Dish 522 DVR

Dish 522 DVR Dual Tuner

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The Dish Network 522 satellite receiver contains 2 individual tuners in one box. The Dish Player 522 DVR has two operating modes. In Single mode the 522 can be used as a dual tuner DVR for one television. This provides Picture-In-Picture (PIP) capabilities on PIP compatible televisions. In Dual Mode, this dual tuner, two remote setup allows for independent control and viewing of television channels from two locations. The 2nd UHF remote gives the user the ability to change channels from the 2nd television location.

The DVR (digital video recorder) allows for 100% digital recording of your favorite television shows.With two tuners you can record two shows at the same time, or watch one show while recording another, or record two shows and watch a third pre-recorded show from the hard drive. The 120 gigabyte inernal hard drive provides up to 100 hours of digital video recording. The actual number of hours of recording time you achieve will depend the type of shows you record. Fast moving action such as sports and action movies will lower that time. However, the 120 gigbyte hard drive is the largest in the satellite DVR business. Compared to DirecTVs TIVO 40 or 80 gigabyte hard drives which provide 32-80 hours, the 100 hour hard drive is a new benchmark for others to match.

Anyone considering the Dish Player 522 DVR receiver should give some consideration for the effective range of a UHF remote control. UHF remotes do have range limitations. Dish Network advertises a UHF remote range of 200 feet. However, that is though open air, and does not take into account the reduction in UHF remote range caused by walls and floors. Usually 1 normal wood framed floor or 2 walls is a safe assumption for effective UHF remote operation. UHF remote usable range is greatly reduced if passing through masonry or concrete walls or floors. If your two television locations are in separate buildings, such as a mobile home and a detached garage, you will want to stay away from the 322 or the 522 receiver. For television locations in separate buildings, more then 1 floor or 2 walls apart, you will want to use a separate receiver on each television.

Another potential downside of the Dish Network 522 is the inability to connect to the 2nd television using a composite video or stereo cables, unless you install dedicated audio/video cables from the receiver to the 2nd television location. The 2nd television will have a good picture, but if you want the sharpest picture and stereo sound on your 2nd television, you will need a dedicated receiver. The 522 does use MTS stereo encoding on the output signal to the 2nd television. So, if your 2nd television is a stereo type television, you will enjoy stereo sound.

The Dish Network 522 does require some special wiring considerations. There are four methods used to provide signal to this receiver and carry signal to the 2nd television.

Option 1

Use three coax cables from the outside to the satellite receiver location. Use two coax cables to provide satellite signal to the dual tuners and another coax to carry the signal back out to the 2nd television.

Option 2

Use two coax cables from the outside to the satellite receiver location. Use two coax cables to provide satellite signal to the dual tuners and use diplexers to piggy back the 2nd television signal on to one of the two coax cables.

Option 3

Use DISH Pro Plus upgrade equipment to reduce the two cable requirement for the dual tuners to one coax cable. A second coax should be used to carry the signal back out to the 2nd television.

Option 4

Use DISH Pro Plus upgrade equipment to reduce the two cable requirement for the dual tuners to one coax cable. Use diplexers to piggy back the 2nd television signal on to the one coax cable.


Dish Network 522 DVR Features:

Receiver

Two satellite tuners provide user-selected viewing options, including: Single Mode2: Picture-In-Picture (PIP) on any TV.

Dual Mode: Separate television program viewing/recording on two televisions. Users share all recordings.

DISH Video-On-Demand Service provides the ability to pause live TV, play, stop, fast forward and fast reverse at 4 speeds (4x, 15x, 60x, 300x), skip forward (30 seconds), skip back (10 seconds), view in slow motion or frame-by- frame, set manual/auto record event timers and quick record, and also includes recorded events management features to play, delete or protect a recorded event.

DVR buttons: skip forward, skip back, stop, play, pause, forward, back, record.

Picture-In-Picture (PIP) functions to display, move or swap the PIP image

Record Plus - allows viewers to choose recording location for increased flexibility. Two viewers in dual mode can each record a live program while watching a pre-recorded program from the hard drive.

Records Dolby® Digital when available.

Parental control locks, program information, themes lists, favorites lists, browse, one-touch channel return,closed-caption support and alternate audio.

NEW! Open TV offers a new improved Electronic Program Guide and instant weather updates, more interactivity on the way.

DVR buttons: skip forward, skip back, stop, play, pause, forward, back, record.

Two tuners for independent viewing of satellite TV programming in two rooms with a single receiver

Stereo agile modulated output can send the second tuner's signal to multiple televisions via a home distribution.

On-screen Program Guide with complete program listings

Page-At-A-Time Scrolling in on-screen Program Guide

Interactive information "soft keys" in the menu explain the feature functions

On-screen transparent channel and program information banner

4 user defined Favorites Lists

Closed caption support

Alternative language support

Pay-per-view on-screen purchase summary

High definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) single-tuner satellite receiver.

Integrated off-air tuner for reception of local digital/HD and analog broadcasts.

480p, 720p or 1080i resolutions supported via HD outputs.

Parental control locks, program information, themes lists, favorites lists, browse, one-touch channel return, closed-caption support and alternate audio.

NEW! Open TV offers a new improved Electronic Program Guide and instant weather updates, more interactivity on the way.

On-screen Program Guide with complete program listings

Page-At-A-Time Scrolling in on-screen Program Guide

Interactive information "soft keys" in the menu explain the feature functions

On-screen transparent channel and program information banner

4 user defined Favorites Lists

Closed caption support

Alternative language support

Pay-per-view on-screen purchase summary

Dish Pro Plus Ready

TV Connections

SVHS Output jack

1 set RCA-type audio/video output

Off-air antenna input (F-connectors)

2400 baud internal modem/phone jack

Remote

TV1" operates via infra red remote control commands; "TV2" operates via UHF Pro remote control commands.

One Infrared (IR) 4-component universal remote control - controls "TV1" (the room with the DISH 322 receiver). Can be programmed to operate (via IR) up to three additional components.

One UHF Pro/IR configurable 4-component universal remote control. Controls "TV2" (second TV location) when configured for UHF Pro (blue key); can control "TV1" if configured for IR (green key).

Configured as "TV2" UHF Pro remote, it controls satellite receiver up to 200 feet away through walls and other obstructions. It can be programmed to operate (via IR) up to three additional components, such as TVs, VCR's and DVD players.


Dish 522 Owners Manual

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Chapter Index and Safety (26KB)
Chapter 1(490KB))
Chapter 2 (534KB)
Chapter 3 (1.04Mb)
Chapter 4 (498KB)
Chapter 5 (86KB)

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