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Tomorrow DISH is installing 2 hoppers and 3 Joey's at my house tomorrow. From the Winegard web site I see tht the Traveler SK-1000 (I have One Now) will work with the Hopper & Joeys. I also have a Winegard GM-1518 that I use when my SK-1000 DISH is blocked by Trees or Buildings.
1.Will 1 hopper (Front) and 1 Joey (Bedroom) work, if I only use one remote at atime?
2. If I disconnect the Joey's so that there is only 1 remote controlling the hopper, will the GM-1518 work with the Hopper?
3. I I only program 1 recording at a time, will the GM-158 work?
All 3 of the above questions are based on only 1 person watching Satellite at a time.
I think it would work, but I guess I do not understand the difference in the different types of DISH LNBs & DISH switches.
In my previous post I forgot to mention that I would create a favorite list based only on the channels (HD &SD) that are on 1 of the 3 satellites so thatI would not get the GM-1518 into a satellite switching war. I would do my live TV Watching & recording only on the 1 satellite that contains the most of the HD channels
The Hopper will ONLY work with an SK-1000.
Here is the latest info from Winegard:
The Hopper/Joey will work ONLY with the SK-1000. No domes!!!
Despite the fact that it might work, this system is not recommended for an RV installation at this time.
A Joey receiver cannot function without a Hopper connected to it.
If a Hopper is removed from the home, any remaining Joeys in the home will no longer receive programming without another Hopper.
When reconnecting a Hopper to a Joey you may be required to link the receivers together again through the receiver menu.
The Hopper contains a hard drive which is not designed for use in an environment prone to excessive vibration and/or heat.
One user account cannot have a Hopper/Joey plus a standard receiver such as the VIP211K without paying for 2 full priced services.
Traveling the Western US by RV
There is an update and also a correction to this post. As of June 8, Dish is allowing a customer owned 211k to be active on a hopper account per Ray of the dish support forum.
On another note, winegard's statement regarding transporting the hopper was a liberal adaption from reality. The hopper can be offline from the node and the Joey would be unable to connect, but there is no magilla involved to get them back up and running. Imagine if every time the hopper was unplugged you had to call CS for them to tell you the steps to reconnect the joeys...
Do not overlook the importance of the node if you are taking the hopper on the road with you. There are listings on eBay for 20-30$ and the solo node I got also came with a type of splitter that could feed a Joey next to the receiver without running a second line to the node. My plan (30ft travel trailer) is to have the hopper in the LR, Joeys in MBR and bunk room. I have a 1000.4 ea dish/triple LNB on a tripod with the solo node on the post feeding into the 2nd cable port under the "park cable" port. I reworked the winegard antenna booster power switch so that I can get direct access to the tv2 output and the cable in port from outside, without the switch interfering with the MOCA signal.
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