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My dish network reciever model VIP 211k wont record anymore. The memory is nowhere close to full, how can I get it to record again

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Hello, Daniel Busa with Dish Network customer service. Have you tried checking your external hard drive is it possible its going bad?

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    Daniel Busa Dec 25, 2010

    Hello, Daniel Busa with Dish Network here. Is it possible that your external hard drive is going bad?

  • Arlyn Sep 07, 2012

    I have the same problem ... can't pause, rewind, record, or timed record live tv. This problem started a few days ago. I checked my earlier recordings on the hard drive and they are all OK and I can watch any of them. The hard drive says I still have 196 hrs of standard def recording time available. I tried doing a 10 second soft reset on the 211K and that did not fix the problem. I then did a 10 minute hard reset (unplugged 211k) and that did not fix the problem either. Any suggestions?


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VIP 211k stuck on channel 96


I'm sorry to hear about the trouble, but would be happy to provide assistance on this. Try pressing 0 on the remote to exit out of the application. Are you able to move around on the screen, or is it giving no function at all?

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Hey silva_juanc,

There can be a few reasons for recordings/timers to skip. To verify the exact cause enter the Daily Schedule and from there select the timer that didn't go off. It should give you a status with more information on what happened.

If you have any other questions you can post them here, or email me directly at

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Greg Held,

In order to record on a 211k you would first have to enable the EHD and have one connected and formatted to your receiver. To get that done you can contact any of our agents or let me know here and I can assist further. It's a one-time $40 activation fee.

If you have already activated it and are still having problems; let me know what messages come up on the screen or what happens when you try to record and I would be happy to see what else can be done!

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What is the difference between the dish network vip 211 and 211k? thank you

Hello, Nick Franta with DISH Network Customer Service here.

The main difference between the 211 and 211k in terms of everyday usage would not be noticeable. The variation in model number is mainly used just in the type of equipment needed in the set up for installation.

If you have any further questions just let us know!

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Hello, my name is Nick Franta from DISH Network Customer Support.

Just wanting to make sure this issue has been resolved. If you need assistance let us know!

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What are the Dish Vip 211k receiver codes

Hi turk0050 my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network, there are manydifferent codes that go to our DISH remotes. There are steps that will allowyou to program your DISH Network remote to your TV. The first step is to holddown the clear TV button for 6 seconds and then press and release the red Powerbutton. Then press and release the Channel Up button until the TV turns off.Once the TV is off press the # button and tries your volume and mute button tomake sure the remote is working. I will send a link to help with the setup ofthe remote.

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If you have a dish network system as listed in post a DVR 625 this is NOT possible, it will only work with VIP series Dish Network recivers. and they must be used on teh same model reciever such as Vip 722, tranfer to EXT HD then Watch on another 722!

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