after taking the time to read the posts on here about all of the problems with the 622 (overheating - freezing up - etc.) I am starting to wonder if I should take the plunge?
It seems to me that the approval for the 622 is not even close to a simple majority.
So what advice would you give me?
Like many of the posts here so far, it would seem that (and I agree) most people do not even know about this forum.
My advice would be for you to install a high gain antenna on your roof, buy a HDTV of your choice, and watch the locals you can pick up.
If you want more than just your locals, or can't even get them in HD, then bite the bullet and buy or lease a Dish Network VIP622, hook it up with component cables to your new HDTV, sign up for the Bronze or Silver package and start to enjoy HDTV with probably the best, most versatile DVR on the market. Hey you might have a problem or two but when you go for the best, you have to expect some minor difficulties at the beginning.
Forget about HDMI, it is no better than component. IMNSHO
Expect a blip from time to time.
Come back here a month after you have started using it and tell us how much you love it.
I am a proud owner of a VIP622 and a 921. Both are feeding my Samsung DLP 46inch HDTV. The 921 works great after a couple years of struggle. The VIP622 works great after less than a year of struggle. It still has a few quirks but nothing that keeps me from enjoying HDTV anytime I want.
Oops, sorry, I seemed to have rambled on a bit.:lol: