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05-20-2012 01:34 PM #1
What equipment will I get?
My wife and I are moving into a new house soon, so I'm trying to figure out the TV solution. I'm probably going to go with Dish again, but I'm not sold on the Hopper/Joey combo, mostly because of all the added fees. If I select the options right so that it wants to give me one of the traditional 2-tuner DVRs, the online tool says I'll get "Rcvr 622/722 HD Duo (2TV) DVR". How do I know what I'm going to get? I don't want a 622, and I'd prefer the 722K w/ OTA tuners, but it sounds like if I move forward with this, I could get a 622. I figured if I ordered the sling adapter, I'd get at least a 722, but is there any way to for sure get a 722K?
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05-20-2012 01:50 PM #2Pub Member / Supporter
PM a DIRT member about the 722K, although I don't think they can give any guarantees. Other option, go through a local retailer and specify the 722K.
NOW, look into your crystal ball to foresee if you would be getting another HDTV in the near future. If so, you should reconsider the Hopper/Joey.
05-20-2012 02:33 PM #3SatelliteGuys Regular
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Thanks for the tip. It's hard for me to justify the Hopper/Joey at $11 (or $18 if I want two more connections) per month more when I can just mirror the TV2 out of the 622/722/722K, which is good enough for my current setup. If Dish ever reconsidered and included the 1st Joey in the $4 whole-house DVR fee I might reconsider too.
05-20-2012 02:54 PM #4Insane in the Membrane
Keep in mind that the 722K TV2 is SD. You probably already know that though. Anyway, just go ahead and schedule the install. When the installer calls you to tell you he's on the way, ask him if he has 722Ks on hand (most likely will.) If he does, go through with the install. If not, cancel the install and reschedule. I would highly recommend using DIRT to schedule your install so that there is no confusion. Can probably get the OTA tuner through DIRT as well (not sure, I ordered mine later on back when I had my 722Ks.)
05-20-2012 03:01 PM #5Originally Posted by 3HaloODSTIt's all about the connectivity!!!
05-20-2012 03:46 PM #6
I have an extra coax line running from my Hopper that goes to a different TV room. I use an RF modulator off that hopper and it mirrors just fine to an SD tv.
Some people have mentioned putting a Joey in the central distribution along with an RF modulator and then mirroring to multiple TVs.
It's definitely possible to mirror SD with the Hopper/joey. Just depends on your wiring.