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Best brand of TV for programming dish network 311 remote.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ben4715, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Nov 6, 2012 #1 of 10

    ben4715 AllStar

    Jan 19, 2010
    Hi everyone. Opinion time!
    I will be installing new flat screen tvs for a customer. He has 14 hunting cabins and he wants all cabins to have the same brand of tv to save on confusion with remotes. Tv sizes will vary from 32" to 50". Each cabin has a 311 dish network reciever. (I have told him that he should consider upgrading to HD, but he refuses.) The question is what brand of tv programs best with the 311 dish remote? Ive always had good luck with programming RCA's but have been advised to stay away from them. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. Nov 6, 2012 #2 of 10

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    I don't think the remote should be the main consideration. If he does not what HD receivers, the type ty he should be looking at should be one that gives he a good looking sd picture, a lot of the new tv's do not handle sd as well as they should.
  3. Nov 6, 2012 #3 of 10

    ben4715 AllStar

    Jan 19, 2010
    I agree. But his main concern is confusion with remotes. He wants every tv to work with dish remote and every tv to be same brand to save on confusion with inputs. Every cabin has its own dish, so he feels the cost of upgrading to HD is not feasable.
    The whole point is that hunters come in and mess up the tv and my customer doesnt know how to fix it, so he wants to standardize everything. But he's adamant about flat screen tvs
  4. Nov 6, 2012 #4 of 10
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    see that list, it's pretty long; many major manufacturers supporting
    Sony as #1
  5. thopki2

    thopki2 AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    For the past 6 years or so, I have had an older Sony and programming was easy. Now, I have switched to a new SD Panasonic with equal ease.
  6. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    As long as the Dish remote has the codes for the tv, they are all equally easy to program, just stay away from boutique and minor brands.
  7. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    I would never make my own decision based on this...but....almost without exception, every sony tv uses the exact same code (500). So, if that's all we are basing the decision on, I say go with Sony. Not that the other major manufacturers are much harder, but, but usually they have at least 2 or 3 codes they use.
  8. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    Oh, and avoid emerson, sansui, sylvania, dynex, and durabrand like the plague (there are others that are bad, but those in particular come to mind).
  9. alex000

    alex000 Cool Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Magnavox as well ;)
  10. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    To be sure, you could take the 311 remote and try to program it to control TVs in a store.

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