You'll get two Dish 500s. One with a DPP Twin for 110/119, and one with a DP Dual for 61.5. The DP Dual will be connected to the input of the DPP Twin, and there are two output ports. This combo will support up to 2 dual-tuner receivers.
If you can connect to your router, I'd recommend doing that. There will be additional Broadband related features in the future.tcatdbs said:Thanks. I can live with 2 500's. Will go with a 722 and 211 for 2 HDTV's and a Standard (that seldom gets used). I just can't believe how good the deal is, with 2 movie channels PLUS the 1 cent Cinemax = $69.97 +tax. My TWC is now $103.00 with 1 less movie channel. Dish will give me HD Net, HD Net Movies, Sci-Fi HD, Smith.HD, along with several others that aren't HD on TWC... plus all the HD premiums coming soon... what a deal!
PS: Is it better to have a phone or internet connection to the VIP722? I have a wireless router not near my TV, and phone is not near either. I could run phone line through the attic ( or is ther an easy way to get an internet connection over there? Does the phone connection need to be the primary account phone? I have ATT DSL with Viatalk VOIP, the line I would like to connect to (unless it's easier to do an internet connection).
Ken Green said:For connection to your router, you can run a CAT5 cable, and connect to your router hardwired, or you can use a HomePlug type device. It is a small single unit you plug into an A/C outlet nearby your router, and connect a Ethernet cable between the device and your router. The ViP722 will then communicate wireless with the router.
Correct, the ViP722 supports communications with HomePlug, and I have read of other devices, (wireless game adaptors, etc.) though I don't know which ones. A search here would probably yield some additional information.tcatdbs said:OK, if I'm going to run a line, it might as well be CAT5 to the router... your last sentence is "The ViP722 will then communicate wireless with the router." Is that assuming you use a HomePlug, or will it communicate directly (like my Wii does)? I'm about to order the cable from Monoprice, but if I don't need it... I just need some RG6 for my TV2 connection.