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Old 01-03-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Default Wally vs Duo Vip 222K

One of my receivers is a Duo VIP 222K (1 HD, 1 SD), and I'm paying $14/mo. The DISH site advertises two Wallys for $7/mo. What am I missing?? 2 HD receivers as opposed to a HD/SD receiver.......
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What other receivers do you have?
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Vip722 & vip722k
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That is just the way the fee schedule is set up. The 222K is a relic from the late 2000’s when most people only had one HD TV in the living room. The second output then fed a CRT in the kitchen or bedroom.

You are right your fees will not change of you give up the 222K and move to 2 Wallys. You will need and external switch to feed 4 receivers.

You can also add a powered external hard dive to the Wallys and turn them into DVR’s. This will also give you a 9 day guide. There is a one time fee of $40 to download the software. Dish is also developing an OTA dual tuner for the Wally to be available this spring or early summer if you have access to broadcast TV.

I have also looked at the Wally and considered moving but for the time being I am sticking with my 722 and 612.
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Thanks for the input, and you are dead right about how the 222 was used.

Can you tell me more about the external switch? When we added the 3rd receiver, they added something electronic that they said was needed when we went from 2 to 3 receivers. This wouldn't be "that" switch, would it?

We have an external hard drive that I added to increase the capacity of one of the 722's. Is this similar to what would be needed for a Wally?

I have good broadcast antenna that gets both Milw & Chicago, but rather that go through the receiver, I hook it directly to the TV and just change the input setting on the TV. Is there really an advantage to hooking it to your receiver?

Thanks again for the info
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The switch you currently have should work for the Wallys.

The type of external hard drive that you are using with the 722 is the kind you need for the Wally, with an external power supply.

Running your antenna through the receiver integrates those channels into your guide making for easier recording and pause ability. Your 722 currently has an OTA tuner you can run your antenna through to see how it works. After you connect the antenna go to the menu > 6 > 9 > scan locals.

You will not get the full guide data for the new antenna channels until the receiver updates over night.
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