I bought the HD in a Box back in late Feb... I see alot of you have problems with RCA, Rca has had some problems with their TV's, but I've had several RCA products and for the exception of one 27" TV that had a bad tuner, most of them worked great. On the other hand I know people that have spent $3000.00 on there TV's, and six months later complaining because its broke!! So it doesn't matter which TV you get because all TV's can break!
The corners they cut, lack of information, and NO PROTECTIVE SCREEN!(on the 40") when I bought mine I wasn't sure about this until I got it installed, two days after my install and one day after ordering a protective screen my five year old son decided to scratch my screen. Well first of all I called Dish Network, they had no idea how I could order a new screen for my TV, they gave me some numbers for my local service centers, they couldn't order a screen because it was not a model number they knew. (DISH HD40-300, is not the real Model number, no one knows what this Model number is) Anyways, I called Thompson directly, they said they have had a lot of questions the 40" RPTV and the 34" TV, but they had NO information. I had to do my own research, I found out that the TV's appearance was from the G.E. D40GW10 (no longer in production), but the features didn't match up, (Auto convergance, etc...) I found out that the features where from the RCA D40W20! Anyways after doing the research I ordered a replacement screen as if I had the RCA TV,(wasn't sure if the G.E. was 1080i, didn't know if that mattered, but I didn't want to take a chance) The screen I ordered was exactly the same as the one thats in my TV, same number on the top left corner.
Over all, besides the 811 having some bugs, I like my HD system, for $999.00 You can't beat it. I know a lot of people like to buy expensive TV's, because they think expensive=GOOD, thats not always the case, you can spend very little and get a GOOD TV/on the other hand you can spend a lot and have nothing but problems. Spending a lot of money doesn't always keep you from having problems.
If you are thinking about buying DISH Networks HD in a Box, you will have to decide on your own, if you like expensive stuff you probally won't be satisfied, but if you don't care this would be a good deal. For me, I think for the price this TV is worth it. The only thing to remember, if you cancel within a year you will have to pay the $240 early termination fee.