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Hopper/Joey general questions

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by soccerguy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

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    It's time to get rid of the VIP622 that has served us well for 6+ years. It's starting to act up a bit and will upgrade to a Hopper. A few questions that I am having a hard time finding answers for:

    1. Transfers app- The shows are transferred to the iPad. Then what? Are they then synced to iTunes when you connect the iPad to your computer? I guess I am wondering about the ability to archive a program once I remove it from the iPad. Are the videos in a standard .mov or .m4v format or a proprietary format?

    2. Joey cannot do PIP, correct?

    3. PIP on the Hopper- On our VIP622 we don't very often use PIP but constantly use the 'swap' button to jump back and fourth between 2 shows. Same functionality on the Hopper?

    4. Dish Anywhere app- When using the Dish Anywhere app it utilizes one of the tuners, correct? What about for recorded programs?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. garys

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    1. Then you can view it, I would think the recording would still have Dish's encryption and the only way to play it would be via the ipad app. It wouldn't matter what format since it should only play on the ipad.
    2. Correct.
    3. A little different, you do need two available tuners on the Hopper for the pip to work (if in use by Joey or recording, it would not work), with the 622, it needed to be in dual user mode and would work if tuner 2 was recording (you would see the recording, before anyone asks).
    4. DishAnywhere (I have to assume you mean via sling) would use a tuner for Live tv, but not use any tuner if viewing a recording.
     
  3. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

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    Thanks.

    So when you are done with a show on the iPad, it can only be deleted and not archived? Not a deal breaker by any means, just curious as to how it all works.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    there are DRM shows, like from HBO ... and not ...
    you should dig into the files and tell us
     
  5. TheGrove

    TheGrove AllStar

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    Not sure if this would work for you, but you could put an EHD on the 622 and transfer your shows to that then transfer the EHD to the Hopper and the shows will be viewable on it. That is what I did when I replaced my 622 & 722 with hoppers.
     
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Short version is that unless they're DRM'd (HBO for example) then it keeps a copy on the drive. You can't 'archive' the video files from the iPad.
     
  7. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

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    I just discovered last night that Dish did away with the one-time EHD fee. I am already digging through boxes looking for an old EHD to use.

    Pricing question- If I purchase a Joey do I still have to pay the $7/mo fee?

    Wish me luck. I am a 13+ year Dish subscriber and will attempt to get the Hopper and Joey free, even though I am not a new subscriber.
     
  8. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    All leased or purchased receivers have a monthly charge after the first receiver. I can also assist you with upgrading your equipment to the Hopper and Joeys. Please let me know. Thanks.

     
  9. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The transfer of DVR content to an iPad is only accessible with the Hopper - Hopper w/Sling. Thanks.

     
  10. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

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    Can't PM you until I have 5 posts... this may be #5...
     
  11. yellohj

    yellohj New Member

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    I am needing 5 posts to PM DIRT team too.
     
  12. yellohj

    yellohj New Member

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    soccerguy, I am sorry to flood your thread, but I am looking to replace my 922 and other DVS with H/J too. I play soccer too- hope you don't mind
     
  13. yellohj

    yellohj New Member

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    soccerguy, those are great questions, btw
     
  14. yellohj

    yellohj New Member

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    I called Dish Customer Service, but they said that I would have to have someone from another group call back and 2 weeks later no call.

    I hope to get the answer to my questions once I can PM
     
  15. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

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    OK here we go. Hopper and Joey being installed Friday Morning. Looks like BIG changes from the old reliable 622...

    Should I see any difference in picture quality? The 622 is almost 7 years old after all...
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yeah, if you bought new better HDTV
     
  17. LtMunst

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    I would swear the picture quality is noticeably better with the Hopper....might be all in my head though. :)
     
  18. Oilspot

    Oilspot Cool Member

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    Mine seemed better also, but some of it is the menu and interface "upgrade" the actual shows seem about the same. The big difference to me was the speed of the new system (most of the time), was better than the 722.
     
  19. RASCAL01

    RASCAL01 Godfather

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    Speed is the biggerst difference. I have not seen any picture difference.
     
  20. dbconsultant

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    We just replaced our 622 with the Hopper/Joey and the picture is amazingly better! Kind of like the difference between dvd and blueray. Loving our hopper!
     

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