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MUST Read good news about the 622!

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Red Dwarf, May 30, 2006.

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  1. Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf Legend

    Aug 25, 2002
    Just wanted to counter act some of the chicken littles around here. My 622 is working great. :lol:
  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    My 622 is also performing very well. No timer problems (lost or found), only reboots occasionally (less than once every two weeks - less often than I purposely reboot my Windows PC which handles much simpler data), no stuttering video or audio.

    A few blips here and there, but nothing to get my panties in a knot about.

    All in all I would lease one again, or perhaps buy one at the new lower price, if I hadn't been in such a hurry to jump into satellite HD, but that's my problem not the 622's.

    I just wish it had a larger Hard drive so I could archive recordings off to a lorge hard drive.


    Sorry for the shouting, but I feel better now.
  3. dewey brunner

    dewey brunner AllStar

    May 1, 2006
    I have had just about every receiver Dish had, including the 921 and 942. This is the first one that has worked flawlessly since day one. I still have a 942 and it works great, however, it did have bugs in the beginning.
  4. olgeezer

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    For most of us, if there are issues, they are small. Most of us love our 622s.:D
  5. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    What a strange name (Jim) for someone who wears panties.:lol: :lol:

    DVDDAD Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Dec 21, 2002
    My 622 works great too. But, I did have one problem last night. I was watching the Mets vs. Diamondbacks and the Mets lost 7-2. Must have been a glitch with the 622! :)
  7. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    I'm generally a Dish cheerleader - over the years we have had great experiences with 5000's and 508's and a 942. No problems, no complaints.

    If you are having a good experience with your 622, count yourself fortunate. The first 622 we had for 17 days by which time it was spontaneously rebooting every hour... many other problems. The replacement unit has lasted two-weeks so far, but has had many less problems.

    I have had to call Dish more times this week then I have called in the entire five+ prior years I've been a customer.:(
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    ViP-622 DVR Review:

    There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was awful.​
  9. Radicalman

    Radicalman Cool Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I had 2 622's installed on 05/20 (one is a 622 ed. C and one a 622 ed. D ). Both are working fine with only one reboot on the ed. C using HDMI. I have noticed though, that both of these 622's are slower than my 942 when switching between channels.
  10. trevinp

    trevinp New Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    Received my 622 when they started shipping in April. I had daily reboot problems, audio sync issues, and guide mix-ups from day 1. I was hoping the software updates would fix the problems, but none helped. After dealing with the problems for 6 weeks, I called support, where they gave me one month credit on HBO and shipped a replacement unit out.

    The replacement is working great so far (1 week) and so I encourage people who are having problems with the 622 to call support and get a replacement. You may have to insist a little...they'll claim it's a software problem which "will be fixed any day now", but all I know is that a replacement unit fixed all my problems so far.
  11. Rick_R

    Rick_R Legend

    Sep 1, 2004
    Simi Valley, CA
    I have had my 622 for 7 weeks and it is a great unit. Never missed a timer. Has rebooted once. A couple of times the video has stuttered. A couple of times the audio has been off. The only real problem is that my HD locals on 129 get a few seconds of messed up picture about once an hour. I get the other HD from 61.5 and have never had that problem on a channel there or on 110 or 119. Maybe the picture mess up is a MPEG4 problem!!!

    Anyway the problems are trivial so far and I love it. Thirty hours of HD recording is OK but of course more would be better. I saw a 600 GB drive at Best Buy a few days ago and that would be nice to have instead of the 622's 320 GB.

    Rick R
  12. BillJ

    BillJ Icon

    May 5, 2005
    I was pretty vocal about my 622 installation nightmare and reboot problems with the unit I received in February. So to be fair I have to say the replacement I received in April has been great. I've have only 1 reboot and that was last week during a storm when the unit loss signal several times within a minute or two. Safe to say multiple signal interruptions will cause the 622 to reboot but I don't necessarily view that as a design flaw. I'm again in the camp of happy DISH customers.
  13. Rodsman

    Rodsman AllStar

    Jan 29, 2005
    Installed earlier this month and only one random reboot. No other issues and I"m lovin it!
  14. ac_burt

    ac_burt Cool Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Count me in as being one of the happy ones, now that they have gotten rid of the audio drop out problem.
  15. rdopso

    rdopso Legend

    Jan 26, 2004
    I've had my new 622 (replaced a problem plagued 921) for two months now and all has worked perfectly. Not a single spontaneous reboot to date. The 622 is about a million times more stable than my old 921, and I love the added features such as being able to record two SAT HD programs and one OTA HD program all at the same time.
  16. dendavis

    dendavis Cool Member

    Sep 13, 2003
    Well, "they" haven't quite gotten rid of the audio drop out problem, I still get it, along with some minimal pixelation. I think the disappearing timers problem is gone with L3.57, though with the network series season over, I am not recording much to DVR now. But, as to the main question of the 622, I have not had the reboots and other glitches so often reported here. I hated giving up my 942, as I had zero problems with it. But, if it is any indication of satisfaction, I did get a second 622 when the price dropped.
  17. rice0209

    rice0209 Legend

    Oct 11, 2005
    I just want to throw my two cents in here.

    The 622 so far is doing pretty well. Although I currently can't use my hdmi port, which does upset me as this was one of my main reasons for upgrading and i do have problems with the audio and video stuttering, the machine has not freezed up, locked up, or had any other "random" quirks. I speak from a little experience in relation to quirks as I owned a 921 receiver for a year and a half.

    I think anyone who owned the previous two generations of HD receivers, especially the 921, know that the 622 is a huge leap and hopefully understand that there should be a couple months of fine tuning the machine. I understand this at least and will afford dish the grace period necessary to work through the kinks as HD tv is a very new, growing, yet unstable market/field currently.

    Now, if in another month or so, Dish is still having problems with the same old issues, and is introducing as many issue as it is fixing with each new software release (re: 921) then i will be extremely upset as I did not pay to take on more hassles for another year until they release the next generation that is supposed to be the solution to our problems.

    I think the 622 is heading in the right direction and I hope that Dish can figure out how to solve these issues and get it to a very stable position.
  18. bmuthagoose

    bmuthagoose New Member

    May 18, 2006
    I've had my 622 for a little over a month now with now real problems.

    The lip sync does seem to be off every now and then, but I can live with that.
  19. insimbi

    insimbi AllStar

    Jun 2, 2006
    I've had my 622 for about a week now - so far so good (crosses fingers). I love the HD content - blows me away, especially RUSHHD and RAVE.
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