When watching TV with wired Joey downstairs I am having tuner conflicts with hopper recordings instigated from upstairs TV. Is their anyway to isolate the joey from receiving the recording conflicts from the hopper?
The Joey gets it's signal from the Hopper, it cannot operate without it as it's not a separate receiver/dvr & has no tuners of its own. Each Joey uses a tuner on the Hopper to get it's live programming so depending on your Hopper version you may not have an available tuner to use - older Hoppers only have 3 tuners so if you're recording something & watching on both (especially with the 3 min overlap at beginning/end of recording) you often see that message. Many of us upgraded to the Hopper 3 (16 tuners) & no longer have recording conflicts.
You're going to have to talk to Dish directly as upgrade cost is determined by several things on your account. Call & see, I haven't had a conflict since upgrading several years ago & I record everything.
@peggyrh provided a great response about the Hopper 3 vs. the previous version.
However, after switching from the "Local Channels" $15 dish option to the free OTA option, I learned:
After experiencing Dish before and after the Hopper 3, I highly recommend upgrading!