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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 1
1.0

"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 2
2.0

"BEWARE OF DISHNETWORK TACTIC"

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 1
1.0

"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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Overall 1
1.0

"One of the Worst UI Ever."

Kanwal236, CNET
7 January 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 1
1.0

"These DVRs are junk!!"

flyingtriangle, CNET
4 December 2009
  • Pros: Storage capacity, one box two rooms.
  • Cons: I'm on my 6th or 7th DVR replacement from Dish!!
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Overall 2
2.0

"Dish Network ViP722 HD DVR is not ready!"

as901, CNET
13 June 2009
  • Pros: It turns on.
  • Cons: Once it turns on and records for a while, you will note missing parts of recordings and many, many crashes, freezes and self resets.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Not even close to Tivo!"

jenningsmusic, CNET
28 May 2009
  • Pros: Very little actually
  • Cons: There are dozens of features that Tivo had and this DVR doesn't have. I really miss my Tivo!
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Overall 1
1.0

"Don't be fooled"

binaryluv, CNET
5 May 2009
  • Pros: Good picture Quality in HD
  • Cons: Customer Service High Prices Equipment Failure Is not user friendly, My wife has given up on trying to use it. She wants her Tivo back.
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Overall 1
1.0

"The Software Sucks!"

kstaver, CNET
30 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Dish TERRIBLE Network PIPS YOU OFF"

clydeelder, CNET
18 February 2009
  • Pros: Very Little
  • 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.
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