Super Joey upgrade

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by bha19, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. bha19

    bha19 New Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    I have a hopper and a joey 1.0 and want to know if it is possible to swap a joey1.0 for a super joey without a tech coming over or is it more complicated than that? My Joey seems to have the same connections as the super joey. Also would the super joey only cost $3 more per month ($10 as opposed to 7) and would swapping a joey for super joey mean another 2 year commitment?
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    The Super Joey needs to be connected to the host port of the node. With a single Hopper system you probably have a "Solo Node" with one host port and one client port (the other two cables going to the dish. The node will need to be changed out and a third cable run to the dish.

    If you have a more recent install you may have a Hybrid LNB and a "Solo Hub" instead of a "Solo Node". In that case you would still need the "Solo Hub" swapped for a "Duo Hub" and a second cable run to the dish.
  3. bha19

    bha19 New Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    My main question is would I need another 2 year agreement to upgrade. A rep told me yes and when I asked about the Hopper 3 he said the install would be free but I told him I did not want another 2 year agreement. He finally agreed but after talking more about the hopper 3 he said the main reason for upgrade is more tuners which I told him is too many for our house. I could maybe use one more tuner once in a while that is why I asked about the Super Joey.
  4. bha19

    bha19 New Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    I finally decided to upgrade to Hopper 3 so no more worries about Joey.
    thomasjk likes this.
  5. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

    Oct 2, 2003
    I was thinking about upgrading my 2 HWS to Hopper 3's, but other than additional tuners, I don't see any advantage to the switch
    Now if Dish had some 4K programming, it might be worth it
  6. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Easy one - Hopper3 = 16 satellite tuners, Your current two HWS = 3 sat tuners each = 6 sat tuners total. You could replace one of the HWS with a Joey (cheaper fees).

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