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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The 722K has beter ventilation than the 722.
     

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