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Our First Night With Hopper & Joeys

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Marlin Guy, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. ken1403

    ken1403 Cool Member

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    I just switched from D* using an HR24 200 and am much happier with my hopper/joey system. It is much faster.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The Hopper/Joey system is impressive and may be faster then the HR24s but will that speed sustain the test of time? I'm sure DISH has plans for improvements and additional features for their Hopper/Joey system like DirecTV has for it's receivers which brings Murphy's Law into effect. "The more complex you make something the greater the possibilty something can and will go wrong".
     
  3. lparsons21

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    If history is any kind of indicator, yes the Hopper/Joey system will remain faster than the D* HR solutions. For whatever reason, speed of operation on D*'s HRs does not seem to be a real priority for them.
     
  4. Daniel

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    I jumped to Dish for the Hopper/Joey after living with the dog slow HR21 for nearly two years (I had to pay $80 ETF). I was simply tired of fighting it. I had been with DirecTV for over 15 years.

    Of course, after I already had the Hopper installed, DirecTV now said that they could get be two HR24s. Guaranteed. Sorry, too little and WAY too late.
     
  5. lparsons21

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    If it is any consolation, getting HR24s would have been faster but still much slower than they were before the HDGUI. And from all reports, still much slower than your Hopper/Joey setup.
     
  6. Daniel

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    Yea, that was my thinking also.

    I had also been hoping that the new DirecTiVo would meet my needs, but what finally came out was intentionally crippled and a major step back.

    But I've been as giddy as a school girl since I got the Hopper. Sure, it has some bugs and some features are not fully implemented yet, but it is still a far cry over the current HR21.
     
  7. Josh125

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    Good to hear, we opted for Dish mainly for a more stable operating platform. I can't see going with D* and fighting what seems like a never ending battle with the software. I recognize nothing is perfect, though.

    Install is Friday, we are excited!
     
  8. Marlin Guy

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    Josh125,
    If my system is typical then you will love it.

    I'm still getting used to where things are and still finding new features. Used it all weekend and it's still blazing fast and trouble-free.
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Please discuss the topic and not each other.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Everyone needs to do right by their family, if that means switching providers then that's what they need to do. I'm glad you like the new service Marlin Guy.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I love analogies, metaphors and parables. I don't have Hopper/Joey, in fact, I no longer have satellite, but as a former Dish sub, I'm excited for our DISH HEADS, particularly those who have upgraded from D* to E*.

    As far as comparisons go, I would imagine that upgrading to Hopper/Joey is:

    - like moving out of a bug-infested motel and into the Paris Hilton.

    - like going through a Mickey D's drive-thru and being suprised with a steak dinner instead of a burger.

    - like digging a hole in my yard to plant a tree and striking oil instead. (I didn't)

    - like going from 56k dial-up to 20 GHz. (I did)

    - like going from watching radio to watching my 55" 1080p HD LCD/LED tv. (I did)

    - like going from working my *ss of for 50 years, to being retired, comfortable and content. (I did)

    - like... well, you get the idea.

    ;)
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    I think so. It's like going from this...

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    to this.....

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  12. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    My installation is on Thursday afternoon.
    Hoping it goes smooth!
     
  13. skew

    skew Cool Member

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    Well Im just the opposite to each thier own lol

    Two years of vip 922 looking for the last 2 minutes of every show on another recorded show because it had no padding,unplug in it to reset 2-3 times a week, all of the promises new makeup coming out to make it better but after every update it was just ended up being drywall puddy. Dish wanted me to pay $199 to "upgrade" to a vip722 when I called to talk to them about canceling.


     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    No; the size of the engine is never the sole determinant.
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, then what happened?? :grin:
     
  16. Josh125

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    Nearly a month later and the system has not such much as had a hiccup (knocks on wood) :goodjob:
     
  17. Hawgster

    Hawgster Cool Member

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    Thought I would chime in, I ordered my hopper the day they started offering(march 15 or 18 when ever it was), never had a sat before always cable. To me it is as fast as Cable, hit the button and its there what more can you ask for. Still learning the features it has to offer, if only I had a better internet signal from my neighbor I could use the internet features. I am looking into getting a antenna booster to see if this will help in getting online movies. Not sure what else I can do with the internet feature though... I`m happy with my system.......
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    What ? :confused:
     
  19. domingos35

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    what else can u do?
    hint: get your own internet
     
  20. TBoneit

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    Main reason My Wireless function is turned off in the router and everything is wired.
     

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