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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Paul Secic, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Jhon69

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    Yea I know I had the R15 and R22, Dish's 625 makes both of those look like kiddie toys when you compare features.;)
     
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    I saw that last night I backed up a movie so my wife could watch it from the start then after the movie she wanted to change the channel which brought up that warning.A really nice feature!.:yesman::righton:
     
  3. Paul Secic

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    The PIP function on my new VIP 722 dou doesn''t work. My bedroom TV has black bars on the top & bottom. Does anyone know why? I should have stayed with Dish.
     
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    Are you in single mode or dual mode, Paul? PIP only functions in Single mode. Is the bedroom TV the TV2 location? Check the format.
     
  5. Paul Secic

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    I'm in dual mode. I don't have a receiver in my bedroom. When we press format the picture has black bars on top & bottom. Push it again it's stretched. I had a VIP 222 before I quit and I had no problem. The bedroom TV is SHAP 22' 720. My livingroom set is a SHARP AQUS 37" 1080i. I can sure tell the difference!
     
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    Remember the Bedroom is getting a SD signal as well not a HD Signal.
    So it will look like sucky SD too.
     
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    I agree, Single mode would be best. If he continues to use the Coax output for TV2 though, no matter what mode, the bedroom TV will look like crap. He needs to get a HDMI or Component Cable ran to the 2nd TV.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    When recording an HD event with U-verse you can't watch an HD event.
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    I have Cerebral Palsy and cannot use my hands at all & can't run HDMI cables down the hall and into my room:lol: The duel mode on my 722 is blacked out.
     
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    There isn't a receiver in my bedroom. Just Coax cable plugged directly into the set...
     
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    Paul,
    What SaltiDawg is recommending is, a good idea. This way when you go back to the bedroom, you can 1st pause whatever show or recording you are watching in the livingroom and then resume that show in the bedroom, with the 2nd remote.
    I/we now you are only running Coax to the 2nd TV, and this will work.
    If possible have somebody run HDMI or Component cables to your 2nd TV, that why in this same setup, you will get HD to the 2nd TV vs just the coax signal.
     
  12. nsafreak

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    +1 with the recommendations to switch the receiver to single mode.

    Paul,

    Just in case you aren't already aware you can't switch the 722 to single mode by selecting a menu option on the receiver or a remote button. There is a button behind the flip down door on the right hand side of the receiver. You get the door to open by pressing in on the top middle of the door to release the catch. The button you're looking for is labeled "Mode" and is right beside the button labeled "System Info".
     
  13. Jhon69

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    Good Idea? Great idea!.;):D
     
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    Wow! Sounds like a pain to do somebody did'nt think that one through when they designed it that way.They should have left it like the 625 right out in front easy to access.:nono2:
    Of course the same can be stated concerning the length of time given to the live buffers of the 722 compared to the 625.;)
     
  15. puckwithahalo

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    Opening the door on the front of the receiver is really that much of a pain?
     
  16. Jhon69

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    It seems to be a problem for Paul and everyone else with disabilities you would like to believe that DISH! might consider that and say if they are going to put the Mode button behind a door that you need to open to switch modes? maybe have a Mode button on the remote control?.:confused:
     
  17. Paul Secic

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    The Dual Mode applet menu ETC. "Doesn't work". The arrows don't move, unless I'm looking in the wrong place. If I had the money I'd buy a VIP 222. Maybe next year.
     
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    On the front panel, right side, there's a door. Open it and the MODE button is there. Press it to change fron dual to single mode.
     
  19. Paul Secic

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    Good point! There's an empty spot Silvery, on the left side.
     
  20. puckwithahalo

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    If the tv2 light is on when you do that, you'll also have to select yes on a pop-up message on the screen on tv1.
     

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