Originally Posted by SJHT
I'm having an issue between my XE3D and my Dish 622. Whenever I connect the HDMI cable between the two, the Dish receiver starts going into a constant reboot. Dish sent me a new receiver but the same problem was still there. If I bypass, HDMI works fine. Might be some change in the Dish software, but any help? Thanks. SJ
The DISH 622 receiver is a DVR as I recall... you never want to remove power from it or it will not record programs you want recorded.
The DISH 622 receiver appears to have grown out of a previous model receiver that was equipped with DVI. While the 622 has HDMI Out (and no DVI connector), it is fairly dumb as HDMI communication goes. The 622 can ONLY output RGB video also. The 622 also has no ability to output the program's native video resolution... it cannot be set to output 480 for SD channels, 720 for Fox and ABC and several other channels and 1080 for other HD channels, You can only pick ONE output resolution for the 622. Be sure you have the 622 set to 1080 resolution or you will down-res 1080 sources to some lower resolution. The 622 isn't particularly good at upconverting 480 sources, but 480 channels are so compressed, there's really not much that can be done for them. The only way to bypass that limitation of the 622 is for you to MANUALLY set the 622 to 720 for Fox or ABC channels and manually switch to 1080 or 480... that gets old REAL fast.
So now that you know the 622 will only output RGB and one single output resolution, set the Radiance input you are using to accept that resolution and RGB only to cut down on handshaking and back and forth communication (I had this working OK with a DISH 622 and an XD years ago, but now use an XE 3D and no longer have DISH because they wouldn't provide free equipment upgrades after the 2 year contract was up. I told them without newer equipment (I think the 722 DVR was new around that time) to replace the older DISH gear that I was going to have to change to DirecTV because they'll give me new equipment and free installation. I tried to reason with DISH... another 2 year contract lost and when I do come back to DISH after the DirectTV contract is up, they will give me free new/latest equipment and free installation anyway, so why not just do the free equipment now, skip the installation, and keep me as a customer. They weren't interested, so I switched. Now that DISH has newer gear and capabilities (the Hopper, dumb name, but great features) will be coming home for free. The short-sightedness is stunning. DirecTV is no better, and the service is about equal to DISH, content wise. There are a few differences, but not enough to sway me from one service to the other because of what they offer. And you generally get a petty decent discount on programming charges for the first 12 months of a 24 month contract, so you get new gear, free installation, and about a $600 discount over a year of programming just for switching to the other provider, and switch back the other way at the end of that 24 month contract... keeps your gear up to date, keeps you paying less for the service half the time...