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Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by smackman, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. smackman

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    I am use to the 622 locking up with " normal" situations but last night I was in single mode watching Greys Anatomy and had college basketball CBS in PIP. I swapped back to dual mode and this is where the 622 Ghost began. I would try to change channels on TV1; It would show that I was changing by showing the grid in top with a different channel but I was not changing channels. Same happenings on TV2. It would stay on ABC HD and never change to any channel I tried. It would act like it was changing such as showing the channel grid at the top but nothing happened. I gave it 10 minutes to "reset on its own but this never happened. It never froze up; it just would not change channels. I finally did a soft reboot and everything came back normal.
    I have a very good knowledge of the workarounds associated with this flawed receiver by reading this Forum but I must say I am tired of this crap and getting no answers except hang on from Dish. I am paying approx. 95 dollars a month for premium programming and I lock up at least 5 times a week. Most of the locking up started when I introduced OTA signal into my receiver. Before this, the caller ID was the only problem I actually had. I have 35 recorded lockups which I have determined records every random boot.
    Okay, I still love my receiver but I can tell you if and when *D* becomes a worthy contender I will look at it hard if these issues are not resolved with *E*. Its time for *E* to crap are get off the pot. I have been with *E* for 7 years. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt but this is ridiculous.
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

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    As I recall, Smackman, I offered more than once to put you in direct contact with one of the Dish engineers, and you never took me up on it. So, I hope that your Directv experience is better than your Dish Network experience has been.
     
  3. Eagles

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    The compatible DTV unit is not without issues of it's own.

    CNET editors' review
    Very good
    7.8
    out of 10

    The good: Receives and records new MPEG-4 AVC programming, including local and other HD channels not available on older receivers; can record two HD shows simultaneously while playing back a third; can record two over-the-air HD programs simultaneously; excellently designed interface includes contextual menu; easy one-touch recording from EPG or live TV; search function includes history; great range of EPG sort criteria; can bookmark scenes within recordings for easy access; RF-capable remote; impressive image quality.

    The bad: Operational bugs include dropped video and audio, crashes, and missed recordings; lacks true 30-second skip function; no picture-in-picture; generally lighter selection of local HD sports channels than cable; no aspect-ratio control with HD sources; still cannot EPG or searches to only subscribed-to channels; cannot properly extend end time of scheduled recordings; somewhat noisy when running.

    The bottom line: The DirecTV HR20 is easy to use and offers plenty of features, but its operational bugs make use more of a headache than with other DVRs.
     
  4. lakebum431

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    Smackman I can't believe that you didn't take him up on this. If this is true (and knowing Mark, it is), then you have no one to blame but yourself.
     
  5. smackman

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    I personally had a conversation with one of the engineers but they had nothing to offer except a promise of software update "soon". Mark, What are they going to do? The same thing they have done since the 622 was born? Anyway this was a seperate problem I had never experienced. I received another receiver at the beginning but the usual software bugs are still here.
    Getting in Contact with Dish has gotten me my Rebate and 1 month of service paid for. This I am grateful for.
     
  6. smackman

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    Been there, done that.
     
  7. ssmith10pn

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    See ya! :D :D
     
  8. smackman

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    :barf: :barf: :barf:
     
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