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    Need recommendation: Analog TV converter box

    This is a different request than you are probably expecting. I'm looking for a converter box with the absolute MINIMUM of features, but still a reasonable tuner. Pulling in weaker signals being more important than picture quality. This is for an elderly aunt that is starting down the...
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    Cannot schedule future recording on 722!

    What gives? I cannot get my 722 to record an event that starts 30 minutes from now by going to guide, highlighting the program, and hitting <select>. I've done this thousands of times in the past, but it won't work now. I did a soft reboot but it still won't schedule. This is on the "VS"...
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    Comparing Dish HD with upconverted SD DVD...

    Has anyone done this? I just checked out "Vertical Limit" that I grabbed off of UnivHD (I think that's the name of the channel - something like that anyway). On a whim I compared the picture to the SD DVD upconverted on my Toshiba A2. While the Dish picture was slightly better, I must place...
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    Combing artifacts (interlacing?)

    I occassionally see combing artifacts on some Dish SD channels using my 722 receiver. They'll randomly be there during a slow pan typically, but paradoxically not during faster pans (even in the same show). I've never seen this on any of DISH's HD channels, nor on any DVD's or HDDVD's (played...
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    A novel, and good use for this forum!

    A thesaurus! If you're looking for a word to indicate "A does better than B", just check words in the thread titles here. An amazing number of possibilities! :rolleyes: "Wallops" "Crushes" "Slams" "Smashes" "Blows away" "Butchers" "Wipes out" "Punishes" "Slaughters" "Rules"...
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    722 remote: Controlling Toshiba A2 HDDVD?

    Has anyone found a code that allows the 722 remote to control a Toshiba A2 HDDVD player? None of them have worked for me. Despite the lack of a backlight and its inability to learn commands, the 722 remote is hands above every other universal remote I've used. The ergonomics blow all the...
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    Dish 722: How to banish "908 popup"?

    Is there any way to get rid of that stupid popup telling you you're not in sat mode that showed up recently with some firmware update? I'd like to banish the thing permanently, but barring that possibility, at least dismiss it every time it jumps onscreen. I'd consider this a bug, not a...
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    Question on TNT-HD quality

    Is TNT-HD really what Dish advertises as HD? I tried to watch Jurassic Park last night, but gave up and figured I'd just watch it later, with better PQ on my old VHS tape. I believe the movie was originally shot in 1.85:1, which is just about the aspect ratio of my 16:9 display. But the...
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    Mix-n-match Dish remotes: Can this work?

    I have a 322 receiver that came with one IR remote (model "3.0 IR") for tuner #1 and one IR/UHF remote (model "4.0 IR/UHF Pro") for tuner #2. I have a second, currently unused, 4.0 IR/UHF Pro. Can this second 4.0 remote be used to control tuner #1 via UHF? So far I have been unsuccessful in...
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    722 HD recording capabilities/options?

    I'm looking to upgrade my 522 to a 722. I'm having trouble getting technical answers on the 722 - I've tried two different CSR's and one tech support. They answer, but I can't say their answers give me any confidence that they're correct. (1) How many HD programs can the 722 record AT THE...
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    Even with a DVR...

    ...there's not much point in watching some channels. I just finished watching U-571 which I recorded on Bravo a while back. You can skip the commercials, but with them coming every 5 minutes I thought I was going to wear out the skip button on my remote. If that wasn't enough, between...
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    522 audio/video freezes - common factors?

    I'm wondering why there seems to be such variance with some people seeing audio/video freezes and others not. I wonder if this could be largely triggered by disk fragmentation or some other factor we have in common. It might be interesting to know how people have used there 522 to compare...
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    Question on nightly disk maintenance

    Many here have reported daily disk maintenance on their 522. I'm just wondering, how do you know this? Are people up at 3am watching these things going on? Of is there some other indication? I'm just wondering if mine is doing this too, and I simply don't know it. Not that I care all that...
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    Signal strength dropping - can customer adjust?

    It'e been a while since I checked the signal strength coming into my 522. On installation it was low/mid 80's (about 2-1/2 months ago). I noticed an increase in problems recently so I checked signal strength again. I was surprized to find it had deteriorated to 71/72 on 110 and 72/73 on...
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    Dish tech support vs. audio dropouts

    Well, my previously well-behaved 522 (mostly) finally fell victim to the massive audio dropouts that many have complained about here. I've read here (in many threads) about how Dish tech support is nothing but worthless. My experiences were different. No, they didn't fix my dropout problem...
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    Guide vs. locals channels, way off - normal?

    Well, first my 522 would not download Guide info for local channels. Now that it has, the info is off compared to the Sunday paper TV Week insert (which is quite trustworthy usually)! What gives? Is this normal for Dish Network? "There's Something About Mary", "Traffic", "A Beautiful...
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    Combining/splitting tuners/TV's

    What I have now is a 522 and a 322 with each of the four total outputs going directly (no splitters) to a specific TV via RF cable (actually TV1 is connected locally via RCA, but this description is close enough for government work). What I want is to take these four independent RF tuner...
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    Power down BOTH tuners from console?

    Is there a way to shutdown both 522 tuners from either the console or from TV1's remote? It appears that you always have to use TV2's remote to shut down it's tuner. The console button only affects TV1. Tech support said it's best to shut the tuners down overnight to avoid glitches in...
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    Guide download tip

    As a new user (2 days), I've already found this forum to be great! I had a problem with the 522 that was "solved", so I thought I'd pass on the tip in case anyone else experiences the same problem. My 522 would not download the listings for my local channels (single digit and low 2 digit...
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