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RoadiJeff 01-27-2009 09:11 PM

HD Size of the ViP722?
 
Okay, I know that the ViP722 will record 350 hours of SD or 55 hours of HD programming, according to the Dish Network website. What I'd like to know is what size HD is inside the ViP722. Is it 250GB, 500GB, 750GB or what? I emailed Dish Network tech support and they responded that they didn't know. :what:

I recently added a ViP211k receiver and UPS dropped off a 750GB Western Digital external HD (great deal from Newegg, BTW) on my front porch today. How much recording capacity can I expect as compared to my ViP722 in the other room?

Also, I don't know if Dish is just running a special right now but as a current customer they sent me a 211k receiver and a technician to install it for free. All I have to is pay an additional $7/mo for having a second receiver. There is a one time $39.95 fee for activating the 211k to make it into a DVR that I plan on doing in a few minutes.

I repeatedly told Dish on the phone that I could install it myself and that I already had the RG6 coax connected but they said it's a company policy to send a tech when it involves HD. Whatever - I didn't pay anything for his services.

Anyway, does anyone know the answer to the HD size in the ViP722?

omeletpants 01-27-2009 09:20 PM

You could Google it and get your answer in 2 seconds. I did

Loves2Watch 01-27-2009 11:30 PM

500gb, since the previous poster decided to be funny and not helpful.

omeletpants 01-28-2009 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Loves2Watch (Post 809523)
500gb, since the previous poster decided to be funny and not helpful.

Wasn't trying to be funny. It's may the guy's first day on the internet and he has never heard of Google and is just used to everyone spoon-feeding him info that he could get in less time than it took to write the request. Ever think of that?

bigbeer 01-28-2009 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by omeletpants (Post 809849)
Wasn't trying to be funny. It's may the guy's first day on the internet and he has never heard of Google and is just used to everyone spoon-feeding him info that he could get in less time than it took to write the request. Ever think of that?

I personally thought you were funny and helpful...

Loves2Watch 01-28-2009 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by omeletpants (Post 809849)
Wasn't trying to be funny. It's may the guy's first day on the internet and he has never heard of Google and is just used to everyone spoon-feeding him info that he could get in less time than it took to write the request. Ever think of that?

But you suggested google which is a known data miner rather then just a search engine. It might just be a good thing that or if they haven't heard of google.

In any case you could have been polite enough to give them the answer since you already found it.

omeletpants 01-28-2009 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbeer (Post 810344)
I personally thought you were funny and helpful...

Finally, someone get's it :hithere:

RoadiJeff 01-29-2009 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by omeletpants (Post 809849)
Wasn't trying to be funny. It's may the guy's first day on the internet and he has never heard of Google and is just used to everyone spoon-feeding him info that he could get in less time than it took to write the request. Ever think of that?

LOL- I might be new to this forum but not the Internet. I was probably using a modem and online computing before some of you guys were out of grade school. :rolleyes: Have any of you heard of a BBS? I was a sysop of one for many years back in the 1980s.

Anyway, yes, I did do a Google search before I posted my inquiry but the only answers that turned up were ones that pertained to the number of SD or HD recording hours and not the actual HDD size.


No offense taken - you guys provided me with my Thursday evening smiley and some warm memories of the good old days. ;)

omeletpants 01-29-2009 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff (Post 811328)
LOL- I might be new to this forum but not the Internet. I was probably using a modem and online computing before some of you guys were out of grade school. :rolleyes: Have any of you heard of a BBS? I was a sysop of one for many years back in the 1980s.

Anyway, yes, I did do a Google search before I posted my inquiry but the only answers that turned up were ones that pertained to the number of SD or HD recording hours and not the actual HDD size.


No offense taken - you guys provided me with my Thursday evening smiley and some warm memories of the good old days. ;)

Maybe you were using a circa 1980s search engine? :D

RoadiJeff 01-30-2009 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by omeletpants (Post 811346)
Maybe you were using a circa 1980s search engine? :D

Actually, I think I know why I was getting a list of recording hour capacity instead of HDD size. I might have used something like ViP722 HD size in my search and Google returned the High Definition programming hours.

Okay, so the ViP722 has a 500GB HDD and can store up to 350 hours of SD or 55 hours of HD programming. You'd think that a 750GB HDD, being 50% larger, would store around 50% more programming.

Why then does my new 750GB external drive on my ViP211k indicate that it can hold 293 hours of SD or 73h,15m of HD, according to the Dish Network menu? Not that it matters, I suppose. What it has now is a lot more than what it had before I added the drive and converted it into a DVR.

omeletpants 01-30-2009 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff (Post 812136)
Actually, I think I know why I was getting a list of recording hour capacity instead of HDD size. I might have used something like ViP722 HD size in my search and Google returned the High Definition programming hours.

Okay, so the ViP722 has a 500GB HDD and can store up to 350 hours of SD or 55 hours of HD programming. You'd think that a 750GB HDD, being 50% larger, would store around 50% more programming.

Why then does my new 750GB external drive on my ViP211k indicate that it can hold 293 hours of SD or 73h,15m of HD, according to the Dish Network menu? Not that it matters, I suppose. What it has now is a lot more than what it had before I added the drive and converted it into a DVR.

I have always found 2 things interesting:

1) why do people have massive libraries of DVDs and Blu Ray? How many times is someone going to watch the same movie?

2) How much space do you need on a DVR? I watch things then delete them. Is someone recording 293 hours of video each week?

These are the burning questions.

patmurphey 01-31-2009 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff (Post 812136)
Actually, I think I know why I was getting a list of recording hour capacity instead of HDD size. I might have used something like ViP722 HD size in my search and Google returned the High Definition programming hours.

Okay, so the ViP722 has a 500GB HDD and can store up to 350 hours of SD or 55 hours of HD programming. You'd think that a 750GB HDD, being 50% larger, would store around 50% more programming.

Why then does my new 750GB external drive on my ViP211k indicate that it can hold 293 hours of SD or 73h,15m of HD, according to the Dish Network menu? Not that it matters, I suppose. What it has now is a lot more than what it had before I added the drive and converted it into a DVR.

The 722 has a substantial portion of its 500GB reserved for VOD. The amount of HD programming you can store depends on compression and MPEG4/MPEG2 issues. One hour of HD programming will store in a lot less than one hour of nominal capacity. When you do move some HD programs to your EHD you will see the MB used and MB remaining and you can get an idea how many hours you can store.

Loves2Watch 01-31-2009 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by patmurphey (Post 812339)
The 722 has a substantial portion of its 500GB reserved for VOD. The amount of HD programming you can store depends on compression and MPEG4/MPEG2 issues. One hour of HD programming will store in a lot less than one hour of nominal capacity. When you do move some HD programs to your EHD you will see the MB used and MB remaining and you can get an idea how many hours you can store.

FYI Dish is all MEPG4 now, no more MPEG2.

nathan118 02-09-2009 12:08 AM

The the second poster that said the OP should use google...well I just found the answer to MY question (how big of a HDD in the 722) by using google.

Do you realize that if no one ever answered other people's questions, there wouldn't be any answers on "google" to begin with?

Black Sheep 02-09-2009 09:51 AM

You guys are complaining about the wrong thing... you should be angry because the OP wanted to know the size of the HD of the ViP722... the answer to that question is how big is your TV? The size of the HDD on the other hand, he could have found using a search engine... :D


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