When are the XiP 813s being released??

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by BonefishPaul, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #1 of 29

    BonefishPaul Mentor

    May 10, 2007
    When is Dish Network coming out with the XiP 813 series DVR? DirecTV seems light years ahead of Dish on the tech side. What gives?? :confused:
  2. Dec 6, 2011 #2 of 29

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Jan 18, 2011
    DISH Network has not issued a release date for the XiP813 DVR. We will update when information becomes available! Thank you!
  3. Dec 7, 2011 #3 of 29

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    DISH has a history of doing press releases on products but taking forever to actually get it to market. When I was a dealer I saw at least one product released at CES that never came to the market place. DISH will bring it out when they think it is almost usable then the consumer will spend the next year debugging it.
  4. Dec 7, 2011 #4 of 29
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    That's right - and sometimes the process taking YEARS, not just one. :(
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #5 of 29

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Here's to hoping the 813 doesn't become DISH's next "Draco". That was supposed to be a tuner that you hooked up to your computer so you could use MS's Media Center software. I would have bought several of these but, even after people saw them working in the lab and issuing very favorable reports, DISH cancelled development.
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #6 of 29

    slickshoes Legend

    Sep 20, 2009
    Here's the problem, and why I'm thinking about moving to Directv, Dish will still be behind Direct when they release the Xip series, it's going to have 3 tuners vs. the Direct HR34 released today that has 5!
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #7 of 29

    BonefishPaul Mentor

    May 10, 2007
    My point exactly :mad:
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #8 of 29

    clotter AllStar

    Apr 12, 2008
    My two years is up in April. I will base my decision on whichever company has the best (or only) whole house solution then.
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #9 of 29

    Frodo301 Cool Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Dish today Direct tomorrow. Who knows who will be the leader in tech in two years. Be willing to bet there will be a follow up receiver released shortly after the 813 from Dish which has five tuners.
  10. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    It does/will have 5 tuners if you include the 2 locals via usb adapter...
  11. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    If a whole house DVR is that important, why would you not go to Direct TV? I mean that seriously, not in a bad way. If I had Direct but thought HD was the most important thing, why would I not go to Dish?
    It is almost a certainty it will take awhile for the Dish version to come out, and like most any new device is bound to have problems at first. Not quite as certain but I'm guessing it will be behind the Direct version in some ways since direct is on it's second version. So if you are waiting for a Dish whole house DVR and that is the tipping point, I would not waste time and just get Direct.
  12. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

    Jan 30, 2011
    Are the HR34's "stackable"? Because you can have at least 2 (maybe more?) Xip's installed to have 6 sat feeds to share for the whole house.
  13. AZ.

    AZ. Legend

    Mar 27, 2011
    Is there anyone here that can say "Sling Extender" ?.....I rest my case your honor!!!!!!lol:lol:
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Yes, you can have more than one.
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Theoretically speaking. In reality is not - they will not give more then one for new install now and will not sell you too if you want more then one. Limited distribution.
  16. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Wrong on all counts.

    It's not theoretically you can have multiple you just need a SWM 16 to get all 10 tuners at the same time. You can order more than 1 and the distrobution is limited in the sense that it's only available to new customers which would apply to people on this side of the forum. It's not regionally limited as of today.
  17. slickshoes

    slickshoes Legend

    Sep 20, 2009
    Well guys, sorry to say, I placed my Directv order yesterday, the 5 tuner box, whole home (all HD), and savings of 30 bucks a month for a year were too good to pass up. Waiting for the Xip boxes is going to be a long process and even then, 3 tuners vs. 5. I would be waiting YEARS for Dish to release boxes after the Xip series to catch up, which Directv has today!!
  18. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    Don't blame you one bit. D*'s MRV works great, and that 5 tuner box will be awesome. Let us know how it goes.

    The main thing keeping me is Dish's big lead in basic HD. Gotta have Top Gear in HD. If D* ever catches up on that front, switching back will be a no-brainer.
  19. archer75

    archer75 Godfather

    Oct 13, 2006
    I am interested in Direct's 5 tuner 200 hour HD box. I have no desire for whole home. In fact we only use a single TV. But I like all those tuners and capacity.

    However Dish's monthly service is quite a bit cheaper than Direct. (I only look at price after promotions).
  20. BonefishPaul

    BonefishPaul Mentor

    May 10, 2007
    That is what's been keeping me from switching. The initial savings is nice, but after one year I'll be paying $30 more per month. But then again.....5 tuners and full time RSNs in HD would be nice, too :sure:

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