Welcome to the tech chat with Mark and Dan. First off is a new update for the 942. You can now use your 942 to display Jpg Pictures. All you have to do is plug your Mass Storage Device digital camera and the 942 and if it recongizes the camera, you will be prompted to import the pictures. The pictures will be converted to show on your TV. You can then show a slide show. You can also use a USB key, it will import picture. Pictures cannot be downloaded from the 942. Pocket Dish is available. All models are in stock. Check the dish website for more details. Apple just came out with the Video I-pod. It plays low quality video where the Pocket Dish does the same quality you get from the satellite. Also, you have to pay for the content from apple, where dish doesn’t charge extra for downloading content from the DVR to Pocket Dish at the current time. The 522 and 625 will be able to download content to pocket dish in the future, but at a slower rate. Rebates available: from November 15, 2005 to April 15, 2006 AV402E - $20.00 AV500E - $40.00 AV700E - $60.00 Giveaway – “Pocket Dish can receive software updates. What are the 2 ways it can receive updates”. 1st Caller. Win a AV500E - winner is Renda Hutchison – Either connect to the 942 or download from pocketdish.com Mpeg 4 Information. There is a lot of talk on the Chat and Talk groups about what E* is doing about more HD proramming. E* wants to be the leader in HD programming. Mpeg 4 will get its first start. But there is more than just Mpeg4, they have 8psk-turbo, new satellites and dish 1000. Issue with mpeg4 is that they can build an mpeg4 set top box but there isn’t any encoders that can deliver the true bandwidth savings at this time. Currently they can only get 20% savings. Over time will get better. Currently think that 8psk-turbo can get them 30-40% bandwidth savings currently. Already have 10-12 million receivers that can do 8psk. Also have new satellite slot at 129 location. With dish 1000 can receive 3 orbital locations. Echo 10 will give more spot beams for HD locals. Because of all these things E* will be rolling out Mpeg4 much slower than their competitors. Also, a new receiver know as the 411/211 will be released soon. It is equivalent to the 811 today. Question – Are current receivers upgradeable to Mpeg-4. No. Question - Will the 921 be able to connect with Pocket Dish? Not supported via USB, but you can do real-time transfer via the composite/S-video cable. (This would be true for all dish DVR’s BTW). XDS ( extended data service) is still be investigated for the 921. Remote Control stuff: Use 3 types of communication. First is IR. Must be in the same room. 2nd is UHF. Can send signals up to 100’, 3rd is UHF Pro which can send 200’. To improve UHF reception you can install 3-5’ lengths of RG6 between the receiver and the antenna to improve reception. You can also use an attenuator. To convert a IR system to UHF you can get an IR to UHF convert kit for $49.00. You can also get an easy remote if you need something less complicated for $19.00. More questions: E-mail. “Just called tech support because guide was showing info unavailable. Tech said to reboot the receiver which restored the data. Tech said the dish DVR’s must be off to receive guide data updates. I told here that that wasn’t my experience, tech said I had old information.” Answer. The receiver should go to inactivity standby which will allow it to download guide. You can also put it into manual standby. E-mail. Has a new HD TV and 811 but can’t tell if he has HD. Make sure your hooked up to Component or DVI input on your TV. Also make sure that your on the correct resolution (1080i/720p). Check aspect ratio. Tune to an HD channel 9420-94?? or HD OTA channel. Also check the lights on the 921/811 for HD/SD Mode. 942 outputs HD all the time. E-mail. What satellite does a dish have to point to get VOOM HD? 61.5 and 129. if your North-east of Washington DC, you will have to use 61.5. Dual Tuner Receiver. If you have a receiver with 2 remotes with 1 green tab and 1 blue tab, you have a dual tuner receiver. These can be run in dual mode or single mode. Single mode can be hooked up to 1 (or more TV’s watching the same programming) you can have PIP. If your in Dual mode you can hook up 1 TV with the receiver and use the RF output to watch a different program on a remote TV using the UHF remote. In dual mode you can set the receiver to use “Record Plus” so it will record programs on TV2 first. Give away another Pocket Dish, a 7” model. “What 3 satellite locations was the Dish 1000 designed to look at”. Easy – 119,110,129 – John won. Software Updates. 625. Dish on Demand now available. Select the DVR button, Select either My Recordings or Movies & more. If you select “Movies and More”. From there you can select the movie you want to watch. You can see previews. Price ranges from 2.99 and 5.99. Can watch as many times as you want for 4 hours. Will be on other models soon. New Episodes DVR option upgraded. Guide now data now has date first aired available. If it is there, it will use that to determine if it is a new episode. If not available, the dvr will still record based on year of show just to be safe. All Episodes DVR options record every episode. Dish pass lets you input search criteria to record programming. There is also a feature to limit the number of events can be on HDD. DVR history is on 522/625 has a clear history option. You can Edit the name of a recorded event. E-mail. Screen saver on DVR? Takes several hours to burn in a set. Pause buffer is only an hour on most receivers, 2 on some. No problems. E-mail. Has a 501, only 30 hours. Can he upgrade the HDD. No. Have to upgrade the receiver. Hardware restrictions 942 WILL BE GETTING EXTERNAL USB HDD SOON. IN BETA NOW???? (I’m excited about this one). E-mail. Dish 1000 getting 3 satellites? How does it work when you have 2 tuner rceivers and 2 receivers in another room. Dish 1000 uses Dish Pro Plus and hook up dual tuner receivers using a separator. Also can get a DPP44. E-mail. Name based recording for 501/508/510. Complicated upgrade, is in alpha testing now. Should be out early next year, maybe in January. Caller: Can I delete recording history on 942. Should be out in 942 in January. On 522/625 now. E-mail. E-10. When is it going up. Scheduled to launch 1st quarter. Available in June. Going to the 110 location. Out of time.