Tuesday May 23, 2006 1:00 am
Dish Network ViP622 HD PVR Review
There are a few sources to feed your high definition needs; - over-the-air (OTA), cable and satellite. Of the latter, you have a choice between DirecTV and Dish Network here in the US, with Dish having by far a higher percentage of HD programming. Digital Trends has Dish’s latest HD DVR receiver, the ViP 622, up for review.
From the review: “The DISH Network HDTV DVR satellite receiver model ViP 622 is a high definition satellite receiver that is capable of recording approximately 25 hours of high definition or 180 hours of programming on a 250GB hard-drive. This is the replacement model for last year’s model 942 HD PVR. While having similar features from last year’s model, the 622 is now capable of receiving MPEG-4 video signals as well. What that means to you—the consumer/end-user—is that it allows you to receive more HD channels, including all of the VOOM HD channels (now totaling 15), than before. While older systems used MPEG2 encoding that takes up a lot of bandwidth, MPEG4 encoding takes substantially less thereby allowing more signals (resulting in more channels for users). What makes model 622 exceptional is the fact that it gives you multi-room capability via one satellite receiver without any additional wiring in your house.”
As a ViP 622 user, I can easily say that this is Dish’s best receiver to date.
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