Originally Posted by R5000-HD
The newly released DISH411 MPEG-4 receiver can now be modified with the R5000-HD. The 411 represents the latest in satellite receiver technology and is capable of receving all current MPEG-2 offerings as well as the newly added "MPEG-4" channels. Users can capture all HD and SD content as well as DTV. All current R5000-HD features are supported including TitanTV remote scheduling (Program recordings from anywhere in the world).
Although MPEG-4 broadcasts have yet to make their official debut on Dish, we have already developed the necessary technology to handle these streams appropriately (See our sample captures
). Some estimates place the start date for H.264 transmissions a year away so at this point there can be no guarantee that changes won't be made that will affect the R5000's ability to capture these streams. However, our own tests have demonstarted that a signal modulated with an H.264 stream and tuned in by the DISH411 can be prefectly captured using the R5000-HD.The official status is that this solution is "MPEG-4(AVC/H.264) ready."
Details and ordering information will be available on the Nextcom website
in the next day or 2. Please check back with us then.
I went trolling for information over at DBSTalk about the differences between the Dish 411 and the Dish 211, hoping someone might be able to shed a light on the technical similarities. When I mentioned the R5000, they thought I might be talking about illegal mods. When I explained what the R5000 is (tactfully and factually, I thought), the thread was closed. Apparently, I stepped over the bounds of what that forum is designed to discuss. I felt like I tracked mud all over their white carpets.
Anyway, looks like, when support is officially announced, I'll probably end up getting a 411. Does anyone here know if I can get the discounted upgrade ($49, I think) to the new 1000 dish if I have it installed before April 1? I'll probably upgrade to the 622 then.