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Question on install of Hopper upgrade

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by fudpucker, May 24, 2013.

  1. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

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    Current setup: 722K plus two 612s. 722 is in main room (Den,) one 612 is in sunroom, one 612 is downstairs in bedroom.

    I've been waiting to upgrade to a Hopper w/Sling, Hopper, and Joey (Den, Bedroom, and Sunroom repectively) until we move from our current den into another room upstairs which we are converting to be the new den. When we had the original install here, the tech went ahead and ran coax into the room in which we will be moving, so that all I would need to do to move into the new room was disconnect the cable for the current den from the splitter outside, connect the coax from the new room to the splitter, then move the receiver into the new room and connect it to the coax in that room.

    My question: if I go ahead and have them do a Hopper upgrade now, in the current room, will they simply use the current coax and will it be just as simple to switch rooms later?

    Thanks
     
  2. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    The switch should be just as easy providing the cable to the new room is of good quality. (RG6)
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    for clients [Joye] the cable requirement is not that strict: RG-59 should works OK
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you can get good reading at www.dishuser.org/hopper.php page
     
  5. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

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    Yeah, problem is that the alternate cable the installer ran for us before in the unused room was whatever he used for the older receivers, and that is where the Hopper will be going. Not sure he used any special cabling.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yeah, this box [H] want 3 GHz flat :)
     
  7. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    If the new Hopper works in one room with the current cable, then I would strongly suspect it will work just fine in the other room. The original installer would have installed the same quality cabling to both rooms.

    I proved this to myself, as I have cabling, RG6, which is over ten years old, two lines, and both work just fine running my Hopper(s). I spent a lot of time overthinking it and would have been better served by just going ahead and doing it in the first place and then only worrying if one of the lines wasn't good enough.

    Neither of my RG6 lines are rated 3 Ghz but back then they didn't test them that high I suspect.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    For acceptable length of the cable it's true. 3 GHz certification give you assurance in max runs (200' or so).
     

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