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BamBam80

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I have a 625 Dual and a 512 Single both have the DVR feature. The 512 we take back and forth to our cabin. My 625 now has a hard drive error. When I called dish they want me to get a Hopper and Joey's and whatever else. We are not a big "tech" family. I was asking them about a 722 and a 211 and they were saying dont do that as the equipment will so be obsolete. My question is what should I get that compares somewhat to my 625 and 512. Looking for a reciever I can take back an forth to the cabin and if my wife and kids don't come along they still can have a reciever at the house.
 

oljim60

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I have a 625 Dual and a 512 Single both have the DVR feature. The 512 we take back and forth to our cabin. My 625 now has a hard drive error. When I called dish they want me to get a Hopper and Joey's and whatever else. We are not a big "tech" family. I was asking them about a 722 and a 211 and they were saying dont do that as the equipment will so be obsolete. My question is what should I get that compares somewhat to my 625 and 512. Looking for a reciever I can take back an forth to the cabin and if my wife and kids don't come along they still can have a reciever at the house.
The 612 and 622 are same as your 625/512 and both HD. Dishdepot.com has them on sale for under $90 each
 

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ViP units are shortly to no longer be issued by Dish. Look at a Wally or two, or move to the Hopper HWS or Hopper 3.

No point buying something for the short term.

And old equipment will have old HDDs.
 
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I have a 625 Dual and a 512 Single both have the DVR feature. The 512 we take back and forth to our cabin. My 625 now has a hard drive error. When I called dish they want me to get a Hopper and Joey's and whatever else. We are not a big "tech" family. I was asking them about a 722 and a 211 and they were saying dont do that as the equipment will so be obsolete. My question is what should I get that compares somewhat to my 625 and 512. Looking for a reciever I can take back an forth to the cabin and if my wife and kids don't come along they still can have a reciever at the house.
The 612 and 622 are same as your 625/512 and both HD. Dishdepot.com has them on sale for under $90 each
BamBam80, the ViP612 would be the upgrade for your 512. If you want one, I can sell you one for much less than the above quoted price. I just received it from Dish earlier this year as a replacement for my old ViP612 that went bad. The new (refurbished) replacement works just fine. Send me a PM if you are interested.
 

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