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How to get the best DVR

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by FranklyFred, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. FranklyFred

    FranklyFred Legend

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    Ready to jump from Directv to Dish whats the best way to get the best HD DVR they have. PQ is the most important thing to me. What do you get with the basic install need two HD TVs set up. With one HD DVR. Thanks
     
  2. AZ.

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    they give the 722 as the standard DVR with one HD tuner and one SD....The only upgrade from there is the 922 DVR its 199 and charged 4$ more over there standerd DVD charge of $6.....The 922 is still new and changing, looks like there future ...I just got one but only because it has the sling box pre installed....Im allways away from home....The 922 also has 2x more storage space. 1tb.
     
  3. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    The 722 has three tuners; 2 satellite, 1 OTA. The output is HD to TV1 and SD to TV2. The 722k is a step up from the 722 and has four tuners; 2 satellite, 2 OTA with the optional OTA module.
     
  4. BattleZone

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    Keep in mind, though, that you aren't guaranteed a particular model, just a Duo HD-DVR, if you call Dish directly. In my area, Dish has been installing mostly 622s almost exclusively for the last several months.

    A retailer can almost always get a specific model, but Dish's in-house gets what they get (622/722/722k), and you get whatever is on the truck.
     
  5. klang

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    Shouldn't PQ be pretty much the same regardless of model? I've got 612, 622 and 722 and they all seem to look the same. I've not yet seen a 922.
     
  6. mdavej

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    For your setup, I'd go for a 722k (with optional OTA module if you want one) and a 211k. That would be free, or possibly $50 installed. If you really want the best and don't mind paying a premium, go for the 922 instead of the 722, which adds $200 up front plus another $4/month. The sling add-on for the 722 is $100, but the 922 has it built-in. I just came from DirecTV myself and am very happy with the 722k/211k that replaced my HR20/H21.
     
  7. Mike109

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    I went to a satellite store that was a Dish & DirecTV dealer, so I knew what I was getting. They also gave 12 months free service vs the normal 6 months that Dish provides. And they only charge $25 to make a service call, vs $95 for Dish without their monthly service plan. And the OTA module was only $25. You may want to look if there is an independent Dish store in your area to see what they can do for you.
     
  8. FranklyFred

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    Thanks for info
     

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