I recently upgraded from a 722, 611, 611. I have 3 tv's. Now I have 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey.
Let me start off by saying that it would be nice if both hoppers could be linked together using the whole-home-dvr thing. Because the way it is. If Im on the tv with the Joey I can link up to either one of the hoppers but not both. I can also switch. But the whole problem with this setup is that everyone in my house wants access to the "PrimeTime" thing. So that means that BOTH hoppers have to give up 1 tuner each to BOTH record the "PT" thing. That means instead of 6 real tuners I only have 5 because from 6-10 at night the recordings are redundant.
To solve this problem they need to make it so that any tv, either a Joey or a Hopper can link. Or that not just linking a Joey to a Hopper but linking Hopper to Hopper. If they cannot fix this I may end up s* canning the whole thing.
Also the whole system seems very buggy. It took 2 separate installers almost 4 hours to install and get this all set up and running.
dude did u read this thread before deciding to get the hopper/joey system?
the hopper to hopper link up is coming soon via software update.
when u decided to go with the hopper/joey system u should of known that each hopper uses a tuner to record PT
don't blame dish for your choices
and the 2 hoppers DON'T have to give up 1 tuner/each to record PT .its YOUR choice .u can turn PT OFF