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Hopper with Sling - CES Press Releases

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

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Good photos. Are those really Dr. Dre or other hip-hop headphones next to the Sling with Hopper, aka, "Slopper"?
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The pics were taken by hdtvfan001 and myself. Thanks HD. :)
     
  3. Ops5

    Ops5 Cool Member

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    I thought I was going to have this installed tomorrow until at the end of the conversation I'm told there is a $199 fee for the Hopper w/ Sling. :confused: Guess I'll be staying with DTV.

    Did I miss something? I don't remember reading about a fee like this for new customers.
     
  4. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    It's supposed to be free for most new customers.
     
  5. VDP07

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    If you subscribe to the AT120 or higher, the $199.00 lease upgrade fee is waived. If this is your case, I would call again and verify this.
     
  6. some guy

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    I just pretended to be a new customer at dish.com and it looks like I could get it free as a new customer. I didn't even have to go as far as entering my personal info. I chose a 3tv set up and entered my zip code and then this appeared with an image of the new Hopper.

    Get The HopperTM with Sling® Free!

    With new DISH service, qualified customers can get the Hopper with Sling: the most advanced Whole-Home HD DVR in the industry! Connect up to 4 HD TVs with the Hopper and 3 Joeys- free for qualified customers.
    (Monthly DVR and receiver fees apply.)

    So unless you aren't qualified for some reason, I would think you can get it free as a new customer.

    What program package did you select? Maybe you should sign up at dish.com.
     
  7. Ops5

    Ops5 Cool Member

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    Thanks all. I just subscribed online without a problem. $199 fee credited back. Looking forward to returning to Dish and my 1st Sling device! :)
     
  8. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

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    I just had a Hopper w/Sling and a 2nd non-sling Hopper installed last Friday. H w/Sling was free, 2nd Hopper w/o was $100 but if I had wanted a 2nd w/sling it would have been $200.

    This was as a 'new' (returning) customer.
     
  9. Ops5

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    So I got my Hopper w/ Sling and Joey installed on Monday. I've had little time to play with it but so far so good.

    Question: Is there any chance I can utilize my DirecTV DECA broadband adapter components to push internet through the coax? The Dish installer took it all apart of course - I'll probably try it when I have time, but was just wondering if anyone had a definite answer.

    Thanks.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Assuming you have internet on the Hopper w/Sling either wirelessly or with a wired ethernet connection, you just need to enable bridging to get it to the coax.


    Please check to ensure bridging is enabled on both Hoppers soyou can see the HD from either Hopper.

    You can check this feature by pressing the Yellow Hot key on your remote to display the Settings screen on your TV. Press the Blue Hot key for Broadband Setup. Select MoCA from the drop down list below the picture window. Then press the Blue Hot key 2 times. The Bridging button will appear on the right. Select the Bridging button and ensure this feature is enabled.
     
  11. Ops5

    Ops5 Cool Member

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    Thanks, I should have been more specific. I can see the hard drive from both receivers. What I'm wanting to do is pull internet out of the receivers coax lines using my DTV DECA adapters in order to feed ethernet switches, which then supply internet to other devices located near each receiver (a tv and a BD player).

    I did this with my DTV setup and am just wondering if by chance it will work with Dish equipment. Otherwise I have a daunting ethernet wiring project ahead of me.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    No. You can't use DECA with dish equipment.
     
  13. Ops5

    Ops5 Cool Member

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    Ok, thanks. :(
     
  14. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    Bridging should be enabled ONLY on the ONE Hopper connected to the network.
     
  15. some guy

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    Also, bridging passes the IP from one connected Hopper to all other receivers . As stated above, bridging must only be enabled on the one hopper with the IP to avoid other issues. Also, bridging does NOT need to be enabled for DVR sharing, as long as you have both Hoppers to the same node then they should see each other. There is a bug with 2 hopper /0 Joey installs but that should be fixed pretty quickly.
     
  16. lparsons21

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    Yeah, you're right, bridging should only be set on one Hopper and I would assume that is the one with the actual ethernet connection. In my case, that is the Hopper w/Sling that has wireless internet.

    But what bug is there with 2 Hoppers and no Joey installs?
     
  17. some guy

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    Where the Hoppers may not communicate (DVR sharing) without a Joey or HIC installed in a 2 Hopper install. It's supposed to be fixed pretty quickly.
     
  18. lparsons21

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    I did some looking around and it seems that the 2 Hopper bug is only if you have 2 of the Hopper with Slings installed with no Joeys.

    A mix of 1 old and 1 new doesn't have this, nor did I see it talked about with 2 non-sling Hoppers.
     
  19. some guy

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    Correct, it's only affecting HWS.
     

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