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Official DBSTalk ViP622 DVR Review
Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:36 AM
The 622, like many other units doesn't indicate when it is rebooting. the screen just goes black, you see all the LEDs on the 622 light up for a millisecond, and then you wonder whether or not it is coming back on its own or whether you have to turn it on manually. I almost miss the silver coin medallion from the 921. At least I KNEW it was booting up again, even if it did take 5 minutes to do so.
E*, on a future release I suggest giving SOME kind of visual cue to help the impatient among us know when to leave the receiver alone or not......
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:59 PM
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:48 AM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:55 AM
Can't stay in the past forever. HDMI is better.
Posted 02 March 2006 - 10:09 AM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 10:14 AM
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:35 PM
I just noticed the 622 main video out is via HDMI connection. The 921 used a DVI output. Unless I'm mistaken this means another $50 (or more) out of our pockets to buy a new cable. Unless the installer will provide the cable:lol:
Ouch! Not necessary to spend that much, especially on digital cables of relatively short lengths. There are lots of places on the web to get good cables very inexpensively. I personally use monoprice.com and have been very happy with the quality and the service.
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:44 PM
Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:18 PM
Just for reference, the 3750 is QAM and the 811 can be switched to QAM in the menu.
Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:38 PM
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Posted 09 March 2006 - 06:10 PM
That is a great idea. We didn't think about having a section on that, since at time we were focusing on new features since the 942. However, now that I think about it, the Picture feature wasn't active on the 942 when Mark wrote his 942 review so it's not in there. I'll see if we can add a section on that to a later revision.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:39 AM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:05 AM
My VIP622 was installed on 4/4/2006. I had to buy a hdmi to dvi cable to attach the receiver to my SONY 65" TV. I have been using DISH HD with a DVI connection for 1 1/2 year with no problems. For about a week, the new VIP622 worked well but, all of a sudden, the DVI signal quit working. I exchanged my $150 Monster hdmi/dvi cable for another thinking it might me a bad cable but no change.
You can also reuse the existing cable and buy a HDMI-DVI converter for $25. I got a Monster brand one that works fine...... (But Best Buy doesn't carry the DVI Female-Male DVI you need to reuse your existing cable - you probably have to go online to find one)
Talked with DISH support on Saturday 4/15 and they first tried to tell me i probably had a bad tv. finally, they put me on hold while they tested an hdmi/dvi cable in their lab and had similar results. they said they were able to mess with the sequence of power up in the lab and could get it to work and that may work for me on a temporary basis. They said that the engineers would be working to fix the problem and that the fix would be included in a future support download. I cant get the power up sequence to work for me so i am watching everything through the s-video connection through my VCR. This sucks. Anyone else having problems?
Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:35 AM
Talked with DISH support on Saturday 4/15 and they first tried to tell me i probably had a bad tv. finally, they put me on hold while they tested an hdmi/dvi cable in their lab and they received similar results. they said they were able to mess with the sequence of power up in the lab and could get it to work and that may work for me on a temporary basis. They said that the engineers would be working to fix the problem and that the fix would be included in a future support download. They said it was not a problem with the receiver or the TV but a problem in the communication with the two through the HDMI/DVI convertor cable. I cant get the power up sequence to work for me so i am watching everything through the s-video connection through my VCR-believe it or not, this is supperior to the component connection through my VCR. This sucks. Anyone else having problems? I am assuming that a "fix" downloaded last week that caused the new problem.
Posted 17 April 2006 - 08:17 AM
Edit: also use reverse order when shutting down..
Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:01 PM
Okay, here is one thing that I guess others have not suffered. all three 622's were shipped without a component cable included. There is a coax, S-video, and composite. For those who have a component cable included, my hat is off to you.
Now If I can do the upgrade deal for my remaining 921, I'll be set until the next debut of a newer model with more bells and whistles.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 04:47 AM
Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:12 AM
All three tuners are HD.
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