"Outstanding system"4.5 starson by rayabs
Pros: Super video and sound in HD, Great SD picture too
Cons: If using this unit TV menu, you have to pay for local channels to see what is on locally
Summary: I had been using an older Directv system for the last eight years. When I wanted to upgrade Directv wanted me to pay several hundred dollars for a DVR and several hundred more for one with HD, plus shipping! I said no. I called Dish Network and ordered the 622 for a lease fee of $200.00.
This is a Outstanding system! I was surprised how superior the video and sound were in both HD and SD. Plus local channels that I received off an my rooftop antenna came in better too. Also, recording two shows at once is great and all the menus are cool and easy to use. Plus the remote works great, works with my other units and makes channel surfing easy. Also, this has a dual turner, so it can be used for two TVs (one HD and one SD ).This saves you from paying an extra $5.00 per month lease fee!
However, if you have a rooftop antenna and don't order Dish Network local channels, then you will not be able to see what's on locally using this units TV menu guide!
Also, like others said, this unit does get hot. I have my inside of a cabinet too. I solved this problem by using a PC whisper fan and placed it next to the unit. I powered it using a 12v d.c. adaptor. It has never overheated, even after over 12 hours of on time. The cabinet already had vents in it.
After I cancelled Directv, they called two days later. They said they wanted me back and would now offer me thier equipment for free! Too late!