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Hopper with Sling - CES Press Releases

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by ChAoTiCpInOy, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. snowman

    snowman Cool Member

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    Archos is great, we have one still. But is only works on MPEG-2 recordings, so no HD.
    My guess is that the advantage for dish with both Archos and iPAD is control over the output format. One format option works across all iPADs.
    That would be less-than-optimal on the android platform.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    check a specs of your Archos, it does support H.264; it was dish decision ...perhaps that time not many HD DVR has USB 2.0 ?
     
  3. jerry downing

    jerry downing Godfather

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    Is it possible to have Original Hoppers and New Hoppers on the same system? I would like to replace one of my Joeys with a New Hopper.
     
  4. some guy

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    Yes, Hopper 2000 and Hopper with Sling will work together.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Unless they come up with a new type of node, however, you would only be able to have one Hopper and one Hopper 2 "see" each other... because if you had 2 Hoppers on a dual node, you'd have to put your new Hopper 2 on its own node, which would be isolated...

    Swapping a Joey for a Hopper 2 will not be easy peasy in terms of cabling/node work...
     
  6. n0qcu

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    You can run a jumper between client ports on the two nodes and all three hopper will see each other.

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
  7. 3HaloODST

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    Swapping a Joey for a third Hopper was easy peasy for me :) . I was really happy when I found out that you could hook two nodes together. It just made sense that it would work out. I thought about it for a little while (like a week or so) then I said "What the heck" and ran a jumper cable between the nodes. Eureka! It worked! This was several months ago. Lots of discussion was had about it. Very little (negligible) MoCA signal loss between the nodes.
     
  8. sregener

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    The technical reason is probably the ability to re-encode the data stream into a native iPad format at a reasonable speed. It's one thing to Sling the data live, and another thing to Sling 2 hours of data in a reasonably short time period. No doubt the USB connection is not fast enough, nor the processor in the original Sling Adapter, to encode that much data that fast.
     
  9. MCHuf

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    Good luck with that. The increase of $11 (soon to be $10) going from a 722K to 1H/1J is ridiculous. Now if the first Joey was free with the Hopper, like people hoped for before release, than a lot more people would have jumped on the upgrade for only a $4 (soon $3) increase. I know I would have and I know plenty of other Dish subscribers who would have also.

    Dish does have every right to charge what they see fit for their equipment and service. But they can also pay to maintain a whole bunch of older equipment too.
     
  10. pmjones

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    Obnoxious . . . . I know my 922 has a sling. Yeesh.

    Question is what it will cost existing customers who do not have a Hopper to upgrade to the new Hopper. Was told by a CSR today it will be $ 50 plus $ 15 tech vistit.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    There is no more of such, it's just a "Hopper" while new one is "Hopper 2"
     
  12. zer0cool

    zer0cool Godfather

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    Yah, that's gonna' really irritate me, as I've wanted this feature forever, and now my Hopper with External sling adapter won't have it?
     
  13. some guy

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    What? It is not called a Hopper 2, it is called Hopper with Sling, just like it is displayed on the outside of the box it comes in. And on the bezzle itself.
     
  14. some guy

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    Most likely the reason the new Hopper can do this is because they beefed up the processor and ram.
     
  15. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Have we ever heard if this is officially supported by Dish?

    I ask because... I know ethernet works to Joeys as well, but Dish has said it is unofficial... which leads me to think they could disable that feature at some point... so I'm wondering if they could disable the node linking at some point too.
     
  16. 3HaloODST

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    Doubt it on both counts.

    I've ran it by DIRT and they were impressed. There were initially some minor software issues with 3 Hoppers but I reported them to DIRT and a software update was released soon after that fixed the issues.
     
  17. VDP07

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    The CSR was mistaken. That quote was likely for the current Hopper. CSR's don't even have the ability to process an H2 upgrade until the 17th. An H2 upgrade will cost Either $200 or $300 depending on your status with DISH
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Huh ? Did you press Menu twice? Did you seen white label on a back of the DVR ?
    Or you're living in PR Dept world ?
     
  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Where have you seen it called a Hopper 2?
     
  20. some guy

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    Hmmm... Menu twice displays Hopper with Sling....white label on the back displays XIP 913. I guess you are right, its officially called the Hopper 2.
     

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