July 2nd, 2012
An External Hard Drive (EHD) allows you to expand the disk storage of a DVR (Hopper, 922, 722k, 722, 622, 612), or enable the DVR feature on some receiver models (211k, 211, 411). The EHD must have its own power supply, support USB 2.0, and have only a single hard disk drive (flash memory is not compatible).
Plug the EHD into the wall outlet, use the USB cable to connect it to the receiver.
When you plug the EHD into the receiver’s USB port, you will be prompted with a “Warning” message. In the top right hand corner should be the number 865. This message is just letting you know that the receiver has detected your EHD and is ready to format and install the software needed to use it with your receiver. Select “yes” to begin the process. A second message, 867, will appear, letting you know the receiver will format the hard drive and reset the receiver, select “yes” again.
An “attention” message numbered 869 or 873 will appear while the receiver is working, please do not restart, turn off or disturb the receiver or EHD while it is on the screen.
Once the process is completed, your receiver will automatically reset. When it turns back on, your EHD will be ready for use!
Categories: Equipment & Remotes
December 26th, 2011
DISH Network’s ViP722 HD DVR is the highest rated DVR by CNET.com!
CNET describes the 722/622 models as “… the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.”
Categories: DISH & TV news
May 28th, 2011
With a dual mode receiver from DISH Network you can simplify and streamline your whole-home theater system. With one receiver you can control two televisions! Dual mode receivers are versatile and can come with HD or DVR capabilities to fit your home perfectly.
If you have a need for two standard definition televisions your best fit would be the 322 receiver family.
With a 322 receiver you can watch live television on both televisions in standard definition at the same time.
If you’d like to watch and record on two standard defintion televisions in your home you’d be most interested in the 522 receiver family.
With a receiver from the 522 family you can watch live television in standard definition on both TVs at the same time, watch live television on TV while the other records or record on both TVs. You can always watch prerecorded events from your DVR at anytime, even while recording.
If you have an HDTV and a standard definition TV and you’d like to be able to record on both the 622 receiver family, which includes the popular 722k receiver, would satisfy all of your needs.
A receiver from the 622 family allows you to watch live programming in HD on one television and standard definition on another. You can also record on one while watching live TV on another or record on both. At anytime you can watch shows, movies or events already recorded to your DVR.
Categories: DISH & TV news