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Discussion in 'ViP922 DVR Support Forum' started by brant, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1 of 187
    brant

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    Just thought I'd let you guys know the 922 is in-stock. Saw a couple hooked up this morning. They don't have very many though. I was told it is installed by request only, and none have been installed in my area as they just got them last week.

    By the way, this is not an april fools joke.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 #2 of 187
    MarcusInMD

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    You are just too funny.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 #3 of 187
    brant

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    ???

    It was by pure happenstance this occured on april 1st.


    i was actually at a dish network facility today and saw them.

    its no joke. they are in-stock and ready for installation, but no one in my area has placed an order for one yet.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 #4 of 187
    jkane

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    soon ....
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 #5 of 187
    GrumpyBear

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    This is Interesting. I called Dish Yesterday, got 2 different answers, but I think the 1st guy meant April 10th instead of May 10th. So Next week looks good for leased Recievers from Dish.
    I called 5 local dealers today here in San Diego. 1 had ViP922's in stock, but all were reserved, and the 4 others all said they have orders in and are expecting delivery April 6th - 8th. One Dealer even had tracking numbers and assured me I could get one from him on the 7th. Not sure I want to spend retail, and will be calling Dish over a Leased on next week.

    My bedroom 622 is acting up at the moment, its almost 4yrs old now, and the timing is "suspect", at least according to my wife, for it to start acting up.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 #6 of 187
    saberfly

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    I tried to order one just now and dish says they are not released yet.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2010 #7 of 187
    coldsteel

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    They're available starting Wednesday morning to order. Brant's office got them in for the inevitable bum-rush.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2010 #8 of 187
    GrumpyBear

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    I think your right that the 7th will be the Day. One of the San Diego Dealers I called on Friday, called today and left a message that they have 10, and 5 of them are available on Wednesday. Don't want one at full price, lets see what the offical Lease price is on Wednesday.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 #9 of 187
    FarmerBob

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    The 922 is being shown in the TV Everywhere section on the DISH site and is listed as "coming soon". Along with a couple of other new toys. I would imagine this would be one of the first places to see it become available.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 #10 of 187
    GrumpyBear

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    Logical place YES. Dish's website is almost always a week behind on new Channels and features.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 #11 of 187
    jkane

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    On the 7th day DiSH released the ViP 922. And on the 8th day it had to be rebooted. :sure:
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 #12 of 187
    GrumpyBear

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    Posting this announcement from Sat Guys site.


    The following has been sent to DISH Network retailers...

    We are excited to announce that the ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR receiver (the model ViP922), is planned to be available April 7, 2010! The ViP922 receiver will allow for a high-definition (“HD”), DVR solution for a single TV. With the model ViP922 receivers, customers can enjoy simultaneous, uninterrupted and independent TV viewing between the primary TV in the house and remote viewing on a mobile device or laptop.

    This next generation receiver offers the latest top-of-the-line features, including a sleek new user interface and integrated Sling™ capabilities that make it possible to enjoy TV Everywhere™! Combined with 1080p Video on Demand and stunning DISH Network HD programming, the model ViP922 receiver revolutionizes the way customers watch and enjoy their favorite programming! For more information on the model ViP922 receiver, including pricing and features, please continue reading below.

    ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Receiver

    • Dual-tuner, one-TV receiver • Integrated SlingLoaded™ technology
    • SD and HD output on TV1 • 1 terabyte (TB) hard drive
    • Universal 32.0 UHF-2G configurable 4-component
    remote control
    • Capacitive-touch front panel controls

    Advanced New User Interface

    The model ViP922 receiver features a graphics-rich user interface that is
    both stylish and functional. Exciting new features include:
    • Colorful and distinctive tile-based menus (see left) make it easy for
    users to find what you are looking for with the click of a button.
    • Easily navigate the programming guide, DVR and TV-viewing
    options.
    • Quickly find your favorite channels with network logos and view
    poster art for movies and TV shows.
    • Home Media allows users to access supported media, including
    pictures and music, from equipment on their home network (excludes
    streaming video).

    Sling Media Placeshifting Technology for TV Everywhere Customers can watch and control programming from their model ViP922 receiver on their laptop, desktop computer, or on compatible mobile devices using a high-speed broadband Internet connection. They can take their DISH Network TV service with them almost anywhere – from the backyard to across the globe!

    Using DISH Remote Access on their computer or SlingPlayer Mobile on compatible mobile devices, customers with a model ViP922 receiver can:

    • Watch live or recorded television programming with
    remote-viewing compatible mobile devices and PCs, and
    no need to purchase a SlingBox
    • Access their DVR’s My Recordings list
    • Schedule DVR timers

    Compatible Mobile Devices – In order to view TV from the model ViP922 receiver on a compatible mobile device, customers must access their DISH Network online account at http://www.dishnetwork.com/. Next, select the “DISH Remote Access” link, then click “Go Mobile.” Once customers verify they have a compatible mobile device, they can follow the on-screen setup instructions.

    • For the full list of compatible mobile devices, please refer to the set up instructions under the “Go Mobile” link.
    • The SlingPlayer App for the iPhone™ and iPod touch® is available for download from the iTunes App Store.

    More Features of the ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Receiver

    There are even more great features available on the model ViP922, the receiver that won CNET’s “Best of CES 2009” in the Home Video category, including:
    • The largest hard drive in the industry: a dual-tuner, one terabyte (TB) DVR with up to 1,000 hours of recoding time
    (please note that this includes VOD content and therefore is not the total recording hours that are available for use by the customer);
    • Powerful search capabilities, including the ability to quickly search thousands of listings across the Program Guide, DVR and DISH On Demand with predictive search; search by program title, description or actor; and view search results as a standard list or easy-to-read graphical layout.
    • Outputs in 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i resolutions;
    • Supports Picture-in-Picture (PIP) in Solo mode;
    • DISH On Demand (VOD) and DishONLINE (IPVOD) compatible;
    • Intuitive timer creation and DVR management allows users to categorize programming by groups (video source, title,
    themes) or by content description (date, length, ratings and more); and
    • Like the model ViP 722k and ViP 222k receivers, the model ViP922 receiver does not include a built-in over-the-air (OTA) tuner, giving customers the option to purchase an MT2 OTA Module accessory (Part #162303; MSRP $29.99) if they wish to receive digital over-the-air broadcasts.

    Pricing and Availability

    The model ViP922 receiver will be available for both new and existing residential and commercial Public/Private customers beginning on April 7, 2010.

    • Not Available in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands – Please note that at this time, the model ViP922 receiver is NOT available for activation in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the availability of the model ViP922 receiver in these areas in the future.

    MSRP: $649
    Existing Customer lease cost $200 - $400

    ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Receiver Monthly Fees – Effective April 7, 2010

    The following monthly fees may apply to accounts with a model ViP922 receiver:

    • $10 DVR Service Fee – Charged in place of the standard $6 per month DVR Service fee.
    • $17 Additional ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Receiver Fee – Applicable only if the model ViP922 receiver is in the secondary position on the customer’s account.
    o Please note that although the model ViP922 receiver is a single TV solution, the amount of the Additional Receiver fee for the model ViP922 receiver is different from other single-TV HD DVR models because of the several value-added features available on the model ViP922 receiver that are not available on other current DISH receivers

    More Information on Installing a ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Receiver
    Please see below for specific installation considerations that will be applicable to customer accounts with a model ViP922
    receiver.
    • ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Part Number #176646
    • Only One Leased Model ViP922 Receiver Allowed Per Account – Customers will be permitted to have only one (1) leased model ViP922 receiver on their account. Customers may purchase additional model ViP922 receivers at MSRP if they wish.
    • Broadband Internet Connectivity Required – To enable full functionality of the advanced features of the model ViP922 receiver, a high-speed broadband Internet connection via direct Ethernet or SlingLink is required.
    o SlingLink is the New Name for HomePlug Turbo – Please note that we recently changed the name of the HomePlug Turbo connectivity device to “SlingLink.” SlingLink uses the power lines in the customer’s home to connect equipment, such as satellite receivers, to the broadband home network, and eliminates the need to run new Ethernet cables.

    • Solo Mode by Default – The model ViP922 receiver is a single-TV solution, and therefore will remain in single user mode by default. The receiver will only go into Duo mode when remote viewing is in session. Once the remote viewing session has ended, the receiver will return to Solo mode. Please note that the MODE button on the front of the receiver will not be enabled and installation of the TV2 physical outputs of the receiver is not supported.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 #13 of 187
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    Wow- what a letdown!
     
  14. Apr 6, 2010 #14 of 187
    GrumpyBear

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    Its not to much different right now from what we 1st heard. So not that big of a let down. Big issue is to who many devices, and how many different streams can the ViP922 handle.

    Really want to know if I can watch 1 tuner, sling out the 2nd tuner, and can a 3rd or 4th device watch a recording, or even seperate recordings?
    Depending on how things work, a ViP922 and a couple of ViP211's with harddrives could be a very good configuration.
     
  15. Apr 6, 2010 #15 of 187
    bruin95

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    Please explain.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2010 #16 of 187
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    Does anyone know if the HDTV multiroom extender is also being released? Also, it looks like it needs an ota module? What does that cost?


    Thanks,

    Ken
     
  17. Apr 6, 2010 #17 of 187
    Satellite Samurai

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    I had a really hard time finding an online store selling these. Finally found a place called solidsignal selling it for 629.99 w/ free shipping. Not bad at all.

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=11&p=VIP922

    Again, i had a helluva time finding these online so I thought I would post this for anyone looking to order it. If you find any other places to get it please post below.
     
  18. Apr 6, 2010 #18 of 187
    saberfly

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    I dreamed of this since announcement almost 2 years ago. I wont be getting one now since you cant do 2 tvs from 1 receiver. What a waste.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2010 #19 of 187
    phrelin

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    For those who are as disappointed as I am, today a brand new Slingbox PRO HD can be purchased at Amazon for $246.54 and Newegg for 264.00. There are no monthly charges. Hooked up to my ViP722 my Slingbox PRO HD works great, I still have an unused TV2 out, and I have my stored content spread out on 5 EHD's so I don't need a huge drive that will go when the ViP fails.

    As it turns out the ViP922DVR is what I thought it would be - Dish's strategy to deliver HD content around the house essentially from a 722k's second tuner. That's not bad, but it's not what I want. In my home theater I'll still be using the following which it seems will do it all more effectively:
    • a ViP722DVR with my Pany Plasma plus a Slingbox PRO HD hooked to the component HD output in order to deliver HD content to various computers around the house;
    • a ViP612DVR as a second HD output to the Pany plasma while doubling the recording capability for only $10 a month;
    • my EHD's providing storage for season-shifiting TV programs and storing premium channel movies;
    • and a computer for streaming content through the internet, displaying photos (should I want to though I can't imagine why), displaying home videos, and feeding music to our surround sound system.
    Perhaps I'll consider a TV Everywhere™ Adapter if I find a need for a second TV Everywhere™ source if I can simply buy it for under $200 and not face an additional monthly fee or contract or other... wait a minute, why would I do that? If I ever have to leave Dish Network, my Slingbox PRO HD will work other TV service providers.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Apr 6, 2010 #20 of 187
    MarcusInMD

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    Yup. Big let down. :(
     

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