Got ViP 211 from DN yesterday

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by jKp, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. Dsquared

    Dsquared Cool Member

    Jul 5, 2002
    Why an IR remote? This will not work for me. I have a flat panel HDTV in my kitchen but the 811 is in an adjacent music room where I keep my audio components. The UHF remote is great for my setup. I guess I'll have to keep the 811.
  2. bigrick

    bigrick Registered User

    Oct 21, 2003

    This is a little ridiculous there is no uhf antenna capabilities, what with Charlie always talking about "you can get the flat tvs and hang them on the wall." Does the 211 come with some zip ties to strap the thing to the bottom of your plasma. Boy wouldn't that look nice.

    vip211 no uhf..........................,............................$49.99
    zip ties....................................................................$0.01
    hanging the receiver from the bottom of your tv.....Priceless

    Thanks Charlie!
  3. bigrick

    bigrick Registered User

    Oct 21, 2003

    Just curious, if you are so concerned, why do you have that dvd player stacked on the receiver? Does the VIP series work better if you let them get super hot? or is that a receiver cooler.
  4. jKp

    jKp Cool Member

    Jan 13, 2006
    The dvd player is only 9" deep. The receiver stays cool. Just a temp location, got the DVD player and 211 at same time. BTW the IR remote works good. I have my plasma hanging on the wall and receiver in a different location facing away from the plasma. The DVD player needed an IR to UHF converter, but the 211's remote works from far away.
  5. wb2mkx

    wb2mkx New Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    mkpolley, I called yesterday and a CSR responded to call back Feb 1. Not sure if its because they feel they'll have enough receivers, or if they want the programming to be there.
  6. tonyp56

    tonyp56 Godfather

    Apr 25, 2004
    Ok, if you paid $10,000 for a TV, I think you can afford to go out and buy one of those neat little remote extenders (in other words, UHF) for what $50 or less. :rolleyes:

    I never liked the UHF antenna on my 811, it isn't even hooked up, and I’ve used an IR remote since about a month of getting my 811. IMHO, having a UHF remote for a non-dual tuner receiver is redundant.
  7. smentzer

    smentzer Cool Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    So that picture shows an ethernet port on the back with the caption vip211 only. What other receiver does the manual cover that they have to say that?
  8. tnsprin

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

    Mar 15, 2003
    The now discontinued(after 1 month) 411.
  9. BobMurdoch

    BobMurdoch Hall Of Fame

    Apr 24, 2002

    ringy dingy......

    I'm sorry that number is no longer in service. Please check the number and try again.

    Wow, and I thought the 942 lifespan was short.....
  10. John W

    John W Icon

    Dec 19, 2005

    So, if my tv has just dvi do I need a HDMI™ male to DVI™ male?
  11. BobMurdoch

    BobMurdoch Hall Of Fame

    Apr 24, 2002
    I would think so. I will have the same situation......
  12. ggw2000

    ggw2000 Legend

    Dec 22, 2003

    That is correct.. The 211 has a female HDMI connector on the back and your TV should also have a female DVI connector.. You can also use a DVI cable with a HDMI to DVI converter. I picked one up saturday for $15 locally. I ordered a 211 from Dishdepot and it should be here on friday :) . Gerry
  13. olgeezer

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    I had read the 211 doesn't have an analog OTA tuner. I noticed on your pictures that , unlike the 811, it does have coax out to run to your TV tuner. Had me worried for awhile as 1 of the locals doesn't offer digital OTA.
  14. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    Yes. The ViP-211 has a pass through of the OTA antenna for your TV set.

  15. sendy

    sendy Cool Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    i got the ViP -211 from Dishdepot works fine nice menu , picture is solid the SD chanels looks a bit better,
    any news on the new prices?
  16. pajer

    pajer AllStar

    Jan 9, 2004
    called dish wanting to upgrade to an 811, csr really pushed hard for me to wait until feb 1 and upgrade to the 211. i insisted i wanted to upgrade to the 811 from the 6000. She took my order for 49.00 and informed me i will be getting the 211 (which is what i was really hoping would happen) i also talked to a supervisor who noted on my account that i will be eligible for the 622 on feb 1 as i just wanted the 811 now and since they are sending the 211 it will not count as one of the 1 per year mpeg4 receivers. I am happy. pajer
  17. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Count yourself lucky! Several people have posted that they ordered and got either an 811 or 942 this month, prior to the Feb 1st new offers.

    What's confusing here is whereas most people post horror stories about CSRs telling them the "old" stuff works fine for the new channels... it sounds like you actually had a knowledgable CSR who was trying to talk you into waiting to make sure you would get the latest receivers.
  18. roadrnnr

    roadrnnr AllStar

    Nov 21, 2004

    Can you get a shot of the back or tell us what it has for connections?

  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    Pictures of the ViP-211 are in the ViP-211 Basics thread at the top of the forum.
    The 2nd picture at the bottom is the largest of the back panel.

  20. jack byron

    jack byron New Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    My city has 2 locals that doesn't offer digital OTA. How does the vip622 feed two televisions on the other side of my house? I didn't notice a pass thru on the 622.
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