Originally Posted by keenan
That's fast, I didn't think there were that many 622s available yet. Did you buy or lease? And isn't there a $5.98 DVR fee..(there is with my leased 942)..?
I got my 622 last Thursday, a week ago. I leased it for $299. I don't think they're selling any yet. There's been too much of a demand for them and Dish is pushing lease over purchase.
Yes, there's a $5.98 DVR fee for it. My total is $65.97 - HD Bronze package (which includes 60 regular channels and 23 HD channels) 54.99, locals (which will include HD locals for SF-SJ later this year - no date yet) $5, plus the $5.98 DVR fee.
The ViP-622 is a fantastic receiver! It has one OTA tuner that works very well for OTA reception, and has two satellite tuners for MPEG 2 and 4. You can record two shows simultaneously while watching a third.
The recorder works very much like a Tivo. You can record one show, all shows by title, all new shows by title, and specific time blocks, like 5:30 to 6:59 pm daily for the network and local news. It will also find shows by subject, actor, or whatever you enter for a search term. I entered "Academy Awards" as a test. Bad choice. I got 26 programs during the next week set for recording! I deleted that item and all 26 programs went away. Neat!
The 622 also has a two channel RF output, one channel for each satellite tuner, for feeding analog sets via your home cable system. Output channels are user specified.
I haven't had any problems with the unit and am very pleased with how it operates. I think Dish has a winner with this one!