Anyone Beta testing the 811 ?

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Just curious if anyone here had an 811 they were Beta testing....or had a friend that was.....

Would appreciate any reports about how well it works.....from Satellite and OTA.

Thanks very much,

Jeff
 
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The 811 is basically a 6000 with the upgrade cartridges built on the main board plus extra memory for openTV. (there are other differences)

I would not expect it to act too different then the 6000 in the way it runs.
 
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So, if the performance of the 811 is on par with the 6000, would that put it behind the Directv receivers?

I think I read yesterday where a dealer substituted his demo 6000 with a Samsung 160 to get a better picture. (And the Zenith and Sony receivers seem to have reputation for better PQ than the Samsung.)
 
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The 811 perfomance will be a little faster then the 6000 due to the additional memory and the OpenTV software.

I believe the 811 will be a very good unit, and even at $399 with the SuperDish the 811 is a good buy.
 
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I talked with someone at Echostar last week and while I was on the phone with them the press release came out, I read to them the $399 price and they believed that that price was in the Dish, and I was also told that prices listed in press releases are usually all new sub prices including the dish.

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My bigger question on HD receivers is:

Is anyone beta testing a 921? :)

If not, I sure would like to do so.
 
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Actually, I was hoping to hear how the 811 pulled in stations....especially OTA stations, and I figured that someone here was Beta testing one.....
just wanted a quick report on what to expect....or even a PM
 

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