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Need help. 2 HDTV's and receiver setup

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by funky977, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. funky977

    funky977 AllStar

    Oct 10, 2007
    I need some help. I'm not familiar with Dish Network's receiver setup (helping my parents) so please excuse me if I ask some stupid questions. First, TV locations are HD tube TV in the living room and a HD flat panel LCD in the bedroom.
    Currently they have SD in front and back with the back just hooked up thru coax. I called Dish to upgrade to HD and mentioned this setup and they said my parents would only need one box in the living (which I found to be a bit odd since I would think the HD needs to come thru the HDMI cord on a new receiver).
    So my question(s) are:
    1. Am I correct in assuming they will now need two HD boxes (one HD DVR in the living room and a HD receiver for the bedroom)?
    2. If so, which boxes do I get for them to watch their HD DVR'd shows in the bedroom.
    3. Any suggestions on an easier setup?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Dish doesn't have dual HD outputs. Your choices are a 722k Duo (HD TV1, SD TV2 output), two 722ks, or what a lot of us have, a 722 and a 211k in the bedroom with the one time $40 USB hard drive DVR fee.

    If they don't care as much about HD in the bedroom, the 722 running in single mode will output HD-scaled SD on TV2.
  3. funky977

    funky977 AllStar

    Oct 10, 2007
    What exactly is the $39.99 fee for, is it to gain access to the HD DVR thru the 211K?
  4. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    The fee pays for the software to convert the 211 and 211k receivers into DVRs using a customer-supplied external hard drive. The advantage is there's no monthly DVR fee.

    Dish receivers do not currently have the ability to share programs.

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