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Hopper Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by ctreptow, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. ctreptow

    ctreptow Cool Member

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    Hi All

    I currently have a 722 and 922 Dvr Setup. I called Dish this evening to upgrade my 722 to a Hopper with 1 Joey. To my surprise I was told that I had to upgrade both receivers to Hoppers and I had to buy a joey for each. I only have 3 Tv's and I like the 922 with dual OTA receivers.

    This seems like crap. I want to keep the 922 as my main receiver and add the hopper to the basement theater and weight room....

    Has anyone been able to merge a Hopper with a current non-hopper dvr system?

    and is there a way around this issue?
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It's either all Hopper or no Hopper... with the exception that they have allowed some Hopper accounts to have 211 receivers.

    If you like your 922 you should probably stay with the 922... though that said, now that the Hopper has OTA capability... the only thing you lose by trading the 922 for a Hopper would be a Hopper can only have 1 OTA tuner... but it has 3 SAT tuners... so depending on how you use/record TV, it still can be a win w/ the PTAT feature.
     
  3. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    The only mixed account setup you can have is a 211/211k/411 on a Hopper account for RV/Tailgater use. No other VIP or older equipment can be activated on a Hopper account.
     
  4. Jason S@dish

    Jason S@dish DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The forum is right as usual. The only receivers allowed on an account with a Hopper are 211k/211/411 series, and that is only when the 211 is in an RV or pairs with a tailgater mobile satellite.
     
  5. ctreptow

    ctreptow Cool Member

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    Well that is a bummer.

    The other question I have is can the hoppers talk to each other yet?

    If I get 2 hoppers can each hopper play recordings off the other?

    I have 3 tv's I would like setup, my toughts were to have a hopper on 2 of them and 1 Joey for the 3rd TV. The problem is Dish will only sell me 2 hoppers with 2 Joeys. If the Hoppers don't talk to each other can I use the 2 joeys on 1 hopper to feed the same TV that has a Hopper installed? I would use a secondary input for that joey?
     
  6. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

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    Yes they can
     
  7. garys

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    Hoppers can view the recordings on the other, but not much else yet. You cannot set recordings or view recordings from any attached EHD's.
     
  8. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    EHDs are viewable from the Joeys now. Thanks.

     
  9. ctreptow

    ctreptow Cool Member

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    but my last question is I am required to buy a Joey per hopper. Can I connect the 2 joeys to 1 hopper and have the other one just run my main TV?

    c
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    a) not required - it's your choice
    b) yes, no issues there
     
  11. garys

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    Great, thanks for the info.
     
  12. BubbaD

    BubbaD New Member

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    Dish will require two joeys with two hoppers. When installer gets there cancel one Joey. I just did this. I have two hoppers one Joey.

    I don't know why dish makes you do this.
     
  13. 356B

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    I take it this just happened?
     
  14. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    I believe its been that way at least since my install which was done with S222. I'm at S234 now.
     
  15. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    This was available a few updates ago. Thanks.

     

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