Update on 922

Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
I am hearing from Techs who are getting trained on the 922.

As we have seen in the latest software update the MODE button no longer works which means there is no TV1/TV2 mode.

From what we are hearing from the techs who are getting trained this is not a mistake. There will be no TV1/TV2 mode for the 922.

TV1 will be for viewing on TV1.

TV2 will be used only for Sling, Recording and PIP mode. There will be no separate TV2 mode to output a different channel to a second TV.

Because of this the 922 will only ship with one 32.0 remote.

More as we know it.
 
tigerfan33

tigerfan33

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 12, 2007
7,241
580
Alabama
Wow. So much for replacing my 622 with the 922 when it goes out. I already have a sling on my 722k so no big loss there.
 
Lt Disher

Lt Disher

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 26, 2009
550
19
Iowa
Since they are only shipping one remote, this sounds like a permanent arrangement, not something that will be fixed in a later update. Is this your understanding?
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
That would be my guess.

I got to say though, I never use any of my receiver in duo mode, so I don't see it as a big issue for me.
 
Lt Disher

Lt Disher

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 26, 2009
550
19
Iowa
As long as both TV1 HD outputs(HDMI and component) are still live, this would not effect me either, as I would run two HD TV's from a 922 anyway.
 
T

trumanhorn

SatelliteGuys Guru
Nov 1, 2007
140
0
Missouri
Is that going to eliminate PIP? I use my 622 in single mode, but I do frequently use PIP to switch between two channels.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
No PIP works fine (unless tuner 2 is being used by the Sling portion)
 
lakebum431

lakebum431

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 5, 2005
16,692
4,505
Norris, TN
I don't use dual mode either, but I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind this one. It now does less than what a 722 with sling does (no TV 2, no EHDD support)
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
EHD support is coming, hopefully its here before April 1st. :)
 
rglore

rglore

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Mar 12, 2006
1,653
94
Louisville
As long as TV1 is still output for distribution, will work for me. My 622s are fed throughout my house, I or wife can be in any room and still view our shows. Not planning to upgrade as I would need two 922s and six additional remotes. I would like to add the Sling Waffles if not too expensive.
 
TheKrell

TheKrell

A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
34,149
29,681
Fairfax, VA
So I guess the SD analog TV2 outputs (and remote) are all that are going away? I guess we aren't losing much... But still! Any crippling of hardware always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. :p Probably some "genius" is getting a bonus for coming up with this idea. :rolleyes:
 
rglore

rglore

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Mar 12, 2006
1,653
94
Louisville
No PIP works fine (unless tuner 2 is being used by the Sling portion)

Sling output would be active all the time if you have another TV using it (unless you remember to turn off the Sling Receiver). Sounds like the 922 is going to be locked in dual mode, PIP may be history.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
No its not locked in dual mode.

It automatically flips in dual mode when a sling connection is started then goes back into single mode when they disconnect. Again PIP works fine. (I am using it as I type this) :)
 
gdarwin

gdarwin

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Feb 9, 2005
4,297
110
Lousville, KY
Bummer.. I was going to replace the 722 which TV1 goes to the big screen and TV2 feeds the SD in the kitchen...
 
digiblur

digiblur

SatelliteGuys Master
Jun 8, 2005
14,190
4
Louisiana
Odd decision there... guess they couldn't get three outputs going.

I'd have to stick with the 722... we use TV2 way too much.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
What I think they will do is try to sell you the Sling Receiver to put on your second TV so you can see TV2 in full HD.
 
gdarwin

gdarwin

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Feb 9, 2005
4,297
110
Lousville, KY
Not going to happen here. I'll probably switch the kitchen to one of the other 622's.
 
Scott Greczkowski

Scott Greczkowski

Thread Starter
Welcome HOME to SatelliteGuys!
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Sep 7, 2003
100,846
20,624
Newington, CT
I guess the best way to explain it, is that TV2 will be output to Sling Only...

Not bad actually a lot of people have always wanted HD on TV2.
 
cditty

cditty

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 22, 2006
1,293
34
Northeast Louisiana
I don't understand why they don't have a TV3 for sling (at least for DVR). They don't need to tie up a tuner to do this... Just sling the data in the case of a DVR event.

Now, to view live TV, I get using TV2.
 
M

mboron

SatelliteGuys Guru
Dec 6, 2005
130
1
Alaska
How does the TV2 sling output get to your TV? It can't be wireless. Homeplug or Cat 5? Broadband? Many of us don't have blazing internet connections. Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I know nothing about Sling. I have been following the 922 posts with great interest, but I have to have TV2 somehow, esp with the new receiver fees, I wouldn't want a 2nd box.
 

Similar threads

Scott Greczkowski
Replies
12
Views
2K
lakebum431
lakebum431
Koilvr
Replies
7
Views
2K
Koilvr
Koilvr
J
Replies
1
Views
1K
Scott Greczkowski
Scott Greczkowski
Scott Greczkowski
Replies
29
Views
4K
Chris36
Chris36
K
Replies
7
Views
2K
mike123abc
mike123abc

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top