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Sling Adapter on Hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by LazhilUT, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    Will the Sling Adapter work with the Hopper?
    I know it plugs into the Hopper via USB but how will it connect to the internet? Wi-Fi?
     
  2. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    Yes it works. It connects using the Hopper's internet connection. Either direct, wifi or HIC.
     
  3. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    So the Hopper has Wifi?
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    However the Hopper is connected, wired or wifi.
     
  5. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

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    There have been reports of Hoppers connected via a wifi adapter. But it's much better to ask for a HIC so you're hardwired. A HIC also seems to be the only way people are getting DLNA to work at the moment.
     
  6. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    What is DLNA?
     
  7. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

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    It's how you stream content (video, pictures, music) from your PC/Mac to your Hopper.

    Whether you plan to use DLNA or not, you'd still be better off with a HIC than wifi.
     
  8. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    Does that require an extra coax line?
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  10. dunkonu23

    dunkonu23 Legend

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    I'm loving my Sling Adapter and Hopper combo!

    I got the SA yesterday, plugged it in, and while there were some minor workarounds to get things to work the way I though they should work, it was super. This morning, I didn't need any workarounds. I changed channels at will, hit the Hopper's DVR, and generally enjoyed the crap out of streaming CNBC to my iPhone via Verizon. Even though the iPhone 4s is only 3G, I don't really think I need more for such a small screen. I could clearly read the crawler along the bottom of the screen. Streaming rate was bouncing between 400 and 600kbps.

    One of my co-workers saw what I was doing and asked about it. I gave him a demo. He was blown away.

    This is truly a sliced bread moment!

    Scott
     
  11. sdallnct

    sdallnct New Member

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    Does the Sling completely take over the Hopper or only one tuner?

    I travel but have family at home. If I'm watching on the sling, can they watch something else on the Hopper or only on a tv with a Joey?
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    They can, and it depend what is your Sling session require - play from previous recordings or life view.
     
  13. sdallnct

    sdallnct New Member

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    Cool. Thanks for the quick reply. I'm ordering one!
     
  14. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    If you are slinging, a TV in your home can end your sling session by selecting the tuner you are connected to. This would only be a possibility with 3 or more TVs. Thanks.

     
  15. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The HIC is used with the Joey to provide broadband connection for the whole setup if the Hopper cannot get a connection. Your Hopper can connect either with an ethernet cable or WiFi adapter. We only support the WiFi adapter we provide. I have a WiFi adapter connected to my Hopper and I don't have an issue with bandwidth with my setup. My signal strength is mid 50s. Thanks.

     
  16. mdavej

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    If you sling a recording, it takes over no tuners at all.
     
  17. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    I'm glad to hear you enjoy the slinging technology. I enjoy using mine when I'm away from home, too. Thanks for sharing your comments!

     
  18. bf1967

    bf1967 New Member

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    Are the folks who are using the Sling solution refering to the red Sling adapter that plugs into the USB on a 722?

    Bob
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes.

    Original Sling boxes are different and independent devices, could also work with DTV, Comcast, etc boxes.
     
  20. StringFellow

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    I have 2 Hoppers. Would one Sling adapter allow me to access records/shows on both Hoppers (since the 2.13 update allows me to see records on both Hoppers)? If not, would 2 Sling adapters (one to each Hopper) work? How would you access the different Slings?
     

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