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Vip 722 vs Vip 722K

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by kosmok1000, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. inazsully

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    I have heard that the 722K has a different chip set but I've never read any elaboration as to which one may be better. What is the difference between the two hard drives? The 722K and its remote look different (worse in my opinion) 722 = built in OTA tuner. 722K offers $$$ dual ad on OTA tuner but nothing built in. Both take up to a 2GB external hard drive with no activation fee (for less than $100 = one of the best and smartest additions for anyone that does much recording). I have not seen any difference in the PQ between the 722 and 722K. The 722 is no longer being manufactured even though you may still see a few floating around in some warehouses. Not sure why the 722K was even born (maybe a bigger hard drive) as it seems to offer less than the 722 in it's base form.
     
  2. bnborg

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    Where do you find such a suffix? On the DVR itself?

    I do not see in System Info or Counters.

    Another difference I think I noticed: The 722K has better case ventilation. It has vents on the bottom. This makes a laptop cooler under it more effective.
     
  3. P Smith

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    That would be a question for DTV forum ... Yes, it is on a label/bottom/SC bay/sys info screen ... three digits after a dash ...
     
  4. bnborg

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    Yes but your post was here in the Dish forums. :)
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps I was carelessly respond to inazsully's post ... post#14 is what you need ;)
     
  6. Tiny

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    Called dish for a DVR upgrade and i found out its a vip 722 I thought it was a 722k its to be delivered monday but Id rather have the 722k u think they would give a 722k replacement and i send back 722.... thanks
     
  7. HDlover

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    Tell them you want the 722k with the OTA module included. If not, the 722 gives you one OTA tuner included.
     
  8. wyy183

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    When I had a 722 that was giving fits, they came out with a 722K on the truck (about a year ago.) I do/did OTA recording, on a regular basis. They (CSR) told me that it would be ~$50 for OTA module. I finally convinced her to pass me to a supervisor, who agreed that I should not have to pay for the module since I already had it in my previous (defective) receiver.

    The 722K is faster than a 722. They have the same size hard drive.

    I had multiple 722's and 722K's.

    FWIW - the same OTA module works in the 922 as well.
     
  9. CeeWoo

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    I had a 612 (solo of course) and when it started acting up I upgraded my sys to a 722K. CSR told me the difference was the duo factor and HD size. I should have researched, so it was my fault, but I sure miss having OTA in the living room (but not enuf to pay $50 for it LOL)
     
  10. tdfxman

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    newbie question, I read the whole thread.

    722k/wMT2

    I think that is the 722K with the OTA module installed.

    Is that right? I have read other threads where the installer has given the person one who asked.

    Also, how do you know if you get a new 722k or a refurb one? What is the easiest way to tell?

    I have an install coming up from DTV for 11 years. This has been some fun reading about Dish.

    We had the tivo and used season pass all the time. It appears "timers" are the new word to get used to? Or is Dish Pass, I have not gotten to that yet in my research, is the same thing?

    I hope this switch goes well.
     
  11. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    MT2 is an OTA module that is installed with the 722k and a few other receivers. You'll be able to tell if the receiver is new or refurbished. Most new installations will use a new receiver.

    Dish Pass is a timer where the receiver will record all matches for the timer created. For example, if you create a Dish Pass timer for Family Guy, all matches for Family Guy are recorded, which could fill your HD quickly.

    Please let me know if you have further questions. Thanks.

     
  12. tdfxman

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    So Dish Pass timer for Family guy and you can probably choose new episodes only or all showings etc.

    Looking forward to it, thanks for all the info.
     

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