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Super Joey

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by NCwolfpack00, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. NCwolfpack00

    NCwolfpack00 New Member

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    I currently have HD for life as well as the original hopper and 1 joey.
    Where can I buy a Super Joey ???
    Can I buy a super joey to replace the original joey?
    When I change to a super joey will I forfeit HD for life?
    Can i just simply unhook the joey and hook up the super joey in its place without professional installation??

    What is the fastest and simplest thing to do??
     
  2. Chris S@DISH

    Chris S@DISH DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Hey there! You can send me a private message with your account number and 4 digit pin and we can review your options!
     
  3. tcatdbs

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    Curious about this too. Currently paying $7 each for 2 Joeys, can I change one to Super Joey? Still $7/mo?
    Hate spend much more, $80/mo for Top 250 and $44 for equipment and taxes is a bit much already.
     
  4. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    Super Joey is $10.00/mo. It adds two satellite tuners to the Hoppers 3 for a total of 5.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The cabling is different... Joeys connect to a different place on the node than do Hoppers and Super Joeys. Also, for people that use a tap to connect their Joey to a Hopper line, there could be need to run a new coax if RG6 isn't already in the wall to where the Super Joey is going to go.

    Depending on your configuration, it could be a simple swap out and then move the connection at the node OR it could be more complicated.
     
  6. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    what would most suggest...........a hopper & super joey or 2 hoppers to go with 2 wireless joeys?
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    2 H will better any other config regardless how many J you need
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I agree. The only advantage I can see to a Hopper + Super Joey scenario is that all your tuners are available to your Hopper, Super Joey, and other Joeys in the system.

    The 2-Hopper setup doesn't let the Hoppers share each other's tuners... but you can see all the recordings from any Hopper or Joey... and you have 1 more SAT tuner and the possibility for a second OTA tuner as well.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2014 #9 of 13
    bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    does anyone think that Dish will fully integrate the hopper tuners like the super joey? is this a matter of technology or something else?
     
  10. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    No
     
  11. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

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    Scuttlebutt is that there is insufficient bandwidth on the MOCA to allow two Hoppers to fully communicate three tuners both ways (6 additional streams) as would be necessary.
     
  12. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    Doesn't DirectTv do this? How do they do it?
     
  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    While it's all moca, but it's not all the same moca since they may use different freq bandwidth amounts. Directv can handle more than six easily, I have no idea about dish myself.
     

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