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Internet Performance Hopper with Sling

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#1 OFFLINE   bengalfreak



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:45 AM

I am considering switching from DirecTV to a Hopper with Sling/Joey system with Dish Network. I am going to be on the road quite a bit and I'll take advantage of the slongbox technology of the Hopper. But my wife will still be at home. My question is this: what is my wife's internet performance going to be like while I am utilizing the slingbox on the Hopper. Currently, our surfing abilities grind to a turtles pace if I am downloading something. Should I expect the same when utilizing the slingbox?  And would it be just a simple matter of upgrading the maximum speed of the internet connection to remedy this?



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#2 OFFLINE   Wildman63



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

I have the original Hopper with an external Sling adapter. The system has no real impact on my internet performance and works fine with my iPad. My connection is pretty fast (20 mb/sec down and about 4.5 up).  Assume the integrated box would perform similarly.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have Hopper w/Sling and use the Sling feature to my laptop all the time, have never seen degredation of speed with other connected devices during my viewing sessions.

#4 OFFLINE   Mike.H_DISHNetwork



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

Depending on the internet speed in the home will determine how well you will be able to stream to your mobile device. I will provide you our link explaining what is needed to have a good Hopper experience: http://www.dish.com/technology/dish-anywhere/?WT.svl=freedom-button



#5 OFFLINE   Jim5506


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

You will be uploading data to the internet with the video stream from your Hopper, most of her experience will be downloading.

She may experience some slight delay in requesting new webpages, etc. but once the request is sent the download of pictures and text will be at normal speed unhindered by your activity.
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