Hopper + and Joey 4 - worth the risk?

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I have a Hopper 3 and 2 Joey 3's, on TCL Android TVs. Wondering about the "Plus."

I would like to have the 540 channels on my Joeys, and wouldn't mind more integration between Dish and my apps -- favorites are Paramount +, HULU, HBOMax, Peacock, and France 24 (via Roku stick).

But my wife struggles with all my remotes -- would this "upgrade" simplify her life? And for me, might I be able to record off those apps into the Hopper? And as a

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Scott in Tucson
 
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I don't have one but there's many negative comments in the other tread. Based on my wife's experience with the Joey 3 that she used I would never consider the Plus setup.
 
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I have a Hopper 3 and 2 Joey 3's, on TCL Android TVs. Wondering about the "Plus."

I would like to have the 540 channels on my Joeys, and wouldn't mind more integration between Dish and my apps -- favorites are Paramount +, HULU, HBOMax, Peacock, and France 24 (via Roku stick).

But my wife struggles with all my remotes -- would this "upgrade" simplify her life? And for me, might I be able to record off those apps into the Hopper? And as a

Regards,

Scott in Tucson
I guess it's like gambling. A lot of posts on here about numerous difficulties, especially in troubleshooting with different televisions. My experience has overall been a good one, but I only share one key issue and that is the speed of the skip forward/back. That regresses to a painful 3 second wait and really makes skipping through commercials a guessing game of how long the break is. Since I don't have any other issues, it's been a Plus for me as I enjoy the one input. I retired a Fire Cube and a buggy Harmony Elite remote with the change. I like having my recorded programs, apps, and live TV suggestions on one home page. And I was having a lot of issues with input switching through my AVR. All of that said, I wouldn't sign up for Plus yet unless you have a higher threshold for problem solving and you're willing to wait (now at 5 months) for the update on the skip.
 
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A few months ago I would have told you to stay away from the Plus, But it has improved greatly. in the past few months. Yes some folks are having some strange issues, but honestly I dont know how widespread the issues are as its only a small handful of people having those issues with speciffic hardware. With that said I still like the Joey 4's a lot better then the Plus units.
 
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If you have an Android TV, I’m not sure the Plus will bring anything to the party.

Does your TV let you connect to YT, Netflix etc?
 
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If you have an Android TV, I’m not sure the Plus will bring anything to the party.

Does your TV let you connect to YT, Netflix etc?

Yes. Only possible advantage I see to Plus MIGHT be the integration, but we're getting used to changing INPUT source.

I OWN my Joey 3s -- does that create any upgrade issues/opportunities?

--Scott
 
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Can't speak to the Joey part as I don't have one.
After having the H+ for 11 days it is has settled down a lot.I have a Harmony remote and a roku so changing inputs is a really easy thing but I do like the integration.
It didn't cost me anything and I can always disconnect it so why not?
 
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A few months ago I would have told you to stay away from the Plus, But it has improved greatly. in the past few months. Yes some folks are having some strange issues, but honestly I dont know how widespread the issues are as its only a small handful of people having those issues with speciffic hardware. With that said I still like the Joey 4's a lot better then the Plus units.
Does DISH say how it is going fixing the slow skip forward and back issue?
 
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If you can wait till summer, I think you will see a much more stable system. It was a disaster public launch but has made major improvements in stability sense.
 
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A few months ago I would have told you to stay away from the Plus, But it has improved greatly. in the past few months. Yes some folks are having some strange issues, but honestly I dont know how widespread the issues are as its only a small handful of people having those issues with speciffic hardware. With that said I still like the Joey 4's a lot better then the Plus units.
I really like those also. Even the wireless have gotten better than they were when they were first released.
 
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Mine never worked and still doesn’t work to this day. So take that as you will. I want to punt it out into the yard.
 
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