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Hopper/Joey upgrades

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by RaymondG@DISH Network, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 #41 of 145
    RaymondG@DISH Network

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    The installer will have Isolators with them. Just let the installer know what you would like to accomplish when he arrives.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 #42 of 145
    RaymondG@DISH Network

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    Who did you send a PM to? We were very busy over the weekend handling upgrades. I was out of the office on Friday and Saturday. I am available now if you send me a PM I would be more than happy to assist you.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 #43 of 145
    James Long

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    There are situations where Parental Locks are not good enough. For example, a R rated movie on HBO cannot be locked out without either locking out all other recordings from that channel (including saved children's movies) or using ratings locks that treat "unrated" content as if it were worse than R. Yes, unrated often is worse than R, but there are some programs that simply don't have a rating attached.

    Perhaps a folder lock would work better ... where parents could put their content in a folder and lock viewing without a password?

    Otherwise separate unshared Hoppers seems like a good way to go.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #44 of 145
    Stewart Vernon

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    True... and that's how I assume most will do it once the Hoppers get the upgrade to communicate with each other.

    But in the meantime, it might actually be a beneficial "feature" that they don't communicate for some customers.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #45 of 145
    ewingr

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    I would like a Hopper. But here is my situation.

    I have 3 TVs, but one of the 3 is small, in my office, and watched infrequently. I don't really want to pay $7/month for that. Is it still possible to send to an SD TV over the cable like the 722?

    I haven't been able to find any info on Dish about the actual size of the Joey. Anyone have info on that? My TV in our Bedroom is mounted up high on the wall, and I have no place to put that. I'm wondering if I will be able to fit it behind the TV in some manner up on the wall.

    Oh, also, how does the Hopper communicate to the Joey?
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 #46 of 145
    P Smith

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    Check the diagrams (bottom page) http://www.dishuser.org/hopper.php
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 #47 of 145
    wtrjock

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    I screwed the Joey to the back of my TV in the bedroom. The Joey's come with a stand that can mount horizontally or vertically. The size is about 6" x 8" x 2".
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 #48 of 145
    txsrooster

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    Ok if I have two hoppers and 4 joeys..Can I pause on Hopper 1 joey 1 and resume on Hopper 2 joey 1?
    Does that make sense? Maybe after the software update?
     
  9. Mar 19, 2012 #49 of 145
    Stewart Vernon

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    Definitely not right now, as the Hoppers cannot communicate with each other.

    Will that be possible once they can? We'll have to wait and see. Ideally you should be able to do that once the Hoppers can communicate with each other... but we'll have to wait to see that for sure.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 #50 of 145
    txsrooster

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    Thanks Stewart. I may still do the upgrade. Anyone know if there is an extra charge for the install if they "enter the attic". Got popped with that one when I upgraded to HD.
    Wonder if they will do a complete new install of cables..
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 #51 of 145
    Stewart Vernon

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    Probably depends on your installer.

    It seems like each installer has a different idea of what is included in a standard install. I get why they wouldn't go out of their way to do free stuff in a complicated installation... but it seems like things like the Hopper/Joey are going to by default need new wiring in a lot of homes and perhaps to different places than before... so I hope that has been taken into account and installers are being paid according for what should be expected extra work.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 #52 of 145
    Madflava

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    Ive been trying to get my box upgraded for a week and gotten nowhere. Unfortunately I dont have 5 posts to send a PM to Raymond to see if he can help me out. GUess I need to find some stuff to talk about.
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 #53 of 145
    scredsfan

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    After a bad experience with a 922, we just (as in 2 days ago) downgraded back to a 722. I haven't been following the boards, so I didn't know anything about the Hopper/Joey. Am I in any way eligible for a Hopper upgrade?
     
  14. Mar 20, 2012 #54 of 145
    sbriers

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    I've seen where it is possible with a DP44 to have a "mixed" system - VIP + Hopper/Joey setup. Is this kosher with Dish? CSR on phone tonight said not physically possible - but I think I got the wrong person...
     
  15. Mar 20, 2012 #55 of 145
    James Long

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    Physically possible but not allowed per DISH's business rules.

    Physically it is not hard to have ONE ViP or other tuner on a system converted to a single Hopper or that has a DPP44 switch. Multiple non Hopper / Joey receivers are harder to connect (a single Hopper and two other receivers would physically work on a DPP44). But getting DISH to actually allow such an install and leave the ViPs active is the problem.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2012 #56 of 145
    batrad

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    PM sent to Raymond@

    Currently have 2 DVR's on my account 922 and a 612

    Need to add a 3rd TV with DVR service and this might be a better deal and I can escape the FIOS guys knocking on my door touting their multiroom/remote view DVR to the Wife...
     
  17. Mar 21, 2012 #57 of 145
    Madflava

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    Also sent a PM to Raymond. Id really like to swap out my 722s.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2012 #58 of 145
    GeeWhiz1

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    My wife decided that we needed to make the switch to a Hopper/Joey set up. So I sent a PM to Raymond today.

    This should be interesting since my current set up is the result of many years of adding services from Dish. Saying that I am switching from 2 622's just can't describe the cabling fun.
     
  19. Mar 21, 2012 #59 of 145
    wtrjock

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    My installer went into the attic without an extra cost. I think it helps to work with the installer and help them if possible.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2012 #60 of 145
    tampa8

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    A 2 second visit to the Dish site would have filled you in! lol

    Did you pay the $200 for the 922? If so, you might still be able to do it, also depending did you get anything free with the 722 or just mailed to you and you returned the 922?
     

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