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Is hopper a dual tuner unit...........

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by bnewt, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    just wondering if there was some way to feed other tv's a different program with the hopper, like you can with the 722?
     
  2. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    yes, its called a Joey
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The Hopper has 3 SAT tuners... and now supports an add-on USB OTA tuner for a fourth tuner of OTA all at the same time.

    Other rooms are supported via Joeys that link to the Hopper and use its tuners.
     
  4. mdavej

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    A key difference is that feeding a second TV with a Hopper is not free like it is with a 722. However, for the added cost of a Joey, at least you get HD and expandability beyond 2 TV's.
     
  5. sregener

    sregener Godfather

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    With the Slingbox adapter, you can watch a second tuner in a different location without an additional monthly fee.
     
  6. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    The 722 feed to other TVs is SD. It is industry standard that if you want independent HD viewing on another TV, you are going to pay for another box (or a mirroring fee for an RVU TV).
     
  7. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    how does this function? I have a tv upstairs that is seldom used. I would like to be able to acess the Dish programming, but it is not worth paying a monthly fee for tv that is used once or twice a year. Would the sling accomplish this? Is it wireless?
     
  8. garys

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    No, it allows you to view tuners and recording via smart phones and computers. It could work if the tv can be connected as a monitor.
     
  9. sregener

    sregener Godfather

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    The Slingbox adapter connects to your network-connected Hopper via a USB port. You can then access recordings or channels on your Hopper (note: not channels received OTA with the OTA USB adapter, nor recordings made by the OTA tuner) and watch them remotely using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Note that the smartphone, tablet, or computer will require an Internet connection, and it really helps the speed if they're on the same local network. Then you surf to DishOnline or use the Dish Remote Access App, select your DVR and watch your recordings or live TV.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Sling Catcher someone ?
     
  11. some guy

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    I've attempted to use 3 "Sling Catchers" in the past and had no luck with any of them. In my opinion those were less than sub par and I'm glad that was scrapped.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    may I get one from you to test ?
     

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