My apologies if this is redundant. I am not a tech but I do a lot of my own wiring and such.
My question is about the hopper and joey…and specifically about the joey.
Currently I have a dish 522 and I’m thinking about an upgrade to the Hopper as well as finally going to HD TV.
I currently have the standard coax for TV2 coming in to one room. I have split and shared that signal with two other rooms. I can walk in to any room of the three and use the dish remote and the TV remote to watch TV2 signal. In one of the rooms I of course have the dish remote set to operate the TV.
This works fine for us because it is very rare that someone would want to watch TV in two or three of those rooms at one time.
With the joeys, they charge $7 a month for each. There is hardly enough TV watching in the three individual rooms that currently share the Dish 522 TV2 signal to justify paying $14 extra a month for TVs that are really not watched very much.
Question: Can I take the feed/signal off of just one joey and split it like I have the Dish 522 TV2 to watch TV in the other two rooms where I have the coax pulled? I understand that I would only have one controller and all TVs would show the same thing…that’s what I have now.
Will the remote from a joey work across multiple rooms like the RF remote for TV2 with the 522 receiver (joey in one room, split and cabled to a room 50’ away)?
The TVs in the three rooms currently served by the 522s TV2 signal are not HD, but I would slowly upgrade them.
I appreciate any help and thanks for your patience if this has been answered a hundred times. I did some reading here on this and was left more confused that I started so I thought I would try a direct question.
Edited by Keniff, 25 November 2013 - 12:19 PM.