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Three VIP722 Household Switching to Hopper


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#1 OFFLINE   mr_mark95

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

I have a very large installation that uses three VIP722s.  I have a total of nine TVs on three levels.  I also have OTA going to each.

 

Level one has two TVs and is a simple installation.  I have two RG6 coming to the 722.  One is from satellite and one is from OTA.  I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA.

 

On the 2nd level I have four TVs.  I have two RG6 coming to the 722.  One is from satellite and one is from OTA.  I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA.  I also split the output from TV1 to a 3rd TV.  This allows me to view TV1 or TV2 on a 3rd TV.  I also run an output to a fourth TV from TV2 which will allow viewing whatever TV2 in tuned to.

 

On the 3rd level I have three TVs.   I have two RG6 coming to the 722.  One is from satellite and one is from OTA.  I have an RG6 connection going to TV2 but not sharing the OTA.  I also split the output from TV1 to a 3rd TV.  This allows me to view TV1 or TV2 on a 3rd TV.

 

My first thought was to keep one of the 722s and replace the other two with two Hoppers.  If I am reading correctly they will not let me keep any of the old equipment.  Is this correct?

 

It would be hard for me to implement with two Hoppers.  I do not share RG6 between floors.  I have six lines coming in.  Two going to each floor.  Since I only needed one  each for the 722s I use the other ones for the OTA.  It starts on the 3rd floor going directly into that TV1.  I then split it from there using the 2nd RG6 back outside and then use the 2nd line going in to the other two floors to each TV1.

 

I really have two TVs on each floor that need to have their own tuners.  With the extra TVs I can just split the input and make them view whatever is being seen on another tuner.

 

I am paying $34 a month ($17 each) for the 2nd and 3rd 722.  I am paying a $10 DVR fee.

 

Will I save money with Hoppers and is this even something I should consider doing?  I had to pull teeth to get the three 722s a few years back.

 

 



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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

Is this correct?

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#3 OFFLINE   Grandude

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:58 AM


I am paying $34 a month ($17 each) for the 2nd and 3rd 722.  I am paying a $10 DVR fee.

 

Will I save money with Hoppers and is this even something I should consider doing?  I had to pull teeth to get the three 722s a few years back.

At the current price for the Hoppers it would almost be a no-brainer to upgrade to three of them and throw in a few Joeys.

 

With the new priceing it would appear to me, on the gut level, that you would be better off staying with what you have.

 

I planned on adding a second Hopper but now I most likely will not.  It would seem to me that Dish should relax the rules on keeping a 722 active once this price increase goes into effect.


Brian...reporting from the left coast
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