First of all, here's some shots of it, if you're interested: Link. 1 & 2 are pictures of the front of the 411. 3 is a shot of the manual, because I didn't want to disconnect the thing to get a shot of the back. Mine does NOT have the ethernet port but it does have the USB port. 4 is a shot of the front with the "smart card door" open. You can see in the manual there's something called the smart card door. I'm not sure what it's for. The manual (if you can't read it) says "future slot for a smart card". 5 is my system. 30" Sony HDTV. DVD/VCR combo. AMC integrated tube amp. Sony tuner. Marantz 5-CD changer. B&W 301 bookshelf speakers. XM radio. It's an all right set-up considering the wife and the room. The speakers are at a terrible location, but they really can't go to the sides are ear level because of the doors on the entertainment center, and doors leading out of the room. We were watching Charlie Brown, and it turns out I was using the wrong ABC feed but it didn't make much of a difference. The 411: pretty cool. First of all, the only buggy behavior I found was one time I was watching channel 13 and used the channel changer to go down to channel 2. Then, I used the "browse" button to flip back up to 13, but when I selected it, it stayed on channel 2. Hmmm. Other than that, it worked like a charm. Now first of all. . .I'm glad I'm getting the OTA signals, because as far as I can tell, that's the only way to get HD programming for the networks. The local feeds I got through dish were not HD. Now, I don't know what features the 811 had so I can't say where the 411 might have been different, but here's some observations. I really like being able to set up your favorites lists. I have one for just HD, one for premium stations, one for locals, and one for cable stations (ESPN, MTV, CNN, etc.). That's a pretty slick way to surf. It has the "Dish channel". From here, you can get stock quotes, sports standings, news. You can do Karaoke, bet on horses, play trivia. Some for a fee, some free. Pretty interesting. Mostly useless. The timer is really nice. It has the ability to just remind you, OR automatically flip to that station, OR send and "IR BLAST" to the VCR to turn it on and start taping the show. (question: does anyone know the code for the DVD/VCR combo that the Dish remote uses? It's not the same codes as the remote that came with my Sony TV). Also, let's say you're using the guide and it's noon, you can put in "8", then push the browse button, and it will skip ahead 8 hours in the guide window. That's a nice feature. You can get a signal strength read-out for your OTA stations. You can edit their names, remove the analog ones so the box doesn't even recognize them. The edit is nice, because for instance, one of the local channels just broadcasts a local radar image so you can label this "RADR" instead of trying to remember whether 002-01 or 002-03 is the station you want. One broadcasts 24 hour local weather, and one broadcasts a network called "The Tube" that plays videos all day. My cable guy ran the antenna/dish into a combiner, used the existing cable line through my basement, then ran a splitter at the box. I switched out the cables he used at the box with some cables I knew were RG-6 and saw an increase in signal strength. So, I don't know if he was using crappier cables coming out of the splitter, OR if I got an increase because I did that on Sunday morning, and it was just a new day. But, I don't think the cable running through the basement is an RG-6 so I might replace that one, too. The OTA strength is about 80 and pretty constant. The installer gave me component video cables with the box. He did not charge me the $50 upgrade fee, but I think that was because they moved back the scheduled day of installation by 4 days so he was doing me a favor. That's about all I can say about it right now. If you have any other questions about the receiver, I'll give it a shot.