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Dish coming to install Hopper & Joeys. Any Tips or Warnings?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by BarneyC, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. BarneyC

    BarneyC Mentor

    Jan 9, 2005
    Just wondering if I have overlooked something. I will replace three 722's and one 612 with two Hoppers and 4 Joeys.


  2. Wire Nut

    Wire Nut Legend

    Apr 6, 2012
    Figure on 3-6 hours, do not rush your installer he/she is under enough pressure as it is. Your install may need to be completely redone, the dish possibly moved because it is not secure, etc. None of this should cost you anything but time, trust them to do their job. Your old receivers will need to be taken out, the cable behind them in most cases will need to be gotten to so anything fragile and expensive should be taken down. The Hoppers generates a good bit of heat when operating, have them put in a place they can properly ventilate. Good luck, I'm sure you will be happy when all is said and done:)
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I would recommend to read sticky threads about experiences of many installs ion the particular forum ... It's mandatory step before ask any question. ;)
  4. Worn

    Worn Cool Member

    May 11, 2012
    This is the same setup that I have. You will love it. The only problem that I had was the dish employed put up a temporary mount, saying the permanent one would need to be done on a separate appointment. No one showed up or even called on the second appointment. On the third, an independent installer got the job done. He said that the dish employees are lazy and will do whatever they can to just put up a temporary mount.
    You also will need to figure which hopper you will link with which Joey. Soon the hoppers will be able to communicate with each other and things will be really nice.
  5. tcatdbs

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    My guy didn't run a ground from the dish, should I call him back?
  6. Wire Nut

    Wire Nut Legend

    Apr 6, 2012
    Dish Network will generate a trouble call and you get a free tech visit if the time on your VCR is blinking, and I'm only being somewhat facetious. Just call them, in this case the tech deserves it.
  7. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Grounds are WAY over rated.

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