I was looking into upgrading to HD and the VIP622 but...

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by iublue, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. iublue

    iublue Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    after taking the time to read the posts on here about all of the problems with the 622 (overheating - freezing up - etc.) I am starting to wonder if I should take the plunge?

    It seems to me that the approval for the 622 is not even close to a simple majority.

    So what advice would you give me?
  2. William

    William Legend

    Oct 28, 2006
    Welcom to the forum but...

    So all of use who haven't had any problems should start posts like" Another day and my 622 is working"? If that were to happen what you see as a simple majority would change.

    Go on any forum that supports a product and you will see the same thing. People posting that have problems or concerns and rarely posting about the products working as they should.
  3. mrplow

    mrplow Mentor

    Dec 10, 2004
    I love my 622 and it works great.
  4. Shortcircuit9431

    Shortcircuit9431 New Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Pensacola, Fl
    I too, have had no problems with the 622-----It works great.
  5. shortspark

    shortspark Legend

    Oct 25, 2006
    I've had mine for two months - so far, so good.
  6. Steve H

    Steve H Icon

    May 15, 2006
    I have had mine since April. At first there were several problems, mainly in the PQ area. IMHO Dish has done pretty good fixing the majority of those problems, There are stil la few smaller nagging things like a occasional reboot, audio drop out or audio out of sync. These remaining problems again IMHO sould not stop anyone from going with the 622. If you do go the 622 route remember that dish alignment (possible more thatn one dish) and proper coax are VERY IMPORTANT.
  7. iublue

    iublue Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    I looked at the chart at the top of the page.

    Something like 35% are happy with no issues and close to 20% with major issues.

    That ratio is hardly a ringing endorsement for any product.

    I also read quite a bit of the pinned posts about issues of overheating, HDMI not working, crashes, etc.

    I would say my concerns were not unreasonable - would you?

  8. chewey

    chewey Legend

    Jul 28, 2004
    Mine works great, so does my borthers, my father in law, and sister in law.

    So 4 for 4.
  9. iublue

    iublue Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Well, the installer will be the one in control of the alignment so I don't know what I can do about that.

    What is the "proper coax"? RG6 or something exotic?

    How often are your "occasional" problems?


  10. Steve H

    Steve H Icon

    May 15, 2006
    correct, so make sure that you are watching the signal strengths during the install.

    not really exotic, just make sure that it is the proper coax for a HD signal (dish had to replace all of my old coax and put new stuff in inordder get a decent picture)

    I usally have a small problem about once or twice a week.
  11. whatchel1

    whatchel1 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2006
    I've had mine over 7 months and have had only the minor problems. You can't go by what is said in any forum like this. Reason is forums are for posting problems and finding out the cure for it. You will not find the over 90% of ppl that are very happy with the product posting in a forum. :welcome_s I had the 942 very early on and traded it in for the 622. Now the 942 when it came out had many many problems and I had the direct ext. numbers to 3 of the advanced tech team almost on speed dial. The 622 has been near rock solid in comparison to the early 942.
  12. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    People have answered your post, many suggesting that the vast majority of 622 users have trouble free boxes and fdo not routinely post that fact. You keep dangling bait out there seeming looking to get a rise out of someone.

    Welcome to the board. Certainly it is valid to have concerns. Be aware that there are many, many users that have trouble free 622's. YMMV. :rolleyes:
  13. iublue

    iublue Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    I don't understand how my questions were designed to get anything but information out of anyone.

    Someone else stated that 90% of people were pleased with their 622. But pinned at the top of the forum under "How is your 622 Performing Charts" it shows a bar graph that states only aprox 35% of people would say their 622 "works fine, no issues". On the other hand aprox 18% of people say they still have "major issues".

    In my eyes that is not a good ratio. I am just trying to ascertain if those major issues have been addressed in newer versions or am I playing Russian roulette if I purchase a 622?

  14. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    A very large percent of 622 owners don't even know this forum exists. Many of the ones that do know it exists only visit when they have a problem or question and many just read the posts here and never post anything. The poll results you read here are certainly not representative of all 622 owners.
  15. eatonjb

    eatonjb Legend

    Nov 21, 2006

    I have had a 622 for about a month now, I think only when I was really really fooling around with it , it locked.. but it has been flawless otherwise.

    soon there will be some better features. I would like if when I am about 10 min into a show when I tell it to start recording it would hit the buffer..

    I would recommend it, and there will be something cool in the software comming up.

  16. whatchel1

    whatchel1 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2006
    The poll number that you have stated are from those that visit sites like this. Those that visit sites like this are a very small minority of those that have 622's.
  17. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I've only had mine a few weeks now, but no problems.

    Something very important to keep in mind about forums like this. We are the minority of Dish customers here... there's something like 12 million + subscribers to Dish network, and something less than 50-60,000 subscribed users of this site... and many subscribers on this site are DirecTV or cable customers... so this forum is at best a very small percentage of Dish users... and expectedly a very small amount of ViP622 users.

    Who knows how many users have had good/bad experiences, we can only tell how many DBSTalk visitors have had them.

    It also would help to keep in mind this forum is a lot like your doctor's office. If you go into your doctor's office and ask "how are you feeling" you should expect to get a higher than usual percentage of "not good" responses right? Many of us find forums like this in the first place because we are experiencing a problem and want to see if there are others out there with the same problem... not too many come here looking for other people who are having no problems... but once here, many of us hang around of course.
  18. DougRuss

    DougRuss Legend

    Oct 16, 2005
    and the ones that don't come to these type of Forums,use theirs for a Door Stop ?:confused:
  19. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

    Oct 21, 2004
    Like many of the posts here so far, it would seem that (and I agree) most people do not even know about this forum.

    My advice would be for you to install a high gain antenna on your roof, buy a HDTV of your choice, and watch the locals you can pick up.

    If you want more than just your locals, or can't even get them in HD, then bite the bullet and buy or lease a Dish Network VIP622, hook it up with component cables to your new HDTV, sign up for the Bronze or Silver package and start to enjoy HDTV with probably the best, most versatile DVR on the market. Hey you might have a problem or two but when you go for the best, you have to expect some minor difficulties at the beginning.
    Forget about HDMI, it is no better than component. IMNSHO;)
    Expect a blip from time to time.
    Come back here a month after you have started using it and tell us how much you love it.:D

    I am a proud owner of a VIP622 and a 921. Both are feeding my Samsung DLP 46inch HDTV. The 921 works great after a couple years of struggle. The VIP622 works great after less than a year of struggle. It still has a few quirks but nothing that keeps me from enjoying HDTV anytime I want.

    Oops, sorry, I seemed to have rambled on a bit.:lol:
  20. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    Don't believe this for an instant especially if you have a larger screen. On my 62" Mits, the difference between component and HDMI is very evident.
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