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Hopper with Sling upgrade fees


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#1 OFFLINE   VDP07

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(


I wonder how many people that have the Hopper 1 will upgrade to the Hopper 2 and pay 200 to 300 dollars. I know wont only thing i care bout is the Sling

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

I wonder how many people that have the Hopper 1 will upgrade to the Hopper 2 and pay 200 to 300 dollars. I know wont only thing i care bout is the Sling


Not me. Already have Sling Adapters, WiFi dongles.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

I just bought a Roku HD for 50 bucks. Very nice for streaming a lot of free "stuff". Really nice if you have Amazon Prime, actually has your watchlist (where many smart TV's don't). Had too many problems streaming Dish stuff. Have one Sling adapter for on the road DVR streaming.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(

It has official name: Hopper 2.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(


I was told the upgrade fee would be the "same" (e.g. $ 50) as the existing upgrade to Hopper. We are hearing different things (shocker) from different sources at Dish.

It would be really nice, when a new product is launched, that Dish have a pricing structure set up (and in the press release) for the millions of existing customers who may be curious.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

It has official name: Hopper 2.


Who told you that? Its called Hopper With Sling, just like its branded on the outside of the box its shipped in and as well as the bezzle. The Hopper 2000 is the Hopper and the new model is Hopper with Sling.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I was told the upgrade fee would be the "same" (e.g. $ 50) as the existing upgrade to Hopper. We are hearing different things (shocker) from different sources at Dish.

It would be really nice, when a new product is launched, that Dish have a pricing structure set up (and in the press release) for the millions of existing customers who may be curious.


The H2 is not set to launch until the 17th and the pricing structure is set, according to documents that were sent to me on the 7th. I can understand why the pricing details would not be included at the CES press conference. That venue is there to hype companies and the products they sell.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Who told you that? Its called Hopper With Sling, just like its branded on the outside of the box its shipped in and as well as the bezzle. The Hopper 2000 is the Hopper and the new model is Hopper with Sling.


Better update your "knowledge" .... start from reading white label on a back the DVR and press Menu twice.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

When I checked with the tech Support group, and the CS group, neither of the reps I got had any idea what I was even talking about.
Tried explaining to me that-
"You cannot transfer recordings to an iPad, only an external drive".
"The Hopper doesn't have Sling built in, but you can add an adapter, and stream to your iPad".

Thanks for the info I already know. Didn't bother pointing out that the streaming function is a 50/50 proposition at best.

I spent most of the online chat copying and pasting press release info.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

I already have a Hopper and 2 Joeys. I am getting ready to get a second Hopper.

What should I expect my cost to be for the Hopper and installation?

Also...should I wait for this Hopper 2? What is the difference?

Thanks,

Todd

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Better update your "knowledge" .... start from reading white label on a back the DVR and press Menu twice.


You crack me up. Menu 2x ...Hopper with Sling...white label on back...XIP 913.

So tell me again where you see that it is called a Hopper 2 or where and when Dish said its officially the Hopper 2?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

I already have a Hopper and 2 Joeys. I am getting ready to get a second Hopper.

What should I expect my cost to be for the Hopper and installation?

Also...should I wait for this Hopper 2? What is the difference?

Thanks,

Todd


The Hopper with Sling has double the ram and much faster processor. It also supports "Hopper Transfers" app which allows for you to transfer recorded content to an iPad. It also has built in Sling and Wifi adapter.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I already have a Hopper and 2 Joeys. I am getting ready to get a second Hopper.

What should I expect my cost to be for the Hopper and installation?

Also...should I wait for this Hopper 2? What is the difference?

Thanks,

Todd

In a word...it depends, on your history with Dish, your current contractual status and how conservative you want to play it. I would contact a DIRT member here, they are knowledgeable and helpful. I have negotiated every upgrade, and cut the best deal I could, the last Joey I got for NC. Never have called, I've heard the phone calls can get weird.
Personally I would get Hooper 2 if I was adding a second, I imagine it's compatible with Hopper 1. It would be no more daring then getting the first generation Hopper...maybe less. Bon Appétit
Thank you and
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

You crack me up. Menu 2x ...Hopper with Sling...white label on back...XIP 913.

So tell me again where you see that it is called a Hopper 2 or where and when Dish said its officially the Hopper 2?


In SW what is spooling to it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Anyone who's seen the software spool posts on these threads would know its S300..

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

I have no idea what you are saying.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Starting 1/17/13, The fee for existing customers to upgrade to a "Hopper with Sling" will be $200 to $300 depending on the customers standing with Dish. Thats a minimum $150 increase over the current Hopper upgrade fee.:(


Those existing customers without a Hopper can still upgrade to Hopper 1.0 for $50 even after Hopper 2.0 is released.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

I have no idea what you are saying.


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