I became a DISH Network customer approximately 4 months ago, and have experienced horrible audio lag since day one. I have a pet peeve about such behavior, and it is really about to become a deal breaker for me. Also, I'm now on my 3rd 625 receiver and second 311 receiver, and the issues remain!!
Here are the litany of problems that may cause me to break my 2 year commitment: The audio sync on both receivers is horrible - like watching martial arts movies 24/7; both receivers video will freeze up for several seconds while watching a program - very troublesome on any program, but especially boxing; the video looks like a streaming live web cam experiment gone horribly wrong from the early days of the Internet; the first 2 625 receivers hard drives became corrupted; both receivers will suddenly shut down for no apparent reason; error messages will suddenly pop up while just watching a program normally; and programming will break up and disappear on even clear, bright, sunny days. These are the most common ailments we are having to deal with, and if this is any indication of DISH Network's normal quality of service, I will have to switch to Direct TV. All my friends and family have Direct, and they wonder what I'm doing sticking with DISH. Now, so am I. This seems like a sad Beta version of DISH
I did a little research here and on CNET, and it appears most people had the same audio problem several years ago, but for the most part it has been resolved. What is causing my problems I wonder?
Also, does anyone know if the dual HD TV DVR receivers are backwards compatible with SD TV's? I don't have a HD TV yet, but plan on buying 1 with my income tax refund. All our TV's are standard analog.
Thank you for any and all replies and suggestions of how to remedy these problems. BTW, I do have both receivers set to download updates each night.
Edited by toadfacedfrump, 08 January 2009 - 12:25 PM.