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#26 OFFLINE   dbconsultant

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

FWIW, I got a single Hopper installed to replace my 722. It was impossible to do this online or even through DIRT, but I was able to do it by simply calling a local installer.

While I've used modulators in the past, and they worked fine, I wanted HD, so I picked up a wireless HDMI system, which worked very well. I used the modulator to share my Hopper with 3 other SD TVs and my wireless HDMI to share it with 2 other HD TVs. I stopped using the modulator when I eventually upgraded all those old sets to HD. If I were buying today, I'd use Moca instead.

BTW, all my modulators came from ebay or walmart and were under $10.

Also realize that this isn't going to work like your old 622 or 722 where you have an independent TV2. With a Hopper and no joeys, all TVs are going to have to watch exactly the same thing. Something to keep in mind.


All TVs watching the same thing is not a problem; we used the 622 in single mode because we're one of those strange couples that watch the same thing at the same time (even if one of us is in another room).

What wireless hdmi system did you use? That sounds like another option to consider.

Debi

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#27 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

All TVs watching the same thing is not a problem; we used the 622 in single mode because we're one of those strange couples that watch the same thing at the same time (even if one of us is in another room).

What wireless hdmi system did you use? That sounds like another option to consider.

Actiontec MyWirelessTV. Kind of pricey, but significantly cheaper if you find a used one on ebay like I did. Make sure you get the kit with both transmitter and receiver. I found the best way to connect it was HDMI to the transmitter and component to your main TV from the Hopper. Otherwise I would sometimes have HDMI handshake issues (i.e., no picuture).

You can probably walk into your local best buy and get one off the shelf. This would be the best way to at least try one out, in case it doesn't work for you due to range or whatever. Mine worked pretty well from 30' through a couple of floors and walls.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Well, it looks like the DIRT, Mike H., that was trying to help me with my 622 issues has come through! I pm'd him with the same thing I posted here and he called me to see what he could do to make this right.

He ended up setting up a new service call for us for tomorrow to re-cable our whole house (all 6 outlets) and is off-setting the bill to cover the charge. He's also sending out a Joey and is off-setting our bill for the next 20 months to help make up for being mis-lead during my initial phone call. True, with one Joey it means that only one other TV will work at a time and we'll have to disconnect it to move it from room to room but we simply don't watch tv in those other rooms that often so I think it's an acceptable compromise.

I told him that he had restored my faith in Dish and I mean that in all sincerity!

Thanks, all of you, for your suggestions and assistance, and a big thank you to Mike H. for jumping in and going above and beyond to resolve this situation for us!
:joy:

Debi

Hopper and one Joey
Sony KDL-40W5100 HDTV
Pioneer VSX-41 A/V Receiver
Magnavox DVD Recorder
Sony DVP-NC665P CD/DVD Player

Sony BlueRay Player


#29 OFFLINE   LtMunst

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

True, with one Joey it means that only one other TV will work at a time and we'll have to disconnect it to move it from room to room but we simply don't watch tv in those other rooms that often so I think it's an acceptable compromise.


You can still mirror the remaining TVs off the Hopper via the modulator if you want.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

You can still mirror the remaining TVs off the Hopper via the modulator if you want.


Sorry, trying to get my head around modulator and Joey together. Say my husband had Joey going in the office and I wanted to watch TV in the bedroom. Would the modulator be connected with the input being the coax coming out of the wall in the bedroom and the output going to the bedroom TV?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

Well, it looks like the DIRT, Mike H., that was trying to help me with my 622 issues has come through! I pm'd him with the same thing I posted here and he called me to see what he could do to make this right.

He ended up setting up a new service call for us for tomorrow to re-cable our whole house (all 6 outlets) and is off-setting the bill to cover the charge. He's also sending out a Joey and is off-setting our bill for the next 20 months to help make up for being mis-lead during my initial phone call. True, with one Joey it means that only one other TV will work at a time and we'll have to disconnect it to move it from room to room but we simply don't watch tv in those other rooms that often so I think it's an acceptable compromise.

I told him that he had restored my faith in Dish and I mean that in all sincerity!

Thanks, all of you, for your suggestions and assistance, and a big thank you to Mike H. for jumping in and going above and beyond to resolve this situation for us!
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Good Job! Mike H. and DIRT for coming through for a DISH customer in need.:)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

I am a happy (hoppy?) camper! I now have a house that has been re-cabled and I can move the Joey anywhere in the house to watch tv in any room.

When the installer showed up, he only had a work order for installing the Joey with nothing about the re-wire. Mike H., the DIRT member that was helping me, had given me his direct number and a phone call to him took care of the problem. He added all the notes needed to get the job done, my installer, Ron, called his supervisor and then headed underneath the house to check out the situation. I gave him a "webster" to fend off spidies and critters.

After confronting an angry gopher and several black spiders the size of small cows (that's how we grow 'em out here), Ron did a great job re-cabling and made sure that all the outlets work and are all set up for the Joey. We carried a tv to each of them to verify functionality and I could not be more pleased - the picture is perfect everywhere! I haven't tried connecting an rf modulator to see if that would work in another room while Joey is elsewhere occupied but I'll try that soon and will post the results.

The best improvement from Dish? Having the DIRT monitoring our forum!!!!

Debi

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Sony KDL-40W5100 HDTV
Pioneer VSX-41 A/V Receiver
Magnavox DVD Recorder
Sony DVP-NC665P CD/DVD Player

Sony BlueRay Player


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

You can still mirror the remaining TVs off the Hopper via the modulator if you want.


Tried putting an rf modulator on a TV without the joey but got nothing but a blue screen. Oh, well, I knew I would probably be moving the joey around anyway so no big deal.

Debi

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Sony KDL-40W5100 HDTV
Pioneer VSX-41 A/V Receiver
Magnavox DVD Recorder
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