Upgraded to the 211 from the 811

Satch0922

Satch0922

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Just got my 211 VIP and Dish 1000 installed. I had the 811 for the past two years (or whenever it came out).

Observations:

1. The 211 has better SD picture quality
2. The 211 has better HD picture quality
3. OTA digital is about the same.
4. The new channels (HD) that I got with the new package look great.
5. The menus are nicer.

I have had it on all day.....to burn it in. No freezes or bugs so far. This is by far a superior unit (as it should be) with none of the bugs the 811 software came with. Hopefully it won't prove me wrong!
 
dkellumw

dkellumw

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gdarwin said:
OTA on the 211 is much better than the 811...

I agree, on my 811 I could not get NBC but the 211 gets a good signal. ABC, Fox, and CBS have a higher signal strenght.
 
RandallA

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Satch0922 said:
Just got my 211 VIP and Dish 1000 installed. I had the 811 for the past two years (or whenever it came out).

Observations:

1. The 211 has better SD picture quality
2. The 211 has better HD picture quality
3. OTA digital is about the same.
4. The new channels (HD) that I got with the new package look great.
5. The menus are nicer.

I have had it on all day.....to burn it in. No freezes or bugs so far. This is by far a superior unit (as it should be) with none of the bugs the 811 software came with. Hopefully it won't prove me wrong!

I agree in all your observations except for 3. The OTA tuner in the 211 is a lot better than the 811.
 
BrettTRay

BrettTRay

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I agree OTA tuner is much better. It has a LG 8vsb tuner frontend and a broadcom 3520 8vsb/QAM chipset where as the 811 had a microtune 4040 8vsb tuner frontend and a broadcom 3510 8vsb/QAM chipset. The picture is remarkably better on the 411/211 than the 811. The color is alot more in depth.
 
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ww2154

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Satch0922 said:
Just got my 211 VIP and Dish 1000 installed. I had the 811 for the past two years (or whenever it came out).

Observations:

1. The 211 has better SD picture quality
2. The 211 has better HD picture quality
3. OTA digital is about the same.
4. The new channels (HD) that I got with the new package look great.
5. The menus are nicer.

I have had it on all day.....to burn it in. No freezes or bugs so far. This is by far a superior unit (as it should be) with none of the bugs the 811 software came with. Hopefully it won't prove me wrong!
Is the 211 that much better on the pq. I have the 811 and hate the pq quality, I would upgrade if the pq of the 211 was a lot better than the 811
 
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Cincyray

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Dec 20, 2005
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Ive had the 211 for about 2 weeks now and love the pq over the 811 hands down a better reciever.
 
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absolutic

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wow and I am still impressed on 811 picture (watching ABC HD Oscars) I cannot even imagine how 211 looks like
 
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