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ok so long story short i got a message from dish that i need to upgrade to keep my locals ect...right now i'm running the 622 and decided to upgrade to the 722 at no cost....now here's the thing...i want to be able to take advantage of being able watch my dvr remotely via computer and iphone...the guy told me that the 722 is capable of slingbox technology...but now today i'm reading that in order to do this i would have to purchase a sling adapter correct? the way he made it sound is all i'd have to do i just hook up a wireless adapter to the 722 and that's all id need to be able to take advantage of the "Tv on the go" aspect...so do i need the slingbox adapter? and heres another issue...i have a wireless router upstairs and i don't have an adapter to connect the box to the router, now how do i do this? all the wireless adapters i've seen are usb ones, well doesnt the sling adapter have to use the usb? i know there is only one usb on the back of the box right? i'm sorry i really want to hook this box upto my wireless router but i'm really confused on how to do this.....


so basically it brings me to this decision...now correct me if i'm wrong, but the 922 has both a wireless adpater and a sling adapter built in correct? so if i was to get this box it should be able to find my router on it's own and i would be able to access this box anywhere without any additional add ons right? i only ask cause it's seems like if id get the 722, i'd have to pay 100 for the sling adapter and 20-50 for a wireless adapter correct?...the new 922 will cost me 200, so for the extra say 50-80 bucks i may be better off just getting the 922 right?
 

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I think both the 722 and 922 have an Ethernet jack and Powerline networking, but no wireless adapter built in. Dish has a fairly cheap (~ $20?) USB dongle that you can add to either. All these receivers have 2 USB ports: one on the front and another on the back.


The 722 or 722k can take the brand new Sling Adapter which is $99. (I ordered one but it won't arrive till Monday.) This is an outrage but for some inscrutable reason, the 622 cannot accept it, at least for now. The 922 has it already built-in. Check with your upgrade specialist. They may make you a deal.


Speaking of built-ins and deals... Your 622 and my 722 have an OTA tuner built-in. The 722k and the 922 come with a big hole in the back into which you slide a dual OTA tuner module. This goes for $50 list, but some people have gotten it thrown in for free. Ask about that as well.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I spoke with dishnetwork and they told me that the 922 does have a built in wireless adapter. Sorry I never really thought much about it but what is the OTA turner used for?
 

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The OTA tuner is used with an antenna to get Over The Air signals. Keep in mind that the 922 will cost you $10 monthly DVR charge vs $6 monthly for the 722. That adds up to $48 a year. That might get you thinking a little more about which one you want.
 

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well problem is i'm not getting a decent answer from dish...i've talked to three separate techs today and two said the 922 does have a wireless adapter built in and one says it does not....i figured i could save some money by not having to buy a wireless adapter with the 922 vs 722....so if i go with the 722 all i need is just a simple usb wireless adapter to hook it up to my router right? other then the slingbox built in and the fancier layout, is the 922 really any better then the 722 with the sling adapter?
 

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Don't forget the 922 has a 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and the 722 has half that with 500GB. Sure the 722 can be expanded, but at one point you will need to buy the extra hard drive and that will cost you extra as well, but an expanded hard drive has just a few seconds more lag time when accessing the content, than the built in drive. Not to mention that menu navigation is a bit more responsive with the 922 as well and that is something you'll be using every single day.
 

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Originally Posted by Netmaster /forum/post/19538676


Don't forget the 922 has a 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and the 722 has half that with 500GB. Sure the 722 can be expanded, but at one point you will need to buy the extra hard drive and that will cost you extra as well, but an expanded hard drive has just a few seconds more lag time when accessing the content, than the built in drive. Not to mention that menu navigation is a bit more responsive with the 922 as well and that is something you'll be using every single day.

Yeah but, is all that worth $200 and then $48 a year extra? The 922 costs $10 a month compared to $6 a month for the 722.....
 

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Yeah but, is all that worth $200 and then $48 a year extra? The 922 costs $10 a month compared to $6 a month for the 722.....

Yes! Bye a long shot! The GUI is so much sharper looking and easier to navigate to find all your settings and recordings. The recording conflict resolution on the 922 is ten times easier to use and the menu notifications for any conficts are more straight forward and easier to resolve. It is just a lot more user friendly and like I mentioned things just run smoother on it as well (On Demand anyone?).


As far as money goes, the $200 is a non issue really cause a good hard drive will cost you part of that and by the time you buy the sling adapter and extra hard drive your pretty close to the $200 enough to make it pretty much a wash when it comes to price and the extra 4 bucks per month is well worth what the 922 offers over the 722.


By the way I'm pretty sure that the sling adapter and extra hard drive you will have to buy are probably not covered by Dish if something goes wrong with them (even though the sling adapters are sold through dish's website) if something just happens to go wrong with them, have fun trying to get them to accept any return or replacement for those items (everything is covered on the 922). It is also just a lot nicer having it all built in to begin with. All together with the program package, it still beats the socks off anything that DirecTV is offering and just about any other provider (definitely beats the heck out of the monthly bill as well).
 
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