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Dishcomm on 612/622 and more help please

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by TBoneit, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I set up Dishcomm on the 612 and the 622 and it shows up. The 622 is presently connected to the phone line and ethernet. I was able to retrieve available shows for rent over the internet so that seems to be working.

    I got different answers from CSRs on these questions. One kept saying Dishcomm??
    My Questions are:

    Does the 612 need to be connected to a phone line or will Dishcomm/Ethernet work. Does it even need to be connected to avoid a extra charge?

    When I went to look at my bill online via the 622 even though the ethernet is working it dialed using its modem, can that be changed?

    Without locking the 612 is there anyway to lockout PPVs?

    The 612 IR seems less sensative the 721 it is replacing.

    Anyway to set the 612 so that HD channels on S-Video stretch but SD channels do not get stretched. a HDTV for that location is down the road a little ways. BTW I hope that the way the Zoom button on the 612 works doesn't get implemented on the 622.

    Is there any chart showing differences between the 622/722 and the 612 in the way they work. Beyond on output vs two outputs?
  2. Rob Glasser

    Rob Glasser Hall Of Fame Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2005
    I'll try and answer a few of them ...

    DishComm and/or Ethernet should suffice.

    I do not know of a way to force one way or the other without disconnecting the one you don't want to use. Also, all features may not work over both types of connections. i.e. you may have to use the phone line for some features still, I'm not sure.

    To my knowledge you need to enable locks do lock out PPVs or any channels
  3. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    The customer support application still only uses the phone line, not broadband.

    I thought the question of using DishCOMM to access a remote broadband connection was interesting. It just came up in another thread. Since DishCOMM can share a phone line connected to one receiver, it would be logical that you could use DishCOMM from a receiver that has neither a phone line or broadband to share the broadband of a remote receiver for the purpose of replacing the phone line requirement. But, I'm not certain if it really works or not. I'm sure you could not use the remote broadband connection for anything else.
  4. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    One would hope you could use DishComm from the 612 that has nothing else for Online PPV. However that would probably require the 622 in my case to access the internet and then feed it to the 612 and I suspect it isn't designed for that. Sure would be nice tho.

    Maybe I was lucky, the 622 was a easy internet setup. Just plug it in and go.

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