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Some Questions

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by gpauljr, May 21, 2012.

  1. gpauljr

    gpauljr Cool Member

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    I first posted on another thread, but probably wasn't the best place. I am a DTV customer (over 10 years) and thinking of switching. Currently am researching cost, capabilities, etc. I have a few questions. I currently have 9 TVs, 6 DVRs(several with external storage) and 3 tuners. How many Hoppers can you have in a system and are they all integrated with each other (talk with each other)? Can you have external storage, and if so how large can the disk drive be? Thanks
     
  2. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

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    it's doable with 3 Hoppers and 6 Joeys. $100 for the second Hopper, may be $arm/leg for the third Hopper; have to go thru Exec Team for that big a setup. 2 TB max External Hard Drive size, multiple EHD allowed, no extra charges for them. Not fully integrated between the Hoppers yet.
     
  3. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

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    To add to coldsteel's comment about the Hoppers not being fully integrated, because of the way installs are done, the third Hopper may not ever be able to see the other two. I can see way arounds it, but depends how its implemented.
     
  4. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    Contact a DIRT team member for the procedure to get a three Hopper system. For the time being, Dish is only planning to connect 2 Hoppers together, a 3rd would be on a separate network. But, if you are a real TV nut you can use an extra Joey (or more) to look at the other network accessed by a simple HDMI input switch. With up to 3 Hoppers and up to 9 Joeys, there are a lot of options for 9 TVs. I'm sure Dish would like you as a power user customer.

    Each Hopper can have up to 2 2TB EHDs connected at a time and no limit to how may you use - all connectible to any receiver in your account.
     
  5. RaymondG@DISH Network

    RaymondG@DISH Network New Member

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    If you want pricing on a 3 Hopper 6 Joey set up, please send me a PM and I will be Happy to provide you with pricing information, and the process to get this set up. Thanks!
     
  6. gpauljr

    gpauljr Cool Member

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    Raymond: Please excuse my ignorance, but how do I contact you.
     
  7. Wire Nut

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    Click on his screen name and send a private message. AND... let us know how it goes, I'm curious how this would work. Must be DPP44/DPP44/duo node/solo node, if the client ports are connected to each other from both nodes...??? Probably won't see each other but an interesting thought.
     

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