The Hopper/Joey setup may work (if they work!). I usually do Sunday Ticket but I'll not likely be willing to pay what they'll ask next season.lparsons21 said:Rich, if I'm remembering your setup right, it would be difficult to switch to anything as you have so many units.
For Mike maybe the new hopper/joey from Dish will be a good option to consider because of his viewing habits and for a new customer it is one Hopper + 3 Joeys for no upfront cost.
I've been reading a lot about the H/J from Dish, and I could easily see one Hopper + 1 Joey replacing my 3 HR24s because of my household viewing/recording patterns.
That said, even though my HR24-500s are running slower than they did when I got them because of the HDGUI, they aren't giving me any issues to really irritate me to the point of throwing a remote. And my MRV setup, though slow to start a recorded viewing, works flawlessly.