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how long have people had there vip722

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by packerfan31, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. packerfan31

    packerfan31 AllStar

    Oct 14, 2008
    I just am curious about the length of time people have had there vip722 from instellation. Of the users out there is there anyone that has never had to replace there vip722 after 5 or more years.
  2. Charise

    Charise AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2004
    I believe the 622 was first available for installation in February of 2006. Mine was installed then, and I have never had to replace it.

    I'm not sure when the 722 came out, but either in later 2007 or 2008, so no one could have had one for 5 years. Since I already have a 622, I didn't get a 722 until I swapped my 721 for it in October or November of 2008. I haven't had to replace it either.
  3. BNUMM

    BNUMM Hall Of Fame

    Dec 23, 2006
    As an installer I can tell you that I haver seen fewer problems with the 722 than the 622.
  4. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    The thread above DBSTalk's First Look at the ViP722 DVR™ was begun 08-14-07 which I believe was the date before its release date. So I don't think anyone has had one more than 2 years.
  5. olds403

    olds403 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2007
    Had my 722 for almost a year with no issues at all. Was installed in October of 2008.
  6. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    Have had both of mine since 8/21/07. Never had a problem with either one.
  7. Dario33

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    Same here.
  8. Rob Glasser

    Rob Glasser Hall Of Fame Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2005
    I've had 2 722's since they were released in the summer of 2007. One is still working great, the other one had the hard drive start failing about a month ago. I called Dish and they sent out a replacement 722.
  9. Kevin Brown

    Kevin Brown Godfather

    Sep 4, 2005
    1st 722 died after 8 months (dead hard drive). The 2nd is about 4 months old and doing well ... so far.

    The 1st was a brand new one. The 2nd a refurb.
  10. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    To OP:

    The title should be:

    How long have people had their VIP722?
  11. Jon W

    Jon W AllStar

    Jan 27, 2004
    I have had my 722 since Fall 2007. Started having problems a couple of weeks ago and lost my first recording yesterday I just got off the phone with Dish and they are sending a new one. Sounds like the hard drive is ready to die anytime. It was trouble free until then.
  12. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    The Sacramento warehouse got its first 722s (that I know of) in Oct 2007.

    I agree with others that 722s have had lots fewer problems than 622s overall, partially due to a design revision with the motherboard. Most of the 722 issues are software, which is updated on a regular basis.
  13. Lostinspace

    Lostinspace AllStar

    Oct 24, 2007
    My first 722 was installed in October 2007. The hard drive failed in August 2009 and a refurb was sent under DHP at no charge (with a bit of arm twisting Dish covered the overnite fee).
  14. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Personally I have only had 1 Failure, and that was on my 1st ViP622.
    Crash was user caused, my own fault, Dish replaced it, and the Current ViP622 has been running like a champ, and the ViP722 hasn't hiccuped. Granted my Vip211 is still running strong as well, I have had that one since Feb 01-06, same day I logged into this site.
  15. Cardini

    Cardini AllStar

    Aug 14, 2002
    Had my 622 since 2/14/06, never had a problem.
  16. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    Got mine in Feb 08 and no problems until August of this year when a lightening strike took out my DSL modem and the modems of my 722 and 211!

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