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Dish VIP 612 breaks up when playing back recorded shows.

My Dish VIP 612 works fine on live TV but breaks up, freezes, pixilates when playing back recorded shows especially longer shows like basketball games, football games, etc. Dish has sent me three different DVRs but I still have the problem.

Any suggestions?

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  • toomanynicks Mar 05, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. If I skip back, the audio comes in three
    seconds after the video playback begins. There is random freezing or
    macroblocking of the recorded image, and an occasional flash. I just
    got off the phone (again) with Dish and the guy finally admitted this
    was a known issue with all their HD receivers. Needless to say I am
    furious they have wasted so much of my time, swapping recievers and
    having the guy come out to swap all the outside stuff. After many years
    I may be ready to tell Dish to pound sand.

  • edy343 Mar 05, 2009




    In response to your questions, I am on my third DVR from
    Dish and I am having fewer problems than on the previous two. Most
    shows do not break up on replay, but I seem to have the most problems on shows
    that are more than one hour long and are being watched while still being
    recording. The problem does occur more in HD than SD.

    In your email from you say:

    Edy, I am not going to say that this is the definite issue but Dish only has
    receivers that are 1080i compatible at the time which will give you some
    blurring and possible pixellating. 1080p will resolve these issues in the
    future. Therefore if you still need help let me know.



    My TV is 1080p. How will these issues be resolved in the future?
    Will Dish be providing new DVRs or will they be able to resolve the problem
    during transmission? Thanks for your help.



    Edy



  • Jim Franks May 11, 2010

    edy,

    I am curious if this only occurs on HD channels or if it occurs on both the SD and HD channels.It may also be a cable issue or seperator that is bad. Try recording a show while watching it also to see if it occurs then also and let me know the results so we can eliminate some issues and find the root ccause of your issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    does vip 612 use a smartcard

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I want to know if I can get my recorded programs from my old VIP 612 transferred to my new one when it gets here.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    It keeps freezing up so they are sending me a new one. Can I recover my recordings from the other dvr?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    It keeps freezing up so they are sending me a new one. Can I recover my recordings from the old dvr?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    is vip 612 can work without smart card ?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    can vip 612 work without smat card ?

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Edy, I am not going to say that this is the definite issue but Dish only has receivers that are 1080i compatible at the time which will give you some blurring and possible pixellating. 1080p will resolve these issues in the future. Therefore if you still need help let me know.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Jim Franks Mar 06, 2009

    Edy, the introduction of 1080p receivers in the future should resolve the blurring and possible pixellating issues that are seen during fast action sequences such as a basketball player running up court. This is due to the way a 1080p fill in the TV screen as opposed to the 1080i. Progessives fill the screen line by line creating less loss of information in fast moving scenes whereas interlaced fills the screen every other line and then restarts at the top filling those that were not filled in previously hence the lag time in imaging being displayed as if in real time. When the receivers that are 1080p are introduced I expect, but can not guarantee, that Dish will offer them as an upgrade offer to existing customers. This is due to Dish not having the ability to know what resolution your set is nor when it was purchased. Currently as of the writing of this post there are no 1080p receivers available through our competition either. Dish does offer 1080p Video on Demand services through it VIP line of receivers.

    As for Toomanyknicks, if they told you this is a known receiver issue it is news to me as it is not listed on any information available to the field performing the installations. We however do not have the resources available to us that the customer service people do on their end so I apologize for my ignorance of this fact and for your ongoing issues.

    Dish will soon be introducing a new receiver called the 922 Vip model that may interest you gentleman. Another solution although I hate to suggest it would be to use the expansion port on a non DVR receiver such as a 222 to record your shows. This would require the use of your own hard drive but would eleiminate any concerns you might have with the internal device.

    I am sorry I could not be of more help. Thanks for using Fix Ya.

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Hi there Rick, my name is Kimberly and I form part of the Social Media Department with DISH. It is my pleasure to help you. A VIP 612 is a single receiver, meaning it can only control one tv independently, if you do have a second Tv connected it is mirrored correct? (meaning it watches/shares the same programming as the main TV connected directly to the receiver) If so, the TV connected with RG6 cable must be on channel 3 in order to receive a picture. Feel free to reach me at: kimberly.escobar@dish.com if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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Your device's remote control codes for your TV, VCR, or receiver are now programmed into your DISH Solo DVR ViP 612 remote control.

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