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Hopper w/sling upgrade vs sling adapter-best option

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#1 OFFLINE   TxDave



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

 Hello all,  I currently have 2 hoppers and 3 joeys and I am considering upgrading by either swapping out 1 hopper for a hopper w/sling or adding a sling adapter.   Which option would be most cost efffective, and any opinions on how much better if any that the hopper w/sling built in works. Are ther any other advantages to one over the other.        Thanks for any input

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#2 OFFLINE   LtMunst


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

I have both a Hopper/w Sling and a regular Hopper with Sling Adapter.  Generally speaking, I have not been able to notice a difference in streaming performance thru the Dish Anywhere app.  The one major difference (if this matters to you) is that the Sling Adapter does not seem to have an audio only function whereas the Hopper/w Sling does.  I use this at work to listen to various news channels on my Iphone.

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#3 OFFLINE   gtal98



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Adding the Sling Adapter will not give you the Hopper Transfers feature that the Hopper with Sling has (transferring recordings to an ipad). 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Thanks for the info. The ipad features are a big part of what i'm wanting, so I guess the hopper/sling would be best.   I'll have to get one of the dirt people to check on the cost of the upgrade.

#5 OFFLINE   phatal


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Also, the Hopper with Sling is a faster machine (1.3Ghz processor vs. 750Mhz processor, 2GB RAM vs. 768MB).  I recently upgraded both of my Hoppers to Hoppers with Sling and there is a noticiable improvement in their response to commands and use of the guide.  I would expect the many things I cannot measure are being processed faster.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

I converted my hopper with external sling to a built in hopper with Sling - upgrade fee - cost $100 and had to commit to another 2 years.  (Probably only 6 more months than my previous committment...)

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

Has anyone assisted you will the Hopper w/Sling upgrade?  Please PM me your account number and verify your 4 digit PIN number on your account if you have not been helped.  Please let me know.  Thanks.



Thanks for the info. The ipad features are a big part of what i'm wanting, so I guess the hopper/sling would be best.   I'll have to get one of the dirt people to check on the cost of the upgrade.

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