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Joey Swapping to Different Rooms

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

I need TV to at least 6 rooms with a 7th room being kind of nice to have but not needed in that 7th room very often. The way I understand DISH is that you can get 2 Hoppers and 4 Joey's as part of an upgrade plan but a 5th Joey must be bought at $99 and then an extra $7 a month for that 5th Joey.

So if all my RG6 cables come down to 1 point in my basement where I assume all the DISH node hookups will be, then can I just swap out the RG6 hookup for the Joey from one room to another as needed? If so then I could save the extra $99 for the 5th Joey as well as another $7 a month.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

correct on all counts

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

You could also add a splitter connecting the two lines to the same output in the basement (as long as you do not drop the signal levels too much) or if Ethernet is available at the Joey location(s) just run the Joey from Ethernet (no coax connection).

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Do what it did, one Joey for 6 TVS. Saves $84 a year per Joey.
I bought and RF modulator and some extra remotes for $10 on eBay.
The RF modulator outputs on channel 4. I ran coax to all Tvs. They all have to watch the same thing in SD. You can do this with many combinations. Maybe two joeys with each Joey doing two TVs chances are you can find room combinations where both tvs are not in use at the same time, like a Den or Exercise room.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

I'm running 2 Hoppers, 4 Joeys with Dish 250 -- no premiums
Monthly cost is just under $100.


Family Room: Samsung UN60F7100 60" LED 3D TV; Samsung  BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray DVD player; Yamaha RX-V663 AVR. Paradigm speakers - Focus fronts, CC170 center, PDR-8 subwoofer, Atom surrounds, ADP rear center; TiVo Roamio Plus DVR, Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player.
Bedroom: Vizio 42" 3D TV, Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR, Panasonic 3D DVD player, Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, Roku 2 XD, TiVo Premiere, Insignia HD radio tuner, Toshiba HD DVD player

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