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The 522 is also much more in line with my needs/budget than the 721. Count me in too!

(Unless someone can find a way to hack the 721 and turn it into something more like a TiVo...) :D
 

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I wonder if they will charge the 4.99 additional outlet fee, and if they do I wonder what they will call it then because it is not an addtional outlet.

I also wonder if it will be any cheaper than buying a second receiver, if not then it would be if they would drop the 4.99 per month price and then maybe more people would go for this.

Would this be cheaper for Dish to have made then having the receivers made seperately? Just how much would they save? Enough to make this worth messing with? What would be the advantage of this if not?

Also I think they should make the audio/video wireless and all of then UHF if they were to do this, then it would make it more practical and easier and more advantages.
 

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Yuck! What's up with the green buttons on the remote???

BTW, from the same article:
One of DirecTV's first special DVR services will be a trial subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service arranged with premium programmer Starz Encore. The service will give users the option of programming the DirecTV DVR to automatically record up to five Starz movies - taken from the regular Starz channel lineup - per month. The feature will be offered at no extra charge to DirecTV DVR subscribers that take the Starz channel in their programming packages.
Eh? Why would anyone want to use that if you can setup the timers for the movies you want to watch yourself? :confused:
 

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Originally posted by James_F
So what is the 721 for????
For people like me who still only have 1 TV in the house, but want to be able to have access to two tuners in one box? :shrug:

At the very least, it looks like the 721's got 40GB more drive space than the 522, unless they decide to drop a bigger drive in it before it hits mass production. And as other people have mentioned, it sounds like the 721's still going to be the high-end model (at least until the HD-enabled version arrives).
 

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That was my ? that did not make it. What is the price of this device. We even have people saying they want it more than the 721. How do they know?
 

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I'm assuming it would be the cost of the new DirecTivo. :shrug: If not lets say its $250 - $300 for current subscribers as is the 508. Why would you pay for the 721? I don't get it...
 

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Originally posted by James_F
I'm assuming it would be the cost of the new DirecTivo. :shrug: If not lets say its $250 - $300 for current subscribers as is the 508. Why would you pay for the 721? I don't get it...
What do you base that assumption on? Did you see something of that sort in the article? How do you know it won't cost MORE than the 721?
 

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:lol: Maybe you are right, but you can't think that it would cost more. Chill out. No one is coming out for a reason to pay extra for the 721. Explain to me why its needed? Or explain why the 522 is needed?

The 522 and 508 are practically the same receiver. That is my assumption. How is that a bad assumption?
 

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Originally posted by James_F
The 522 and 508 are practically the same receiver. That is my assumption. How is that a bad assumption?
No, that's a terrible assumption because the 522 will have 2 tuners. As such, it would need completely different software and hardware.

On the other hand, the only difference that we know of between 721 and 522 is the ethernet card (costs what - 20-30 bucks?) and the size of the HD. So I don't think it's too unreasonable to believe that the price of the 522 may be somewhere close to the price of the 721 (may be slightly less, but I doubt that by much).
DirectTivos are very heavily subsidized - Charlie may or may not choose to go that route. He obviously didn't with the 721.
 
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