Getting DSS, what is the best receiver?

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  1. jeff_john

    jeff_john Auditioning

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    Thanks in advance for the help. I am going to take the DSS plunge. I can't wait any longer for the cable co. to upgrade my lines. Quality is terrible! I have read a little about the sony 100. Runs around $900.00 It seems to have most of the bells and whistles as far as HDTV goes. I want the HD capabilities. I also would like to ditch cable completely but would need the DSS to go to 5 tv's. Any comments or ideas as to the best way to do this and which service you recommend? Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Bob Jackson

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    I think the Zenith is the newest DirecTV HD receiver and it has some advantages (and disadvantages).

    The Panny, RCA, and Mitsu units are out there too.
     
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    I was using digital cable and it sucked goat nads. Yesterday I had the the Hughes E86 HDTV receiver and elliptical dish installed for 700.00. I am still in awe.....
     
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    I am glad that I did a search first.

    However, this thread is a few months old. I was wondering were all you people stand now with these receivers. I am in the market right now for a HD-DSS receiver as well. In my market there is no such thing as "off air" HD signals. So for now I would have to do with the HD-Net and HD-HBO. Are these 2 channels alone worth it? Can we see more HD programming from DSS pretty soon? I know that we might see a merger with Dish here pretty soon. What do you think? How is the Panny receiver. I see a lot of them out there.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Maurice Verploegen
     
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    First, I love my Dish PVR 501. With 30 hours of hard-drive space it has put television in my control. Once you try it, you will never go back.
    (Of all my toys, this is the only one I have ever heard my wife praise/brag about [​IMG] )
    I think Direct has a similar unit called DirectTivo. Just make sure you get the recorder that stores/plays back the exact same bit-stream that arrives. The ordinary Tivo units do extra analog->digital conversion with visible results.
     
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    DirecTiVo is great but, unfortunately, is not available in an HD-compatible receiver to my knowledge.

    The best thing abou DirecTV, IMHO, is flipping off your local cable company for good.
     

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