Getting HWS - Anything new in last 12 months? (1 Viewer)

gadgtfreek

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Family member has a Dish install next Sat.

I had a HWS and Joey about 16 months ago, just wondering if anything substantial has changed. Havent kept up with software updates.

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A bit more stable. One button closed captioning. OTA programs can be recorded direct from the guide. Some restrictions on auto-hop. 4K Joey announced. Not sure how long Super Joey and Wireless Joey have been shipping. Netflix app now in place.
 
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Thanks.

If there are two Hoppers, is the playlist unified or still separate? Super Joey and wireless one are def new to my experience level. They will run an OTA tuner, may get a 2nd Hopper for another OTA tuner if there are too many conflicts.
 

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Each Hopper and every Joey can see what's on the other Hopper, but it's two separate lists.

ALMOST FORGOT - If you use up all three sat tuners on one Hopper, and you're trying to record another program, you get an offer to record it on the other Hopper. And the first Hopper gets a pointer, or a listing, of that "4th" program on the other Hopper, so it's easy to get to.

Only one OTA tuner per Hopper. Joey doesn't get one.
 
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I just don't see the appeal of a Super. A little more gets a lot more.
 

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Had a good conversation with CheriT, got the install changed from HWS + Joey to two HWS's. Have to order them the second OTA tuner now.

Dirt is always a pleasure.
 
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Looks like everything will work out well. Two HWS, two OTA tuners, and they ill be able to record duplicates of just about everything. Nice security blanket.
 

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I guess it's been awhile, or Im too used to a genie. I though it was limited to 3 tuners, even with the OTA tuner, but the OTA tuner actually adds a 4th tuner (3 sat programs and one OTA at a time)?

When you add an AM21 to a genie, you still have 5, just two can be used OTA.
 

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