I'm finally considering a move from my Dish 722k to the Hopper/Joey scenario and have a few questions. First, if I make the move, it will definitely be to a Hopper including Sling technoloyg. No reason to make the move for me otherwise. I have a pretty aggressive whole-home theater PC infrastructure already setup, wherein I use Plex to rip and view all my DVDs/BRs, and play music throughout my house. The entire house is cabled with cat 6 cabling (multiple drops in each room), as well as wifi, and I use Roku devices in many rooms to access the data on my Plex media server.
So here's my inquiry...If I can use the sling tech to view over a network connection, why would I even bother with the added cost of any Joey's in my setup? Since the cost for every additional Joey is $7 per month, I would save about $84 per year to handle my needs this way. I only have need for one (1) additional TV receiver, so this would be acceptable for me. But what would be the UI differences/limitations on usage for using the Sling tech instead of a Joey?
While I understand that this is not a current feature available on the Roku devices, it has been recently reported that the feature is in development. And I know that the WD devices and some others already incorporate a Sling viewer, so I would be amenable to using one of those instead of the Roku to save the extra $$, too. Sorry if this all seems a bit petty over $84/year, but as TV is already so costly I just try to be as frugal and save what I can. Just not ready to cut the cord yet, as we do lots of channel surfing and casual watching of things like Food Network and HGTV. We'd completely miss those shows if everything had to be on-demand.
Thanks for any input you all might have!