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Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by modguy, Jan 14, 2013.
Anyone know when the Hopper with Sling will be available?
Supposed be Thursday Jan 17.
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?
who knows ... you are the "guinea pig", if you will order first box
The HWS is a much more capable box, but it just depends on what you want to pay up front for the upgrade.
Hopper 2 is unknown reliability and user's approval new box. Beware of half baked dish innovations.
"Hands off" reviews of new products are always the best. :lol:
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.
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
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?
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
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???
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.