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  1. Virus

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    My install will be this monday. I have decided to use TV2 out of the 622 since I have an analog tv and I want to use the DVR. My current setup will be a 622 and a 211 with the tv2 out on the 622 going to my analog tv. I will be purchasing another hd dvr within the next 2 years. What switch will the installer need to bring? If the answer is the dpp44, is there any local big chains that carry it? I seem to remember the installer saying they were hard to come by.
     
  2. Mike500

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    THey will use a DishPro +plus twin with a DP separator for the 625.

    Like computers, don't buy a DPP44, until you really need it. Dish equipment, unlike DirecTV stuff, is not carried by Consumer Electronics Stores.

    By that time, they will likely be cheap. Also, a new Dish1000 DPP lnb is in the works and was shown at this year's CES.
     
  3. BobaBird

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    Mike, I completely missed that. Would it be something with 3 LNBs in one unit?
     
  4. Mike500

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    This is a quote from a retailer who identifes himself as Mainstreet on the dealer site;

    "Leslie Harper showed me a new DISH1000 at the CES booth. The LNB was all one piece (striking ly similar to the Phase III DTV dish), and it had three output ports and one input port. Since the LNB was integrated, the input port would be for a wing dish. On this type of LNB you could run 3 dual tuner receivers for a total of six tuners with 4 orbital slots. She said that it should start shipping this spring."

    I would much rather they add another port to the DPP Twin and call it a Triad for 3 dual tuner receivers. It would be cheaper, too.
     
  5. Virus

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    Common sense is telling me with each new connection, signal degradation is occurring. Is it noticeable?
     
  6. James Long

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    It's digital ... any degridation would show up as loss of signal - perhaps some blocking. It's the blessing and curse of digital - you either have it or you don't.
     
  7. Virus

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    Is the 411 and the 211 the same identical receiver except for the ethernet port?

    The reason I ask is the retail place I'm going through said that he has had a terrible time getting the 211's, but the 411's are readily available.
     
  8. James Long

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    Yes. Identical function - slightly different layout.

    The 411s did come off the assembly line before the 211s if that means anything to you.
     
  9. Virus

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    Is the OTA performance the same?
     
  10. Mike500

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    I don't know, and, you may never know. I'd get the 211, because it is like second generation. There has to be some improvement over just the ethernet port. It's may be in the firmware.

    There's got to be a reason for orphaning the 411. Dish never discontinued the 111, although it was not popular and sold for only $10 less than the 311 at retail.
     
  11. Virus

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    The problem is he can't get a 211 at the moment. If I went through Dish directly I was looking at a mid March install date.
     
  12. Mike500

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    There's got to be a reason WHY they want to get rid of the 411's first.
     
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