I fully agree with you. I'm extremely unhappy with my 811 that I removed it and put my 6000 back until future software versions fix the current issues.
My biggest issue was actually OTA reception. On my 6000, I had pretty much everything between 90%-100% except for FOX which was 80%, KNLC 70% and WRBU 65%. Once I installed the 811, I lost Fox completely where the signal dropped to 49% and never locks in place. All other channels dropped by 10-15%.
Other issues include:
1 - DVI, Component, S-Video outputs are very dark
2 - Loss of stretch mode. 6000 has 5 different stretch modes by pushing the * key. 811 currently supports normal & zoom modes only.
3 - Lousy performance on SD channels (DVI, Component & S-Video)
4 - Audio glitches when switching between OTA, SD & HD channels. This only happens if the 811 is set to DD/PCM and using the Optical Toslink cable
5 - Jittery picture on local OTA SD channels, not Digital or HD.
6 - Problems with 480i SD digital signal. Namely FOX. This could also be a PSIP issue.
7 - Remote is UHF only although you can use your 6000 remote
Originally posted by zvogt
Well I got an 811 DISH receiver this morning.
I'm pretty UNhappy with its performance.
The internal scaling of SD is sub-par
(actually it's possible that its on par and the scaler
in my previous HD tuner was just that much better
than average... anyway it performs worse than my
previous tuner in that department.)
Also the DVI output is awful. The whole picture is
shifted about 5% to the right, and there are sparklies
that are definitely coming out of that box. The DVI
cable itself does not introduce sparklies when connected
to my other DVI devices. Switching over to the component
outs of the 811 seemed to tame the worst of the problems
with PQ. It will be nice to have my satellite channels and
OTA channels consolidated to one program guide, and the
OTA module itself seems to be pretty good (I'm picking KNLC
now, which was too weak for my other box to lock on to,
and the signal strength percentages for all my other OTA
channels are a lot higher.)
But still, despite the couple bright spots, overall I'm unhappy
with the 811.