"ViP722 HD DVR & TIVO, MY THOUGHTS"3.0 starson by terrywpacheco
Pros: I now own a ViP722 HD DVR, I've had it now for a week, , Pros,it works great connection between two rooms,in duel mode, the skip 30 sec ahead is great, I can rent a move off of it and watch it in the other room as well, it has a big hard drive.
Cons: Cons, it doesn't connect wireless to the internet, it doesnt let you hook your Ipod to it like Tivo does so you can save and watch movies later, it doesnt auto delete recorded items automatically,Tivo is much better by far,The ViP722 HD DVR is justok
Summary: I have a ViP722 HD DVR and a Tivo Second Generation DVR, if you put it side by side, even with the Second Generation Tivo DVR the VIP722 doesnt measure up. Tivo is much better, the on screen programing for Tivo is better, the VIP722 just feels like a plain Jane DVR, I'm not impressed one bit, i feel if you never had a DVR before, then you will like the VIP722, but if you have had Tivo before, then your not going to like it to much, I feel babied with Tivo, but with the 722, I feel its just a Plan Jane DVR, sure its HD, and it has a large hard drive, but when I go to purchase a movie from Dish network, it only gives you 24 hours to watch it, then it locks out the movie. And with Tivo if you record it, it stays on your Tivo till you delete it, so its kind of like ordering A movie from amazon, amazon only will give you 24 hours to watch it with Tivo.So like I said I guess Im spoiled with Tivo I feel. but again, if you want a good DVR then buy the ViP722 HD DVR, it will work fine, but you dont get the features that Tivo offers, and thats what I like, is those Tivo features. Well There you go, my 2 cents worth, take it for what you will, and Enjoy your DVR no matter what one you have!!!!