Dish Network has moved to the next level in Satellite Television. The ViP series of receiver all feature MPEG4 and MPEG2 capability. MPEG2 has been the standard video transmission method since the start of Satellite Television. MPEG4 allows the Dish Network to transmit more channels using the same data rate. This means more channels using the same bandwidth. The ViP211 features a HDTV tuner with full backwards compatibility with all currant transmissions. There is a built in off air HDTV tuner for local over the air HDTV broadcast. The ViP211 also includes an ethernet port for future use.