Best Bang for Buck

jfchawk

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I currently have 3 tv's in main residence, a vip 722 & vip 612. Also 1 tv at secondary residence w/ vip 612 on separate dish but 1 account for both places costing just an extra hd receiver. Is this the best set up? I am at secondary frequently while wife is at main residence. Thinking about upgrading to Hopper 3 but believe would sacrifice the secondary dvr to qualify. Any downside at secondary?
 

jscud

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If your Hopper is connected to the internet and you have internet at your secondary, you can use a Firestick with Dish Anywhere to do almost everything a Joey does
Two things I don’t like about the fire stick: 1. You cannot key in channel numbers directly, you have to scroll up or down through the guide. 2. ( the biggest pain) Having to reauthorize it with your Dish account every month or so.
 

Canesman

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Two things I don’t like about the fire stick: 1. You cannot key in channel numbers directly, you have to scroll up or down through the guide. 2. ( the biggest pain) Having to reauthorize it with your Dish account every month or so.
The first I can live with.

The reauthorizing is a pain in the behind. And it seems to happen every few weeks sporadically which is even worse than once a month.
 

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Two things I don’t like about the fire stick: 1. You cannot key in channel numbers directly, you have to scroll up or down through the guide. 2. ( the biggest pain) Having to reauthorize it with your Dish account every month or so.
You can enter the numbers but it is a pain.
 
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dishdude

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How about a Wally with an EHD instead of the Firestick? It would be a little more cost upfront and monthly but would be a much better experience than streaming outside the home network.
 

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