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DBSTalk First Look: DISH Hopper and Joey Whole Home HD DVR System

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by James Long, Apr 2, 2012.

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  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Watch selected part of the quote ...
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    shhhhh don't ruin the fun :)
     
  3. Russ52

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    Thanks For The Answer 'Rad', James Long'.

    I Really Like The Fact That You Can Record More Than 2 Shows At The Same Time.
     
  4. chad.ayres

    chad.ayres New Member

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    Can a single tv switch between the tuners. Could I watch all 3 tuners from 1 tv like I can switch between the turners on my 722?
     
  5. domingos35

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    i think so
    click the red button and pick the tuner u want
     
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You can use the red button to change tuners but if no one is watching a tuner and nothing is recording on it the tuner will change to "available" instead of the channel tuned.
     
  7. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    No, you can only watch 2 tuners at a time on 1 TV. The Hopper TV can use the PIP feature, which uses 2 tuners. This feature is not available on the Joey. If the third tuner is not in use, attempting to switch to an idle tuner does not connect the TV to that tuner. The Hopper/Joey will connect to an active tuner. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

     
  8. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    To be clear he has access to all three tuners from each TV.
     
  9. James Long

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    He loses control of the tuner as soon as he selects another. If no one else is using that tuner (watching or recording) the tuner will go to "available". A Hopper will keep up to two tuners active (due to PIP/swap). A Joey will keep one tuner active. Tuners not in use will become available.
     
  10. Sir Lagzalot

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    Just had a second hopper added today and by accident found out that you can connect joeys to hoppers with only a network connection no rg6 at all. Was this always possible?
     
  11. P Smith

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    Oh, that's encouraging discovery !

    Can you monitor the traffic, measure at least occupied bandwidth by the client ?
     
  12. puckwithahalo

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    One of the recent software updates did that. Wasn't available at launch.
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Where it was in notes then ? Reading these I don't recall such feature was announced ...
     
  14. James Long

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    Announcing would mean supporting.
     
  15. Wire Nut

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    Joeys have USB port, Wifi adapter= wireless HDTV? Don't have a Joey on my home system, this would be beyond cool.
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Why every time when you bringing 'logical' answers, I hear Charlie's voice during his Chats ?.... :D
     
  17. James Long

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    I don't have anything loaded on my Ethernet to track, but the "Counters" page on the Hopper shows MoCA running to each Joey at 292,635,024 bps. Counters do not show the Ethernet speed, but I only have 100 mbps at home and a Joey connected to only the Ethernet seems to work fine.
     
  18. P Smith

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    It would be interesting to check Ethernet load when three Joye will play some HD content.
     
  19. Sir Lagzalot

    Sir Lagzalot Cool Member

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    Just had a thought, theoretically I should be able to move a joey anywhere in my house as long as I have network access. I guess I test that theory out tomorrow when I have more time, I'll also try and do some load testing.
     
  20. puckwithahalo

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    :up:
     
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