Wait for Hopper or 722 Now?

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My Directv contract is up so I'm looking at moving over to Dish. I currently have 4 HD DVR receivers. One is in my exercise room collecting dust so in effect I'm utilizing 6 receiver channels.
When I called Dish the salesman suggested I get the 722 and 2 211K receivers now and then Dish it up to the Hopper when it comes out. That way I'll get the Sling Box for free that I can use with the Hopper.
What concerns me is I'm getting no guarantees that I'll be able to Dish it up later. If the Hopper wasn't being released, I would have likely ordered 3 922 receivers and a regular HD receiver.
I would likely want 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys when they are available.
So what should I do, wait for the Hopper or get the 722 and Sling Box now?
 

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If I were you, I'd sit tight and get the Hopper. Best-guess availability is this quarter. At worst you would still need to buy a Sling Adapter outright for $99. That way, you will not get a runaround doing an upgrade so soon after signing up.
 

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If you Dish it up later, it will prob cost you quite a bit of $$$ upgrade. We all know how both providers treat existing customers. D* is giving the HR 34 to new customers for 99 and existing subs for $399. Me personally, I'd take a wait and see approach for a month or so.
 

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Yep, stay with Direct until hopper comes out. It's going out first to new customers only....that would be you!!
 

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I'd take a wait and see approach for a month or so.

Agreed. I generally don't like to wait on unreleased stuff, but if your not in any real rush a reasonable wait and see period wouldn't hurt. The if, when and how much of an upgrade is a lot more uncertainty than giving it a month or two now.

I'd go ahead and set a drop dead date though, and not keep putting it off indefinitely.
 

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The technology does sound intresting, not saying this in a Dish network "fee" kind of way, but I do wonder what monthly costs may be associated with the Hopper/Joey
 

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The technology does sound intresting, not saying this in a Dish network "fee" kind of way, but I do wonder what monthly costs may be associated with the Hopper/Joey

I'm betting they don't yet either. To the OP, I agree with the others on waiting for now. Release date & pricing are going to be critical for the success of this & you can be sure Dish is monitoring public reaction very close.
 

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I'm waiting. Thanks guys. :)
I see now I'll have another option, the Directv 5 tuner receiver. I'm sure they would upgrade me to keep me.
 

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If it were me, I'd wait. Dish just said today that it will launch this quarter. Sounds like it's been getting great reviews.
 

mdram

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I'm waiting. Thanks guys. :)
I see now I'll have another option, the Directv 5 tuner receiver. I'm sure they would upgrade me to keep me.

also dont forget you will need 2 hoppers as it really only has 3 tuners
the 6 is only during primetime and 4 of those are locals
id foret abou tit and just go with 722k's
you can do 2 sat and 2 ota with wach one
 

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