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DISH Network - ViP722 DTV Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of DISH Network - ViP722 DTV Receiver. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the design and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DISH Network - ViP722 DTV Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of DISH Network - ViP722 DTV Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2017

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Dish Network ViP HD DVR review: Dish Network ViP HD DVR


Dish Network ViP722

High capacity; receives and records new MPEG-4 AVC programming, including local and other HD channels not available on older receivers; dual-output mode for secondary TV; can record up to three HD shows simultaneously while playing back a fourth;...

Generally lighter selection of local HD and sports channels than cable; annoying interstitial pay-per-view page; defaults to "all episodes" for EPG-initiated recordings; uglier EPG and menu system than TiVo HD and DirecTV; no built-in networking...

The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.

Feb, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian K. Neal (

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The high-definition digital video recorder (DVR) has become an essential ingredient of today's home-entertainment setup, enjoying an important place alongside the mighty HDTV, which is, of course, the centerpiece. And no other manufacturer's HD DVRs...

Excellent interface. Large hard drive. Expandable storage via USB. Can record up to three programs simultaneously. Records and plays back MPEG-4 HD content.

Offers fewer local HD channels than competitors such as DirectTV. Existing Dish Network customers need to pay $200 to upgrade (before a $100 mail-in rebate), while new customers receive the box free.

The ViP722 DVR box from Dish Network is similar to last year's versatile, cutting-edge ViP622 model, but it sports a new look and offers increased storage. In a nutshell, this satellite set-top box is just more of an already good thing.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

DISH Network ViP 722 Receiver/DVR Review


The DISH Network ViP 722 satellite receiver is a dual-tuner DVR, two-TV receiver that allows 55 hours of high definition record time, or 350 hours of standard definition that comes with an RF remote.

Dual independent tuners/TVs (HD/SD or PIP) ; Supports a backfeed for whole-home distribution ; Record up to 55 hours of HD programming ; Integrated ATSC and Dish program guide ; Includes RF remote for Zone 2

Slow on-demand functions

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (

Dish Network DuoDVR ViP722K Review


Dish Network DuoDVR ViP722K reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Dish Network DuoDVR ViP722K and comparisons to other DVRs - Digital Video Recorders

Two satellite tuners; Can feed separate programs to two TVs; Commercial skip; Pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV; Can add a hard drive for extra storage; Can be programmed remotely via a web browser or mobile phone

Unattractive programming guide; User interface is not as elegant as TiVo's; Over-the-air reception now requires extra-cost module; Adding a hard drive requires extra fee

May, 2010

Expert review by: L.A. Audio File (

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Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Harley (

PLAYBACK: DISH Network ViP®722 HD DVR and TurboHD Package


In a world of transformative technologies, no recent development has been as rewarding to me as the synergistic combination of high-definition video, satellite television, and the digital video recorder (DVR). Those technologies by themselves are worth...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (

Dish Network ViP722 HD DVR


I have owned virtually every single Dish Network HD DVR model since the company first began offering them, and its latest ViP722 is the company's most ambitious offering to date. I've been using the 722 for months now in my front projection home...

This is by far the best-performing and most fully featured HD DVR on the market. The external hard drive capability will be a boon to dedicated couch potatoes. With 1TB external hard drives available that cost well under $150, expanding the box’s...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Bryan Dailey (

Dish Network Vip722 High-Definition DVR


Introduction Every time I hear about a new high-def DVR from Dish Network, I get excited. "Will this be the one that finally has dual-zone HD output via HDMI?" I ask myself. I have been successfully using Dish Network's line of non-high-def and...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

DISH Network ViP722 DVR HD Review and Prices


If you place DISH Network's DISH ViP722 and ViP622 satellite receivers side by side, you probably won't be able to tell the difference, aside from the color of the hardware. (The ViP722 is black, while the ViP622 is silver.) The primary difference is...

Large internal hard drive, external hard drive option, HD and DVR capabilities, can operate two TVs from one receiver, picture-in-picture capabilities, over-the-air antenna connector

Can be tricky to set up and use, second TV cannot be HD, 9-day programming guide could be a bit longer

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: chrischilson (

"easy user interface, dual tuner recording."


In my case, the warranty is worthwhile.

free set up and install, reluctantly I agreed to the $6/mo service warranty.

Without the service warranty, dish will send you a replacement at standard shipping only, expect a substantial downtime.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Innovative technology meets functional design. Announcing DISH Network's latest high-definition receiver, the ViP722 DVR. The ViP722 DVR supports two TVs and features a powerful digital video recorder and expanded recording capacity.