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Three VIP722 Household Switching to Hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by mr_mark95, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. mr_mark95

    mr_mark95 Cool Member

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    I have a very large installation that uses three VIP722s. I have a total of nine TVs on three levels. I also have OTA going to each.

    Level one has two TVs and is a simple installation. I have two RG6 coming to the 722. One is from satellite and one is from OTA. I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA.

    On the 2nd level I have four TVs. I have two RG6 coming to the 722. One is from satellite and one is from OTA. I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA. I also split the output from TV1 to a 3rd TV. This allows me to view TV1 or TV2 on a 3rd TV. I also run an output to a fourth TV from TV2 which will allow viewing whatever TV2 in tuned to.

    On the 3rd level I have three TVs. I have two RG6 coming to the 722. One is from satellite and one is from OTA. I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA. I also split the output from TV1 to a 3rd TV. This allows me to view TV1 or TV2 on a 3rd TV.

    My first thought was to keep one of the 722s and replace the other two with two Hoppers. If I am reading correctly they will not let me keep any of the old equipment. Is this correct?

    It would be hard for me to implement with two Hoppers. I do not share RG6 between floors. I have six lines coming in. Two going to each floor. Since I only needed one each for the 722s I use the other ones for the OTA. It starts on the 3rd floor going directly into that TV1. I then split it from there using the 2nd RG6 back outside and then use the 2nd line going in to the other two floors to each TV1.

    I really have two TVs on each floor that need to have their own tuners. With the extra TVs I can just split the input and make them view whatever is being seen on another tuner.

    I am paying $34 a month ($17 each) for the 2nd and 3rd 722. I am paying a $10 DVR fee.

    Will I save money with Hoppers and is this even something I should consider doing? I had to pull teeth to get the three 722s a few years back.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  3. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    At the current price for the Hoppers it would almost be a no-brainer to upgrade to three of them and throw in a few Joeys.

    With the new priceing it would appear to me, on the gut level, that you would be better off staying with what you have.

    I planned on adding a second Hopper but now I most likely will not. It would seem to me that Dish should relax the rules on keeping a 722 active once this price increase goes into effect.
     

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