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Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

sooznd
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My VIP 722K has been losing signal the past two weeks. Dish suggested I upgrade to a Hopper Duo since I really watch only one TV and the other one is mainly for netflix.

Will I lose any functonality by switching to the Hopper Duo? 

I have a sling adapter now on the old reciver ao I can access Dish Anywhere on my iPad. Was told the sling is already included with the Hopper Duo. It seem both have the same storage for recording.

 

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Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

Chadt4141
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I don’t think the sling adapter would provide anything, as the Duo, to my best understanding, is unable to sling. So you’d lose access to viewing your DVR online.

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Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

Chadt4141
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I don’t think the Duo isSlingLoaded. If it is, it would be news to me, but can be checked on the website easily. The website doesn’t mention Sling in any of it. I also don’t think a SlingAdapter will work. Get the H3, it is worth the extra $5/month.

Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

sooznd
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Thanks for your reply. I didn't see that it included sling either- but it does have wifi/internet cpapability so my concern is having access to Dish Anywhere via my iPad if I am traveling or  in another room.  I really only watch one tv. The oter in the guest room is for netflix and other streaming via the Blue Ray.

What exaclty does a sling adapter provide that I would be missing if the Duo does not have one?

thanks again

Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

Chadt4141
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I don’t think the sling adapter would provide anything, as the Duo, to my best understanding, is unable to sling. So you’d lose access to viewing your DVR online.

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Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

sooznd
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Thank you.

Dish has now confirmed the Hopper Duo has no internal sling nor can I attach my existing sling adapter to it. I will lose the ability to watch my recorded programs remotely whihc is the only thing I use Dish Anywhere for.

I have cancelled my order for the Hopper Duo and will keep my VIP722K since it seems my signal issues were weather related not due to the older receiver.

I am very disappointed with Dish Network after having been misinformed by at least 3 of their customer support people.
I have been with Dish over 15 years and have always recommended it to people over the competition. 

The last rep recommedned the Hopper with Sling at an additional cost of $8 per month plus installation of $50.

I do not see how any of these products are better than what I already have other than being able to record more.

 

I suppose when and if  my VIP 722 fails I will move to a Hopper or cancel service  and rely on livestream services.

Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

Chadt4141
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I would strongly encourage a Hopper 3, but for your situation a Hopper with Sling would be accesptable as well. It has 3 tuners, so you can record more options, in addition to apps like Netflix and YouTube. The H3 is just much faster and can do 4K.

Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

sooznd
Character Actor

Thanks for the information. I am not sure what 4k will do since I have an older HDTV from 2009. I already have Roku and access to many livestream options such as Netflix, You tube & Amazon Prime.

Right now it make sense budgetwise who with the VIP722K since offers everything I need.

Does it have the option to record while skipping commercials as that is the feature I would really like.

Re: Upgrading frpm VIP722K to Hopper Duo

Chadt4141
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Yes, that is Primetime Anytime and Autohop.