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Got ViP 211 from DN yesterday


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#1 OFFLINE   jKp

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:16 PM

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.:)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:41 PM

:welcome_s jKp

Congrats.. Feel free to post some thought and pictures in the Vip-211 support area.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:18 PM

on the chat, the voom guy said their 5 new channels were broadcasting as of CES, I'd check that.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:50 PM

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


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

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:02 PM

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


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...
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:10 PM

existing customer?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:25 PM

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...


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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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:28 PM

Yes, I have been with DN about 4 years.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:33 PM

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

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:45 PM

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

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:30 PM

thanks for the pics :)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:36 PM

I like how the Info is above the EPG, instead of layered on top of it. Cool!
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:12 PM

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.:)

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
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:03 PM

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..

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:10 PM

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?
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#16 OFFLINE   jKp

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:22 PM

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?


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

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:50 AM

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

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:28 AM

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


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

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:38 AM

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?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:25 AM

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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