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DBSTalk's First Look at the ViP722 DVR™

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#101 OFFLINE   protoboard


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:42 PM

With the 722, I would like to run both an HDTV and an SD TV.

The SD TV does not have RCA inputs, only a CAT/RF input. Will it be possible to use it in that way?

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:19 PM

Yes... Infact that is how it normally is done.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:08 AM

Are u saying the new 722 will record 2hd channels via sat tunners, I cant get off air where I am? Im also wondering if the new Directv reciever will do this also. thanks.

You can do this today with the exception of recording one OTA and watching another OTA at the same time. But you can for sure record two HD channels at the same time and if you have OTA connected you can record 3 HD channels at the same time. Tuners are not tied to HD/SD they do both. The limitation here is OTA but personally I prefer the ability to record three HD streams over having 2 OTA tuners. Yes it would be great to have 2 OTA and 2 Sat tuners, but for most of my needs this model works nicely. I am sure mileage will vary with each user.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:27 AM

722 is just like 622. It has 3 HD tuners, 2 sat 1 OTA, You can watch 2 prerecorded programs (one in HD via TV1, the other down rezed to SD on TV2) and record 3 other HD programs at the same time (provided you have OTA).
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 12:15 PM

Thanks. I was trying to record two OTA channels at the same time but it is nice to know I can record the other HD at the same time. And i did not know the tuners where dual SD/HD.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:53 PM

Can anyone tell me for sure what's coming out of the TV2 Coax? (in Dual mode). I have a 20" 4:3 TV. On an HD show, "normal" is full screen but has sides cut-off, Letterbox shows the full image with bars top and bottom, both look correct (no skinny or fat people). I tried a 16:9 LCD (@TV2) one day and neither filled the screen properly, so I took it back. Does anyone have a 16:9 TV at TV2 location, who is happy with the image? Works fine in Single mode, plus you have many more zoom options, but in Dual you only have 2 options.

I know TV2 in dual mode with HD content, provides the ability to output a widescreen image and the ability to hit * on TV2 remote and zoom it.

Not sure about TV1 S-Video, good question, I will look into this for you and give an answer later tonight or in the morning.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:05 PM

Today, 8/14, is the one-year anniversary of this VIP722 thread.

I've had my 722 for a couple of months now and have found it
to be an elegant machine that is inherently rock-solid stable.
When I move into my new house next month, I will have three.


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