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ViP 222 + HDD == Vip 6/722 ?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Legolas, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Legolas

    Legolas Cool Member

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    Hi
    I wanted to check if the only difference between 222 and 6/722 receivers
    is the HDD drive. I heard that if I pay $40 external HDD activation fee
    for the 222[K], then I don't have to pay the monthly $6 DVR fees. Has
    anyone have any experience with this.

    I currently have a 622 and my 722 upgrade is supposed to arrive in
    another week or so. I may decide to go w/ 222K and add my external
    750GB HDD.
     
  2. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    I don't have a 222K and I am not sure if external EHD support is available yet on that model. I would be surprised if you can record 3 HD streams at once or even two. My guess is that you would be able to record one but I could be wrong.

    Don't have a lot of knowledge in this but my gut is that though this is a nice addition to the DVRs it is not the same as having a 722/622 or even the 612.

    Hopefully someone with the 222K will chime in
     
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

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    DVR option is NOT (yet) available for the 222/222k, and may never be available. If you want a DVR, I recommend getting a DVR, and not counting on the 222/k to be one.
     
  4. Legolas

    Legolas Cool Member

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    Thanks Ron. 211's have EHD support for sure, and E* claims no DVR fees
    after a one time activation fee. This one will have only one tuner though.

    Damn, would be nice to save the DVR fees for a 2+1 tuner model :)
     
  5. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

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    All you have to do is sub to America's Everything package. That will "save" you the DVR fee. :lol:
     

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