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    Smartcard Question

    Thanks! That's very helpful.
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    Smartcard Question

    I've long ago cancelled my dish network account and switched to DirecTV. Now I'm selling my Dish Network model 7200 receiver on E-bay. Should I provide the smart card with the unit, or keep it for security reasons? Could someone use my smart card and somehow attempt to charge ME on it? If...
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    Rca Dtc 210

    Count me as one of the happy DTC-210 customers. Beats the hell out of my previous dish 811 player! However, the black level coming from the component and possibly DVI as well is much lower than that coming from the composite and S-video outs. The result is that you must boost brightness at the...
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    P266 Dark Video Thread

    I'm glad you have the time and patience to "bench test" plenty of 811's for us all! And I look forward to the day when someone like yourself lets us all know that the 811 finally works properly. At that time, I may consider buying up to the receiver again... which is why I still occassionally...
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    P266 Dark Video Thread

    Put your $$$ where your mouth is, Keith! You said before 266 that if it didn't fix your issues, you'd be returning your 811 or switching to DirecTV! So far, all I've seen you do is complain even more :rolleyes:. Instead, do like I did and return that hunk of crap called the 811, at Dish's...
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    So what do you think of Sirius?

    Hey! I'm using a brand new Dish Player 4200, and every Sirius music channel shows corrupted information for the artist, song name, etc. It's as though the software is pointing 12 characters too far right in the data, so an artist like The Dead Milkmen shows on my screen as "d Milkmen", and all...
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    New software downloading on my 811 now!

    If anyone needs a template for the "reasons for returning the 811" device to dish, you can use mine below :smug : I am returning my recently purchased 811 satellite decoder box and would like my $200.00 refunded, and my High-Def services package discontinued. The device has too many...
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    New software downloading on my 811 now!

    So can anyone explain how the 811 is better than the venerable 6000? Maybe the DVI output? Assuming the 6000 has comparable features and fewer bugs than the 811, maybe Dish will consider swapping a 6000 for the 811's we are stuck with?
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    New software downloading on my 811 now!

    So THIS is what we waited since February for :mad: ?!?!?! Version 266 fixed virtually NONE of the problems with my 811 !!! Picture detail in dark areas is still woefully low, requiring a major boost in brightness that of course desaturates the picture :no . After watchin OTA for only...
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    811 patch not till end of MAY! or LATER!

    In case anyone is interested, if you want to get out of your 811 contract, here's what I had to go through. Called E* customer support and explained that I want my $200 back and my HD contract nullified. He had to forward me to the "executive offices". That person was hesitant to help, but...
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    811 patch not till end of MAY! or LATER!

    That cinches it for me then... While I still have some of my 30 days left I'm going to have my 811 returned, my $200 refunded, and my year long HD contract nullified!!!! There's simply no way I can live with my brightness turned up to 100% just to see some background detail, only to...
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    Help with VID1/2 passthru on 811

    Ok, I KNOW I saw the Vid1 and Vid2 selections somewhere on my 811 menu (guide, setup, installation?), but I can't for the life of me seem to find them again :confused:? I simply want to pass some composite material through the Vid1/2 inputs on the 811, then easily access them from the 811...
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    What's the latest on 811 fixes?

    At $60/hr for 4.25 hrs + $60 site visit fee + 50ft cabling + diplexers + wall plates = $450.00. YOU do the math! And he worked the entire time, as I helped him out getting wire through the wall, etc. He also used a meter to report the db values of all 7 stations, and adjusted the antenna for...
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    My 811 is trying to start an Anti-Dish revolt!!

    LMAO!!! Funny stuff! Nice synopsis of the various download fixes/regressions. Very disturbing though, as I just received a new 811, and demonstrates all the bugs you've mentioned :mad: . Sadly, I felt a $400 UHF antenna install in my attic would alleviate some of the 49% problems... alas...
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    What's the latest on 811 fixes?

    While we're on the 811 rant, I'd like to add my own gripes :mad:: I just paid an antenna installer $450.00 to place a channel master 4-bay UHF antenna in my attic, run the coax to my living room, run coax to a spare bedroom, and add a double coax plate to one wall. I could finally remove the...
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    What's the latest on 811 fixes?

    Just a quick weigh-in on my recently installed 811. The picture is definitely dark on both the component and composite outs (haven't tried the S-video yet). I have to bump my brightness up around 30-40% most of the time.... regardless of HD or SD content. And my HD TV was calibrated with the...
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