Dish Player DVR 921 HDTV

Dish DVR 921 HDTV

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Review: The Dish Network Dish Player 921 DVR is Dual Tuner, High Definition, Digital Video Recorder with the ability to receive and record high definition television programming directly from DISH Network and off-air digital broadcasts. DISH Player-DVR 921 features a 250 GB hard drive and comes with DISH Video-On-Demand Service, which provides the ability to pause, record, replay and fast-forward standard or high definition television programs.

The Dish Player 921 DVR supports 481p, 720p and 1080i high definition outputs. A nice plus for this model is the ability to record high definition broadcast from local broadcasters. With a local high definition antenna and the Dish Player 921, you can easily watch and record local high definition broadcast.

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 250 gigabyte internal hard drive provides up to 180 hours of digital video recording for standard definition broadcast or up to 28 hours of high definition broadcast. 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 250 gigbyte hard drive is the largest in the satellite DVR business.

The Dual Tuners of the Dish Player 921 DVR has some special cable requirements. If you plan to distribute the signal to other television, you will want to pay close attention to the options below. In general the all dual tuner receivers require at least 2 coax cables to operate unless special equipment is used.

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 921 Features:

Receiver

Two satellite tuners for:

  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) to view two programs
  • Recording two live shows at once.
  • Recording a live show while watching another live show.
  • Recording two live shows while watching another recorded program.

250 GB hard disk drive for 100% digital recording: up to 180 hours of SD programming, up to 25 hours of HD programming, or a combination of the two.

DISH Video-On-Demand Service provides the ability to pause live TV up to two hours, fast forward or fast reverse in 4 speeds (4x, 15x, 60x, 300x), skip back 10 seconds, skip forward 30 seconds, forward and reverse slow motion and frame-by-frame, manual/auto timers for recording, and recorded events management to play, delete or protect a recorded event.

Extended Electronic Program Guide (EPG) features 7 days of programming stored onto the hard drive for quick and easy access to program- listing information.

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

Dish Pro Plus Ready

TV Connections

HD Connectivity: DVI-HDTV/DISH DVI (DVI-I/RGB) and HD component video outputs - both HD and SD content can be viewed on an HDTV using the HD video connections (SD content is up-converted).

SD connectivity: Composite audio/video and S-video outputs - both HD and SD content can be viewed on an SDTV using the SD video connections (HD is down- converted).

Remote

UHF Pro 4-component universal remote control - controls satellite receiver up to 200 feet through walls and other obstructions and can be programmed to operate up to three additional components such as TVs, VCRs, and DVD players (via infrared).

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

"DVR" button provides one-touch access to the Recorded Events Menu. Picture-in-Picture (PIP) functions to display, move or swap the PIP image.


Dish 921 HDTV DVR Manual

PDF

Chapter Index and Safety (30KB)
Chapter 1 (515KB)
Chapter 2 (613KB)
Chapter 3 (1.04MB)
Chapter 4 (439KB)
Chapter 5 (126KB)

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