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The Specs are subject to change and no official release date is set.

Dish PVR 921

- High definition, two-tuner, PVR satellite receiver

- 250GB or larger hard drive for storage of HDTV & SDTV programming

- 8PSK Compatible

- PIP for standard definition content

- 8VSB Tuner included, for reception of off-air analog/digital

broadcasts

- DVI / HDTV digital interface for connection to an HDTV display

- 1394 iLINK digital interface for connection to a D-VHS

- HD Component Video output for analog connection to an HDTV display

- Future Internet support

- Supports DishPro Technology

JVC TU-PVR9000

- High definition, two-tuner, PVR satellite receiver

- 8PSK Compatible

- 120GB hard drive for storage of HDTV & SDTV programming

- PIP for standard definition content

- DVI / HDTV digital interface for connection to an HDTV display

- 1394 iLINK digital interface for connection to a D-VHS

- HD Component Video output for analog connection to an HDTV display

- Future Internet support

- Supports DishPro Technology

Dish Network HD Receiver Comparison Chart


Thanks to Scott at DBStalk.com!
 

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No one knows, as of yet. That's the big question that E* does not want to answer and until they do, i am not buying.


Mitsubishi owners will be offered the much cheaper 211, which is a Firewire only receiver designed to work with Mits TV's and DVHS decks that have HAVI.
 

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Patrick, thanks for the info.


250gb hard drive! Holy cow, that can't be cheap!


The 921 was rumored to have a target price of @$1000. Do you think this will still be the case?


With the lack of OTA capability and a smaller hard drive, I am assuming that the JVC will be priced less - any guesses on that?
 

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DishPro technology is a new LNBF/Switching system that allows stacking of the even/odd polarizations. This allows one coax cable to feed a 2 tuner receiver and allows less complicated splitting and distribution.
 

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Originally posted by Matt_Stevens
Mitsubishi owners will be offered the much cheaper 211, which is a Firewire only receiver designed to work with Mits TV's and DVHS decks that have HAVI.
OK, I don't understand this. In the descriptions of both receivers (first message of this thread) it says


"- HD Component Video output for analog connection to an HDTV display ".


Isn't that the same YPbPr that I'm using now to connect my Dish 6000 to a Mits WT46805? Do the newer Mits TV's not have a component HD input?


So will the Dish PVR 921 work with my TV at full 1080i HD, or not?
 

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You heard it here first. Regardless of cost, I will be first in line for a 921 unit. I will suffer through the bugs, but I am dying to get my hands on one!


I just can't bring myself to buy a model 6000 in the interim. I already have one for ExpressVu and one is definitely enough! It's exactly like my old model 4000 unit.
 

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I have not been told a release date for the units but knowing how Echostar does things, I would not expect the TU-9000 unitll Q1 of 2002 and the 921 to be available LATE 3rd quarter of 2003.


I think I will wait for the 921. I want the ability to record over the air Digital signals and I also want the 8VSB Tuner, which the TU-9000 does not offer.
 

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On Dish's Tech Forum last week, they said the PVR921 would be available Q2, 2003 as Rick_R already stated above.


However, Dish rarely - if ever - meets their delivery dates, so I'm going to take a "wait & see" approach for now.
 

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Isn't that the same YPbPr that I'm using now to connect my Dish 6000 to a Mits WT46805? Do the newer Mits TV's not have a component HD input?
Yes, it is the same YPbPr that you are using. The integrated Mits have firewire as well as YPbPr and I was hoping that the 921 would be able to use the firewire for displaying to the TV. Unfortunately, it looks like the firewire is for connecting to a DVCR only. I hope I will at least be able to archive sat HD to tapes. Despite this shortcoming, the 921 has a lot of nice features.
 

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No RGB output, it sucks!
Vic, are you honestly upset because it gives a component analog out

but not a computer (VGA) analog out ? Or is that a typo ?


(component can be backconverted into computer RGB by a $100 RCA

converter, but Vic knows that).
 

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I think I'm going to go for the 120 MB JVC model, but ONLY if archiving of HBO/Showtime HD material

is allowed through the firewire port. I've got a Samsung SIR-T165 on order which I will use for timeshifting OTA content.
 

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Patrick, thanks for the info.


250gb hard drive! Holy cow, that can't be cheap!


The 921 was rumored to have a target price of @$1000. Do you think this will still be the case?


With the lack of OTA capability and a smaller hard drive, I am assuming that the JVC will be priced less - any guesses on that?
250 is about $200 now, and will be considerably cheaper when this unit

is released. It probally says something about when they expect

to release it.
 
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