You might also consider the 612 of which I lease two. The EHD is compatible among Hoppers and VIP DVR receivers.
I would consider staying with Dish if I could get my monthly bill way below $100 with close to what I have now. We really only use one tv in the house so I suppose I could get rid of the Hopper and replace with my 211using EHD. I understand I would lose all of my recordings but that doesn't really bother me too much. The only issue is how many shows could I record at one time with the 211?
And that is provided you have the 211 or 211K, they have internal OTA tuners. 211Z needs an accessory TUNER for OTA which is currently not available.On a 211 1 sat and 1 ota at same time. You can also watch one previously recorded while 1 sat and 1 ota are recording
What if I suspend my account. Can I still use the DVR to watch already recorded shows? Could I still view/record OTA channels? What is the cost to suspend an account?