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CES 2009 Slingloaded HD 922 DVR


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#26 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

Any idea when this will be launched into the Public??

Press release said "Spring 2009".
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#27 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:29 AM

very impressive.......

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:34 AM

Although I am a DirecTV subscriber, I have to say that when this comes out I will seriously have to think about switching. DirecTV's last few HD DVRs have provided no innovation or real new features. The 922 seems to be loaded with new and valuable features. Unless DirecTV comes up with an answer for this soon, I think I am gone.

#29 OFFLINE   jake14mw

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:42 AM

It does look very impressive. It's nice to see some actual interesting innovation in DBS.

It's funny, I think the Iphone/Ipod touch has changed everying in the way of consumer electronics. Everything will move toward that type of technology. My son just got an Ipod touch, and I'm blown away by the thing.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:45 AM

As a DirecTV sub I must say that the 922 does sound pretty impressive.


Here here!:D

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:45 AM

It says it is ™ HD DuoDVR™ Can we assume it has dual HD tuners. I haven't seen the outputs yet.
Very impressed!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:53 AM

What in the world does Dish Network have to do with the transition of locals to digital?

DISH Network offers a coupon qualified DTV converter box and has announced a DTV DVR.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:55 AM

nice

Can't wait for the Sling iPhone App

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:07 AM

Wow! This is some very cool stuff! Well done!

The shot of SlingGuide on Engadget makes me very envious!! :D
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:17 AM

Link to another article on the 922.

http://denver.bizjou...05/daily40.html
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:23 AM

It says it is ™ HD DuoDVR™ Can we assume it has dual HD tuners. I haven't seen the outputs yet.
Very impressed!


It has five "digital inputs". Minimum of three like all the current VIP dual tuners. But since it can also record HD VOD and playback through broadband in the background, maybe four HD tuners? And if it is like the 722k that has two OTA tuners, it is possible to have all five HD tuners.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:25 AM

Although I am a DirecTV subscriber, I have to say that when this comes out I will seriously have to think about switching. DirecTV's last few HD DVRs have provided no innovation or real new features. The 922 seems to be loaded with new and valuable features. Unless DirecTV comes up with an answer for this soon, I think I am gone.


Thats a bit harsh. Instead of new models for new features, Directv is pushing software updates for all models (HR20/21/22/23) with new features and they are working up to things.

Directv2PC, Widgets, OnDemand, Quicktune, MediaShare, are all things that have been added and are improving.

I hope this will be a push for Directv to work on a new HD version of the gui for their receivers though ;)
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:30 AM

Thats a bit harsh. Instead of new models for new features, Directv is pushing software updates for all models (HR20/21/22/23) with new features and they are working up to things.

The problem with this theory is that DIRECTV omitted some hardware required for some of the most sought after features of the competition's DVRs in the current platform. Time spent on workarounds is arguably wasted.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:30 AM

The following is a list of DISH Network DVRS that are expected to be compatible with SlingGuide at launch.*

HD DuoDVRTM SlingLoadedTM ViP® 922 (Just Announced)
DuoDVR™ ViP® 722k
DuoDVR™ ViP® 722
DuoDVR™ ViP® 622

*Receivers require a broadband network connection to use SlingGuide.


What is a DuoDVR ViP 622 and how does it differ from a plain vanilla ViP 622? Or does it? The Dish Network site has no mention that I can find. I have 2 622s and would like to know if I would need to upgrade one to this DuoDVR ™ model to take advantage of this new SlingGuide feature.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

I am very jealous, but at the same time those specs seem to indicate a hefty price tag is in the future.

Not so sure about the mouse like touchpad control though as the photos at engadget would indicate...

I may walk over to their booth tomorrow and take a peak if I can...
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:32 AM

It says it is ™ HD DuoDVR™ Can we assume it has dual HD tuners

DuoDVR means that the device serves up two live output streams. Since the existing ViP DVRs aren't listed as HD DuoDVR, one might assume that the ViP922 could output two HD streams.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:33 AM

What is a DuoDVR ViP 622 and how does it differ from a plain vanilla ViP 622?

Same products with a DIRECTV style model name.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:39 AM

Holy crap...for the first time since becoming a D* subscriber, I'm officially regretting my decision. E* is quickly closing the gap in HD content and now this...grrrr....8 short months left on my contract. If D* wants to keep me around (and I know, "they don't care"), they better do something spectacular in the next few months to make up for this. Wow. Wow.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

Thanks harsh.
That is what it sounded like to me. I won't move from D* but it does make it tempting. To much invested. My parents on the other hand will be first in line for this new tech. Can't wait to see how it works. Spring might be an unrealistic eary estimate but who knows. The Csr my mother talked to a few weeks ago told her it would be available end of Feb early March.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:42 AM

Did anybody else notice the channels in the guide on the first picture of the Engadget article?

FX HD
Encore Action HD

I don't believe those are available right now are they?

http://www.blogcdn.c...2009/01/epg.jpg

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:45 AM

Surely it's gonna have two t.v. capability....right?!?


Dunno. But, my guess is that you will be able to use the "SlingCatcher" set-top boxes to watch streaming video on other TVs in the house.

I wouldn't be suprised if they come out with a smaller, cheaper version of the SlingCatcher specifically to work with Dish DVRs.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:51 AM

It has five "digital inputs". Minimum of three like all the current VIP dual tuners. But since it can also record HD VOD and playback through broadband in the background, maybe four HD tuners? And if it is like the 722k that has two OTA tuners, it is possible to have all five HD tuners.


I do believe (as I thing your implying) the 5 are:

Satellite x2
ATSC OTA x2
Broadband

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

I may walk over to their booth tomorrow and take a peak if I can...


IF you do and you have a camera.. be sure to take some pics and post them... As the say.. Pictures are worth a 1000 words. ;) Would also love to see peoples impressions of the box after seeing it live. Screen shots are one thing but actually getting to see the box operate and how the UI flows is another.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:23 AM

Screen shots are one thing but actually getting to see the box operate and how the UI flows is another.


I'd also like to hear comments on the remote. I think Dish's current remotes are just about the best designed that I've used. The buttons are logically arranged such that they are easy to use and easy to identify by touch.

At the other end of the scale, my bedroom's TV/DVD remote has a million small buttons all lined up in straight rows and columns so that it's impossible to use without looking at it.

I'm hoping the new "touch-screen" remote still includes the important buttons arranged in a logical way.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:34 AM

such desire I feel right now....




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