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.
"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.
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. -- My posts are of my own opinion, not my employer's.
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?