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Hopper with Sling

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by modguy, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. modguy

    modguy Cool Member

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    Anyone know when the Hopper with Sling will be available?
     
  2. garys

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    Supposed be Thursday Jan 17.
     
  3. ilyag2

    ilyag2 Cool Member

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    Ready to order Dish - new customer. Should I wait and hold out for the Hopper with Sling. Or is the Hopper with Sling adapter sufficient?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    who knows ... you are the "guinea pig", if you will order first box :)
     
  5. some guy

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    The HWS is a much more capable box, but it just depends on what you want to pay up front for the upgrade.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Hopper 2 is unknown reliability and user's approval new box. Beware of half baked dish innovations.
     
  7. James Long

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

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    "Hands off" reviews of new products are always the best. :lol:
     
  8. patmurphey

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    Geez! What makes you think it's "half baked"? The whole Hopper system has been remarkably reliable and stable from the beginning. I am a first week adopter.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    tell me about Sing technology and its reliability...

    try to recall how prev incarnation of H2 - 922 is working in Sling part ...

    you are too optimistic for being 6 years member here :) if you follow dish forums
     
  10. lparsons21

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    I'm doing some thought of switching because I like lots of movie channel choices and Dish gives that with Epix.

    I've talked to a local auth dealer and can get 2 Hoppers as I would like to, but they talked about the 'new' Hopper with Sling. But if the only difference between the old Hopper and the new is the Sling, I can't figure out why I would want it. I only have 1mb upstream internet and that wouldn't do for slinging anything.

    What am I missing?
     
  11. Jhon69

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    Just this.;)

    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-vid...h-hopper-with-sling/4505-6474_7-35566943.html
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    My beef is here:
    and it's very optimistic phrase in light of last few words, still buggy in some functionality like Sling USB device
     
  13. lparsons21

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    Thanks for the link.

    So as a 'new' or returning customer I should be able to get this one free.

    Now about the 2nd Hopper. If I got the 'new' one and then also got an 'old' one as the 2nd Hopper in the system, the cost is $100 for old vs $200 for new. I can't see why you would want two of the new ones. I assume that the wireless in the new one would give the internet access to both Hoppers in the system???
     
  14. Jhon69

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    Don't know,it would seem you would want both to be the same(because the new ones are faster/same features/ect.ect.).The older ones need to be connected to an HIC or wireless adaptor(s).So it would make sense if you need 2 that both would need to be connected wireless to see the other.I don't have one or two of them so I don't really know,sorry.:eek:
     
  15. some guy

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    One wireless connection can share its connection with all other receivers when bridging is enabled. They are both fast and hopper transfers is the big difference. I have one of each and they work great.
     
  16. zer0cool

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    Some, do you have the HIC?
    I've currently got two Gen 1 Hoppers, connected to the HIC and want to swap one of them for the new model (for iPad transfers).
     
  17. Jhon69

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    What I have read so far on the internet it would seem all believe the HIC is the better connection,when comparing the HIC vs. Wireless.
     
  18. some guy

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    If your wifi is strong and fast I don't think there is really any difference performance wise. I can stream iPvod around 20mbs on wireless.
     
  19. Jhon69

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    That maybe true,but where I live it's AT&T DSL Elite 6MB/768k.That's the fastest I can get,but I keep checking.:(;)
     
  20. zer0cool

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    Ordered my Sling w/Hopper tonight, to replace one of the two Hoppers I already have.
    Install is scheduled for Saturday between 8-12:00.
    Should be pretty easy install.
     

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