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Need advice on how to configure a system.

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#1 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

I have two HD TV sets. Attached to the main set I have three DirecTV HD DVRs for a total of six available recordable streams and a fourth HD DVR with two tuners attached to the second set.

I am not interested in recording all the networks every night since I watch very few programs on other than CBS but I do watch numerous programs on the non-network sat channels. So, the PTAT feature is of no interest to me meaning I would often need more than the three tuners available on a single Hopper making a second Hopper necessary to go with a Joey for the second set.

I was just told by a Dish phone rep that I could not get a second Hopper since I only have two TVs. In other words it seems Dish wants to configure my optimal system for me rather than allowing me to. Is this inflexibility normal with Dish or can accommodations be made? The phone rep was adamant about the rules...two TVs allow for only one Hopper.
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#2 OFFLINE   drjake



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

First off, you shouldn't need the Joey. 2 Hoppers gives you 6 tuners. An independent dealer should be able to do what you want.

#3 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I was only going by what the phone rep told me when I explained I wanted all six tuner streams available to the main TV. If a Hopper is attached to each set can they schedule, record and view programs on each other?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I have two Hopper setup, got it via a local retailer that does his own installs.

You can see and view each Hopper from the other, but you cannot control the other hopper otherwise.

You can use the Dish app on an android or iPad with the Dish app.

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