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Vip722 hooked up to (2) SDTV

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#1 OFFLINE   wharfrat


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:42 AM

I'm thinking about making a move to Dish, and have a coupon for a free Vip722. I don't have an HDTV yet, but plan to get one within a year. Can I use this DVR with 2 non HDTV's, but still get the digital locals & (sub-channels), if
I pay for the local package? It looks like you need at least one HDTV, but the info is not clear to me. Thank You.

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#2 OFFLINE   harsh


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:51 AM

That's a question you need to ask DISH Network.

In the past, they've not demonstrated an interest in accommodating what you propose. This may change substantially after the analog shut-off if they're opposed to it now.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:08 AM

Yes, you can use the 722 without having a HD TV. You can connect TV1 using composit cables or an S-video cable. TV2 is always SD. However, I believe there is an additional charge if you don't order an HD package.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:30 AM

Absolutely, the 722 has SD 480i outputs for both tuners plus it has an agile modulator (sort of a small 2 channel TV transmitter) to send high dB NTSC signals to remote TVs on channels you select. All outputs are active simultaneously.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:28 AM

Can I use this DVR with 2 non HDTV's, but still get the digital locals & (sub-channels), if I pay for the local package?

Using two non-HD TVs wouldn't be a problem. There is the mentioned $7 fee if you don't subscribe to the HD Programming package ($10 for Essentials).

Digital locals and sub-channels could be an issue, independent of having an HDTV. To get all sub-channels, you would need to get them via an OTA antenna. HD Locals via sat would vary based on your market area (hard to identify), but USUALLY only has ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, and a single channel for those. Paying for locals will get you Guide info for the OTA channels, and subchannels, but that also varies with market area.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:21 AM

Thanks for all your advice.

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