Active SatelliteGuys Member
- Feb 24, 2012
Please answer so we can get a definite answer whether the HIC (Hopper Internet Connector) is needed to stream using the Home Media app.
Just got the new Hopper with sling and Joey system installed. I have the Hopper wired to my ethernet and the Joey connected to the HIC Cable only. The hopper found my Playon media server immediately and so far works well with Playon plugins/scripts, I have not tried local media. The Joey will not play the media server from the hopper without an ethernet cable attached. Since I want to use Playon on the Joey, I'm wiring the joey up with cat 5e and will disconnect the HIC cable as it will be no longer needed (worked fine in a test). Not sure if any usb wifi adapter will work but I'm going the faster wire route. I have not tried out the sling yet but will do soon. Thanks for the great forums, long time reader, first time poster. PS. The installer said the new Hopper w/sling seemed much faster to him and better software then the hoppers of last week.