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Got ViP 211 from DN yesterday

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by jKp, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. jKp

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    Hi, new here. I called DN last week the day of CES and ordered a Vip 211 (swapping for my 811). Somehow I got a CSR that knew what a 211 was. The box came from Denver and the shipping label said vip 211 dish promotion on it. So they have a stash of these receivers , but probable not enough to keep up with the demand. Well it got here yesterday and hooked it up. It has a slimmer profile, cool new menu and progamming screens, OTA signals seem to come in better (not all OTA channels are mapped though), have not checked out all of the features yet. The bad things are the remote is IR not UHF and SD pq is the same as the 811. (tried both HDMI and Component) HD is still good. MPEG-4 channels are not up yet, though advanced tech told me they may be up before FEB.1st.:)
     
  2. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    :welcome_s jKp

    Congrats.. Feel free to post some thought and pictures in the Vip-211 support area.
     
  3. Rogueone

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    on the chat, the voom guy said their 5 new channels were broadcasting as of CES, I'd check that.
     
  4. jKp

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    I did , no luck on the 129 sat. Maybe on the 61.5?
     
  5. Kricket

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    would you mind posting a few shots of the receiver and box? im curious - the pictures ive seen havent been very high quality at all...
     
  6. BFG

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    existing customer?
     
  7. jKp

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    It just came in an old 811 box. The receiver is all hooked up , so I took a photo of the front. The rear is from the user's guide. Aso some pics of the menu, program guide.
     

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  8. jKp

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    Yes, I have been with DN about 4 years.
     

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  9. robill

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    Did you 'own' or lease the 811 that you returned to Dish?
     
  10. jKp

    jKp Cool Member

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    Leased the 811. BTW sorry about the bad pics, need new camera. More concerned with HDTV. :D
     
  11. unr1

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    thanks for the pics :)
     
  12. Laverne

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    I like how the Info is above the EPG, instead of layered on top of it. Cool!
     
  13. trido

    trido AllStar

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    WOW your lucky I called this AM and was told I had to call back FEB 1 to swap my leased 811 for 211.

    Darn my luck
    Trido
     
  14. saweetnesstrev

    saweetnesstrev Godfather

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    im waiting to FEB 1st, hopefully they switched my 811, i had it only 2 months or so,, hopefully they wont give me any problems if i pay..
     
  15. BobaBird

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    jKp, in your picture 2 the Browse guide has an arrow after the current and next shows. How much of the guide does it let you see?

    You should have an option for a 3-hour wide guide. Does the 211 also have the 1-hour large text option?
     
  16. jKp

    jKp Cool Member

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    About 24 hrs then it starts to download more info. I will look into the other options.
     
  17. mkpolley

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    any one else call dish and ask about the vip211,i called,they said to call back feb.1st,keep calling?
     
  18. Thor263

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    Yep, it's like the 522, 625 and 942. Good to see that it appears to be using a common code base.
     
  19. rogerw50

    rogerw50 New Member

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    I am curios about the cables it comes with? I have an 811 and use a DVI cable to TV. I'm assuming the VIP211 is HDMI. Does Dish prvide HDMI to DVI cable?
     
  20. geno58

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    At the present time I have the 6000 & 811 receivers. I called Dish yesterday, and ordered the vip211 and they took the order, the cost $49.00, and I will have to swap the 6000 receiver for it. (I owned this receiver). They also said for the receiver I swapped, I would receive a $25.00 credit to my monthly billing within 45 days. They also said the HDMI cables do not come with it.
     
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