Originally Posted by aaronwt
Wow! that is unusual to have two decoders. How many other boxes are capable of this? The best use of that feature I could see would be for when a person is archiving content to a disc. That way they can be burning content to the disc while also watching something else on the DVR. The TiVos cannot do this which I could have used back in 2003 when i got my first stand alone Philips DVD burners and I would burn content to disc to take over to my girlfiends house for us to watch.
It actually gets even better. You can also add an (optional) OTA module to this receiver and that can be used as a 3rd decoder. I use it when I have to record 3 programs simultaneously and one of them is available OTA. I love the functionality as it means I have one central DVR that can feed multiple outputs. E.g. I use the OP2 to feed 3 other SD televisions across the house (they can all show only 1 thing though, but can be different from the main OP1 feeding the main HD TV). I can also watch part of the recording on OP1 and then pick it up from OP2 in another room. The 222 and also some of the older Dish 6xx series had the same features - look for "Duo" in the name. This alone makes the Dish DVRs wayy better than TiVo for me.
OP - You may have to add diplexers etc to make this work, but it is standard Dish stuff, so if you don't have it you can just call them and get it installed correctly. Just tell them you have another TV that you want to feed off the same receiver.