Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ottawa, heart of corruption
830 vs 630 advantages?
Sorry if this topic has been covered directly, but I can only find loose results. I'm in Mexico, where the price of an imported 800 or 830 box is at least twice (if not more) than purchasing one in Ottawa. I've been having perfect reception with my 605 and 600 series. Really peed me off that Shaw has removed the "05" models, because of the display and because of the optical audio output.
I have not been able to find any future-proof advantages to purchasing an 830 series to replace my 605. From what I can discover, even with the third satellite not being able to reach Mexico, I should still be able to get everything that the original birds provide, while those satellites are viable. (I don't care to record programs, and would only buy the much-more expensive 830 over the 800 because, again, the display and the optical.)
I have a friend who will bring me one down next month if I want it (although I see BestBuy doesn't have the 830 and doesn't plan to, it looks like).
Last edited by Dr.Dave; 2019-01-09 at 10:52 PM.
Reason: moved to existing thread