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poll on people that have replaced there vip722

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by packerfan31, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. packerfan31

    packerfan31 AllStar

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    I am interested to know how many people out there have had to replace there vip722 receiver.
     
  2. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    Replaced once after 4 months. Ready to be replaced again 6 months later.
     
  3. BarryG

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    722K replaced (does that count?) after 4 months but not sure new one is any better - my thinking is leaning towards the reality that the 722K design is not very robust
     
  4. Todd Nicholson

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    1 722 replaced for failed hard drive after 9 months. On my second now. So far so good last few months:)
     
  5. Ron Barry

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    Have had mine since they initial release. No replacing (Knocking on wood).
     
  6. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    I have 2 722's from the time that they first became available. No problems.
     
  7. phrelin

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    When I converted to HD in September 2007, the first 722 delivered failed in two days but the replacement worked fine. When I agreed to swap out for Echostar Engineering to solve the Bay Area audio drop problem in September 2008, Dish Quality told me to keep mine until I got a replacement that worked. Sure enough, the first replacement wouldn't even boot. The second replacement has worked fine since. The one delivered in 2007 was new, the other three were refurbs. I think they are manufacturing 722k's now, so I think all you can get is a refurb 722, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. ICBM99

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    Had mine since Jan 2008, no problems.
     
  9. JBT

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    Replaced 722 twice. Both would lose video when idle for a long time but audio would continue to work.
     
  10. puckwithahalo

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    2 VIP 722's since they were released, no problems.
     
  11. faiello

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    Have had my 722 since Aug 2008 no problems
     
  12. finniganps

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    Ditto.
     
  13. inazsully

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    May have to replace mine now. Keeps dropping local off air channels completely and pixalation and sound drop out getting worse on all channel recordings.
     
  14. jclewter79

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    Yep, me too.
     
  15. Lincoln6Echo

    Lincoln6Echo Godfather

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    Bought a new 722 off Ebay last Christmas to replace numerous failing refurbed 622s and it's been running fine since. *knock on wood*
     
  16. euro_boy

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    Mine had the exactly same symptoms (mines the off air problem) - most likely HD problem. I just swapped mine for a new one last night after about 15 months of usage.

    The interesting observation is that the original (old) one was manufactured in Mexico, the new one is from India. I am not sure if that is an improvement.
     
  17. CoolGui

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    I've never had to replace a dish network receiver because of failure. I wonder why others have had problems? Maybe I'm just lucky
     
  18. janko

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    2 years running,no replace ...
     
  19. lee635

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    Over 2 years and working fine.
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    Two ViP 722's in the family, not a hiccup on either one.
     

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