We currently have a vip 722, which allows us to watch one HD Tv, and one SD TV, and watch different channels and record from either one. We want to be able to watch both TVs in HD, still with different channels and record. I.E., be able to watch both tvs in HD, instead of one HD and one SD. We don't really understand the Hopper/Sling/Joey jargon, and how that all works together. So being technically challenged, we plan to have a Dish Tech do the installation, but we would like to know in advance what equipment will be involved, and also get a feel for the additional costs involved. Thanks.
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Thank you for your good advice. Your explanation certainly helps, but I am still a bit confused how this is all connected together. Am I correct to assume that the satellite dish is connected to the "Hopper 3", and it in turn is connected to HD TV1, and also to the "Joey" by a coax cable? Then is the Joey placed near and connected by coax to the 2nd HD TV? Also does the "Joey" have its own remote to control HD TV2. I saw something on the website called a wireless "Joey", which also confused me. Finally, with the Hopper 3, if I decided that I wanted to add a 3rd HD TV, would I be correct to assume that would involve a 2nd "Joey"? Sorry for all the questions, but just trying to figure how all this works and connects together. Thanks again!! --Old Guy Confused in Arizona
Chad covered it really well.
The only thing I would add is make sure you get the Hopper 3 and don't let anyone talk you into an older Hopper even if it is cheaper..
It's a lot more than just the extra tuners, the Hopper 3 has a much faster processor and more memory than the older units and because of that it does a much better more reliable job than the older Hoppers can.