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keithet

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I have a couple of issues I would like to find answers for. Would like to not have to open every post trying to find which post will help me find these answers. I have a 622 dvr, the hdmi has stopped working, It seems to be a problem with all 622's. Has anyone found an answer other then having Dishnetwork send out a replacement? I also would like to replace the internal hard drive, I have read that there are 3 500 gig drives that are compatible but, they aren't still being made. Has anyone tried to install a 1 TB drive? I was looking at a Wd black cavier, which is the newer version of the hard drive that was the recommended replacement.
 

Jim S.

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The HDMI port is probably just broken off the board. You could probably re-solder it yourself, assuming that the traces are big enough. (I've never opened one to look.)
 

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News to me. There are certain 1TB models known to the 622 firmware, and they should work. Do you know something I don't know?
We're talking internal drive here. Do you know someone who has?
 

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Do you know someone who has?
No, but certain drive model numbers are hard-coded into the firmware and they are supposed to work. The drive is not married to the receiver as they are for the 50x series.
 

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If it's a leased unit, I'm sure Dish would take a dim view of changing out the internal HDD, or even any soldering. Early ViP622 units had a physical problem with the HDMI connector, and I'm not sure it could always be fixed by soldering.

I strongly second the idea of moving to a ViP722K.
 

boba

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I have a couple of issues I would like to find answers for. Would like to not have to open every post trying to find which post will help me find these answers. I have a 622 dvr, the hdmi has stopped working, It seems to be a problem with all 622's. Has anyone found an answer other then having Dishnetwork send out a replacement? I also would like to replace the internal hard drive, I have read that there are 3 500 gig drives that are compatible but, they aren't still being made. Has anyone tried to install a 1 TB drive? I was looking at a Wd black cavier, which is the newer version of the hard drive that was the recommended replacement.
Have you tried Google it will search this and other forums for possible answers?
 

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If you're looking at one of those "approved" lists be careful that it's an exact match. A "newer version of the hard drive that was the recommended replacement" will not work.

And in some cases it has been found that you can put a larger drive in the box but it creates the partitions the same size anyway.
 

keithet

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problem with composites.

I have 3-622's hooked into a Denon Receiver, which in turn goes into a Mitsibushi TV. I bought the Denon because of the number of hdmi inputs so, I could use hdmi cables and clean up the back of my stereo rack.
 

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