My old DVRs about about done for. I have been with Dish since the 90’s but lately am just more and more disgusted by the whole situation. DirectTV and local cable company seem equally bad just in different ways. Before making a decision to jump or not I decided to look into Dish’s current offerings and see what might be a replacement that does not funnel me into spending more on tons of channels I do not want. I currently have a Dish VIP722K DVR feeding out to two different TV’s, plus a VIP622 DVR feeding out to a third TV. At first glance it seemed a Dish Hopper 3 with two Joeys would be the best replacement, but then I was told I would be paying extra fees for Joeys, had to pick wired vs wireless, and enroll in automatic billing. I despise automatic billing. The wireless Joeys sound like a cheap way for Dish to screw over customers with slow latent signal for remote TVs without having to go with a reliable but time consuming wired service install. I do not know anyone that has a Hopper so I have asked Dish customer support directly about my concerns and did not receive very detailed answers to say the least. I have read through quite a few postings but many were older and for older revs of hardware. I apologize for my questions being rather long. I was hoping that some of you that have the current equipment might be able to provide some detailed info with an answer or two... 1. Does the Hopper 3 actually have two different model remote controls: voice enabled and non voice enabled? Or is it the same exact hardware? I currently use a RF remote on one TV and UHF on the other. Is there any difference between the voice and non voice remotes other than one has a microphone? I do not want to have to choose the newer (?) voice enabled Hopper remote to get a better remote when I cannot stand voice remotes. 2. Can someone provide details on how the wireless Joeys work? Does the TV reception look worse than the wired models? Is changing the channels slower? Can the wired models do things the wireless ones do not? Does the Joey remote talk to the Joey box directly or does it talk to the Hopper and it then sends out signal to the Joey? Do the wired models connect via coax or ethernet? 3. If I do not want any wireless Joeys does the Hopper still put out any type of wifi signal? I do not want yet another wifi network soaking through the house causing issues. 4. Currently the 722 is the “main DVR” and the 622 is just for the kids. I like to be able to keep things separate between the two. No Power Rangers on mine and no Game of Thrones on the kids. If I get a single Hopper, do I have an easy way to keep content recorded from one TV only available on that TV? Or does it all get mixed together in one big confusing pile? I am not worried about storage space just do not want non kid friendly recordings on the other TVs. 5. If I currently have X number of channels with my existing 722 service will I get the same exact channels with a Hopper? I have heard troublesome stories from friends who lost channels when they upgraded to a Hopper or Direct’s Genie (mainly superstations and locals). 6. With the 722 and 622 DVRs I can simply press one button and it jumps 30 seconds forward into a recording. I can do the same 10 seconds backwards with a different button. Can I do that with a Hopper or has that been removed and now forced to “fast forward” instead of jump? 7. And the big one... Are you happy with the Hopper 3 from a GUI standpoint? Does it seem fast? Too crowded? Just plain ugly? Can you customize what apps you do and do not want to see or does Dish shove them at you? Thank you greatly for providing information. Dish and Direct’s hardware just seems like two sides of the same coin at this point. The cable company’s hardware is just a joke (roughly the size of a large VCR and horrible UI). I am hoping I will be ok with Dish’s hardware but do not want to convert over just to get info about how it works and then hate it (AND be stuck in a contract)!