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DISH Network ViP622 DVR


$475.00 Released April, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Remote control is easy to work with in the dark, layout is intuitive. A number of configurable recording features. HD picture quality is excellent, seems lossless.

The Cons:Sound will stop working intermittently and force a reboot. Lockups reported during playback, followed by automatic reboots - generally starts playing where it left off. Heats up quickly, needs good ventilation.

The DISH Network ViP622 DVR is a high-definition digital video recorder for use with the DISH Network. It can also receive local over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts in HD. It supports both the older MPEG-2 and the newer MPEG-4 standards for broadcasts.

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It can record two satellite shows and one OTA show at once. The DISH Network ViP622 DVR is unique in that it has USB ports on the back for use with digital cameras and external hard drives for multimedia functions like picture slideshows, and the ability to add external storage to the already included 320GB. It can output to two TVs at once, with one TV getting satellite and OTA, and the second TV only getting satellite. It also has a wide array of video and audio outputs, as well as telephone (for ordering pay-per-view and on-screen caller ID) and ethernet ports (currently unused). It is no longer officially sold by DISH Network, as it has been succeeded by newer Dish DVR's, however it is still available for purchase through other retailers.

Features

  • 320GB included HDD with external storage expansion capability
  • Record/Watch 3 shows at once
  • Output to 2 TVs
  • Picture-In-Picture
  • On-screen program guide
  • HDMI, RF, component, 2x composite video output
  • 2x RCA and S/PDIF audio output
  • RJ11 telephone port
  • Ethernet port
  • Multimedia playback
  • 30 second commercial skip button

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    remote control is easy to work with in the dark, layout is intuitive

  • 1

    a number of configurable recording features

  • 1

    HD picture quality is excellent, seems lossless

Cons
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    sound will stop working intermittently and force a reboot

  • 1

    lockups reported during playback, followed by automatic reboots - generally starts playing where it left off

  • 1

    heats up quickly, needs good ventilation

  • 1

    software problems with HDMI ports due to be rectified in some future update

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