Originally Posted by GhostriderTx
Kinda of an urgent question since the install is tomorrow. Here is what I would like to do but not sure if it is possible. I am not sure what exact models I am getting but I ordered two tuners for Dish. Each is supposed to have HDTV and a second tuner. One of the HD boxes will have a DVR so it's probabl the 722. The other will not. I am getting a four room setup but only have 3 TV's. Two ar HD and one is SD. In a perfect workd I want the HD/DVR in room 1 driving th ebigger HDTV. I would like the non DVR box in room 2 driving the smaller HDTV and also the thrird SDTV in room 3. This is simple. The complex part is that I want to watch recorded shows from the DVR in room 1 on the HDTV in room 2. I think this would have to be in SD mode on the HDTV in room 2 would would be fine. I don't record a lot and don't watch a lot of recorded stuff in room 2 but want the possibility if I can. Can the 722 be hooked up to do this? My smaller HDTV has HDMI from an A/V receiver but for the recorded parts I could use another input - even cable.
Until yesterday, I had a similar configuration to what you are describing. Originally, I had one VIP622 and one DVR625. DISHnetwork would only allow you to get one HD DVR in a 4 room setup for their introductory price. I only had one HDTV so all was good. Later, I put another HDTV in the bedroom, and wanted to watch HD stuff recorded on the VIP622 there. So, I have a VIP622 that goes (HDMI) to my main TV in the living room, and then runs component to the HDTV in my bedroom so that I can watch shows taped on the DVR in the bedroom. It meant, though, that I had to watch the same HDTV stuff in both rooms, as the HDMI and component outputs the same TV1 programming.
I control that DVR from the bedroom via a "Next Generation" rf remote control extender ($25 from Amazon). Anyway, so far so good.
Since I virtually never watch anything SD anymore,and since I got tired of having to watch the same HD show in the BR as LR when my Mother in law was staying over, I decided that I wanted to go with TurboHD bronze and dump the classic SD stuff, and get another HDDVR. I purchased a second Vip622 from ebay ($150 shipped), sent back the DVR625, and now I have one HD DVR hooked to the living room TV, and one hooked to the bedroom TV, and the SD outputs feed SD TVs in the other rooms around the house. I still have the component-out from the Living Room VIP622 going to the bedroom, though, so that I can watch recorded shows recorded on that DVR in the bedroom.