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    722 problem

    I found instructions for clearing NVRAM on a 722 in several places with a web search. I'd like to try that. Unfortunately the instructions all include pressing a TV/Video button on the remote. My remote and all pictures of DISH remotes.I have seen do NOT have a button labeled TV/Video. The...
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    722 problem

    @ TheKrell: A faulty SATA socket on the 722 MB was the ONLY hardware failure that seemed possible to me. I mean the 722 works fine without the HD connected and the HD can be accessed fine when connected to a PC. This is why I would prefer to not have Dish replace the 722. No reason to think it...
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    722 problem

    Cliff's notes version without the clues from the original post: Dish 722 is dead when the internal disk drive is connected to the MB with its SATA cable. 722 works fine when the SATA cable is unplugged from the MB other than the expected inability to play recordings or skip in live broadcasts...
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    722 problem

    Uhhh. Okay............................. Since I never wanted to watch on a PC, I have no idea what that adds to the discussion. Not to mention, its not even true that you can't watch PVR recordings on a PC. I described exactly how I did just that to help diagnose the problem Its obviously...
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    722 problem

    On Sunday afternoon, I was watching a recording (The Cain Mutiny) and when I tried to exit, the 722 froze up instead of returning to live programming. So I did a long press of the on/off button. When the system came back, it played live just fine and the guide worked. But if I pushed the Dish...
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    Seriously Dish? Replacing 1080 resolution with 720.

    Without answering the question, the files do not need to be copied from the DVR to get their attributes so how or if the files were copied is irrelevant. The disk drive in the DVR can be connected to a PC without removing the disk from the DVR and the files accessed directly from programs...
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    Seriously Dish? Replacing 1080 resolution with 720.

    It's an 80". Be the judge as to whether I just imagined based on what I already posted. I only checked the file resolution while searching for the cause of the reduction in PQ and it was confirmed that the file resolutions for local channels only changed from 1080 to 720 within the prior few...
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    Seriously Dish? Replacing 1080 resolution with 720.

    Got me there. I joined the forums 8 years ago so nobody would suspect that but I was wrong. ;)
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    Seriously Dish? Replacing 1080 resolution with 720.

    I think some are misunderstanding. The DVR is still playing the files in 1080i but it is up-converting from 720 so picture quality has diminished. The files in the DVR are a lower resolution than they were before. And yes some TV stations do broadcast in 720. What I am talking about is the...
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    Seriously Dish? Replacing 1080 resolution with 720.

    HD for life is a nice concept. But apparently its deteriorating HD for life. I thought I noticed a (not so good) change when watching my local channels. Sure enough, the .ts files on the DVR for local channels have changed from 1080 resolution to 720. But I guess 720 is HD in some people's...
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    BlockBuster@Home trial

    Thanks. Even better than I thought. Only $5/mo for a full 6 months and no fee to cancel. The chat rep said it would be $5 total at most if canceled in the first month. It sounded like it would be $2.50 if canceled in half a month. I'll know in a day if i want to keep it. I suspect I will...
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    BlockBuster@Home trial

    Can anyone post how to do that? I'm not even trying to save money on the package. Just use it for a few days to see if I want it. According to CS chat it would cost me $15 to try it for any amount up to 30 days because in addition to the $10/mo, there is a $5 termination fee.
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    High channel number pros and cons?

    Unfortunately, we still watch some things that are in SD only. I have hopes for the parental control idea though when I get a chance to try it. Will at least cut the problem in half. Of course the seemingly obvious solution is for the DVR to NOT unskip the SD and 4 digit versions when you...
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    High channel number pros and cons?

    That may solve a problem I have. It drives me crazy to have to manually SKIP a single program 4 times to actually SKIP a scheduled recording. If I have a program name scheduled to record all with a preference for HD, and I SKIP an event, it immediately switches to the non-HD which I then have to...
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    High channel number pros and cons?

    Thanks. I realize they have the same programming. I don't want to assume what you mean by remapped. Are you saying they are the exact same broadcast (e.g. same satellite, same transponder, etc.)? And if not, since two channels would cost more to broadcast than one, why the duplication? If they...
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    BlockBuster@Home trial

    Does BlockBuster@Home have a free trial like NetFlix or Amazon Prime? I think I messed up when I replaced my ancient 525 with a 722 last year. Someone told me if I had asked I could have got a 3 month trial. At the time I didn't even know it existed.
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    High channel number pros and cons?

    Many channels in my DISH service have a 3 digit channel number and also a 4 digit channel number with apparently identical programming. I assume they are on different satellites or something but will one or the other be better to watch or record from? There has to be some reason for the...
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    VIP 722 quirks?

    The reset solved the loss of program video and sound, but as I noted, resetting is not a satisfactory solution when in the middle of a long recording. That's why I ask how common this is. Someone else posted that their 722 is also very slow. His/her theory (which makes sense) is the speed is...
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    VIP 722 quirks?

    Hopper is a No Go until someone updates PVRExplorer to support it (don't hold your breath). Feature wise, nothing in the K that I wanted.
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    VIP 722 quirks?

    I don't have any more timers but due to the doubling of some programs with both SD and HD versions the number of (automatically skipped) redundant events is definitely higher. So you say 5 seconds is normal but someone from DISH says I might have a problem. So will see what else they have to...
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