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Hopper Transfer App with Original Hopper + Sling Adapter


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#1 OFFLINE   Wildman63

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Any chance that firmware/software changes will allow me to use the new Hopper Transfer App with my original Hopper and Sling Adapter setup? I've had my Hopper and Sling Adapter for just a few months and would like the enhanced capability available with the transfer app for my iPad. BTW, the Sling Adapter does a great job when a Hot Spot is available.

Anybody know if a hardware update is required to give me the capability to save content on my iPad or will Dish be able to make it happen with my current system (even eventually).

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#2 OFFLINE   MaryB@DishNetwork

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hi, I do understand about wanting to have access to the ipad transfer feature of the Sling loaded Hopper but this feature is only available on the Sling Loaded Hopper.

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#3 OFFLINE   Wildman63

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

I know the Transfer App only works with the new Hopper... just want to know if it's a hardware issue or a business decision to make the app incompatible with three month old Hoppers/Sling Adapters.

#4 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Who will spend time to support old devices ? They barely catching new boxes and necessary updates like DRM support, restrictions and such

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I know the Transfer App only works with the new Hopper... just want to know if it's a hardware issue or a business decision to make the app incompatible with three month old Hoppers/Sling Adapters.


Hardware limitations and the HWSs chipset can support it.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Never say never... those who have said "never" have come to regret it more than once.

But... that said... I would kind of be surprised now if Dish goes back and adds that support for the Sling adapter on older Hoppers.

I can't think of any technical reason why it can't be possible, though... sure, the new Hopper w/ Sling is supposed to have a faster CPU... but we had some really old Dish receivers that supported transfer to those Archos devices... so I can't believe a Hopper with a Sling Adapter "can't" do it... but I can believe Dish will perhaps not enable it.

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