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Thread: 811 problems solved...
12-19-2004 08:10 AM #1
811 problems solved...
Let me know if you want to buy my DISH 811 box (make me a reasonable offer).
I made the switch to Comcast HD with HD DVR. This is based on their Motorola DCT6412 HD DVR box. Got $400.00 in programming credit + free installation from them for my dish antenna and an old model 1000 receiver. Hooked it up to my Dish 34" HD television via the DVI connector, works beautifully. The video on demand is the real deal....really cool, works just like a DVR (even uses all the same controls on the remote). Not a huge selection of movies there, but lots of the newest stuff.
No $$$ outlay for the HD DVR (but $5.00/mo DVR fee, plus $9.95 HD programming package). Almost forgot that using an advanced piece of entertainment equipment doesn't have to be a pain in the butt. HD PQ is just like the 811, but no big surprise there. The dual tuners are REALLY nice. Much better quality out of the DCT6412's S-video port to my ReplayTV box than the 811 had, though. Haven't tried the composite out, though.
12-19-2004 08:50 AM #2
That's a great deal. My Dish contract expires soon, might be joining you over there in cable land. It's costs more for cable than Dish in my area, but the premium is worth it for equipment that works. Have an 811 for 12+ months and it's still full of bugs and missing features.
12-19-2004 09:01 AM #3
My blasted cable company doesn't even offer digital cable yet. I'm stuck.
12-19-2004 09:31 AM #4Smokin'
Must be nice to have local cable company that is worth something.A Houseful of Samsung TVs - 55" 8500 Series LED LCD | 32" 5500 Series LED LCD | 32" LN32A450 LCD
Dish Network 1000.4/Eastern Arc | 1 Hopper/2 Joey | SilverSensor ZHD-TV1 OTA Antennas (Charlotte, NC Locals)
12-19-2004 05:02 PM #5Supporting Founder
Sometimes I think it might be nice to just HAVE a local cable company.
12-20-2004 09:58 AM #61978 Y88 T/A 6.6 4 spd
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