Supports one independent viewing HD TV with remote control. Watch one show while recording another on the same TV or Watch a pre-recorded show while recording two shows at the same time.
Pause, record, and playback TV (DVR)
320 GB Hard drive (HDD) (1)
View HD and SD programming (2) Display resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p for applicable VOD (3) with Dolby Digital audio (4)
On-screen caller ID with History (6)
See TV like never before, and never miss your favorite shows with this advanced high-definition DVR receiver. It features cutting-edge MPEG-4 technology and boasts a powerful hard drive
that lets you record up to 200 hours of standard-definition and up to 30 hours of high-definition TV (or a combination of both.) The integrated DVR features ensure you never miss a moment: pause any programming, including live TV, create instant replays or skip through recorded programs with the touch of one button.
One of Our Best HD DVRs
• Watch a program while recording another
program, or record two live programs while
watching a pre-recorded program
• Record up to 200 hours of standard-definition (SD), up to 30 hours of high-definition (HD) entertainment or a combination of the two1
• View and record HD over-the-air digital
• Supports Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
• Convenient On-Screen Caller ID3 with call history
• Widescreen Electronic Program Guide with easy search features
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We replaced our leased Dual receiver that never worked in two rooms for this purchased one. Our intent was to see if this one would work with the bedroom wiring or if our wiring was the problem. It was the bedroom wiring so we sent the dual back to Dish and use this one in our living room. It has better sound and picture that the dual. So far so good. While Dish charges us $10 per month for the activation due to its recording capability I still save $7.50 per month over the leased Dual.
Dish Network really sucks, They told us what unit to buy and all but when we got it we were told by Dish we needed a splitter, Three splitters later we find out that because we are full time RV'ers . We can't DVR our shows. We are not at all happy with Dish but have too much money tied up in the receivers to dump them.
We purchased this receiver as a replacement for a like unit damaged by lightning. Many have written poor reviews for this product, but I've owned several and have had no difficulties. I spoke with several equipment vendors to get a feel for the numbers of customers reporting issues with the ViP 612, and none seemed to believe these units are particularly problematic.
The user manual is well-written, clear and easy to follow. Setup is a bit time consuming, but only because of the time needed to deal with the content provider.
Picture quality at 1080i is excellent, and Dolby Digital sound makes the viewing experience complete. I don't believe you'll find another device offering more bang for your buck in a high-def, DVR satellite receiver.
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