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Pros and Cons for moving from HR2X to Dish 922

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#21 OFFLINE   VDP07

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

For me, any enrty from 100 - 499 results in an instant epg change, two-handed or otherwise. Above 499 + right arrow jumps to the end of the epg.

!00-399 instant epg change actually

Edited by VDP07, 18 September 2010 - 09:17 AM.
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#22 OFFLINE   VDP07

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:19 AM

For me, any enrty from 100 - 499 results in an instant epg change, two-handed or otherwise. Above 499 + right arrow jumps to the end of the epg.

!00-399 instant epg change actually


To much time on my hands actually:grin:

#23 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:08 PM

I think the 922 offers a "benefit" by accident here, because sometimes it is slower to process channel recognition than my 622/722 receivers... which gives me that extra fraction of a second needed to jump ahead in the guide like I want.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

I think the 922 offers a "benefit" by accident here, because sometimes it is slower to process channel recognition than my 622/722 receivers... which gives me that extra fraction of a second needed to jump ahead in the guide like I want.

24-48-72-96 right arrow, work fine on both my 722's. Anything larger than 96 it goes directly to that channel.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:33 PM

Added two more things:

No live buffer captured on 922 when watching a recorded show
Scoreguide on my HR21 was nice too
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#26 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:40 PM

Added two more things:

No live buffer captured on 922 when watching a recorded show
Scoreguide on my HR21 was nice too


Technically it does buffer... but only on one tuner. All of the Dish DVRs have this particular quirk.

Put tuner 1 on Syfy and swap to the other tuner and put tuner 2 on USA.

Swap back to tuner 1 and then go into the DVR menu and watch a recorded movie.

After the movie, you are correct that Syfy will not have buffered and you can't rewind from before your playback ended... BUT if you swap to tuner 2 you will find you can go back in the buffer there.

I use this "trick" all the time if I want to watch something on DVR before watching a show that is coming on soon... I'll put the "other" tuner on that channel and then swap back before watching my DVR event.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

I use this "trick" all the time if I want to watch something on DVR before watching a show that is coming on soon... I'll put the "other" tuner on that channel and then swap back before watching my DVR event.

My trick if I know something is coming is to set a timer.

Where the "buffer when watching something else" would come in handy is in those times where you come out of a DVR playback and find yourself in a show worth rewinding and watching. Something you didn't know was good enough to watch until you missed part of it.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:12 PM

Added two more things:

No live buffer captured on 922 when watching a recorded show
Scoreguide on my HR21 was nice too


Live buffer is captured on the other tuner. If you want to watch a recording, and have a show be buffered, always swap tuners, than start the recording. After the show, swap back and the show is buffered upto 60 minutes.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:09 PM

Pretty good roundup of the differences between the two systems. I too recently switched from the HRxx series to Dish and the 922. One other difference to note, which I suppose would be a pro for the HRxx, is while watching "The Weather Channel" when the "Local on the 8s" would come on, your local conditions/forecast/radar would show, rather than the generic national broadcast.

#30 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:38 PM

A currently missing feature from the 922 that is on other ViP series Dish receivers... are the "TV enhancements". On other Dish receivers there are popups sometimes, like when watching the Weather channel, that allow you to click and go run an app that does something relevant.

I keep wondering when the 922 will see those features.

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