DISH Network ViP 622 HDTV DVR Review
For you Dish Network fans out there, you'll want to check out the review of the DISH Network ViP 622 HDTV DVR from I4UNews. The review starts out:
The DISH Network HDTV DVR satellite receiver model ViP 622 is a high definition satellite receiver that is capable of recording approximately 25 hours of high definition or 180 hours of programming on a 250GB hard-drive. This is the replacement model for last year's model 942 HD PVR. While having similar features from last year's model, the 622 is now capable of receiving MPEG-4 video signals as well. What that means to you -- the consumer/end-user -- is that it allows you to receive more HD channels, including all of the VOOM HD channels (now totaling 15), than before. While older systems used MPEG2 encoding that takes up a lot of bandwidth, MPEG4 encoding takes substantially less thereby allowing more signals (resulting in more channels for users).
Overall the review is pretty positive and states:
The model 622 certainly makes your life much easier, and to my mind, makes a lot of sense as it combines three good products in one box. This is what convergence is all about; combining the best aspects of two products, and making them work as one. To sum up, the model 622 is the ideal satellite HD receiver because it allows you to be able to watch and record standard and high-definition satellite TV programs in two different locations simultaneously via only one box. The cool thing is the 2nd room doesn’t need the receiver! Just remember, to get the best possible image quality, you have to use HDMI or component video for HD.
Be sure to check out the full review.
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Posted by William Hungerford at May 23, 2006 4:39 PM
As a DISH employee, I owe a 622 and it’s a amazing HD receivers, it can record my favorite shows. The best part of having it HD receiver is that DISH has HD Free for Life! I get all my programming in high definition! It also works well with my high definition T.V. I am able to get all my sport and movies in clear picture. I couldn't ask for more!