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Looking to update my receiver....
Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:44 AM
I currently have a 522 and want to update it, but am utterly clueless as to which one. We are currently under no contract and know if we 'Dish it up" it will be another 2 years (not a problem).
Question is, which receiver? My wants/needs: We will have 2 TV's hooked up and we currently don't have HDTV (but will in a few years or so), 90 hrs of recording not enough on our 522, so which one of the receivers can record more or is capable of adding on the external HD (for $3x.xx). I have read their descriptions on the site and am unsure as to which one I should get.
I would appreciate any and all advice. I don't like calling because I can never understand the thick accented people I end up with. TIA
Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:57 PM
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:10 PM
IF OTA is not as big a deal in your house, then a 722 will be fine and it does come with 1 integrated OTA tuner anyway.
If you're considering the external archive add-on, then it isn't as big a deal but the 722K might have a larger hard drive in it. Either 722/722K has a larger hard drive than the 622 though.. so at least try for a 722 in any case.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:03 PM
It may help that these receivers offer additional features that aren't found in other receivers, such as Download-On-Demand (if you hook it up to the Internet).
A 625 has quite a bit more recording time (the only real difference from the 522), but doesn't support an EHD.