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

  1. 356B

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    I tried testing in the Windows 7 mode on my Mac, same thing. The test did mentioned seems OK for TV viewing.....:lol: but the test could not be completed do to Browser and or system requirements:rolleyes: Could be be a Mac thing or my network. I stream video from the net so I imagine I'm nominal. :sure:
     
  2. phrelin

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    I have no idea what Dish has done for the 922 to use the sling feature on the Mac. The Slingbox FAQ pages for a Mac are specific. Here's a couple of screenshots if they can help anyone and be sure to note the last lines:

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  3. william Bray

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    I have enjoyed comprehensive reviews on this forum before buying new Dish receivers in the past. Is anyone doing a review of the 922 here? Is there one elsewhere? I have questions that might be answered before deciding on a purchase, such as: Can it record two OTA programs simultaneously? Of course, there may be a delay due to absence of some Dish devices, such as the MRE.
     
  4. maysis

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    I posted some pics of the new device in the "experiences" thread.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It's a pretty new receiver... and we did open a thread to let all the new users post pictures of their experiences. We have not as yet written up any kind of formal review, but there are folks (including me) here who might be able to answer any questions you might have.

    For instance... Yes, once you install the OTA module you will have 2 OTA tuners and you can record from both simultaneously.

    This means (like the 722K) you can record from 2 SAT channels and 2 OTA channels at the same time.
     
  6. P Smith

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    Yes, plus two satellite programs (mentioned a few times already).
     
  7. PhantomOG

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    ack... been going through this thread trying to confirm a couple things.

    Right now, I have a 622 in single mode in the living room, second TV in bedroom. I never watch the 2 TV's at the same time, so the 622 feeds both of my TV's perfectly.

    Will a 922 be able to replace the 622 in my setup? (without any slinging etc.)


    Also, if I don't plan on using any of the sling/internet capabilities of the 922, is there any difference between it and the 922? Does the 922 have a bigger HD than the 722?
     
  8. P Smith

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    "Will a 922 be able to replace the 622 in my setup? (without any slinging etc.); is there any difference between it and the 922? Does the 922 have a bigger HD than the 722?"

    No; ummm (see posts above); not for user space.
     
  9. Scottwerks

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    I haven't found an indication of actual hard drive space on the 922, just the "Your Hard Drive is xx% Full with xx Recordings" (a la DirecTV which I never did care for) but my understanding is that it has a 1Tb drive with 500Gb for the user and the other 500Gb reserved for internal use, such as VOD. I may be wrong but I thought that translated to about 500 hours of SD programming. The 722 has a 350 hour (SD) drive. I prefer the hour conversion Dish used on their previous models, that info is more useful to me than a percentage available.

    The 922 will hook up exactly the same as the 622 for TV1, not sure about TV2. I'm getting ready to play with the Home Distribution output to see what I can do with that, I'll report back here with that. It looks like from the settings you can use it as a TV2 but it only comes with one remote. I would like to be able to use my older UHF remote for TV2, we'll see how that goes.
     
  10. P Smith

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    That would be easy to check - start writing TEST 5710 channels indefinitely. The HD stream will fill the disk in a couple days. :)
     
  11. Scottwerks

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    Well, I'm a little disappointed but not completely. They have two full agile modulators for TV1 & TV2 but the dB output is not as strong as the TV2 out on my 625, even in home distribution mode. In Direct Connect mode it's even weaker. Nice thought to add a built in attenuator though. The output is just a mirror of TV1 which is how I have it set up anyway. Pressing Mode gives the message Attention 1003: This is not an active feature. Turning Shared View off just gives the Sling loaded Starting Up... screen on TV2. The System Info screen has a block for the TV2 remote but it says TV2: No Remote Linked. I can't get my older UHF remotes to address to the 922 here, might be able to acquire another 32.0 remote and link it for TV2. I noticed the 32.0 remote has a TV2 chip, if I flip it around to TV2 it still controls TV1 just like UHF pro used to do. So I can still use the home distribution but I will have to carry the one remote around the house instead of just changing the address on the remote in the room I'm in to my receiver. There is an option to allow IR remotes to control the receiver, so maybe I can do something with that old pyramid UHF to IR converter.
    I also noticed the remote antenna has a different thread pitch so a regular coax connector will not fit. This will make it difficult to relocate the antenna if needed. However, that may not be necessary since the new remote works quite well even from the far reaches of the house.
     
  12. P Smith

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    Could someone to record straight 10 hours of HD (ch5710 would good sample) and tell us how the percentage would change ? Then we could estimate user space on the 1 TB drive inside.
     
  13. breser

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    I have about 25.5 hours of HD (a mix of movies and TV shows) and no SD recordings and it says I'm only 9% full.
     
  14. P Smith

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    That's wrong - it's imply the DVR could hold >250hrs of HD, ie > 1TB user space.
    Nay.
     
  15. James Long

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    Looking through some recent recordings ... (all HD - MPEG4 from Eastern Arc)
    An hour of The Discovery Channel is 1.9-2.0 GB
    An hour of CNN is 2.1 GB
    An hour of Speed is 2.0-2.3 GB
    An hour of Style HD is 5.9 GB (surprisingly high!)
    An hour of my local CBS via satellite is 2.5-3.0 GB
    An hour of my local NBC via satellite is 2.2 GB
    An hour of my local FOX via satellite is 2.2 GB

    It seems pretty consistent. I know OTA hours are larger but I don't have any on the drive at the moment.
    I'm really surprised by the size of the STYLE recording.

    2.5 GB X 250 Hrs = 625 GB. At the low end 2.0 GB x 250 Hrs = 500 GB.
     
  16. P Smith

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    Did you try to measure ch5710 ? [HDTHR]
     
  17. James Long

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    I'll let you know in an hour ... :)
     
  18. Stewart Vernon

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    I haven't checked any 1080i OTA HD... but I find my FOX 720p recordings to be pretty consistent at around 6GB per hour. I DVR "House" every week, and had been stockpiling "Human Target" until I finally got around to watching/deleting those.

    If I use 500GB as a measuring stick, that would mean something in excess of 80 hours of HD for ABC/FOX MPEG2 OTA recordings... so this is in line with what James posted earlier for his SAT recording observations.

    Another thing that gums up the works... at some point the 622/722 (and I assume the 922 works the same way) started using the customer space for Dish Online content... and you can't check the file sizes for those rentals to see how much space they take up.
     
  19. P Smith

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    Give me the drive or a copy of it and I'll tell you size of each recordings. ;)
     
  20. James Long

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    I'll just rely on DISH's size report thankyouverymuch! :)

    One hour of HD Theater - 2.2 GB
    I'm Eastern Arc so it's 364 (5710 is 110 and I don't have that connected).
     

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