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#41 OFFLINE   harsh

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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?

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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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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:40 AM

OK, anyone know the important question, $$$$$$, how much will the puppy cost?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:50 AM

How much are you willing to pay? $300? For a leased unit?
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

"transfer content within a home network"
So looks like some form of MRV is coming to Dish as well.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:44 AM

Anyone who can get to their booth please don't forget to ask this two most important questions:

1) What is the ETA? Spring of 2009 but which part? Spring can turn into fall:)

2) How much to lease, how much to buy, for new subs and for exsiting subs, respectively.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:45 AM

How much are you willing to pay? $300? For a leased unit?


If it's Slingbox HD and not just Slingbox SD I'll wait and pay $300. Anyway to tell?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:46 AM

"transfer content within a home network"
So looks like some form of MRV is coming to Dish as well.


Unfortunately it will not be available at the roll-out, and if the roll-out is delayed, it can be the end of the year or even next year. Hope not.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:46 AM

2) How much to lease, how much to buy, for new subs and for exsiting subs, respectively.

I'd be looking towards the D* HR21 Pro pricing model. If it does have two HD outputs, it will require some serious installation expertise.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:48 AM

If it's Slingbox HD and not just Slingbox SD I'll wait and pay $300. Anyway to tell?


It should be better than Slingbox HD in that the HD can be streamed in the background. The current Sling HD Pro will take over the VIP box, meaning if one is streaming on the road, the other at home must watch the exact same show at the same time.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:18 PM

That's an impressive piece of equipment. Definitely raises the bar.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:25 PM

Sling software has always been impressive, so that makes me excited. I've been waiting to hear more on this since they announced it last year, and it looks even better than I expected. This combined with a lower price (compared to D*) for programming has me on the fence. Come Spring, I can see myself switching to E* for the first time.
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