How to Install VIP722

by Allen Coleman

The Dish Network VIP722 is a high definition DVR (Digital Video Recorder) satellite box that can record up to three different programs at the same time. It is recommended to install the VIP722 to your high-definition television using the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection to transfer the high-definition signal. The HDMI not only will give you the best picture possible but it also carries the audio signal in the same cable. After you have successfully installed your Dish Network dish, you can install the VIP722 to your high-definition TV.

Step 1

Plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI output on the back of the VIP722. There is only one way this plug will fit so don't force it in. If it doesn't fit, turn the plug around and try again.

Step 2

Push the HDMI cable into the HDMI input on the back of your television.

Step 3

Plug the phone line into the phone line connection on the back of the VIP722, then plug the other end of the phone line into the jack in your wall.

Step 4

Connect the coaxial cable coming out of your wall to the input on the cable splitter.

Step 5

Connect two separate coax cables to the output on the cable splitter. Connect one of the cables to the "Satellite In 1" post on the back of the VIP722 and the other cable to the "Satellite In 2".

Step 6

Turn on the power on the VIP722 and your television to confirm you are getting picture and sound.

Step 7

Press the "Menu" button on the remote control to bring up the main menu. Select the "System Setup" option on the menu. Then, go to the "Installation" option and select the "Dish Pointing" option.

Select the "Check Switch" option and then the "Test" option to run a signal test to confirm you are getting a signal from your satellite dish.

About the Author

Allen Coleman has been writing since 2002. He got his start with "Oregon Insider Sports" covering college athletics. Since then Coleman has had work published in "Tailgater Magazine," "PDX Magazine" and on several websites including He is currently on the radio in Portland, Oregon and writing his own scripts. Coleman studied communications at Concordia University and Southern Oregon State.

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