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6.2 out of 10

DISH Network ViP 722

The top-of-the-line high-definition ViP722™ DVR can store up to Read more

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Reviews and Problems with DISH Network ViP 722

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Overall 5

"easy user interface, dual tuner recording."

chrischilson, CNET
20 July 2012
  • Pros: free set up and install, reluctantly I agreed to the $6/mo service warranty.
  • Cons: Without the service warranty, dish will send you a replacement at standard shipping only, expect a substantial downtime.
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Overall 1

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

ahhfoo, CNET
19 May 2012
  • Pros: Can use external drive to supplement storage size.
  • Cons: On 3rd 722 in 3 months. Cannot do 3D Cannot do 1080P Built like a toy Slow Non-HD interface Menus are horribly confusing Programming is a true pain in the neck Runs hot Includes requirement to deal with Dish (who are the worst)
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Overall 7

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

louismcdowall, CNET
7 May 2012
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Cannot record one channel while watching another live DISH channel.
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Overall 9

"Best DVR out there from any of the main providers"

zootjeff, CNET
10 April 2011
  • Pros: Able to drive all the TVs in your house by "backdriving" the existing wires in the house and using RF remotes Able to reccord from 2 HD tuners and 2 OTA tuners all at the same time. 50 hours of HD or 350 houors of SD DVR capacity standard HD DVR conten
  • Cons: Even if your watching the same channel, if you decide to hit reccord half way in it doesn't pick up the stuff prior to hitting the button. Guide is not as good as comcast or verizon. (No sub 30 minute partitioning) Sometimes titles don't show up, Tuner
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Overall 10

"DISH Remote Access"

pinkyy8081, CNET
30 December 2010
  • Pros: You can also watch live TV on your iPhone or Droid phone**There is a remote that you can also use to control your rcvr**You can manage your DVR's, resolve scheduling conflicts, search your program guide
  • Cons: None that I can see
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Overall 8

"Great product but I've had two fail"

no_spam77, CNET
21 October 2010
  • Pros: Once set up and learned, great features.
  • Cons: Hardware failure rate
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Overall 6

"This receiver is an excellent choice for movie lovers."

vlcosner, CNET
17 October 2010
  • Pros: A full featured receiver that delivers all that's promised. Easy to use and I like that you can connect an external hard drive to extend your recording capacity indefinately. It accepted my two terabyte box. You can order PPV using your remote..
  • Cons: Dish Network sent me four of them before I got one that didn't have a hard drive or internet connection failure within two months.
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Overall 2


Ramster55, CNET
18 September 2010
  • Pros: Impressive Review
  • Cons: Dish will give you their older box vip 622. The old bait & swicth tactic.
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Overall 7

"Can't Watch Live TV On Both TVs While Recording"

hilojackgame, CNET
17 May 2010
  • Pros: -Great picture quality. -High DVR capacity. -Can pause Live TV on 2 televisions if you aren't recording anything. (Wait... That's actually a "Con", in my book.)
  • Cons: -Can't watch live TV while recording. -Changing channels is very slow. -Rewind and Fast Forward speeds are very inconsistent, easy to overshoot. -Menu is not intuitive; particularly with regard to Timers. -Software is a bit buggy and clunky.
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Overall 1

"Worst DVR I ever installed and I've installed them all!"

jessops666, CNET
4 May 2010
  • Pros: You can watch in two different rooms
  • Cons: The interface is horrible. It records the same episode of a show multiple times. I am on my 5th box as the first four stopped working. Dish claims they are the editors choice on cnet yet i can't find that on cnet anywhere.
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