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Single hopper no joey installation

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by drock, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. drock

    drock New Member

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    anyone know if you still need a single node for an installation
    of JUST a HOPPER and no joeys?


    Thanks
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes, it's a requirement for h2k as it has three tuners.

    I know one practical install (before the person will get his Solo Node) - one cable coming from DPP44; it's working fine, but need more tests to see if some timer would fire while two other tuners are taken ...
    And switch test would take a lot of time to finish the setup, BTW.
     
  3. Wire Nut

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    I installed, and am running this setup. Yeah, you definitely want the solo node. I guess you can run without a node with just one satellite, but why when the nodes are relatively inexpensive?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    So, you are the one who could answer to that question above - if you want record three channels on three different transponders ? Perhaps from three sats ?
     
  5. Wire Nut

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    I used a node in my installation, just heard that a Hopper will download and work without one but only with a single orbital location. I don't know if all three tuners would work in this configuration, don't really see how it would but maybe? Never seen it done personally.
     
  6. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    No actually without a node if you have a DPP LNB/switch (required for Hopper) then 2 of Hopper's 3 tuners will work and tune in to all orbital slots. Third one won't function at all and your check switches will take longer. As post #2 said Hopper may or may not function correctly in regards to timers.
     
  7. drock

    drock New Member

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    I Installed one friday without a node. Everything checked out, all green on all
    tuners of the checkswitch... all tuners showed availiable as well..

    Out of curiosity and fear of not doing it right, I went back out to my customers house and installed the node....

    ready....

    exactly the same results... lol BTW single nodes are $24 at cost..

    unfortunatly none of the install diagrams from D* do not include a single
    hopper and no joey diagram..

    So I still dont know for sure! :sure:

    thanks
    Drock
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Drock, the answer is - try to record three programs from three different sats.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    One would not even need a to record three different satellites ... just three different polarities would be enough for a final proof.

    If the Hopper is capable of using the same 500 MHz block for more than two tuners on the same device it would be the first dual tuner DISH receiver to do that. DISH expects the proper equipment to be installed to support the receiver. Why design for improperly installed equipment?

    The bug would be showing that third tuner as good when it was not connected to a node.
     
  10. drock

    drock New Member

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    I will try it in my showroom..... Ill post the results..
    thanks everyone!
     

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