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Dish Network 6000 Receiver

CJEM
12-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Question, is the Dish Network 6000 receiver a new model or old model?

I seen a demo clip from DN and they were talking about this new receiver the 6000 model, I never herd of this one and was just wondering if this is a old or new model?

John

techster
12-20-2005, 12:16 PM
The dish receiver 6000 is the old receiver.It was actually the first Hd receiver that DISH network offered.Dish has the 811 receiver now .I wouldnt get it though.I have one ,its a piece of junk.I would wait and get one of the new Mpeg 4 receivers that are coming out early next year.Also if you get the 811 now you will have to upgrade your receiver again to get the NEW HD programing.

GRN
12-20-2005, 07:47 PM
I seen a demo clip from DN and they were talking about this new receiver the 6000 model, I never herd of this one and was just wondering if this is a old or new model?
Yeah, that demo clip is OLD :D

The 811 is the current model, soon to be replaced by the 411 and 211.

CJEM
12-20-2005, 08:18 PM
Yeah, that demo clip is OLD :D

The 811 is the current model, soon to be replaced by the 411 and 211.


Is there any advantage useing the new 411 receiver over the 811?

John

GRN
12-20-2005, 08:37 PM
Is there any advantage useing the new 411 receiver over the 811?

John
Like Techster pointed out, it's an MPEG4 receiver, while the 811 is an MPEG2 receiver. Eventually the 411 will replace the 811.

Right now there's no difference or advantage, but when DISH offers the remaining VOOM channels and ESPN2, as well as local HD channels, you will need an MPEG4 receiver to pick up the channels.

CJEM
12-20-2005, 10:05 PM
Like Techster pointed out, it's an MPEG4 receiver, while the 811 is an MPEG2 receiver. Eventually the 411 will replace the 811.

Right now there's no difference or advantage, but when DISH offers the remaining VOOM channels and ESPN2, as well as local HD channels, you will need an MPEG4 receiver to pick up the channels.


Are the remaining Voom and local HD channels available to the 411 receiver?

GRN
12-20-2005, 11:30 PM
Are the remaining Voom and local HD channels available to the 411 receiver?
When they go live, they should be viewable on the new MPEG4 receivers, like the 411.

CJEM
12-21-2005, 04:54 AM
When they go live, they should be viewable on the new MPEG4 receivers, like the 411.

When do you think this will happen? do you think I should purchase the 411 now or wait . I currently have the 811.

CJEM
12-21-2005, 05:05 AM
When do you think this will happen? do you think I should purchase the 411 now or wait . I currently have the 811.


What is the orbital positions that the 411 will use?

calicogang
12-22-2005, 11:04 AM
I had a 600U HD receiver from Dish for almost two years, and the performance of the receiver was the reason I went back to DTV. Everytime I switched over to ESPN HD, I would get a green screen with a grid. It would go away after a few seconds, and it drove me crazy. Techs had no idea, and they even sent me a refurb unit, and it did the same thing. So I would wait until MPEG4 comes out, and see what they have to show in Vegas next month.

GRN
12-22-2005, 09:58 PM
When do you think this will happen? do you think I should purchase the 411 now or wait . I currently have the 811.
Well considering the 811, which has been out forever, still seems to have quality issues, I don't know if I would want to be at the front of the line to get a new 411. That's just my two-cents.