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Hopper Transfer App with Original Hopper + Sling Adapter

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Wildman63, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Wildman63

    Wildman63 Mentor

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    Any chance that firmware/software changes will allow me to use the new Hopper Transfer App with my original Hopper and Sling Adapter setup? I've had my Hopper and Sling Adapter for just a few months and would like the enhanced capability available with the transfer app for my iPad. BTW, the Sling Adapter does a great job when a Hot Spot is available.

    Anybody know if a hardware update is required to give me the capability to save content on my iPad or will Dish be able to make it happen with my current system (even eventually).
     
  2. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Hi, I do understand about wanting to have access to the ipad transfer feature of the Sling loaded Hopper but this feature is only available on the Sling Loaded Hopper.
     
  3. Wildman63

    Wildman63 Mentor

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    I know the Transfer App only works with the new Hopper... just want to know if it's a hardware issue or a business decision to make the app incompatible with three month old Hoppers/Sling Adapters.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Who will spend time to support old devices ? They barely catching new boxes and necessary updates like DRM support, restrictions and such
     
  5. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    Hardware limitations and the HWSs chipset can support it.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Never say never... those who have said "never" have come to regret it more than once.

    But... that said... I would kind of be surprised now if Dish goes back and adds that support for the Sling adapter on older Hoppers.

    I can't think of any technical reason why it can't be possible, though... sure, the new Hopper w/ Sling is supposed to have a faster CPU... but we had some really old Dish receivers that supported transfer to those Archos devices... so I can't believe a Hopper with a Sling Adapter "can't" do it... but I can believe Dish will perhaps not enable it.
     

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