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Hopper, Buyer Beware!

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Tim_Carson, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Check MoCA specs (at least for the H/J combo) - it has wider bandwidth.
     
  2. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

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    The pic was from page 3 of DISH's Hopper Joey System Job Aid document. Where it also says that you can have a VIP with the Hopper system on page 9. This doc answered all my install questions. When someone asks me if they need to draw me a picture, I say "yes". They speak a thousand words. Now all I have to do is wait for the "kinks' to be worked out and more than one confirmation that these will work via Cat5/6 connection and I'm jumping.
     
  3. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

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    Vetting is prior to official release or announcement. That's the point of vetting. To make sure that the product or person is in good standing before public exposure. This is the same as Apple having buyers of their new toys be, in all actuality, their Beta Testers.

    vet: noun, verb, vet·ted, vet·ting. Noun: to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
     
  4. fredpb

    fredpb Mentor

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    If I knew that I would have my current problems with the Hopper I have, I would never have "upgraded".
     
  5. Wire Nut

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    You mean to use a twisted pair from data cable in place of coax for a Joey? Hmm interesting concept I'll get back to you on that...
     
  6. James Long

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

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    There is the concept of using the Ethernet connectors on Hoppers and Joeys to route data instead of coax but one would not get the data speeds possible via MoCA and any issues on the home network would affect Joey viewing.
     
  7. Wire Nut

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    I meant to take one pair from a cat5e cable (blue/bw) and adapt (balun for 75ohm) it to an f-connector to use on the client input port of a Joey, the other end of course similarly adapted and connected to client network. I have had to do this in the past for RF tv2 locations where there was no access and no coax installed, such as in a finished basement, but there was built in data cable. As long as multiple pairs are not used in parallel I wonder if this would work...
    Sorry this seems to have gone a bit off topic.
     
  8. 356B

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    I'll run a Mac against any PC made....sorry, I have apple stock, I mean stuff.
    As far as the vetting issue, look, the 922 was the prototype of the Hopper. Anyone who has been around here or the other place for 5 minutes knew the issues it had. I had one, check that... I had two....pretty good unit once Sling was worked out. These Hoppers issue will pass too, I'd bet on it.
    Thanks for the dictionary lesson.....but I was accurate, I stand by my comments. :grin:
     
  9. bigdog9586

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    What is the either net connection on the back of the Hopper used for?
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The ethernet connection is required to be able to purchase On Demand and PPV movies.
     
  11. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Otherwise known as a critical future secondary revenue stream.;)
     
  12. bigdog9586

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    Thank for the replies. I'm having a Hooper/Joey setup installed tomorrow and trying to get as much info in advance so I won't be completely Ignorant. But some info on this system is hard to find.
     

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