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Dish Network ViP HD DVR

Dish Network ViP HD DVR
alaScore 73

6 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Dish Network ViP HD DVR. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dish Network ViP HD DVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Dish Network ViP HD DVR review

 

Dish Network ViP722

High capacity; receives and records new MPEG-4 AVC programming, including local and other HD channels not available on older receivers; dual-output mode for secondary TV; can record up to three HD shows simultaneously while playing back a fourth;...

Generally lighter selection of local HD and sports channels than cable; annoying interstitial pay-per-view page; defaults to "all episodes" for EPG-initiated recordings; uglier EPG and menu system than TiVo HD and DirecTV; no built-in networking...

The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"easy user interface, dual tuner recording."

 

In my case, the warranty is worthwhile.

free set up and install, reluctantly I agreed to the $6/mo service warranty.

Without the service warranty, dish will send you a replacement at standard shipping only, expect a substantial downtime.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

easy user interface, dual tuner recording.

 

In my case, the warranty is worthwhile.

free set up and install, reluctantly I agreed to the $6/mo service warranty.

Without the service warranty, dish will send you a replacement at standard shipping only, expect a substantial downtime.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Somewhat Okay, When It Works (which is rarely)..."

 

If you like replacing equipment, spending hours talking to tech support, paying $507 for a leased DVR you'll never own, watching TV in nothing better than 1080i and losing all of your recordings every so often then this and Dish are for you. I spent 10...

Can use external drive to supplement storage size.

On 3rd 722 in 3 months.

May, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"622/722 can not record and watch another DISH channel."

 

DISH and the 722 are great. Just understand that the DVR recording part has a 20 year old design and cannot record one program while you watch another live program.

Other than the DVR recording gotcha, the 722 is a great device. Great for USB photos, VGA PC screen. Great for supporting HD and SD TV channels and TVs.

Cannot record one channel while watching another live DISH channel.

May, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

622/722 can not record and watch another DISH channel.

 

DISH and the 722 are great. Just understand that the DVR recording part has a 20 year old design and cannot record one program while you watch another live program.

Other than the DVR recording gotcha, the 722 is a great device. Great for USB photos, VGA PC screen. Great for supporting HD and SD TV channels and TVs.

Cannot record one channel while watching another live DISH channel.

May, 2012