Originally Posted by I Luv Olevia
We just sign up for DISH HD Silver and have a few q's
1.We'll have the 622 for the den and a separate hd box for the bedroom, how do get access to the dvr recordings on the bedroom tv?
2.Will the recordings be in true high def over coax or composite on the bedroom tv? 3.Do they charge extra for the ota antenna if I get locals through the dish?
4.How do we ensure the install goes well, the best dish 1000? and proper signal level?
5.Are there questions I should ask the tech?
I have had Crapcast for years and am looking forward to a clear picture.
Thanks for all the great info!
1) You'll need a coax (or composite/s-video, I'm using coax) run from the 622 to your TV in the bedroom. You tune the bedroom TV to channel 60 (or the channel that is set on the 622), and use your RF remote to control the DVR in the den. You will need to put the 622 in dual-mode for individual watching. If you will only access recordings in the bedroom when the TV in the den is not in use, you can enable shared view on the 622 in single-mode.
2) HD recordings will be downconverted to SD (and should stay 16x9 if desired) for the bedroom TV.
3) You'll need your own antenna, or opt to pay extra for Dish to install an outdoor antenna for you. If you subscribe to locals, I would still use an OTA antenna for the best quality, and this allows you to record up to 3 things at once (2 sat tuners, 1 OTA tuner). Also, having the locals from Dish will allow you to record up to 3 network shows at the same time.
4) Depends on your site. Dish 1000 may be fine, otherwise they may need to run 2 dishes. They should determine this as they do a site survey before getting their equipment out of the truck.
5) Unfortunately, don't expect correct answers from the tech. The installer I had tried to tell me that the guide order cannot be changed from ascending to descending (and vice versa), that the 622 can only record 1 HD and 1 SD and that the 622 cannot record 3 things at once. All of those things can actually be done.
You will enjoy your 622 and 211.