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Dish 622 HD DVR Receiver, is this the new one or should I wait?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Due to a move, I am about to sign up for Dish Network for the first time. I talked to the local guy and he is setting me up with the 622 HD-DVR for our theater room, and a 277? For the normal HD tv.

My question Is the 622 a new receiver or is something different coming from Dish right around the corner that I should wait for? he said the 622 has HDMI

Thanks,
- Scott
post #2 of 11
The 622 is the latest Dish HD DVR. It is MPEG4 capable and is highly regarded. I have one and it is great. Go for it. Their non DVR HD receiver is the 211 which is also MPEG4 capable.

Rick R
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks a ton
post #4 of 11
I have had the 622 since late February and I have been really happy with it. It does have HDMI, but there have been reports of problems with the HDMI input. Check the 622 forum here for the latest.
post #5 of 11
The way it is set up, the HD channels come in graet and are formatted great, but on the non-hd channels, the picture is still in letterbox. I change the setup so the standard channels are full screen and the hd channels are out of whack.

Is this normal or is there a way to set the hd channels for letterbox and the standard channels as full screen.

BTW, I do not have a widescreen tv. That will hopefully be next summer.
post #6 of 11
bmhughes: Hit "Menu" on your remote, then find the "HDTV setup" menu (can't recall exactly where it's at). Make sure the 622 is configured properly for your TV. There are (2) 4x3 options to choose from. Check page 100 of the manual to decide which is appropriate for you.
post #7 of 11
How can I take the recorded video and put it on my laptop to burn to a dvd? Thanks.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by bmhughes View Post

How can I take the recorded video and put it on my laptop to burn to a dvd? Thanks.

You'll probably need a pocketdish for that.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by bmhughes View Post

How can I take the recorded video and put it on my laptop to burn to a dvd? Thanks.

You can hook up a dvd recorder to the 622, only through the RCA jacks though, and make a dvd recording that way.
post #10 of 11
I did just that.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by bruin95 View Post

You can hook up a dvd recorder to the 622, only through the RCA jacks though, and make a dvd recording that way.

Hi Bruin... Can you give me some advice on how to get my new Sony 350 DVD recorder to see what has been saved on my Dish 622 and record it? Do I have to set a channel? or Line1 or what? Any advice would be appreciated. Pyrocat
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