I am curious about this too. If you have two hoppers (no Joeys), is one hopper able to watch the tuners (OTA or SAT) of the other hopper? In essence, can one hopper be a client of another one? I know it can watch recorded shows of the other hopper, but what about live tuners?
I was considering getting a second Hopper instead of a Joey since I understand the montly fee of $7 is the same either way. Maybe all three tuners are busy on the Hopper I am using and I want to watch something else. Can I access the free tuners on the other Hopper?
Not sure about that as a basic function. My understanding from my questioning here is that you can't at this time. That's the integration I speak of. Where a two Hopper install basically networks them into one DVR to the end user in which any connect Joey would take any available tuner as needed. The operation becomes "seamless" with no switching and re-linking. If they did that, I'd already be signed up! It's the one thing I'm debating over deciding between DirecTV or Dish. DirecTV has this functionality, but I lose other things I want (HD Channels, a superior UI, Auto Hop). I have to consider the household and not myself only, so I want something everyone can be happy with.