New HD Receiver - Need Help Deciding

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  1. Apr 2, 2011 #1 of 33
    ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    So I found out I am able to get another receiver with a new commitment. Basically I was looking at the 722, 622, 211, and the 222. I am planning on hooking it up to 1 HDTV. Not sure if I need the DVR capabilities. Do you think it would be better to pay the fee to enable the EHD on my current 211? I have a 722 right now and I love it. Recording on one tuner in HD while watching on the other HD tuner would be a plus. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 #2 of 33
    nsafreak

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    Well it depends on how much you want to add to your bill. No matter which unit you add you'll be paying more for the additional receiver fee. Quick breakdown:

    Additional monthly fee:

    722/622: $17
    222: $14
    612: $10
    211: $7

    If you want to still have the capability of watching one program while recording another the 612 would be a good option. Seems to be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to reliability. Some folks have had units that are working well for a long time and then others have issues with the unit. The 211 with a hard drive wouldn't be a bad option although you won't have the capability of watching one satellite program while recording another satellite program. How big of an issue this would be for you I'm not sure, especially since it's a second DVR capable unit. I don't think the 222 would be a good option for you since you're only hooking it into one TV and you don't have the option of hooking a hard drive up to it either. So it comes down to how much more you want to pay per month. The 612 offers a good middleground in terms of monthly fees and you can add an external hard drive at no charge if you need extra space.
     
  3. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    What about the 922?

    If I do get a new receiver and sign a new 2 year agreement, will the installation cover rewiring and moving my other receivers to other locations?
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Define rewiring. Fishing through walls, no. Jiggering diplexers around, yes.
     
  5. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    Move a 211 to a different room that doesn't have any cables going to it now. Move a 722 to the place where the 211 is. And move the 922 to where the 722 is. The place where the 211 and the 722 are obviously already wired.
     
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    If they can drill through a wall to get there, sure.
     
  7. nsafreak

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    Well you're going to be paying more upfront and per month with a 922. I haven't heard of anybody paying less than $200 with a 2 year commitment to get a 922. Then you add on another $4 a month to your current $6 a month DVR fee for the "enhanced features" that the 922 has. I have yet to figure out what those "features" are though because the 722 can do everything that the 922 can do if you buy a sling adapter for it for $99 (which doesn't add anything to your monthly bill) with the exception of the onscreen guide being a bit better with the 922. It's your money though, just letting you know how much more you'll be paying.
     
  8. tampa8

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    There is a drawback with adding a EHD to the 211. You will not be able to watch anything on the EHD on anything other than a 211. The other receivers can share an EHD.
     
  9. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    What's the difference between the 722 and the 612?
     
  10. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The VIP722 has two separate inputs and outputs, so another TV can be connected to the receiver and work completely separate from TV1. As a second receiver would be $17.00 a month. HD is 320GB.
    The VIP612 has two inputs but only one output. It allows for recording of a second show while watching a different one. It is connected to one TV. As a second receiver it would be $10.00 a month. HD is 500GB

    Added HD info, I tend to forget since EHDs can be added at no cost now!
     
  11. nsafreak

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    Mary, I think you have the two mixed up. I'm pretty sure that the 722 has a 500GB hard drive and the 612 has a 320GB hard drive.
     
  12. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Sorry no more edits for me. I did reverse the HD specs! Thanks for catching that!:nono2:
     
  13. tommiet

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    Dumped my 722 for a 612. I only used my 722 in single mode and it do not need PIP... So it worked for me...
     
  14. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    Can you output the same signal to two different HDTVs (ie one HDMI one component)?
     
  15. BobaBird

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    Yes you can.
     
  16. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    Which one would you guys go for? If I wanted to output to two different hdtvs that werent being used at the same time.
     
  17. lparsons21

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    I would go with a 612, in fact I did go with one. Works fine with good flexibility in recording at a lower monthly cost than a 722(k). The single thing that is missing is PIP and I don't use that.
     
  18. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Mentor

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    Can I still use the DISH Remote App to set recordings?
     
  19. BobaBird

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    Yes you can.
     
  20. ChAoTiCpInOy

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    What if I replaced my 211 with a 612? What's the difference in price?
     

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