This is a dual Sat tuner DVR so you can record any channel HD or SD while watching any HD or SD channel as well.
Now there is a third tuner as well that can be used for cable or OTA ant.
I use it for OTA ant, so I can record two HD or SD channels off the dish and watch any HD or SD local channel, or record one local channel and one dish channel at the same time and then watch diffrent dish channel.
the really nice part about this is if you lose a signal on the dish, you can still watch local OTA channels.
Plus you can run a second TV off of the DVR box, so you could stop what you are watching in one room and continue it in a diffrent room.
OK I am getting my new TV here soon and need to get my DishNetwork package upgraded to the HD stuff. So that means that I need to dump my old single tuner DVR here and look toward the ViP622 DVR.
So I have a few questions.
1. Can this record a HD program the same time I am watching a HD program or do I have to watch a digital channel while this is happening?
2. How many HD programs can be recorded at the same time?
3. How many regular digital programs can be recorded at the same time?
What I am hoping for is that I can record something while watching a different channel at the same time. I use to have that with my old cable DVR and loved it. But had to get a single tuner DVR with I switched over to dish and totally miss that option. Really sucks having to pick between shows and miss out on stuff.
Is there a better DVR out there for Dish or is that all I have to pick from?