|Brand Name||Dish Network|
|Item Weight||11 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||20 x 15 x 8 inches|
|Item model number||VIP722K|
Factory Re-manufactured VIP 722K Dual Tuner HD DVR Dish Network
|Price:||$185.00 + $15.00 shipping|
- Records up to 350 Hours of SD and 55 Hours of HD Programming.
- Supports two independent viewing TVs - a remote control for each TV. High-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) on TV1; SD on TV2
- View HD and SD programming2 TV1 display resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i (1080p for applicable Video on Demand)3 TV2 display resolution is 480i
- Independently watch TV in two rooms, or watch one show while recording another in one room
- Dolby Digital audio
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1. Noticeably better HD and SD picture quality than previous generation ViP's. (ViP 922 is also reported to have noticeable better PQ).
2. Different chip-set from previous generation ViP's are, among other things, supposed to make it easier to work with Sling functions and external devices yet to be released.
3. The optional MT2 OTA module allows for receiving and recording up to 2 ATSC OTA local broadcast channels at the same time in HD.
The interface of the 722K is exactly the same as the 722. Operationally, it is identical to previous ViP boxes. The most compelling reason to get a 722K and its greatest advantage is the capacity for it to record up to 4 HD channels at the same time.
First, the 722K does NOT come with an ATSC OTA (for your digital local broadcasts)demodulator installed--as is the case with previous ViP's, but those can only receive ONE ATSC OTA channel. For about $30, you can purchase the MT2 OTA demodulator directly from Dish Network (if you are having it installed, the installer can install the OTA demod), from an on-line Dish Network retailer (usually less expensive), or from your local Dish Network retailer in your neighborhood.
Since the 722K does not come with the MT2 pre-installed, you will need to install it yourself, but it is an extremely easy thing to do. Follow the directions that come with the MT2. All you have to do is unscrew a covering, then gently slip the MT2 module into place. DONE!
Now, you will need to connect the MT2 to an external antenna to receive your digital local broadcasters.Read more ›
The units function as advertised and serve us well in the Emergency Centers. I give it a real workout at home. The units do like to be turned of for a couple of hours each day to reconstitute themselves. Otherwise they need periodic rebooting. They need plenty of ventilation as they put out as much heat as a 40 to 60 Watt lightbulb. With that type of energy useage, even when they are turned off, they cannot be Energy Star rated; and neither can their competitors' units. Keep them cool, as with all electronics, and they last longer.
The 722ks are great machines with the caveat that the hard drives will fail at some point; and you will usually lose all stored content. This is no different than a disk failure in your PC. When it happens, and it will, it is a real pain. You can connect a back-up portable disk if you have critical content. There is a small, one time fee to open the USB port for the external disk.
You will not be displeased with this product.
Ours worked fine right out of the box. Features have been well described in other reviews. Heat's not an issue with ours, and it's not overly noisy. It shuts "off" when not in use. What's really neat, though is that we can record (or select a recorded program to view) from the 2nd TV, making use of the UHF remote. Finally, it's so nice to be able once again to select what to record from the on-screen guide rather than having to set up a manual recording. And we can still use the Panasonic for watching DVDs. Incidentally, the "free" upgrade to HD gave us additional channels above the 120 pkg we'd been getting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The factory re-manufactured VIP 722K Dual Tuner HD Dish network does not work. I sent an email to East India Trading Company requesting to return the unit and they said they would... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought it from Reider Electronics and it was as advertised. Everything worked and I couldn't be happier.Published 27 days ago by Curtis A Casper
This cable box model has some type of design flaw. We went through at least three of these remanufactured cable boxes from Dish Network. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LP
The 2 units were delivered on time and very well packaged. They have the Over The Air (OTA) slot for local channels via a standard HDTV antenna. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aaron C.
Tuner came all wrapped up like NEW... Great Customer support.. So far it's working great !! Thanks :)Published 2 months ago by venita s. ransom
I bought this for my parents who live in an area without cable or broadband internet TV. When it was first connected, it seemed okay. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mike S.