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Dish Network ViP622 HD PVR Review - HDTV, Home Entertainment

Dish Network ViP622 HD PVR Review

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  • Bob,
      One thing to keep in mind is that the reason the recordings look exactly like the live stream, is because they are just that - exactly alike.  Unlike an external DVR solution, the ViP622 takes the compressed, undecoded stream that it receives from the satellites and stores it.  Only when you go to play the recorded program is the stream decoded. 

    An external DVR solution, say a Media Center PC or external TiVo, takes the output from the satellite receiver, re-compresses it, and stores it away for later viewing.  Obviously this method degrades the picture quality.

    posted by: John Goulden · 7/19/06