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Best Advice Ever for the 922

Discussion in 'ViP922 DVR Support Forum' started by brucegrr, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. brucegrr

    brucegrr Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Ney, Ohio
    I had a VIP-922 installed yesterday. Love the sleekness of the UI.

    As a confirmed tech-holic I jumped right in checking out every function. I quickly found that some things didn't work. Slingbox, View Bill, Help, weather....did not work.

    Before I got the 922 I read the forums looking to find posts on problems people had with the 922. (I always assume a new piece of hardware will not work properly. When it does I am pleasantly surprised. When it doesn't I am prepared)

    More than a few people said "let the 922 sit a day. Let it "settle in". What's this settle in junk. It's hardware. It's software. Either it works or it doesn't, says the arrogant tech-holic.

    Over night the DVR faeries visited my home and in the morning the 922 was transformed to a fully functioning DVR/Slingbox. EVERYTHING works as advertised, including dishonline on my laptop and iPad.

    Perhaps a label should be put on new 922's... Full functionality may require 24 hours. Be patient!

    Once again, I got good advice from the forum.
  2. nhguy

    nhguy Mentor

    Jul 16, 2006
    After a few days it may need manual resets on a daily basis. Mine does.
  3. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    Mine works pretty good......an occasional reset...Sling is still a work in progress yet it's much better then it was in the beginning. Since you're a "tech-holic" you should enjoy...
  4. Mar 3, 2011 #4 of 11

    PhantomOG Legend

    Feb 7, 2007
    any other tips? I have an installer coming by to replace my 622 with a 922.

    Anything I need to do with my external hard drive to insure it will work with the 922 and still preserve all my recordings?
  5. Mar 4, 2011 #5 of 11

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    It's kind of like finding a NIB laptop from 2005, running WinXP SP1 and some 2005-era anti-virus program. Would you jump right into surfing the web with that, or would you take the time to do the Windows Updates and update/replace the Anti-virus software and definitions? If the former, you'd be asking for big trouble...
  6. Mar 4, 2011 #6 of 11

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008

    Nope mine from my 722 worked fine.
  7. Mar 4, 2011 #7 of 11

    PhantomOG Legend

    Feb 7, 2007
    Thanks, now I won't have to do the rain dance in front of the installer tomorrow. :lol:

    In my chat where I requested the upgrade from 622 to 922, I specifically asked for the OTA module 5 times (I counted in the log) and made him repeat back to me that I wanted the OTA module. What are my chances the installer shows up tomorrow withOUT an OTA module? I'm almost betting on it. :nono:
  8. Mar 5, 2011 #8 of 11

    PhantomOG Legend

    Feb 7, 2007
    Of course, he did not have the OTA module. I called to complain and they wanted to charge me $50 to make up for their mistake. I said that was unacceptable so they said as a "one time courtesy" to me they would be sending it free of charge. How magnanimous of Dish.... :rolleyes:
  9. Mar 5, 2011 #9 of 11

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    Are any of the policy makers at Dish embarrassed this keeps happenning?
  10. prm1177

    prm1177 Cool Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    You know whenever I deploy a new Mac or PC that come pre-loaded from the factory, I ALWAYS have to run software updates to ensure the OS's are up to date. I think the 922s are no different as the image they use is probably several updates old.

    That said, enjoy your 922. It's a slick receiver.
  11. AZ.

    AZ. Legend

    Mar 27, 2011
    Post like this make me lean at the 922...my bigist concern is the sling part, as I will use it 99.9 % of the time.....I understand new products and what makes this different as they can upgrade and /or fix problems as they arise...or better yet, add options it didnt start with!!!!

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