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Dish Launches 'Joey' Wireless Whole Home HD Solution
by Karl Bode 08:32AM Tuesday Jun 24 2014
Dish Network has updated their Joey whole-home media distribution device (first unveiled back in 2012) with a new wireless version. According to the company's announcement, the new device can now fuel multiple "Hopper" DVRs without wireless, courtesy of an embedded 802.11ac access point. Joey has a 1305 MHz, 3000 DMIPS Broadcom BCM7346 processor, features two satellite tuners, remote finder functionality, and supports MoCA and Ethernet connectivity. The company notes the device will run users $7 a month plus an initial $50 set up fee.
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radougherty

join:1999-07-23
Austin, TX

Sure about the two tuners?

I think when you mention two satellite tuners you mean that's in the new Super Joey. The wireless Joey doesn't have any satellite tuners in it and relies on a Hopper and Super Joey's for any tuners.

aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

Re: Sure about the two tuners?

Does the Hopper still only have three tuners? Or did they finally increase the number of tuners?
dishrich

join:2006-05-12
Springfield, IL

Re: Sure about the two tuners?

Hopper w/sling - main "server" DVR w/3 tuners

Super Joey - serves a secondary TV loc & adds 2 additional tuners to a Hopper, but is NOT wireless (MUST be used w/a Hopper; will NOT work on it's own)

(wired) Joey - serves secondary TV, has NO tuners

Wireless Joey - same as above, but works w/out coax

One caveat on the SJ...while they will allow you to have multiple Hoppers on a single account, they will ONLY allow 1 Hopper with 1 SJ on the same account.

chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH

Re: Sure about the two tuners?

Ha My Ultra TV Still beats that it has 6 tuners in the media gateway!

aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by dishrich:

Hopper w/sling - main "server" DVR w/3 tuners

Super Joey - serves a secondary TV loc & adds 2 additional tuners to a Hopper, but is NOT wireless (MUST be used w/a Hopper; will NOT work on it's own)

(wired) Joey - serves secondary TV, has NO tuners

Wireless Joey - same as above, but works w/out coax

One caveat on the SJ...while they will allow you to have multiple Hoppers on a single account, they will ONLY allow 1 Hopper with 1 SJ on the same account.

So at least now with the Super Joey you can get five tuners. That sounds like a different way of adding tuners. But the more tuners the better.

IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1

Hopefully self install allowed

Hopefully I can get the gear through Solid Signal and install it myself.

telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15

Some more info

Yesterday's press release on it:

DISH Eliminates Wire Clutter with New Wireless Joey
DISH Press Release, Business Wire - June 23, 2014
»www.businesswire.com/news/home/2···ess-Joey

Also:

Dish Unleashes Wireless Joey
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - June 23, 2014
»www.multichannel.com/news/techno···y/375341

BimmerE38FN

join:2002-09-15
Boise, ID
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Re: Some more info

"DISH Eliminates Wire Clutter with New Wireless Joey"

So there just moving the Clutter from wired to wireless. And if your in a WiFi congested area or you don't have a WiFi capable router or AP, Good luck with that. Wired is better to handle HD or large format data and is preferred.
Couch Potato
What?
Premium
join:2004-08-29
Troutman, NC

let's clear a few things up

The Access Point is what costs $50, it's not embedded into anything, it plugs into the hopper's ethernet port or is connected to the hopper system somewhere using ethernet or a Hopper Internet Connector. The SuperJoey adds 2 satellite tuners to the hopper's 3 tuners for a total of 5 physical tuners. You can have 3 wireless joeys in your hopper/joey system. Joeys, wireless Joeys, and virtual Joeys cost $7/month (I think virtual Joeys should be free) while the SuperJoey costs $10/month. As mentioned, you can only have 1 SuperJoey.
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Turbo Mach 5

join:2008-05-29
San Augustine, TX

Re: let's clear a few things up

Thanks Couch Potato! Was wondering about the Super Joey and the virtual Joey costs.
Couch Potato
What?
Premium
join:2004-08-29
Troutman, NC

Re: let's clear a few things up

You're welcome

Butt cheeks

@144.160.226.x

PS3 Dish App

Can you access your Dish programming from a PS3 that's not on your network? Let's just say you were visiting a friend and took your PS3 with you. Can you connect to a network that the Hopper is not on and receive programming?
Couch Potato
What?
Premium
join:2004-08-29
Troutman, NC

Re: PS3 Dish App

I don't know
Mibo

join:2014-04-05
Kansas City, KS

fyi

Can hook up any Joey to your own AP already without some cockamamie
equipment services fee
Couch Potato
What?
Premium
join:2004-08-29
Troutman, NC

Re: fyi

Technically, but it's not supported.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

DISH

Doesn't do much to help DISH's crappy service, and it's a kludgy solution just to get to the point that the Genie is at tuner-wise, and it's not scalable like the Genie is.