"The only service to carry."4.5 starson by ComeToTerms
Pros: Thee current pinicle of dvrs. Slingbox enabled. 1Terabyte of hard drive space. The best provider of cable tv. An upgrade to this device may come before the end of 2010.
Cons: No release date yet!!! After the rumor of this machine surfaced in the winter of 2008, still nothing as Dish Network fights in court for the rights to sell dvrs.
Summary: By far Dish Network after months of research is thee pinicle when it comes to cable tv programming and dvr hardare. They are the cheapest and as for not having service when it rains or snows, completely untrue. I have had Dish for about 10yrs and it all depends on how great your installation is. How grounded and steady your dish is attached to the roof or where ever you have it. WIth that dish, not moving when it comes to wind and storms, you won't have this issue so don't be afraid to purchase. Its dvr is the best i've used and i've used them all. I just hope they win their case and can start selling the Slingbox loaded Vip922. I personally after 1 full year would like to see a new Dish box, maybe the Vip1022 Slingbox loaded with a bigger hard drive and can record more than just 2 programs at the same time. How about being able to record 4 programs at the same time! 2Terabytes of memory! A universal touch screen remote control! Free Sling! And 3 months of free pay-per-view for all of us that have been waiting over a year to upgrade our entertainment center.
Either way, The Sony STR-DA7400ES comes out in May 2010.
That means i can replace my STR-DA7100ES Receiver. ($600) any takers????
Hopefull VIp922 will be out by then as i recreate my Sony PS3 bluray player and Polk surround sound system powered by the new Sony 7400ES receiver. Amen...