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upgrade to 722k?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by jim2000, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. jim2000

    jim2000 New Member

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    was thinking of upgraging from 722 to 722k its free other than 2 year comittment is there anything better other than the ota or the remote saving ability diff on screen look or anything thanks jim
     
  2. P Smith

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    pretty much it
     
  3. Jim148

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    Good luck and be careful. I went from a 622 to a 722k, BUT they sent me another 622 even after I verified that I only wanted a 722k. I eventually got the 722k, but apparently when I called the considered the 622, 722, and 722k the same. I also had to wait a little while to get the DISH Network MT2 Over the Air Module. The good thing is if Dish doesn't have it in stock, then other dealers might have it in stock and the prices can vary somewhat.
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    They do consider the 6/7/7k the same. That's pretty much always been true.
     
  5. BattleZone

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    Unless 2 OTA tuners is a HUGE, HUGE deal for you, IMO, it's crazy to "upgrade" from a 722 (one OTA tuner included) to a 722 (no OTA tuners included; optional $50 dual OTA tuner module available). Being on the hook for an ETF of up to $420 ($17.50 x months remaining) for an extra OTA tuner, that you have to pay for, makes no sense to me.
     
  6. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Optional OTA tuner is $29.99, not $50.
     
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    Jhon69

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    Kent:

    When I login to My Account at Dish Network then select Order from Store.This is what I see:

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    OTA Module
    * Required to integrate your rooftop or rabbit ear antenna to your receiver.
    * Receiver Models: 222K, 722k, 922
    * Includes a one (1) year warranty from date of purchase.
    * Item is non refundable once your order has been placed.

    *
    $50.00
    Add to Cart

    :eek2::confused:
     
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    P Smith

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    and of them: $57.94 +$10.70 shipping ... ouch !
     
  10. Oompah

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    I got that upgrade offer, too. It's been sitting for a while, and I'm just now getting around to looking at it. This old thread seems to address my questions, but want to confirm a couple of things.

    I have had a 622 since early '07. We have one HD set on TV1 in the room with it and one SD TV2 in another room; I use the OTA tuner some, and occasionally record three shows at once (Sat - Sat - OTA). It has worked well.

    Looking around the Dish website and here, it seems there is little to gain with the 722 over the 622 other than additional recording time (50 hrs HD vs. ~30), and newer equipment (which might be a blessing or a curse - mine's been reliable so far, knock wood).

    I gather that there's an optional OTA module (available for 722k only?) with two tuners; the 722 includes a single OTA tuner (like the 622) but the 722k does not include OTA without the option. Is this correct? The offer mentions 612, 622 and 722, but not the 'k' model. I don't want to give up OTA, but might use dual OTA tuners on very rare occasions. Can the 722k with the optional module record four shows at once (two each, Sat and OTA)?

    As it stands, I think I'll stay put and keep the ol' reliable 622 unless it breaks between now and 1/31/11. Am I missing something?
     
  11. SaltiDawg

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    Yeah, the 722k comes with zero OTA tuners. The optional 722k OTA module is a dual tuner and yes, you can simultaneously record two OTA signals and two Sat signals... four total.

    Another feature of the 722k is that you can save your timers to the remote control and thus be able to restore the timers to a new 722k should the original need replacement.

    dish is about to replace my 722k with another 722k in order to help troubleshoot an apparent software issue. See Post # 28 at http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2664252#post2664252

    I will try to restore my 90+ timers to the new box. That said, I have not heard good things about this feature actually working.
     
  12. Oompah

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    Thanks for the reply, Salti.

    The 2-OTA tuner option is interesting; that ability to record 4 shows at once while watching two more recordings at the same time is truly amazing, but it costs extra and I'm not sure how often it would actually be used. I can think of one or maybe two times in the years we've had the 622 it would have been nice. Cool, though.

    I don't have so many timers that re-creating them on another unit would be that big a hassle, either. In fact, it might be an advantage. We went thru recently and cleared out a bunch of obsolete and no-longer-wanted ones; I think we deleted more than we kept.

    The extra capacity would good, but what we have now has been reliable. Always tradeoffs.
     
  13. Jhon69

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    What your missing is you believe you won't use the extra features.When I had a 625 I never thought I would ever use the OTA tuner on the 622 I have but I have used it and been happy with it.When I receive my upgrade 722k I will get the OTA tuner(s) because when you have it and you realize it's a nice feature you have access to when you
    do use it.;):D
     
  14. Jhon69

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    So if they walk in with the wrong one? They know how to walk back out again.;):D
     
  15. JerryEl

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    ...the 622 and the 722k with the optional OTA receiver. When I replaced another 622 they didn't tell me it didn't come with an OTA receiver so I bought it separately from Dish. I like the 622 best, it seems to have less trouble locking on to channels, keeping the sound synced, and for some reason it seems to have a stronger signal out to the HDMI output.

    I have a 50'-60' HDMI run with an amplified cable and have tried both with the same TV and the 622 is much better when the TV locks on at channel changes. It's instantaneous with the 622 and slower with the 722k. Can't really see any difference with the quality though. I have to recycle the 722k 2-3 times a month (by unplugging it) to keep the audio sync. Never have to do anything to the old reliable 622.
     
  16. Jhon69

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    Well my 722k with MT2 is a little less signal,than the single OTA tuner on my 622.But I am also running a Rat Shak 25db 4 coax distribution preamp with output terminators on 3 outputs,with my antenna as high up as my WA.4 Dish what signals I receive are very acceptable and I'm 60 to 80 miles from the broadcast towers.So I'm happy.;):D

    You won't believe the OTA antenna I chose.;)
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...119&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C
     
  17. Jhon69

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    Yes!.:grin:


    What you are also missing here also is that with the 722k/w MT2 module gives you access to your OTA channels in your second room for viewing there.Also the MT2 module also has a modulated Channel 3 or 4 coax connection for TV1.So those still with older SDTVs can be using the 722k/w MT2.That's what I use Channel 3 coax connection.Instead of using a splitter from the Home Distribution Output for TV1 and TV2,which was a pain on my 622.The MPEG4 channels in my opinion look better than Dish Network's MPEG2 channels.;)

    Dish Network needs to include the Dish Network MT2 module with all the Dish Network receivers that do not have them it would add convenience to all Dish Network installs for the Dish Network customer with all these Over The Air digital channels being broadcast because I believe Dish Network will not be able to put all these channels on satellite due to bandwith restrictions.

    So Good Luck!:) with whatever you choose,but to record 4 shows(2 OTA and 2 satellite at the same time while you watch an already recorded program) at once is pretty cool.:cool::grin:
     
  18. Jhon69

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    This policy needs to change as they are NOT the same!.:rolleyes::nono2:
     
  19. Mokanic

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    I am looking upgrading from the 622 to a 722k as well.

    I was just on chat with Dish and was told there would need to be a technician visit depending on the installation and orbital locations. Can someone enlighten me as to what this means. I was trying to get them to ship me a 722k and I would install the box myself.

    What differences are there between a 622 installation and a 722k?

    I do not have the DPP in my current installation. Will I need this for a 722k?

    I am currently on the EA. What difference does this make?
     
  20. 722921

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    Being able to watch OTA on TV2 is a real benefit.
    I guess if my 622 dies, I would opt for a 722k.
     

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