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VIP722k features/Slingbox-enabled receiver

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by PTS, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. PTS

    PTS Cool Member

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    Two quick questions:

    What features will the 722k have that the current version doesn't? Outside of the ability to record two OTA channels at once, I haven't seen anything else of note.

    Is there any timetable for the Slingbox-enabled receiver?
     
  2. BattleZone

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    A 722 K is a 722 with a hole where the OTA tuner used to be. The OTA tuner is now a separate, optional, module that you have to buy if you want it. The only difference is that this separate module is a dual-OTA tuner module.

    The only other difference is that it comes with a new, LEARNING remote, so you can "teach" it codes that aren't already in the remote.
     
  3. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    If I remember the tech chat.. The remote also can save the receiver settings and then write them to another receiver. I read this as being a useful way of transferring you configuration if you should have a box failure.
     
  4. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    A feature that's only 12-1/2 years overdue*. ;)

    The Sling-enabled receiver will be the ViP922.

    * by necessity, not that it was ever promised
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would reserve my opinion before I'll open a hood of the box, plus Dish spooling totally different SW for 722k - doesn't look like it is 722 as you presenting here.
     
  6. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Totally agree Bobabird. Given the boxes will fail, it is nice to see that there will be a method to make this swap as painless as possible. Sure wish they would also implement this through the Net and add the feature to the 722/622 boxes.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There are traces of it on the 622/722 software so it may be there already ...

    Hit MENU-MENU then the NEXT button on screen for TV1 and TV2 Remote Download menus.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    The feature is not exclusive for 622 [722] SW, I wouldn't be surprise to see it works for ALL ViP models, include 411 sibling.
     
  9. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    True.. I thought about that as I typed. Not sure if it is just a mistake.. Some code that has leaked into the build of if it truly is planned for the 722 and all that is needed is the remote. That would be cool, but I still would like to see a Net version of it supported. Sort of like how Harmony uses the net to store configurations.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It's not a leakage ( per se ) but all ViP models will support save/restore customer's settings thru new remote.
     
  11. Robotpedlr

    Robotpedlr Cool Member

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    I have a VIP722 and one of the new remotes. I followed the instructions above (menu, menu, next) and it took me to the download screen. I then initiated the download to my remote and it flashed all of my mode lights and then the reciever rebooted...just dont know if it actually saved (downloaded) the info.

    When I went back to the screen, it still said no intial remote download has been completed...so I assume that means it didnt...although I thought it did cause of the lights flashing and the reboot....
     
  12. kucharsk

    kucharsk Godfather

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    My 722 did the exact same thing, so I just gave up on it.

    I think the 722 just can't handle a download from one of the new remotes but that "shared" software is being used/developed between the 722 and 722K.

    At least that's my theory…
     

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