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DISH Network's ViP922 SlingLoaded HD-DVR is here! Cost and Upgrade information here.
Ever wanted to watch TV on your phone, laptop, or computer? With DISH Network's ViP922 DVR, you can!
On April 7th, 2010, DISH Network finally made its award winning receiver, the ViP922 HD-DVR SlingLoaded Receiver available to new and existing customers. This receiver is going to change the TV viewing landscape forever, and raise standards to new, impossible heights. In this article we're going to talk about:
- What is the ViP922 SlingLoaded HD DVR from DISH Network?
- The ViP922's technical specs
- Where to get a new ViP922
What does SlingLoaded mean?
DISH Network has been working with a company called Sling Media for some time now to develop this satellite TV receiver. What the term "SlingLoaded" means is that the receiver can send its video feed directly to a consumer's internet ready device. Yes, that means what you think it means. You will be able to watch Live TV, your TV, from any compatible Internet connected device. Waiting around somewhere staring at your iPhone? Why not turn on your TV and watch it right from you phone? Now you can.
Other Devices From Sling Media
How does the ViP922 HD-DVR allow me to watch TV on my phone? Is it like YouTube?
No, it is not like YouTube. It is much different. The ViP922 is a receiver that you will put in your home, and connect to one of your HD Television sets. It is also only available to new and existing DISH Network customers. And yes, we do have this receiver available and in stock.
You will then need to connect the receiver to a broadband Internet connection, and activate your mobile device(s) via your online account with DISH Network. The process is extraordinarily easy. Once this is done, your compatible mobile devices will have remote access to your ViP922 DVR Receiver. So, just like you would sit on your couch and turn the TV on and start viewing live TV, or recorded events, you would activate the connection on your phone, or computer, or laptop, and be able to watch you live TV subscription or your recorded events! Essentially, it is a portable DISH Network TV subscription with an HD-DVR.
What are the technical specifications of the ViP922?
The specs for this SlingLoaded HD-DVR are quite impressive actually. As I mentioned before, it is an award winning receiver. It won CNET's "Best of CES 2009" award.
- Single TV, dual-tuner output
- SD and HD output on one TV
- Integrated SlingLoaded technology
- 1 TB (terabyte) Hard Drive (or, 1,000 GB!)
- That's about 1,000 hours of recording time
- That's about 1,000 hours of recording time
- Comes with UHF remote, and front panel buttons
- Output resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
- New colorful tile-based menus
- Browse by Channel Logos
- View poster art for movies and TV shows (like Netflix, almost)
- Home Media support (upload pics and music)
- Watch Live or Recorded events from compatible mobile devices
- Schedule DVR Timers remotely
- Powerful search features
- Support Picture in Picture (PIP) in solo mode
- DISH On Demand (VoD) and Pay Per View (PPV) compatible
- Compatible with an over the air module (OTA) which is sold separately
The ViP922 brings TV Everwhere, but also changes the way you watch at home.
The most fascinating and powerful feature of the ViP922 HD-DVR Receiver is its Placeshifting technology, which is what allows you to watch Live or recorded programming from any compatible mobile device, but it is also a significantly better receiver for your home as well.
The Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) is the screen that comes up when you press the "guide" button on your remote control, and is the primary way most people interact with the programming they're subscribed to. The EPG interface for DISH Network's ViP922 has been fully overhauled. It is more colorful, user-friendly, fast, and provides some real common sense applications, like:
- Navigate via Channel Logos also (in the EPG)
- Tile-Based menus
- This allows for things like poster art, so if you're considering watching a show you can also see graphics for it (not too dissimilar from how Netflix does it)
- Improved Search features
How much does DISH Network new ViP 922 DVR Sling Loaded Receiver cost?
For qualified new & existing customers, the ViP922's upgrade cost is $200. This is a steal considering the retail price for this receiver is actually about $649! This extremely low upgrade fee considering the high pay-off in functionality. This is a huge step forward in DISH's constant effort to earn the business of more customers, and win conversions from competitors like Directv, Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox who simply cannot keep up with these constant innovations in technology, service, and price.
Watch DISH Demonstrate the ViP922 at CES where they won the CNET "Best of CES Show"
How or where do I get one of these ViP922 HD-DVR Receivers
If you're an existing DISH Network customer, just call your customer service representative and inquire about the ViP922 Upgrade.
If you're are NOT an existing customer, then you may qualify for new customer promotions through DISH Network directly, or an authorized retailer like us. Just be careful when ordering through a retailer. Many of our competitor retailers charge 'processing fees' for new customers (DISH does not require this). We do not do this. Ordering through us is essentially the same as ordering through DISH, we just throw in an additional dealer incentive for the customer.
Thank you for reading about DISH's new ViP922 DVR Receiver with Sling Loaded technology!
~A DISH Network Retailer
If you're interested in ordering a ViP922 HD-DVR Receiver, and getting a special dealer incentive, see our ad for today and give us a call.