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Ext Hard Drive can share between 2 DVRs? monthly cost 2nd DVR?
Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:43 PM
Second question, can the external hard drive from my VIP722 be shared with the VIP722K if I activate the VIP722K on my same account in my same home?
Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:16 PM
A second DUO DVR would be an additional $17 a month.
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:12 AM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:47 AM
The monthly fee for a Duo DVR is $17. (The $14 is for a Duo Receiver.) This is for each and every one other than your first, whether you own them or not.
You could save some money depending on your needs. The ViP612DVR is considered a Solo DVR which is $10. It has two satellite and one OTA receiver so it can record three programs at a time just like the 722. It cannot do PIP. Of course, a 722k does have two OTA receivers when you buy the module.
While the difference between $17 and $10 is only $84 a year, if that bedroom unit isn't going to get a lot of use other than recording things for your EHD you may want to consider the 612. I use a 722 and a 612, but I'm cheap. My experience with the 612 is it's a little kludgy - underpowered - so if you're going to use it to regularly watch HD recordings skipping commercials while simultaneously recording two or three HD programs, get the 722k.
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