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Sling loaded Hopper + Old Hopper - can each access each others recordings

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Bradrlz, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Bradrlz

    Bradrlz Cool Member

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    Wanted to see if anyone is running he new Sling Loaded Hopper and also the old Hopper? Wondering if hey both can access each others recordings. Have gotten conflicting info from contacting Dish. Have been told by a couple that this can not be done yet, but will in the future.

    We had gotten our upgraded equipment installed yesterday. Replaced a 722 with new Hopper and Joey. Wanting to already do away with the Joey, but wan a setup of an old Hopper plus the new hopper we have. I have wired Internet that wold begging to both boxes.
     
  2. some guy

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    I have both, yes they can see each others DVR contents.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    A few users already reported here - working OK.
     
  4. Bradrlz

    Bradrlz Cool Member

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    Ok, talked with Dish and will be replacing our Joey with a prior model Hopper on Sunday. So we will only have two Hoppers. One new Hopper with built in sling and one prior model hopper. Anything special that needs to be done on setup for both units to have access and see each others DVRs?
     
  5. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Nope, just works.
     
  6. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The solo Node will be replaced with a dual Node. With the dual Node, the technician will run a 3rd coax from the dish to the Node for the 3rd satellite. If the coax that connects to your Joey is not RG 6, a RG 6 coax must be run to the Hopper. These are the only changes from your current installation. Thanks.

     
  7. Bradrlz

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    I am doing away with the Joey all together and will only have two Hoppers. One Hopper with built in sling and a prior model Hopper in our bedroom. We have structured wiring throughout the entire house so we are good on cabling and Ethernet hard wired.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    You'll still need a dual-node as a single node won't do 2 hoppers.
     
  9. Bradrlz

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    Correc, they will be installing a dual node. Getting installed on Sunday. Took forever to get them to agree to swap out the Joey for another Hopper
     
  10. 4HiMarks

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    Is there no difference monthly cost?
     
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Between the Hopper and the Slopper? Nope.
     
  12. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    So far...
     
  13. Bradrlz

    Bradrlz Cool Member

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    No extra monthly cost difference between a one hopper + Joey or 2 Hopper
     
  14. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    first one always free, $7 monthly fee each with second or more plus $ 10 dvr fee.
     
  15. Bradrlz

    Bradrlz Cool Member

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    With two Hoppers you still oly pay the one DVR fee an incur the $7 or the second Hopper which is the same as 1 hopper + Joey
     
  16. 4HiMarks

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    So I would be much better off with my old Hopper and a new Hopper + Sling than a 1 Hopper and 1 Joey?
     
  17. some guy

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    You would have 6 tuners instead of 3.
     
  18. acostapimps

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    Yes that's what I said.
     
  19. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    Actually 2 on live tv and PTAT, 3 on recordings switching tuners from joey's
     
  20. some guy

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    What? He said an old Hopper and and a new HWS over a Hopper and Joey. 6 tuners vs 3 tuners.
     

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