I have a vip722 and I am subscribed to Dish America Silver. We have 2 TVs. We primarily use one, but we use the second output on the 722 to watch a different show or recordings on the second TV occasionally.
We have had this setup for 5 years and I'm looking to improve a few things, so I'm evaluating the options available from all providers. I have a few questions regarding upgrading Dish...
1) If I upgrade to a Hopper, do I also need to change my programming or can I keep what I have? Dish America Silver is no longer an option.
2) What does it cost to upgrade to a Hopper with Sling (besides the additional monthly fees)?
3) How does one actually access programming using Sling on a PC? Is it a website or is there software to install? Is it relatively simple and straightforward? Our second TV is a small TV in our study. I'm not sure it's worth getting a Joey (also not sure we have room for a Joey there). I'm wondering if we had Sling if it would be just as easy to watch TV on a computer in there instead.
4) I live in Cincinnati and currently do not get HD locals. This is one of my biggest complaints. I understand that I can get them, but it requires a second satellite. Will Dish charge me to get this second satellite so I can get HD locals?