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VIP612, What's in the box

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by TBoneit, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    A simple question, I hope anyway.

    I'm having a VIP612 added to my existing account tomorrow.

    My question is what is in the box? One remote, 2 remotes, HDMI or Component or S-Video , Diplexer, etc.

    It will be going in where a 721 is right now and later on the 721 will be relocated so I'll need all the proper cabling and remote(s).
  2. Ken Green

    Ken Green Hall Of Fame

    Oct 6, 2005
    One remote, the 6.3, which should be the same as you have with the 721;
    Batteries; S-Video; RCA; 6' RG6 Coax; RJ11 Phone cable; Remote Antenna and Attenuator; DPP Separator.
    As for the HDMI/Component, some say they come in the box, some say they don't...some say the installer provides them, some say they don't.
    You'll find out tomorrow. :)
    One thing for sure, you will need one of the two, to view HD resolution.
  3. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006

    Thanks for the information that is what I needed to know. I need to look into getting a phone wire to that location or ethernet or home plug?? so it can talk to the 622 in another room to avoid a extra fee as I understand it.

    Right now it will be hooked up to a SD Sony for a little while. More or less the same path I took with the 622. First the 622 then look for a HDTV. Even without a HDTV it will add all the HD channels to that TV so it seems worth it.

    My 622 came with component cable AFAIK. err....ummm.... the 721 is a older dual tuner SD box that came with a platinum remote :) . We can't all afford to run out and spring for everything at one time. I have to piecemeal it.
  4. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    The extra box will get the extra fee whether it's connected to a phone line or not (true for all Dish receivers). The 612 is a one-room receiver, so there is no "extra" extra fee, aka no-phone penalty.
  5. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Well I'm glad to hear that about the phone line connection not being needed. The one I hooked up isn't working. OTOH Dishcomm is working. Does that mean I can do PPV as if the phone line was connected?

    I'm sort of sorry I didn't spring for the 622 after testing.... The HD channels are squashed into a 4:3 screen on the SDTV it's hooked up to right now. The ZOOM button seems to only work on the HDTV out. 4:3 or 16:9 seems to make no difference either. Silly me for presuming that since the Zoom button works for the S-Video out on the 622 that this new improved model would be the same.

    However now I need to save for a HDTV for the 612s location.

    FWIW either the 612 came with a composite cable set or the installer threw a set in. No Phone jack splitter, huh? they want the phone lines hooked up and then do not provide a way to split one into two.

    BTW for teh recover button on the remote it says look in the manual. Page 73. The remote is set to control the TV set. The Recover button does nothing? Is there something I'm missing?

  6. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    No HD cables come in the box, but Dish now requires installers to carry 6' component cables and supply them for free (on HD boxes that the tech is installing; "extras" are chargable). HDMI cables are a custom item, but most installers carry them at a Dish-set price of $20 for a 6' cable. Longer lengths are not regulated, or provided by most installers at all.

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