My satellite receiver died, need opinions on new receiver

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  1. Arron H

    Arron H Second Unit

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    My satellite receiver died and I'm not sure where to go from here. I have Dish Network. I also have an HDTV. I'm not sure that I am ready to make the jump to something like the 921 model that is coming out soon. I'm wondering if there are any decent satellite receivers under $150 that could get me by for a little longer until the HDTV receivers drop in price somewhat. Is there really much difference in quality in the receivers around $150 or less? Recommendations welcome!
     
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    I just want to add that I do not have a clear line of sight for Direct and so, I am looking for Dish only receivers.
     
  3. Grant B

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    Arron
    I just installed a Dish PVR 508; it has an optical output and a s video out. The PVR is intergrated into the reciever.
    The lady paid aabout $250 but that was with another xcver and dish
    Call them up and see what you can get it for
    Not sure about the HD on that one
    Grant
     
  4. Arron H

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    Grant,

    Funny that you should mention the 508. I have one on order from Sears. The 508 seems like a preety decent middle of the road option and that is kind of what I ended up deciding would work best for me at this point.
     
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    it seems pretty decent...RF remote too.
    let me know how you like it
    grant
     
  6. Dave Ma

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    Well, I love my Mitsubishi SR-SD100. They also have the SR-SD50.
     
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    I've had the 508 since November and love it. The only problem (and it's minor) is that the remote isn't quite as powerful as my previous one (the original 4000 receiver).
     

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