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Need help. 2 HDTV's and receiver setup

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#1 OFFLINE   funky977



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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:08 PM

I need some help. I'm not familiar with Dish Network's receiver setup (helping my parents) so please excuse me if I ask some stupid questions. First, TV locations are HD tube TV in the living room and a HD flat panel LCD in the bedroom.
Currently they have SD in front and back with the back just hooked up thru coax. I called Dish to upgrade to HD and mentioned this setup and they said my parents would only need one box in the living (which I found to be a bit odd since I would think the HD needs to come thru the HDMI cord on a new receiver).
So my question(s) are:
1. Am I correct in assuming they will now need two HD boxes (one HD DVR in the living room and a HD receiver for the bedroom)?
2. If so, which boxes do I get for them to watch their HD DVR'd shows in the bedroom.
3. Any suggestions on an easier setup?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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#2 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:14 PM

Dish doesn't have dual HD outputs. Your choices are a 722k Duo (HD TV1, SD TV2 output), two 722ks, or what a lot of us have, a 722 and a 211k in the bedroom with the one time $40 USB hard drive DVR fee.

If they don't care as much about HD in the bedroom, the 722 running in single mode will output HD-scaled SD on TV2.

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#3 OFFLINE   funky977



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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

What exactly is the $39.99 fee for, is it to gain access to the HD DVR thru the 211K?

#4 OFFLINE   BobaBird


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:17 PM

The fee pays for the software to convert the 211 and 211k receivers into DVRs using a customer-supplied external hard drive. The advantage is there's no monthly DVR fee.

Dish receivers do not currently have the ability to share programs.
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