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Reason for latest postponement of 921

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Raymond Simonian, Mar 22, 2003.

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  1. tm22721

    tm22721 Legend

    Nov 8, 2002

    With E* poor design and tech support I doubt they could put out an upgradeable model without sinking the company in lawsuits.

    But the pace of new technology makes it necessary to start treating their higher end consumer electronics as more in the computer realm, ie built on open standards and modular in nature to facilitate easy upgrading. After all the 721/921 have hard drives, internet connections, keyboards, USB, etc which is about as close to a Dell computer as you can get..

    Both E* and D* are fighting to maintain proprietary control over their hardware as an edge in the subscriptions game. But they can't buck the computer world much longer. Witness the popularity of AVSforum.
  2. Eyedox

    Eyedox Legend

    Nov 24, 2002
    DISH Network reminds me a lot of ATI (video card company). They release great hardware way too early that is riddled with software and driver bugs. I would rather have it come out LATER, CHEAPER, and BETTER.
  3. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    I think it could be cheaper to just use a computer and just buy the software than to mess with such a high priced receiver that may go bad, why not use what we already have now? One may have to buy a much larger hard drive than what we have on our computers but at least you could connect it to any receiver to record off of and have a bit more flexibility with it.
  4. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Scott, why would they do a demo of the 921 on the April chat when the box won't be out for another 5+ months? All that would do is pi** off more folks, showing us a receiver that we can't purchase and have no firm date when we could or how much it would cost.
  5. jzoomer

    jzoomer Guest

    Another thought on delaying the 921 is that it will take away from the 721 business before they recover their development costs. This is a common practise in the consumer electronic industry especially when competition is limited.
  6. xgrep

    xgrep Godfather

    Aug 15, 2002
    How would you do HD recording? Dish's only HD receiver (6000) only has component video out, and I haven't seen any affordable A/D converters with component in.

  7. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    That was assuming if they have a cheap HD card out on the market. Some tv's have HD tuners in them or the HD tuner could be purchased just for the tv itself then fed through the computer.
  8. Bob Haller

    Bob Haller Banned User

    Mar 24, 2002
    721 was delayed what over 15 months? Why should the 921 be any different. I hope the tech forum is the 522 release!
  9. kstevens

    kstevens Icon

    Mar 26, 2003
    When is the tech forum? all I could find on E* website was a charlie chat on April 14th.

  10. Jacob S

    Jacob S Hall Of Fame

    Apr 14, 2002
    The tech chat is in May.
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