I noticed that DIRECT systems are now selling for as low as 150$. When I checked into it I found out that these low priced units had 8 bit micos instead of a 32 bit micro which comes with a dish box. Does any one know if the signal aquasition is much slower with the 150$ boxes for DIRECT TV? thanks.
There is no picture digradation on 8 bit systems. The difference is only for the Guide/Menu (User Interface). User interface on 8 bit systems works a little bit slower than on 32 bit, but picture is the same. This processor does not process the picture!
Just a point! I read somewhere that an average subscriber pays $34.00. Since there are one mil that means dish bills out one mil dollars per month! Thats alot of money. I really think this company will be very succesfull in the future. BTW I happen to be a Dish dealer. After checking out all the companys that have service Dish is by far the best. Since the equipment is so inexpensive I think in the near future you will see Dish start getting customers from other companys. I started seeing this trend about two months ago. Also I have been selling alot more dishes to people that have acess to cable. GO DISH!