What kind of Hopper is this?

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My next door neighbor is moving out of town and he found this in his closet and gave it to me. I called tech support, they ran the RID and it's free and clear (owned). Is it the original Hopper? Says "Blockbuster" on the front, too.

Wondering if I can use it in my setup (currently have just an H3 but there is a splitter on the dish feed for a Joey which I don't currently have connected).

If I can't use it, is it worth anything? Anybody want it?

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Disconnected my H3 and connected the coax to this mystery Hopper. It boots up but then says “hard drive failure.” I can close out of the error screen and watch live TV, though. Guess that’s why it was in his closet! Looks like it’s going to the dumpster.
 
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I believe that’s a Hopper 1. It doesn’t say ‘sling’ on it anywhere does it?
 
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Anybody want it?
Disconnected my H3 and connected the coax to this mystery Hopper. It boots up but then says “hard drive failure.” I can close out of the error screen and watch live TV, though. Guess that’s why it was in his closet! Looks like it’s going to the dumpster.
It would be a shame to dump it since it still works as a satellite receiver. If you don't want it, I'll take it. :)
 
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It would be a shame to dump it since it still works as a satellite receiver. If you don't want it, I'll take it. :)
But once you activate it, you have to pay DVR fees when they clearly won't work on the receiver. Is it worth it?
 
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But once you activate it, you have to pay DVR fees when they clearly won't work on the receiver. Is it worth it?

The HDD could be replaced, or the unit could be used for parts. He'll have to decide if it's worth it or not (it's not, for me- I could replace the disk but I already have an H3 and have decided I don't want to pay additional DVR fees).
 
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It would be a shame to dump it since it still works as a satellite receiver. If you don't want it, I'll take it. :)

But once you activate it, you have to pay DVR fees when they clearly won't work on the receiver. Is it worth it?

The HDD could be replaced, or the unit could be used for parts. He'll have to decide if it's worth it or not (it's not, for me- I could replace the disk but I already have an H3 and have decided I don't want to pay additional DVR fees).

Yes, the HDD could be replaced. You clearly say, in your last post, that it's not worth it but, in your first post, that you'd take it. I'm not sure it's worth the shipping cost... ;)
 
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Yes, the HDD could be replaced. You clearly say, in your last post, that it's not worth it but, in your first post, that you'd take it. I'm not sure it's worth the shipping cost... ;)

Huh? I already have possession of it- crodrules offered to take it. I didn't know it was damaged until after I made the OP
 

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