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ViP 222 + HDD == Vip 6/722 ?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Legolas, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Legolas

    Legolas Cool Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    I wanted to check if the only difference between 222 and 6/722 receivers
    is the HDD drive. I heard that if I pay $40 external HDD activation fee
    for the 222[K], then I don't have to pay the monthly $6 DVR fees. Has
    anyone have any experience with this.

    I currently have a 622 and my 722 upgrade is supposed to arrive in
    another week or so. I may decide to go w/ 222K and add my external
    750GB HDD.
  2. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    I don't have a 222K and I am not sure if external EHD support is available yet on that model. I would be surprised if you can record 3 HD streams at once or even two. My guess is that you would be able to record one but I could be wrong.

    Don't have a lot of knowledge in this but my gut is that though this is a nice addition to the DVRs it is not the same as having a 722/622 or even the 612.

    Hopefully someone with the 222K will chime in
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    DVR option is NOT (yet) available for the 222/222k, and may never be available. If you want a DVR, I recommend getting a DVR, and not counting on the 222/k to be one.
  4. Legolas

    Legolas Cool Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Thanks Ron. 211's have EHD support for sure, and E* claims no DVR fees
    after a one time activation fee. This one will have only one tuner though.

    Damn, would be nice to save the DVR fees for a 2+1 tuner model :)
  5. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    All you have to do is sub to America's Everything package. That will "save" you the DVR fee. :lol:

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