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Reasons to choose from among 622/722/722k?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by RBob, May 19, 2012.

  1. RBob

    RBob Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    From what I've read here, it looks like the only noticeable differences are HD size and OTA tuners. Is that right? Any performance or reliability differences?

    I don't think the larger HD or multiple OTA tuners will matter to me.

    I called Dish to price an upgrade to HD and when I said I wanted the 722k (newer must be better, right?) the CSR offered the 622 instead. There's no price advantage to me, so maybe they have a warehouse full of them.

    So, when it comes time to order the stuff, should I insist on a specific model, or just take what comes in the truck?
  2. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011
    That doesnt sound right considering the fact that the CSR cant specify in the system whether to set up a 622 or 722(k), and what gets sent to you simply depends on whats on the truck, but by default most houses get the 722(k) now and only get a 622 if theres no 722(k)'s.
  3. RBob

    RBob Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2006
    Well, that's the important part, I guess; I take what I get.

    Still, if I had a choice, is there any reason (other than HD size or OTA tuners) to choose one over the other?
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Aside from the larger hard drives on the higher models:

    722,722k can use the USB sling adapter whereas the 622 cannot.

    The 722k has no built-in OTA tuner but can have a 2 tuner OTA module installed for a total of 4 recordable tuners and the second OTA tuner is directly addressable via TV output2.
  5. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    The 722 and 722k have a black case which to me would be a critical factor. There are some differences beyond those that are obvious - the 722k is the newest hardware. If you don't want a larger hard drive and don't get OTA, there's probably nothing to gain by getting a 722k over a 722. But if I got OTA, the ability to record 4 programs at the same time during prime time is a real plus.
  6. bnborg

    bnborg Icon

    Jun 3, 2005
    The 722K has beter ventilation than the 722.

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