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Problems With VIP 622 DVR Receivers


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#21 OFFLINE   HobbyTalk

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:01 PM

The ViP722 has the VC-1 chipset.
ViP622 can download SD VOD ONLY - ViP722 can download HD VOD.


A previous Tech Chat said they were not going to use VC1 for HD downloads. Well, I did have a problem with my EHD... the power supply to it failed last week... waiting for a new one.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:40 PM

A previous Tech Chat said they were not going to use VC1 for HD downloads. Well, I did have a problem with my EHD... the power supply to it failed last week... waiting for a new one.


So are you saying that the ViP622 can download VOD in HD?
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

I have no idea... is there HD VOD available?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:16 AM

HDD failure might be avoided by placing a layer of thick bubble-wrap under the DVR, or otherwise providing some type of shock-absorbing suspension under it, i.e., a thick typewriter pad or a couple keyboard wrist-rests.


I wouldn't try this, you might end up insulating the receiver and causing heat problems. Heat might be causing the problems too.
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#25 OFFLINE   Cap'n Preshoot

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

I wouldn't try this, you might end up insulating the receiver and causing heat problems. Heat might be causing the problems too.


Yeah, I thought about that after I posted. Still a couple of the jel-filled wrist wrests under the legs would be great shock absorbers. In making the recommendation I was thinking about the fellow who was a full-time RV'er and having repeat problems, getting replacement DVRs only to have the problems show up again. Back 20 years (or more) ago there was a command to PARK the hard drive on your computer before shutdown. Then drives got better and didn't need to be parked, so who knows.

In my own case I've not had the problem with signal output loss from my 722 in the past 3 or 4 days. Hoping the problem is gone and stays gone. I really hate having to call then wait all day for the guy to show up.
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