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Old 01-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #31
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i actually spent all day today reading about it at work, and even got a chance to play with it for a hour...

let me just say that its an amazing piece of equipment and well worth the wait.

the menu system is totally redesigned, and.....well before i get ahead of myself and get in trouble i better shut my mouth
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #32
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$200 lease fee.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #33
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$200 lease fee.
That's not too bad if that's what it will be. I suspect it would have been higher if economic times were better.

It was a big deal when the 622 was launched...in technological terms this is even a bigger deal. After all, they had HD receivers (and Tivo) before the 622, but using a on-screen cursor, the multitude of features including sophisticated remote programming capabilities, a 1TB drive, an intuitive menu system, etc., etc. should set the competition back on their heels for a long time ( barring any infringements ).
I think the biggest competition for DN in the future will be bundled systems, especially FIOS, as they continue to improve.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:40 AM   #34
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I don't like the new user GUI of this DVR. Much more complicated and by that I mean it takes more button pushes to get the same end result. Just like changing from Windows XP to Windows7 or Vista.

Also there is no number pad on the remote so more button pushes are required to get the number pad up on the GUI.

While it may look good with all of the new features, whiz bangs and gizmos, current customers will be at a loss when replacing their ViP series of DVR's with this one. Customer service will be inundated with calls on how to use this thing...
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:32 PM   #35
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I don't like the new user GUI of this DVR. Much more complicated and by that I mean it takes more button pushes to get the same end result. Just like changing from Windows XP to Windows7 or Vista.

Also there is no number pad on the remote so more button pushes are required to get the number pad up on the GUI.

While it may look good with all of the new features, whiz bangs and gizmos, current customers will be at a loss when replacing their ViP series of DVR's with this one. Customer service will be inundated with calls on how to use this thing...
I admit my familiarity with the 922 is skimpy at best. I do like the idea of rolling a cursor over the schedule and seeing abbreviated content for a program selection without having to push a button to see another flash screen.

Speaking of skimpy, the remote was kind of a shock to me also.
I like the ability to override 'intuitive' menus, and if the remote is any indication that may not be possible.
Ironically, what is 'intuitive' may in fact require the longest learning curve. We shall see.
I watched one of the Tech Chats where they had a demo video of the 922 and all the types of search methods that were available.
That did seem like overkill.
Let's hope we did not get short-changed in the human-engineering department in an effort to make things 'easier'.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #36
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Are they still using Linux as the core OS for their receivers????


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i actually spent all day today reading about it at work, and even got a chance to play with it for a hour...

let me just say that its an amazing piece of equipment and well worth the wait.

the menu system is totally redesigned, and.....well before i get ahead of myself and get in trouble i better shut my mouth
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:02 PM   #37
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Are they still using Linux as the core OS for their receivers????
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:55 AM   #38
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Thumbs up per Charlie Chat...

Anybody else catch the last Charlie Chat?

I DVR'd it, and watched it last night. They took a Skype call from a guy who asked when the 922 was coming. (The caller mentioned the Satelite Guys website...)

Anyway, Charlie said the 1st unit will ship April 1st, and then he said "that means probably around the midle of April for the general public..."

He said that the hold up has been due to a problem with the units internet browser (?!?!?), and that they were going to ship without that feature. He said that when they get it working like they want it to, it can be upgraded. (I'm guessing be a software update or something)

I don't recall that he mentioned anything about price, offers, or anything like that though.

So I'm hoping that FINALLY, we will see that new Sling-enabled unit!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:38 PM   #39
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The closer it gets to 'release' it seems the less interested I am. I can get on 'sling-dish' through the Dish website anywhere I can catch Dish online, and setup programming remotely. Or even with an iPhone, if I had one.
That's enough capability for me at this point.
The 922 is an interesting receiver, but I will let others become the early adopters and learn from their experiences.
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I am just guessing the price would be same as the 622 or 722.
Why would you or I ever pay more for TV ?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:19 AM   #41
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Charlie Chat also said he was going to wait for the second generation of the 922 so they could work out the bugs.
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The 922 was released today but we didn't have any work orders to install them,
for those who don't know the hours on it,it does 100hrs in HD and about 500 in SD,
and we will be getting routers soon to have a easier install for those routerless customers,and if you plan on upgrading,you NEED to need have internet access before and during the time of the tech's arrival,with at least a router until we get them in stock(probley won't be for awhile,anyways just giving you guys a heads up,oh and the CSR will e-mail you link to test your internet speed to see if it supports the slingBox streaming,as long as you got higher then .7mbps you should be fine from what i was told,thanks guys i look forward to be on this forum
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"I'm gonna wait for the second generation so they can get the bugs worked out."

Anyone else going to wait?
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #44
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"I'm gonna wait for the second generation so they can get the bugs worked out."

Anyone else going to wait?
I think most people are waiting..the better question might be who is NOT going to wait.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:29 PM   #45
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good news everyone, ViP 922 was released today

check my thread here: VIP 922 Released!
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