Joey Behavior in Two Hopper Installations


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SatelliteGuys Family
Nov 30, 2003
From what I've read, a two Hopper system will not be fully integrated until some future software update; meaning that for now the two Hoppers will operate as two seperate whole-house DVRs. Does this mean that each Joey will be "attached" to a specific Hopper and not be able to see the programming or tuners on the other Hopper at all? If so, will the customer be able to reassign Joeys between the Hoppers (i.e. attach it to Hopper #1 today and Hopper #2 tomorrow)? Could I hook two Joeys (one assigned to Hopper #1 and one assigned to Hopper #2) to a TV and switch between the HDMI ports?

Later, when the Hoppers are fully integrated, will any of the wiring (nodes, etc.) have to be changed or the Joeys reconfigured?

Thanks for any help in clarifying this. I am trying to figure out if I can live with some of the early-adopter limitations. (Sure wish I could keep one of the VIPs on the first DPP44 port to help with the transition.)


SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 24, 2006
yeah, they would be assigned in some fashion to a specific hopper. No wiring change will be needed as long as you don't stray from the standard wiring diagrams as everything will just communicate through the node.

Once duo nodes are in the hands of more retailers and installers, we'll probably find out a lot more on how two hopper systems will work initially. Right now it looks like the duo node hasn't shipped out to distributors/installers yet.


SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 31, 2010
Our GM has 2 hoppers in his house, and yes you can make the joeys link to either hopper you choose. And switch them back and forth as you please.

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