722k Sling Adaptor Questions

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Hi,

I have a 722k with the sling adaptor, it still seems to work. I use the 722 in one room and a fire stick with Dish Anywhere on it in the other. The info I'm reading seems to be a little vague. Is this receiver and adaptor coming to an end? Another question, if I were to cancel my Dish service, would I be able to reactivate my 722 down the road?

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Hi,

I have a 722k with the sling adaptor, it still seems to work. I use the 722 in one room and a fire stick with Dish Anywhere on it in the other. The info I'm reading seems to be a little vague. Is this receiver and adaptor coming to an end? Another question, if I were to cancel my Dish service, would I be able to reactivate my 722 down the road?

Thanks,

J
Good morning, jdt! The Sling adapter is no longer compatible with our Dish Anywhere and it will eventually stop working when the Firestick does its update. The 722 receiver is currently obsolete and no longer available through us so you would be unable to add it to a new account.

We would love to help you upgrade your system so you can start enjoying the new Hopper family setup. To chat with our amazing customer service team to see about upgrading your equipment, just reach out to them here: Direct Chat. -- Sam F
 
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I have an Eastern Arc dish setup now, does the Hopper mean I'd have to put new a satellite up as well. And can I buy my equipment outright and activate or would be forced to lease from Dish?
 

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I have an Eastern Arc dish setup now, does the Hopper mean I'd have to put new a satellite up as well. And can I buy my equipment outright and activate or would be forced to lease from Dish?
Depending on the model of Hopper you get and the model of the dish you have now you might just have to change the LNB or you might could use a switch.

There is really no advantage to buying the receivers. The monthly fees are the same whether you buy them or not.
 

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How would I know? Right now it's the black eastern arc satellite with two LNB's on it for 61.5 and 72. Reason I ask to buy is that I'm on an older pay-as-you-go account, always have been and would prefer to keep it that way.
 

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How would I know? Right now it's the black eastern arc satellite with two LNB's on it for 61.5 and 72. Reason I ask to buy is that I'm on an older pay-as-you-go account, always have been and would prefer to keep it that way.
If you see 61.5 and 72 then you have a 1000.2 eastern arc dish and LNB. If you get a Hopper 3 then you will need to change the LNB to a Hybrid LNB or you could add a DPH42 switch instead. If you get a Hopper 1 or a Hopper 2 then the dish and LNB you have now would work and you would have to add a node.
 

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So I could keep exactly what I have setup on my home now for a Hopper 2?
 

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I guess what I'm saying is could I order a Hopper 2 off eBay (still sealed in box) and just swap out my 722k for it without having to change anything outside on the sat dish. Does the Hopper 2 come with Sling? In the end I just want to keep things as simple as possible and stay on pay-as-go.
 

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I guess what I'm saying is could I order a Hopper 2 off eBay (still sealed in box) and just swap out my 722k for it without having to change anything outside on the sat dish. Does the Hopper 2 come with Sling? In the end I just want to keep things as simple as possible and stay on pay-as-go.
No you can't just swap out the receiver. For a Hopper 1 or 2 you will have to add a node. You would need two wires from your existing LNB to a single node then one wire from the node to the receiver.
 
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....does the Hopper mean I'd have to put new a satellite up as well...?
Sure, if you’ve got about $250 M available, plus some spare change for the launch.

:oldwink

I doubt you’ll ever be able to reactivate old ViP equipment, other than the ViP211 series (for a while).

H2 and H3 both have Sling built in.

The H3 is way faster and superior to the earlier Hoppers. It has 16 satellite tuners. Even adding a SNAP to the H2 wouldn’t make it as good. And you certainly don’t want to consider the original Hopper.

Pay as you go- well, think that one over. Might be best to let Dish have the headaches.


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Hate to sound like a moron, but a node is a switch is it not? For the Hopper 2, could I just cut the wire that comes into the house and add it? I'd like to avoid climbing up on a ladder to be honest. Having Dish do it is not a route Id like to go. Could someone tell me the exact node I'd need to buy to add.
 

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Hate to sound like a moron, but a node is a switch is it not? For the Hopper 2, could I just cut the wire that comes into the house and add it? I'd like to avoid climbing up on a ladder to be honest. Having Dish do it is not a route Id like to go
Like I said in a previous post you need two wires from the LNB to a node then one wire from the node to the receiver. Do you currently have two wires coming from your dish?

You can Google 'Dish Node' for more information about the node.
 
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I currently have one wire coming from the dish (I think its the 1000.2, two large LNB's for 61.5 and 72 on a black dish that says DISHHD on it) to inside my home, where there's a switch or splitter that makes it into 2 wires that connect to TV1 and TV2 on my 722k.
 

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That would be a separator, not splitter.

My memory dims, but is it TV1 & TV2, or Sat 1 and Sat 2?


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I currently have one wire coming from the dish (I think its the 1000.2, two large LNB's for 61.5 and 72 on a black dish that says DISHHD on it) to inside my home, where there's a switch or splitter that makes it into 2 wires that connect to TV1 and TV2 on my 722k.
You could mount the node at the dish and run two wires from the LNB to the node then use the existing wire to the receiver. You wouldn't need the separator anymore either.
 

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Honestly, too much hassle. Just call Dish, have them install their kangaroo garbage for free, sign another 2 year agreement and be done with it.

Save yourself the hassle and money trying to piece together a system on eBay.

If your worried about a contract, the cancellation fee will likely be less than what you spent on eBay and your time messing about it.

Besides, contracts can easily be gotten out of without penalty.

Your 722 is obsolete. Do you really want to own something that will be obsolete one day, or lease something they are responsible for fixing and you can ship back when it eventually goes obsolete. .
 

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