New Dish Web Site Includes Hopper Pricing

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by olguy, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Yep, you're right. I've seen beta testers almost completely ignored when engineering or marketing is hot to get a product out the door. Hopefully this isn't one of those cases.
  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    That's what I'm concerned about here. It's clear that Echostar has dumped a lot of money into this.

    Dish has the new guy who has to prove himself, has a history of being "last night's profit" oriented, and will be looking for a new market edge this morning. If it comes with a lot of bugs and service needs, I can see him saying "whoops" and wanting to give it the Logitech Revue treatment at Echostar's expense.

    But "Chatless" Charlie is still there.
  3. Inkosaurus

    Inkosaurus Icon

    Jul 29, 2011

    @part regarding the employee testers, thats untrue.
    There were plenty of posts in the dish internal forums detailing how bad the 922 was and it was still launched. Dish doesnt just pick random employees for the testing, generally it goes to people who also live , eat and breath this satellite stuff.
  4. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    If you notice in the Residential Customer Agreement

    On the last page it has Hopper 2000 and Joey 1.0 listed separately as "Receiver Fees" below "Additional Receiver Fee" so its very possibly that the first hopper and/or set (Hopper & Joey) is NOT included in the base package pricing as it is now with any other receiver. But, again that is just based on that wording and the way it is separate in the RCA; this is all just speculation still until the "official" pricing is announced...
  5. speedmaster

    speedmaster Mentor

    Nov 28, 2006
    VERY cool, I'm really interested in this new receiver.
  6. DoyleS

    DoyleS Icon

    Oct 21, 2002
    El Dorado...
    I like the setup. It would be really nice if there was a way to migrate all of my external HD recordings onto the Hopper. I won't hold my breath on that one, but it might mean I have to hang onto one of my receivers for an extended period of time. At least we have some time to think about the various options as the release unfolds.
  7. Herky T. Hawkeye

    Herky T. Hawkeye New Member

    Feb 7, 2012
    There have been confirming reports that the Hopper will be available to existing customers the same time it is available to new customers. Also, customers will be able to transfer there EHD with the recordings on it to the Hopper.
  8. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    Would it not be $7. for each Joey after the first?.
  9. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    That's my guess. They didn't make that real clear, did they?
  10. hdaddikt

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    Yes, hopefully the EHD transfer function will not result in another charge for the Hopper if you have already paid for it once.
  11. Psigna

    Psigna New Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Right now we have one 722k. It controls the main tv in hd and a second hd tv in sd. We have a solo 311 that controls one hd tv in sd. Have one 322 that controls 2 hd TVA but in sd format. We have America's 250 package with hd for life and locals our bill before tax is 103. Wonder how this wil compare to the hopper? Would really love to have whole house had.
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    A Hopper and four Joeys would connect your five TVs all in HD ... but there would be severe limits to simultaneous watching and recording. Going from five tuners to three would not be my preference.

    Setting up two Hoppers and three Joeys would be better. You would have six tuners for your five TVs and everything could be in HD (assuming HDMI inputs are available). And everything could be sharable.

    The monthly cost difference would be trading two "Duo DVRs" ($17 each with one being included in your base price) and one "Single Receiver" ($7) for five Hopper/Joeys ($7 each) plus the $4 whole home fee. The DVR fee and all of your other package fees stay the same. $24 becomes $32 per month if the first Hopper is included, $39 if it is not. So you're raising your monthly bill by $8-$12. You are getting HD on all five sets - but that could be done by changing the 311 for a 211 and the 322 for a 622/722 family receiver.
  13. Psigna

    Psigna New Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    Ok thanks a bunch. The cs tech told me today that there is a limit othe number of receivers we can have. I'll call Monday to c
    heck on it.
  14. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    1 Hopper/4 Joeys will not be a supported configuration. 2 Hoppers/3 Joeys will be.
  15. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I'm going to have to price out the difference between a 2 Hopper/3 Joey system versus a PC-based CableCard system as far as how much per month the service will cost. It would appear that Dish still has the basic monthly fee beating Comcast, but with all the additional hardware fees, Comcast just might be getting competitive. I have PCs everywhere and a Windows Home Server box that can gather up all the recorded TV so any PC can watch it.

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