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Which Receiver to Upgrade to?

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by wisacr, Apr 7, 2006.

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  1. wisacr

    wisacr New Member

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    Getting redy to upgrade my 811. Dish has given me an option of either a 211 or a 411. Checked over some of the threads and not sure wich way to go. Printed specs don't mention the Programable Event Timer for the 3 functions, nor the intergrated 8VSB off-air digital tuner, the enchanced HD turner and with either model I guess you loose the UHF remote.. Also is the 411 more bug free and have the same outputs on the back (except the ethernet plug)?

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  2. Mikey

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

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    :welcome: Welcome!

    I don't think that you'll really get to choose between the 211/411. The 411 is out of production, superceded by the 211. They both use the same firmware, so the basic design is the same. Yes, there is a programmable event timer you can use in conjunction with the EPG, to set up VCR triggers, or auto-tunes. The 211/411 ATSC tuner is more robust than the 811's OTA tuner. Also, the vip series receivers don't have DVI anymore like the 811. It's been replaced with HDMI.
     
  3. wisacr

    wisacr New Member

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    I appreciate the info. I was just afraid, since the case looks so much slimmer, that I was loosing a lot of other features. Kind of hate the UHF remote loss though. I guess the bugs I have read about are inherent on either model since they are basically the same.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Fifty Caliber

    Fifty Caliber Banned User

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    I am waiting on the ViP 222.
     
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