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Switching to Dish from DirecTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Rtm, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Rtm

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    What would I be required to pay upfront if I need (2 Hoppers) and (5 Joeys) and would I require more than one satellite dish?
  2. am7crew

    am7crew Legend

    Jun 5, 2009
    you should get 1 Hopper and 2 Joey free the rest I think youll need to pay for. The additional Hopper is 199.00 the other Joey's not sure on the price. I would guess you are looking at about 400.00 upfront. All can run off one dish.
  3. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    One Hopper, three Joeys is the standard "free" four room system.
    The second hopper is $199, the fourth Joey is $99 and that is the end ... six units maximum.
  4. Rtm

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    Thank you but may I ask why 6 is the max amount of units allowed? I currently have 7 TVs on Directv encompassing 9 tuners.
  5. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Because that's the lease limit for number of boxes.
  6. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

    Dec 10, 2006
    I believe the limit for 2 hoppers is 6 joeys. 6 boxes (hoppers or joeys) is the max leaseable. Additional Joeys will need to be purchased, but DISH will activate them and of course charge the applicable lease fee - $7 each. There have been several reports of people getting more than 6 boxes, but 6 is the lease limit.
  7. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    If you aren't getting International programming, you should be OK with one dish.

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