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Well, OK. As if to tell me that I need to hurry this along, the HDMI out on my TiVo Roamio Pro failed today! I can hook it up via component (with an adapter on its way from Amazon), but it's obvious that I've gotten my money's worth out of this system. Calling the installer tomorrow to see if he's still in the biz.
 
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I thought for sure it would work. The Hopper is connected via Ethernet to one Eero and the Wireless, activated, is just too far from the WAP so we moved another Eero to its location and connected it. Had a guide and menus, but the picture would freeze immediately. Network showed connected via Ethernet with a 100% signal
Aha, so there was communication going on since you were getting the guide, probably a latency/bandwidth issue then. I wouldn't trust the "100% signal" on the WJ though since it is probably just measuring the ethernet connection to the Eero and not the actual Hopper.
 
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Aha, so there was communication going on since you were getting the guide, probably a latency/bandwidth issue then. I wouldn't trust the "100% signal" on the WJ though since it is probably just measuring the ethernet connection to the Eero and not the actual Hopper.
The connection to the Hopper showed Weak
 
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The connection to the Hopper showed Weak
Gotcha, what ended happening at this job? Did you end up with a wired Joey? I can think of a few solutions, like if you had a HIC at hand you could of also placed the WAP at another wired Joey location (or as close as you can get with a client line?) that was closer to the room you were trying to get to.
 
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Gotcha, what ended happening at this job? Did you end up with a wired Joey? I can think of a few solutions, like if you had a HIC at hand you could of also placed the WAP at another wired Joey location (or as close as you can get with a client line?) that was closer to the room you were trying to get to.
There was a myriad of cabling connected by a mass of splitters all running back to 2 powered and trunked Comcast switches running between two large crawl spaces with a finished basement area between them so the original tech and an FSM went back and fished a cable to that room for a Joey 3. I volunteered to tone and map a route to that room, but it wasn't my job to begin with. I just showed up to try and assist at the end of my route.
 
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Just to wrap up my original question, it looks like I'm going to have to at least consider going with DirecTV as it has some channels that Dish does not. Dish is still in the running, but I have to see if their higher prices are worth the extra couple of channels. Thanks so much to everyone for their help here!
 
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Just to wrap up my original question, it looks like I'm going to have to at least consider going with DirecTV as it has some channels that Dish does not. Dish is still in the running, but I have to see if their higher prices are worth the extra couple of channels. Thanks so much to everyone for their help here!
Just wait until that second year with DirecTV, prices go up, roughly, about $60 months 13-24, then their equipment is the dot matrix of the satellite world.
 
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Oh yea, I'm well aware of that gotcha and am figuring it into all my calculations!
 
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And finally, after some more rooting around for channel info, etc., decided to place an order with my local Dish installer today. Promised one Hopper 3 and a wireless Joey for the install, next Wednesday the 13th around 11:00 a.m. Just in time too, as my old Tivo Roamio Pro is now throwing off additional error messages. Spectrum Internet replaced by TMobile (a downgrade from 300 to 200 MB down) and Spectrum phone replaced by Ooma from TMo, which I will need to set up. It's a bit of a hassle, but it's less than Spectrum and I'm hopeful that when all is said and done that it will be much more reliable than anything with the word "cablecard" anywhere near it.
 
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And finally, after some more rooting around for channel info, etc., decided to place an order with my local Dish installer today. Promised one Hopper 3 and a wireless Joey for the install, next Wednesday the 13th around 11:00 a.m. Just in time too, as my old Tivo Roamio Pro is now throwing off additional error messages. Spectrum Internet replaced by TMobile (a downgrade from 300 to 200 MB down) and Spectrum phone replaced by Ooma from TMo, which I will need to set up. It's a bit of a hassle, but it's less than Spectrum and I'm hopeful that when all is said and done that it will be much more reliable than anything with the word "cablecard" anywhere near it.
Give us your honest opinions on the Hopper3 vs your current TiVo setup once you've had it a few days :D
 
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I had the original Hopper with my last go-round with Dish about seven years ago. I really liked that box and have high hopes for this one. I'll be glad to post my thoughts regarding comparing it to Tivo as soon as I get a few recordings on it. Tivo is still in the cablecard business, even as the cable companies threaten to drop it any day now. Frankly, I wouldn't be considering going back to satellite if not for the issues I've had with 1)cablecards, 2)tuning adapters and 3)the fact that my Tivos are elderly and the new ones have an interface that, frankly, sucks.
 

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