Help me decide

ElroyJ

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First thing is I am not looking to spend any money on TV right now.

I got a call from Dish about free upgrades to my hardware.

I currently have and own the 721 and the 811.

I don't have any hd programming except HBO and SHO I used to use the 811 just for OTA antenna HD. Even thought the tuner sucks bad. I don't use it now since I have a PC to record HD locals.


I can replace the 811 with the VIP211. It will be leased but will not cost anything and will have no lease fees. This would basically be an exact replacement. I currenlty subscribe to locals but not HD locals. They said it will cost $7 a month to get the HD locals or $10 a month to get the HD locals with 39 HD channels.

I really don't want to spend money right now or raise my bill.

They also told me that they can replace my 721 with a 522 for free. Same deal leased with no fees and my bill would not go up.


I like my 721. Yeah it goes slow after a week and needs to reboot but at least I know how it reacts, but it is getting old.

How is the 522? Is it as good or better than the 721?


Should I do both of these changes?

I can also change the 811 to a VIP 722 for $125 and again it will be leased with no fees. That will get me a HD dvr but I don't really want to pay more now for HD channels.

Can the 722 record OTA HD?
If it can then this would be a plus. Since I wouldn't have to switch to my PC.


I am thinking I should go for the 722 and the 522.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Whats a 522? Do you mean a 622?
Anyway the $7 Fee is an HD enabling fee that E* has now that,if you Have any HD equipment you get Charged $7. So it would be wiser to pay the $10 so you can get all that extra HD programming depending on your package. DVR atvantage is only good for waving 1 DVR fee. So if you Have a 622 or 722, DVR is included along with locals,But if you add a 211 you still have to pay $7 additional receiver Fee. If you add another HD/ DVR then its $7 plus DVR fee of $5.98
 
Jim5506

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522 is an old model of dual tuner MPEG2 SD DVR, replaced by the 625.
 
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If you don't want to spend any more money, stay where you are. If you are willing to spend "some" more money, go for the 722. I think it's worth it; I went from the 811 to the 622 to the 722 and liked each one, but the recording capacity on the 722 is great. I don't get OTA HD, but I understand the 722 does record it.

Fitzie
 
Jim5506

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If you keep the 811, you will soon have no HD except OTA, because Dish is dropping ALL MPEG2 HD via satellite and moving ALL HD via satellite to MPEG4.
 

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