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3 Hoppers, 2 Joeys?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by kevinturcotte, May 22, 2012.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    Is it possible to have 3 Hoppers and 2 Joeys on 1 account, and in one system? I need the ability to record 7 channels at once, but also have the ability to watch 2 live channels in different rooms while those 7 programs are recording.
     
  2. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    It's possible to have 3H/2J on one account (you would have to buy the 3rd Hopper), but they won't be in the same system (meaning they wouldn't be a whole-home setup). Currently, we only have a duo node which will control 2 Hoppers, and their corresponding Joeys. The last Hopper would be connected to its own node, and would not integrate with the other 2.

    There is currently no word on whether or not a trio-type node is in the works. As you may know, Hoppers do not currently have the ability to communicate with each other at this time, but they will.
     
  3. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    If you pay an extra $7 a month each, Joey(s) can be used at Hopper locations connected to another HDMI port to have access to the other network.
     
  4. domingos35

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    Why not a triple node?
    why limit the options if a customer wants 3 hoppers?
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    How ? What is your proposal ?

    Lets see... typical install with one DPP44 has four outputs equal eight 'bands' (stacked), each h2k require three 'bands'.
    Do the math.
     
  6. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Wow, gotta buy third Hopper full price? So about $450? Good thing I'm happy with my 2H/2J setup!

    I agree.

    DPP44 + DPP33 + triple node.
     
  7. MattG@DISH Network

    MattG@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    We never heard as to why this is. There is currently no word on whether or not a trio-type node is in the works.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Is it TYPICAL setup ?
     
  9. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    No, but the TYPICAL setup doesn't even require a DPP44.
     
  10. Wire Nut

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    If 6 tuners isn't enough for your family, maybe it's time to adopt a hobby? Or, perhaps, a life?
    As a corporation in the business of doing business, I'm sure something is in the works but until hoppers can link to each other why have more than a duo node available to the average customer? Would the R&D/mass production be worth the cost at this point for the top .001% of your customer base?
    That being said, Solid Signal is selling Hoppers for $350, I'm watching mine as I type.
     

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