Upgrade to Hopper with Sling (1 Viewer)

nightowl66

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I have a VIP722K in the house and a VIP612 in the shop. The 2 receivers are approx. 150' apart. With the shop receiver being in a metal outbuilding. I was thinking of upgrading the 722 in the house to Hopper with sling. I have internet out in the shop. Would I be able to use sling to watch tv out there? Would a joey reach that far? Same with another tv in the house I don't watch that much, could I just use sling to save the cost of a joey?
 

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I have a VIP722K in the house and a VIP612 in the shop. The 2 receivers are approx. 150' apart. With the shop receiver being in a metal outbuilding. I was thinking of upgrading the 722 in the house to Hopper with sling. I have internet out in the shop. Would I be able to use sling to watch tv out there? Would a joey reach that far? Same with another tv in the house I don't watch that much, could I just use sling to save the cost of a joey?
The Joey will reach that far, as long as it's wired
 
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nightowl66

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So what would be the benefit of having joeys if I could just use the sling app? As far as having a wired Joey to the shop, I already have the 612 and a separate dish just for the shop, so running wire to the shop wouldn’t do me any good. If I upgrade to the hopper with sling, my payment stays the same, I just get sling. If I get rid of the 612and use sling, I save a few bucks.
 

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So what would be the benefit of having joeys if I could just use the sling app? As far as having a wired Joey to the shop, I already have the 612 and a separate dish just for the shop, so running wire to the shop wouldn’t do me any good. If I upgrade to the hopper with sling, my payment stays the same, I just get sling. If I get rid of the 612and use sling, I save a few bucks.
Well for one, you can only use the app on one TV at a time. 2, the app is buggy often. And 3, why get the Hopper w/Sling when you can get the Hopper 3, wich is the same monthly price? Also, it's not the "Sling" App, it's Dish Anywhere
 

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Just to be clear, you will not be able to keep your 612 active on the same account with a Hopper so it either a wire from the main house to the shop or Dish Anywhere on a FireStick.
 

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Well for one, you can only use the app on one TV at a time. 2, the app is buggy often. And 3, why get the Hopper w/Sling when you can get the Hopper 3, wich is the same monthly price? Also, it's not the "Sling" App, it's Dish Anywhere
On your number 3 comment I get a Loyal customer discount of $5.00. But if I could get away with it I'd prefer the Hopper 3.
 
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