Help with SAT digital out

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Botvinick, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. Michael Botvinick

    Michael Botvinick Stunt Coordinator

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    Question,
    I have an older Echostar receiver for my Dishnetwork. What are my options to connect it to my Outlaw 1050? To upgrade to a new receiver from Dishnetwork, I am looking at a minimum $300. Is there a way around this or another place I can get a receiver from? Right now using the RCA cables, at best I get Dolby pro-logic. I would like to hook up a co-ax digital connection.
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    Michael
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  2. Rob Robinson

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    you're gonna have to pony up for a good reciever.
    Good luck too, because it looks like Dish only makes the best deals available to new customers most of the time.
     
  3. Jeff O.

    Jeff O. Stunt Coordinator

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    Michael,
    You might want to check out the current deal that Dish is offering. They are offering the PVR501 for $199.00 for current customers if you agree to sign up for the Top 150 for a year. I just took the deal and I really like the receiver. You would add your DD out, as well as the PVR feature. However, I think the deal only goes to Oct. 31, so you might want to check it out soon if you are interested.
    Jeff
     
  4. James Reyes

    James Reyes Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 501 and I love it. It's not as full featured as TIVO, but via software upgrades, more features will come with both the PVR and the OpenTV. I never owned a TIVO or a DISH Player so this is my first PVR unit and I couldn't imagine going back to watching TV the old way.
    You will get composite outputs as well as an AC-3 output with this unit.
    Other PVR units are coming like the 721 with dual tuner/dual hard drives and a USB port and the 921 which will be like a 721 with HD support. I love my 501 and next year I plan on getting an HD set and a 921 and use my 501 as an additional outlet.
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