"Somewhat Okay, When It Works (which is rarely)..."
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)
"Worst DVR I ever installed and I've installed them all!"
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.
Pros: High recording time; outputs to two TV's with one receiver, allowing you to cut down cost but only in theory; RF remotes
Cons: The UI; DVR recording is unsimplified; Picture on the 2n TV is horrid, so much that I'm replacing this receiver with 2 single tuners instead, and having to pay $5/mo extra for less functionality than a 722; cannot record a channel and watch another.
Pros: -350 possible hours of recording -Dish Pass allows you to set timers for shows that aren't currently running (want to record a movie the next time it shows up, set Dish Pass you don't have to keep looking *Possible to add an external hard drive
Cons: *Only 1 hour of "pause" time (with the 522, you could pause a show for up to 2 hours) *Limit to the number of timers that can be set *5 unit failures in 6 months (2 units were refurbished) *software is not at all sophisticated.
Cons: They have a policy of destroying your personal equipment if sent to them by mistake. They give NO notice by any means before robbing you of equipment and destroying it. They simply only apologize for "inconvenience" after a BBB complaint is filed.