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Official DBSTalk ViP622 DVR Review

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Mike Johnson, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. Feb 23, 2006 #1 of 152
    Mike Johnson

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    Well it's finally here, the Official DBSTalk ViP622 DVR Review

    The file is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, please make sure you have a compatible PDF reader... Version 5.0 or better should work.

    It is almost 1.8 MB in size, depending on server load it may take a bit to download. Your best bet for downloading may be to do a "Save As" instead of trying to download and view inside of your browser.

    Enjoy!
    Rob Glasser & Mike Johnson
     
  2. Feb 23, 2006 #2 of 152
    Mike Johnson

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    Please post any comments or questions about our ViP622 DVR Review in this thread.

    Rob Glasser & Mike Johnson
     
  3. Feb 24, 2006 #3 of 152
    rfowkes

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    Outstanding document!

    Should be packaged with every 622.

    I'm still loving my 622. I have some issues with FOX HD (NY locals) but I'm not sure it has anything to do with the device. I'll be investigating this in the proper 622 support threads.

    Once again, great job on the review guys.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2006 #4 of 152
    Jeff McClellan

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    Remarkable, you 2 guys did a very good job in making a document that benefit alot of folks to come. You should be proud of yourselves.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2006 #5 of 152
    cebbigh

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    Excellent review. A very very good job!
     
  6. Feb 24, 2006 #6 of 152
    Ghostwriter

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    I am going to sound like an unappreciative f*#^ but is this opinion based at all? I mean I scrolled through the first 6 pages and it looked like the manual that came with the 622 to begin with. I rather not read the manual twice.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2006 #7 of 152
    Jeff McClellan

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    I think everyone is entitled to interpret it they way they want. Seems you are second person that has referred to it as a manual. Hmmm.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2006 #8 of 152
    Chris Blount

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    I can understand your point of view but read a little further. It compares the 622 with the 921 and 942. Also take a look at sections 4.1, 5.1, 7.2 and 8 (just to name a few). There is stuff in there you won't find in the manual.

    Alot of work went into this to not only make it informative, but to outline how it stacks up against other DVR's in Dish Network's lineup.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2006 #9 of 152
    treiher

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    Outstanding review, thanks!!! Some real effort went into making this a very nice professional looking report, which is why people I think are confusing it with a manual, but I believe the detailed review of the operation is an important aspect.

    One question . . . the 942 has developed a very slow caller ID pop-up over time, almost to where it is not useful. Were you able to observe the 622's response time? Any improvement?
     
  10. Feb 24, 2006 #10 of 152
    Cardini

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    Very nice job indeed. And even if parts of this do in fact look like the manual, let's not overlook the fact that many people who would look to this as a source of information to guide their future purchases, won't already have the manual. :nono:
     
  11. Feb 24, 2006 #11 of 152
    Mikey

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    Well, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, ... :)

    But yes, it is presented in a professional manner. It's just missing some of the human elements we expect in a forum context. You know, the WTF reaction.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2006 #12 of 152
    lakebum431

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    That has been fixed (in the latest software release (L284)
     
  13. Feb 24, 2006 #13 of 152
    James Long

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    It was more of a WOW reaction when the guys got their 622s. :)

    As a permanent reference it is a good look at the receiver at L350 and how well it does at replacing the 942 (and 921). There are plenty of WTF and WOW comments presented 'in a forum context' here in the 622 forum if you want to read about the 622 in a more casual manner.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2006 #14 of 152
    Rob Glasser

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    The purpose of the review was three-fold.

    First and foremost it was to give the reader an idea of what the ViP622 features are, the connections it supports, menus, how to set it up initially. Keep in mind that right now not a lot of people have 622's and therefore they don't have the manual to look at.

    Secondly, it was to let the current owner of HD Dish equipment know what's new about the 622 compared to their existing HD DVR. What has been added since the 921, and the 942?

    And finally, it was to give our opinion on the features and changes and whether or not it's something we think is worth buying.

    We figured that would be much more useful than just stating our opinion about everything and providing no meat on what the receiver can do.

    If all you are looking for is opinions, just start reading all the threads here, there are plenty of them.

    Thank you
     
  15. Feb 24, 2006 #15 of 152
    BillJ

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    I appreciate the section on initial startup and activation. I may have to do this myself and your info takes the guess work out of it. Should also make me sound smarter when I call the CSR and beg for non-installer activation. Nice job, guys!
     
  16. Feb 24, 2006 #16 of 152
    ericmatz

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    Does the closed captioned work in 1080i mode? My 921 is a piece of crap sometimes so I can't wait to use the Vip 622 in April. Thank you.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2006 #17 of 152
    James Long

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    Yep. CC works in 1080i and other modes.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2006 #18 of 152
    ericmatz

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    Awesome. Thanks James.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2006 #19 of 152
    Ron Barry

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    Excellent jobs guys. Well done and I felt it was a good mix of tutorial and opinion. Reviews are always hard to do. I think this box will be replacing my 921 come April 1st or if maybe sooner.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2006 #20 of 152
    unr1

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    wonderful review, thanks to all those who participated in this.

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