I dunno - I'm getting kinda fond of my "dead horse."
I hooked up OTA for the Olympics and it has been working perfectly. Every timer has fired, every program has completely recorded and pausing live TV is da bomb. What really impressed me was the other night when a big storm knocked out the SAT signal: my timer for the Daily Show fired, but the recording didn’t begin until about 6 minutes into the show – when the signal came back. So, rather than record 6 minutes of “Acquiring Signal” it was actually smart enough to wait until the SAT signal was present to start recording.
No, I’m not happy with the picture quality, but I seem to be in a very small minority with that. Otherwise, I’m very happy with the 921. I’d say there’s still some life left in Old Paint.
My post, before I deleted it, was to ask how the 921 was doing and that I had a chance to buy one from a dealer.
I found a new post about the 921 and the 942. Do I trust Dish to take care of the 921 owners when the 942 is released (when, enter your guess here). No, I'm sorry to say, I don't and I have been a customer almost 6 years.
Comcast in our area doesn't support the HD DVR. I called a Direct dealer who is supposed to have the HD Tivo, they never called back. Went to Best Buy, HD Tivo maybe around Christmas. A call to Direct and Comcast left me feeling about like a call to Dish does these days.
I'll be sticking with Dish for now, my 811 is working well enough and I'll try to be content with recording SD on my 501. I waited over a year for the 921, then another 7 months for Dish to get the bugs out after it was released. Seems to have a long way to go.
Some of you seem to be satisfied with the 921 and some, many, don't.
I can wait a while more. I have a corner of my garage stacked with old black boxes, I'd hate to have to add a $1000 silver one a year or two from now.
The WIFE TEST is what concerns me the most. I'd be in real deep sh!t if she couldn't record her programs, the old 501 never misses.
Thanks for the input, Lee
By the way, what antenna setup are you using? An old 500 here. My 811 wouldn't download the first update, had to take it to the dealer for the download, after that everything downloaded fine at home.