I am currently a DISH Network customer and have been for the past 11 years. My current setup is a 40" Samsung LCD (TV 1), HD-DVD player (for up-scaling abilities only), and the Dish DuoDVR 625 receiver. I also have a 32" Vizio (TV 2) in the bedroom connected to the 625 via coax cable (its about 20 feet away).
TV 1 is connect through a S-Video cable (which is the best method for the 625 receiver) and composite audio cable. TV 2 is straight Coax. Last week I bought a 50 ft composite cable and hook up the second TV that method but saw no video quality improvement.
So my next step was to contact DISH and inquire about an HD receiver. My wife called the first time and they told her it would be $299 for a HD-DVR receiver and $150 installation plus sign another 2 year contract. Luckily she didn't say OK without talking to me first.
So I call them the next day and ask them why they have an advertisement on their site that says "Up to 3 HD receivers for free..." yet they are going to charge me, who has been a loyal customer for 11 years over $300 for 1 receiver.
After some discussion we reached an agreement. They are going to offer me 2 HD-DVR's (722 or 722k...cant remember), Turbo Bronze Package, and Free installation for $53/month.
I am more than like going to call back and go with it (I had them put it in my notes so the next CSR knows the whole story).
I have heard/read a few different places the 722/722k receivers come with a OTA module for receiving off the air channels? True?
(I already subscribe to my locals in SD so they will show up in my channel guide).
Currently I have an indoor Phillips antenna that a friend loaned me and I receive about 7 channels (most in 1080i or 720p some are in 480i but those are the latino stations). I can run the antenna out the bedroom window and pick up about 10 stations which led me to purchase a DB8 Multi-Directional antenna last week.
Edit: Does the 722k come with a built in OTA module? I only watch my local channels so that's all I really care about getting, but DISH does not offer my local stations in HD (DirectTV said they can though).