If you replace with a Hopper, you cannot have any other type of receiver except a Joey. All your other tv's will not have any receiver to receive Dish's signal since they will be removed from your active account.Conway said:I have a few other tv's but I don't need the joey's on them.. I just want the hopper. A few reps tell me you can't get just a hopper you have to replace all of your other receivers with Joeys.
A few of the reps are right. For some reason DISH has decided that the "better way" is to change out entire households to Hopper/Joey instead of allowing a mix of Hopper/Joey and ViP or other equipment.Conway said:A few reps tell me you can't get just a hopper you have to replace all of your other receivers with Joeys.
In other words, as with almost all new technology, wait several months before jumping. Let somebody else have the headaches and growing pains.James Long said:It will be better when it can record OTA. (Which is one reason why people might want to hang on to their ViP receivers.)
I fail to see how the failure rate of an HDD inside the Hopper would be different from any other application, whether it be a DVR or computer.Blowgun said:Of those headaches and growing pains, the potential for an unusual number of hard drive failures.
It sounds like you are saying only small hard drives are dependable? Be nice to see some hard data supporting your theory on that one.Blowgun said:It isn't, that's the point. The Hopper isn't using the same size hard drive as with previous DISH DVRs. And, the hard drive failure rate with large hard drives is based on observations used in computers, and a DVR is basically a type of computer.
First off, I didn't add the spam link in my reply. I don't know where the spam link came from, but I didn't put the spam there, and I wish the spam was removed.fwampler said:It sounds like you are saying only small hard drives are dependable? Be nice to see some hard data supporting your theory on that one.
Yes, just call them.Conway said:I have a vip 922 I want to upgrade to the hopper but I dont' want any joeys.. is it possible?
Thanks.RasputinAXP said:Off topic, but I don't think that's spam, that's probably the Viglink stuff that DBSTalk is using to make a little extra money.
dbldaz said:I contacted a CSR to replace my 722 with a Hopper. I was told that I had to pay the $4 a month Whole-Home DVR Fee even though I only I have 1 Hopper and no Joeys.
Has anyone been able to have this fee waived when only using 1 Hopper and no Joeys?