Dish PVR721 - I finally got a date and a price!!!

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  1. Greg Haynes

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    I been waiting for 6 months for a release date on the Dish PVR721 and today Jessica at Dish finally gave it to me.[​IMG]
    Street date will be on June 28th and price will be set at $549 for the standalone unit and $599 for the unit and satellite. Dish is expected to get 200 units by June 28th.
    I asked if there is going to be any promos to promote the new PVR and she said not at this time but who knows down the road.
    This unit is going to be the killer of all PVR's. With the massive amount of hard drive space and all the cool bells and whistles I can't wait till the end of the month. And best of all no monthly fees like Tivo charges!
    Here is some of the features for people first hearing about the Dish PVR721:
    Combined satellite receiver, personal video recorder with internet capabilities
    Two tuners for advanced recording and picture in picture capabilities on any TV
    Largest hard drive ever offered in a PVR product for expanded recording and storage of programming (100hrs!!)
    New, advanced user interface
    7-day EPG with search
    Caller ID with caller history
    Software and hardware upgradable
    PVR Features
    Pause live TV
    4X, 15X, 60X, 300X fast forward and reverse
    Instant skip forward and skip back
    Know at a glance what is recorded with info about each recording - instantly play, delete and protect programs
    Program capture - no more "Oops, I forgot to record!"
    2-Tuner Features
    Picture-in-picture on any TV
    Record two live programs at once
    Record a live program while watching another live program
    Record two live programs while watching a recorded program
    Advanced Features
    Specially designed universal UHF/IR remote with PIP functions
    New IR keyboard with integrated remote control functions (optional)
    Records Dolby Digital to the hard drive - perfect for home theater
    Optical Dolby Digital output
    2 - USB interfaces for other peripherals
    Expansion port
    Front panel A/V input jacks
     
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    Thanks for the info, now to hear about the 921.

    This one does sound pretty sexy.

    Marc_E
     
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    Is anybody looking to purchase this unit?
     
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    This would be just the stimulus to get me to go ahead and move to Dish from cable. Waiting for this unit has essentially been my excuse for not making the move to date [​IMG]
     
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    Greg

    Yes I am going to purchase this unit. I have been in the upgrade mode and this was a piece I have been waiting for. Since March I have purchased a Rotel-1095, Parasound HCA-885, Anthem AVM-20 and a Paradigm X-20.

    I still needed a Dish PVR and a DVD/A player. The DVD/A is going to wait, but I am ready for the PVR.

    I am curious, it will record OTA broadcast won't it?


    Joe
     
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    'Since March I have purchased a Rotel-1095, Parasound HCA-885, Anthem AVM-20 and a Paradigm X-20.'
    If you could see my face you would see jelousy!
    I will shift into major upgrade mode in the next 6 months:
    b&W N804's
    Anthem AVM-20
    Rotel RB1090
    Sherbourn 5/1500A
    DISH 921
    and new surrounds (ditching CSW!).
    Marc_E
     
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    The single tuner PVR501 already does record DD5.1 onto the hard drive.

    We got caller ID (buggy) and the 7-day guide a few releases ago.

    Interesting notes:

    2 USB ports for connection to other devices
    IR keyboard and internet capability...

    Jay
     
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    Until Dish starts including free SW64s with this unit, it is a rip-off. Remeber, this unit requires two satellite feeds in order to work properly. For most people that alreay own two receivers, a 721 means getting a SW64, which costs $150. The receiver is already border-line overpriced at $549 (without dish), at $700 installed it's just a bad joke.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
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    Lyle,
    Does this mean I need to SD feeds to record one and watch the other and two (for the 921) HD feeds to watch one and record the other? Does that mean I need 4 Dishes on my roof? (excuse me if I am just stupid, I just want to be clear).
    Marc_E
     
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    Here is some pics that I got off of DishNetwork of the 721
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    Ok, more questions:
    I have dish 500 w/dual LNB and dish 300 (pointing at 61.5 for HD) w/switch 21 (1 I think). I have two receivers presently: 6000 and 4700. So, do I just add a switch 64 and hook up 4 lines to the pvr?????

    Sorry I am so confused.
    Thanks
    Marc
     
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    But can it receive HDTV from the appropriate satelite or do I still need to have a 6000?
     
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    Robert is correct. The 721 does not display or record HDTV. I am willing to sell my 6000 and lose HDTV for now. Only because I don't have an outdoor antenna and the only HD shows I get is HBO-HD. I am just tired of VCR's. The 921 has no release date but I have been told to expect its release sometime early 2003. By then there should be more HD content and I will then upgrade to the 921.
     

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