of leasing?
It’s been years since DISH and DIRECTV moved to a lease model with their equipment. Existing customers who chose to upgrade themselves can buy the dish, the multiswitch, even the cable, but despite paying over $200 for a receiver or DVR, these items are considered leased.