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Hopper with Sling upgrade fees

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by VDP07, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 #1 of 51
    VDP07

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    Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(
     
  2. Jan 7, 2013 #2 of 51
    Yankee

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    I wonder how many people that have the Hopper 1 will upgrade to the Hopper 2 and pay 200 to 300 dollars. I know wont only thing i care bout is the Sling
     
  3. Jan 8, 2013 #3 of 51
    3HaloODST

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    Not me. Already have Sling Adapters, WiFi dongles.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 #4 of 51
    tcatdbs

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    I just bought a Roku HD for 50 bucks. Very nice for streaming a lot of free "stuff". Really nice if you have Amazon Prime, actually has your watchlist (where many smart TV's don't). Had too many problems streaming Dish stuff. Have one Sling adapter for on the road DVR streaming.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 #5 of 51
    P Smith

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    It has official name: Hopper 2.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #6 of 51
    pmjones

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    I was told the upgrade fee would be the "same" (e.g. $ 50) as the existing upgrade to Hopper. We are hearing different things (shocker) from different sources at Dish.

    It would be really nice, when a new product is launched, that Dish have a pricing structure set up (and in the press release) for the millions of existing customers who may be curious.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2013 #7 of 51
    some guy

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    Who told you that? Its called Hopper With Sling, just like its branded on the outside of the box its shipped in and as well as the bezzle. The Hopper 2000 is the Hopper and the new model is Hopper with Sling.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2013 #8 of 51
    VDP07

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    The H2 is not set to launch until the 17th and the pricing structure is set, according to documents that were sent to me on the 7th. I can understand why the pricing details would not be included at the CES press conference. That venue is there to hype companies and the products they sell.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2013 #9 of 51
    P Smith

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    Better update your "knowledge" .... start from reading white label on a back the DVR and press Menu twice.
     
  10. zer0cool

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    When I checked with the tech Support group, and the CS group, neither of the reps I got had any idea what I was even talking about.
    Tried explaining to me that-
    "You cannot transfer recordings to an iPad, only an external drive".
    "The Hopper doesn't have Sling built in, but you can add an adapter, and stream to your iPad".

    Thanks for the info I already know. Didn't bother pointing out that the streaming function is a 50/50 proposition at best.

    I spent most of the online chat copying and pasting press release info.
     
  11. Calvin386

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    I already have a Hopper and 2 Joeys. I am getting ready to get a second Hopper.

    What should I expect my cost to be for the Hopper and installation?

    Also...should I wait for this Hopper 2? What is the difference?

    Thanks,

    Todd
     
  12. some guy

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    You crack me up. Menu 2x ...Hopper with Sling...white label on back...XIP 913.

    So tell me again where you see that it is called a Hopper 2 or where and when Dish said its officially the Hopper 2?
     
  13. some guy

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    The Hopper with Sling has double the ram and much faster processor. It also supports "Hopper Transfers" app which allows for you to transfer recorded content to an iPad. It also has built in Sling and Wifi adapter.
     
  14. 356B

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    In a word...it depends, on your history with Dish, your current contractual status and how conservative you want to play it. I would contact a DIRT member here, they are knowledgeable and helpful. I have negotiated every upgrade, and cut the best deal I could, the last Joey I got for NC. Never have called, I've heard the phone calls can get weird.
    Personally I would get Hooper 2 if I was adding a second, I imagine it's compatible with Hopper 1. It would be no more daring then getting the first generation Hopper...maybe less. Bon Appétit
     
  15. P Smith

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    In SW what is spooling to it.
     
  16. some guy

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    Anyone who's seen the software spool posts on these threads would know its S300..
     
  17. P Smith

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  18. some guy

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    I have no idea what you are saying.
     
  19. 3HaloODST

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    Those existing customers without a Hopper can still upgrade to Hopper 1.0 for $50 even after Hopper 2.0 is released.
     
  20. P Smith

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    the idea is to follow URL what I posted for you
     

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