Hopper 2 is now available

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called on saturday as im leaving directv tv having the hopper 2 installed today. let see how it really is........... :D since Bell footprint changed i tried directv for awhile and the hoppper 2 looks wild
 
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Nope only 3 but personally I don't mind 3 tuners on each of my Hoppers. Would more be better, maybe, but between my OTA and Hoppers I don't have much to complain about.
 
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I'd rather have 2 (or 3 in my case ;) ) three-tuner Hoppers than one five-tuner HR34. Twice (or 3 ;) ) times as much HDD space, redundancy in case a receiver fails, not to mention that you can add OTA tuners that don't take up sat tuners while in use (unlike HR34) and also use PTAT (also unlike HR34.)

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I'd rather have 2 (or 3 in my case ;) ) three-tuner Hoppers than one five-tuner HR34. Twice (or 3 ;) ) times as much HDD space, redundancy in case a receiver fails, not to mention that you can add OTA tuners that don't take up sat tuners while in use (unlike HR34) and also use PTAT (also unlike HR34.)

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Agreed!
 
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I'd rather have 2 (or 3 in my case ;) ) three-tuner Hoppers than one five-tuner HR34. Twice (or 3 ;) ) times as much HDD space, redundancy in case a receiver fails, not to mention that you can add OTA tuners that don't take up sat tuners while in use (unlike HR34) and also use PTAT (also unlike HR34.)

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I agree on the redundancy standpoint, and one reason I have two hoppers as well.

Question about the HR though, did I understand you correctly? If you are using the OTA modul it takes up a sat tuner when you use it? Giving you a max of five tuners whether you have OTA or not?
 
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I agree on the redundancy standpoint, and one reason I have two hoppers as well.

Question about the HR though, did I understand you correctly? If you are using the OTA modul it takes up a sat tuner when you use it? Giving you a max of five tuners whether you have OTA or not?

Yep, no matter what you do, the Genie only allows for 5 tuners at any given time. Just like the HR20 did back when that one was new. It had 2 SAT and 2 OTA tuners and it was 'take your pick' of two at a time. Seemed dumb at the time, still does. :)
 
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Yep, no matter what you do, the Genie only allows for 5 tuners at any given time. Just like the HR20 did back when that one was new. It had 2 SAT and 2 OTA tuners and it was 'take your pick' of two at a time. Seemed dumb at the time, still does. :)
I had forgotten that from when I had the HR, and just assumed that was not the case anymore. Makes little sense to me to have it that way.
 
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I'd rather have 2 (or 3 in my case ;) ) three-tuner Hoppers than one five-tuner HR34. Twice (or 3 ;) ) times as much HDD space, redundancy in case a receiver fails, not to mention that you can add OTA tuners that don't take up sat tuners while in use (unlike HR34) and also use PTAT (also unlike HR34.)

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Now that's what I call living high on the hog!To be honest though,it would take 3 hoppers and one joey to satisfy our family.
 
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About how long does it take for Hopper with Sling will be available to purchase?
 
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I'm pretty sure you could purchase it the day it launched. I'm not sure if local retailers have them available for sale but I believe you can purchase them from Dish directly.

OK, thanks. I kinda would rather wait till the retailers/on line sellers have them available. Usually a better price.
 
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I have 6 tuners. My 722k has four and my 211K w/ eHD has two. Why would I change to a Hopper and settle for three tuners.

Plus, I can skip commercials and not worry about the law suit.
 
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I have 6 tuners. My 722k has four and my 211K w/ eHD has two. Why would I change to a Hopper and settle for three tuners.

Plus, I can skip commercials and not worry about the law suit.

If your current set up fits your viewing needs, then you may not want to change anything. I use auto hop and the law suit never worries me.
 
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I know the hopper 1.0 is getting a software update soon to fix stability issues. I have the first one and although I'd love to upgrade to the new one, my guess is at the next ces Dish will reveal another updated hopper perhaps with a better fan , more ram and possibly more tuners. Plus next year ill have more wiggle room since ill be near the end of my 2 years.
 

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