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I feel your pain man, I'm in the same situation. I just sold my house and moved into an apartment while I build a new home. I just paid Dish Network $300 in cancellation fees and yet I am still a customer through AT&T HE at the aparment. Can you sense the anger?
I can tell you that the VIP622 WILL work but you have to play with it a little. The 622 has the same software as the DVR box AT&T uses. You need 2 updated Q boxes which AT&T will install if you get a DVR through them because they are needed with the DVR box. First go into the DVR setup screen and get all the QAM search frequencies. Hook the VIP up to the Q boxes and you will get some sort of message about it detecting Q boxes, blah blah blah click ok or cancel. Click ok and it will act like its locked up, if your turn it on, the lights will briefly flash and it will not turn on, thats ok, its actually applying the update that enables it to work with the Q boxes, just wait for a while and it will come up on its own. It will actually go through this a couple of times as it applies updates. When it is done you will see a new option on the menu for QAM. Go into it and put in the search frequencies that you got from the DVR. If your lucky, it will find a bunch of transponders, you click done and your ready to go. In my case we weren't successful the first time. The installer was actually helping me try to figure it out I THINK it didn't work because the Q boxes weren't updated or the 622 hadn't got all the updates it needed. I hooked the VIP back up a day or so later and it found all the transponders and worked perfectly, at that point it had been plugged in for a while, just not hooked up to the dish (I was watching all the programs I had recorded at the house). It would help if the VIP is already activated which in my case it was because I hadn't cancelled my account with Dish from the house.
I was told by the installer who spoke to one of the senior techs that the VIP622 will be available through them by the end of the year. The senior tech was on site at another complex trying to get the 622 working and was walking us through the process at the same time. I had to send my 622 back to DN and am trying to decide whether to buy one off fleabay or suck it up and wait until AT&T HE comes out with it.
 
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