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721 - Great things about it!

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by finniganps, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. Bob Haller

    Bob Haller Banned User

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    Thanks I didnt know that
     
  2. SRW1000

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    I love that it records the Dolby Digital stream.

    (Now if they could just program the hard drive not spin almost constantly, I would be the happiest I've ever been with any Dish Network product.)

    Scott
     
  3. SteveS

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    The BEST thing about my 721 is that it WASN'T $999.00
     
  4. Bob Haller

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    Just move it to another room, since it has a UHF remote :D
     
  5. kvhollis

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    Agreed! I love BOTH of my 721's...
     
  6. kvhollis

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    I love to have fun with that with my kids. Kids are watching their cartoons and dad will goto another room with the remote and change the channel. I hear this big loud "DAD!".

    The remote is another + with the 721.
     
  7. moviegoerman

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    I agree, my 721 has worked great! I got it when it first came out. It was built by JVC, not Dish. I can't say the same for the 921.

    Unfortunately, I haven't used the 721 in the last month. I've been too busy watching mostly HD content on my 10-250.
     
  8. FLY5

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    Just some of the the things I love about the 721 in no particular order (sorry for any redundancy):

    - the one button skip ahead and skip back
    - the high speed fast forward and reverse
    - the crystal clear freeze frame and forward frame
    - pause
    - record the rest of this program
    - start watching a program while it's still recording and it continues recording while you watch it
    - the very fast and well designed programming guide
    - 24-hour skip ahead and back on the programming guide
    - the really large number of timers
    - the one touch timer recording, editing and erasing
    - the PVR display of recorded shows and shows to be recorded
    - the search function
    - the search "history" function
    - the large amount of disk space
    - being able to record two shows and watch another

    I haven't had my 721 very long, but I could never go back now to not having a DVR. And I'm really glad I went for the two tuners.

    Frank
     
  9. garypen

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    I don't think it was built by JVC. It merely had the JVC logo. It was still designed and built by Dish (or their manufacturing vendor), the same as any Dish logoed 721.
     
  10. moviegoerman

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    Your correct Gary after getting Mark's correction. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  11. casta

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    When viewing the guide, press the "Swap" button and the guide switches display types

    I agree with everything written about this receiver. Great product and continually getting better. I actually look forward to the updates ... pretty scary.
     
  12. garypen

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    Great tip! (As was someone's earlier # search tip.) I wish Dish would document these things. (The red button comes to mind as well.) That is why they need a list of fixes and upgrades on the software updates page.
     
  13. TNGTony

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    I'll file this under "You learn something new every day". Great post! Thanks.

    See ya
    Tony
     
  14. Nordug

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    I rarely watch live TV since getting my 721.
     
  15. Jacob S

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    Same here. Since I started using the DVR's I rarely watch live tv anymore. I now have to keep up with watching the recordings to prevent the hard drive from getting filled up. If I end up watching most of the content on the hard drive then I start recording movies in addition to the shows. I dont like to record and watch all movies unless I dont find anything else on because I would end up watching all the movies and having nothing to watch.
     
  16. SimpleSimon

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    What Jacob S said!
     
  17. garypen

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    What Simon said!
     
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