I want to upgrade from a 322 reciever to a 222 reciever. Can I still use my vcr to record shows? I heard hd shows were blocked. This reciever has one hd and one sd so what about recording with a vcr on the sd telivision? Also I don't pay a monthly fee for the 322. What about the 222? I will still have only one reciever. Thank You
Last I heard, the 222 was discontinued, so you'd have to purchase one from eVay or somewhere of the nature. You can still hook up your vcr, and shouldn't run into HDCP, as you will not be using digital cables.
Few VCRs will have an HDMI input if that's what you mean by "hd tv", but most Dish receivers put the TV 1 signal out in a variety of formats for people with old TVs so the VCR is likely to work on those too. (I say likely only because I haven't seen a VCR in a long time but it seems like it should work.)
I found an old post that says both tv 1 and tv 2 have rca outputs and if it is hooked up that way it works on both. I have a vcr and dvd recorder. Anyone know if there is a monthly fee with the 222 reciever? None with the 322.