I used a 301 remote to teach my Pronto Neo. It works great. I have noticed that the 811 occasionally hangs using the UHF PRO Dish remote and I can use the Neo to continue use. I believe the UHF is hanging up the 811 in the menu mode.
I also have many functions preprogramed from the 301 in my Neo. Example , if I turn on my system the remote not only turns on the Dish receiver but also sets the tuner to a specific channel--Fox News along with setting the audio receiver and Pioneer to specific settings. This is for the wife who does not want to press alot of buttons. She can press one and get to the news channel -- it is what she likes to watch.