Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

Anyone do a provider cost comparison recently?; Hopper vs VIP722K


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   neilo

neilo

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 124 posts
  • LocationMaryland
Joined: Aug 07, 2006

Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

Currently I  have Top 200 Dish  with a 522 DVR feeding 2 HDTVs

 

I get my internet and basic cable from Comcast (the reduced cost of internet when getting TV almost pays for the basic cable, plus it has clear QAM HDTV and insurance over thunderstorms on the Dish).  The basic cable feeds those same 2 HDTVs  plus 2 older SDTVs.  

 

I am thinking of upgrading my Dish to get HD programming or dropping it to get a Comcast or FioS bundle.

I was wondering if anyone has done a comparison recently or programming + equipment costs.

 

If I keep my current situation, I was thinking of either adding or switching to a VIP 722K DVR (or two of them) or a Hopper with some number of Joeys.  It looked like a Hopper + 1 Joey is $19 and then if I wanted to feed the other TVs that would add another $14, but since they are SDTVs that may be a waste.  But maybe having 2 VIPs for 2x$7 per month would be best or some other combination.

 

Anyway, if someone has done the analysis of various costs or has some advice on just keeping Dish with some kind of upgrade, that would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks,

 

Neil

 



...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   lparsons21

lparsons21

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,290 posts
  • LocationHerrin, IL
Joined: Mar 04, 2006

Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

1st Hopper is free of monthly cost

2nd Hopper is $12/month

Joeys are $7/month

Whole-Home DVR is $10/month

 

So 1 Hopper + 1 Joey would be $10+$7 = $17

Add 1 Hopper to that adds $12 = $29 total


Lloyd
Receiver : DirecTV Genie HR44-700, Dish Hopper w/Sling & Super Joey
HDTV : Mitsi WD-73742 73" 3D DLP
Surround: Denon AVR-2113ci 7.1 Setup

 


#3 OFFLINE   neilo

neilo

    AllStar

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 124 posts
  • LocationMaryland
Joined: Aug 07, 2006

Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

1st Hopper is free of monthly cost

2nd Hopper is $12/month

Joeys are $7/month

Whole-Home DVR is $10/month

 

So 1 Hopper + 1 Joey would be $10+$7 = $17

Add 1 Hopper to that adds $12 = $29 total

What I see on the Dish website is the following, which is slightly different.  Maybe it is different for some areas?

 

Upgrades_Hopper_3.jpg



#4 OFFLINE   Jim5506

Jim5506

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,481 posts
Joined: Jun 07, 2004

Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

Just getting 1 722k would not change your monthy bill at all, DVR fee for ViP receivers is $7/month, but you already pay that.

 

Adding a second 722k would be $17 more per month, the same as adding a Hopper and a Joey, you get 4 tuners instead of 3 with the Hopper/Joey but the two receivers can't share programming as with the Hopper system.

 

You might also consider 2 Hoppers - 6 tuners, recordings sharable between Hoppers, but there may be an up-front cost but the monthly is the same a 1 Hopper + 1 Joey.


Tuners: Hopper 2000; Hopper w/Sling; 3 Joeys; Samsung SIR-T351; Accurian 6000;2 X HD TiVo; 2 X TiVo Series 2 Stand alone; Panasonic Showstopper 2000
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD

Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!

#5 OFFLINE   Jim5506

Jim5506

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,481 posts
Joined: Jun 07, 2004

Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

Check with a DIRT member (Dish Internet Response Team) but I'm pretty sure the 2nd 722 is $17 per month ($7 per tuner plus $3 DVR capability) - I KNOW it is not $7 unless Dish lowered it - but you know where hasn't frozen over has it?


Tuners: Hopper 2000; Hopper w/Sling; 3 Joeys; Samsung SIR-T351; Accurian 6000;2 X HD TiVo; 2 X TiVo Series 2 Stand alone; Panasonic Showstopper 2000
Dish 1000.2 @ 110, 119, 129; dish 500 @ 61.5
Antennas - CM4228; RS U75-R; coathanger; Funke PSP.1922 (stillin the box); paperclip
Displays: Sony VPH D50Q with HD Fury HDMI input; Hitachi 57F59; Sony Bravia LCD;Sanyo 32" LCD; Panasonic 42" plasma
Sony 80GB PS3; Toshiba HD-DVD

Give me a Finco colinear array and I'll rule the world - HA-HA-HA-HA!

#6 OFFLINE   harsh

harsh

    Beware the Attack Basset

  • Registered
  • 18,977 posts
  • LocationSalem, OR
Joined: Jun 14, 2003

Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

The table is correct as far as it goes but it doesn't address your scenario (because a single ViP722 can't independently serve two HDTVs).

The prices do NOT vary by location but grandfathering may create small differences.

An approach that you may not have considered is getting two ViP211k receivers and outfitting them with hard drives. Only one recording OR viewing at a time and not as efficient at recording as a Hopper, but quite a bit less expensive if that is the priority.

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- JFK


#7 OFFLINE   neilo

neilo

    AllStar

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 124 posts
  • LocationMaryland
Joined: Aug 07, 2006

Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

After thinking about it for a while, I decided to just go with 1 Hopper for now replacing my current 522.  They put me on the $7/month protection plan and so the installation is supposed to be $15 and will be done September 4.   






Protected By... spam firewall...And...