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Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by ukwes21, Nov 29, 2012.
Going to talk to Ray and see if he can help.
How many do you have? I believe 2 is the lease limit. If more than that you need to purchase one.
I had one installed yesterday and with a Joey and I haven't been impressed with the tuner situation and though I could switch out my Joey for another Hopper. Dish online rep is telling that you are not allowed to have 2 hoppers. I know that is not true since multiple people on here have 2 Hoppers. I'm going to talk to Ray tomorrow to see if he can help me.
I changed a joey for a hopper after my install of 1 hopper and 3 joey's. It will not be free. The standard lease fee is $100.00 unless you can get a better deal. I now have 2 hopper's and 2 joey's and am very happy for the most part.
I told them I understand that I will have to pay for it. But they said you are not allowed to have 2 hoppers. Which is why I am all confused.
I am not a dish person but I read a lot.
I think I have read that you can not have just hoppers, you must have hoppers and joeys.
If you kept the joey and added another hopper and possibly another joey.
Best way to do it.
It was my understanding that 2 Joeys are needed with 2 Hoppers.
Nah, there are plenty of us with two Hoppers and no Joeys. He just needs to get help from the DIRT folks on here, I'm sure they will clear it up.
The "normal" way of ordering a system has Hoppers and Joeys ... but one can always return equipment. Setting up 2 hoppers and 2 or more Joeys then cancelling the unneeded Joeys is one way around the order system. Getting a DIRT member who can set up the special order is the other way.
It is best when the two Hoppers are installed up front ... then the installer does not have to come back and install the duo node.
When Hopper was released I got 2 Hoopers and 1 Joey...nothing is set in stone, with exception of a 2 Hopper lease limit... which I would like to see change.....
more than 2 hoppers is...technologically interesting.
But not that hard to do. The hardest part is having the fifth DISHPro feed to feed the second hub. A duo hub serving two hoppers works nicely on a stock 1k LNB (either western or eastern arc) or a DPP44. But adding the hub for the third hopper requires a feed that isn't there unless one chains two DPP44s off of their dish (and once someone does that the door is open for a second duo hub ... four hoppers).
Tying the two systems together isn't hard in a three Hopper system - although at some point the MoCA bandwidth is going to get saturated. That could happen if there were several Joeys on the system and the Hoppers were all trying to talk to the Joeys and each other at the same time.
If you can't get any help with getting another Hopper just keep the Joey you already have, order another Hopper and another Joey, then return the unneeded Joeys when you get the new Hopper installed.
James Long: I used a DPP44 and a DPP33. I think I was the first one on these and other various Dish forums to realize that you can just daisy chain the nodes for MoCA communication.
I forget about the DPP33 ... but I also have four orbitals (EA + 118) so the DPP44s would be in my solution. With only two hoppers it is easier to run the node right off of the dish and use the input on the 1k4 to add 118.
Very true. In my case, I only need 3 orbitals (Hoppers are on WA 110/119/129, unrelated but I have the 722k on EA 61.5/72.7/77,) so the cheaper DPP33 works plus the added benefit of one less power inserter needed .
Curious, what receivers (and how many) do you have?
I have in my existing system a DPP44 and a DP34 feeding 3 VIP622/722s and a couple of 211s and am thinking I would like to leave them in the system when I convert to the H/J, two Hoppers and two Joeys, sytem as my internal wiring is all set up this way but am curious about what you mean for daisy chaining the MoCa for the Joeys.
Would it be possible to supply a simple diagram of how your system is set up?
Unfortunately, Dish will not allow you to do this. Only 211 can remain with H/J, but only if owned and with RV exemption.
If you can get the the "schematic" that was drawn and mentioned at this link, it will show you how to do it. Ya gotta dig. I did and finally found it. But that was a long time ago, otherwise I would have posted the direct link. Sorry.