I just recently got a Hopper and Dish service as well, alongside my Bell service, to have access to both Canadian networks and the US channels. While it does have the occasional glitch when I try to record a program and it doesn't record it for some odd reason (maybe the signal is cutting out during bad weather and stopping the recording?), it's still far superior to what Bell and Shaw Direct have, both in terms of receiver technology and the IPG.I've got the Hopper & Joey with my Dish service, its great, but wouldn't say it's out of this world.
One issue with at least with Bell is bandwidth. But this is there own fault. They had a third sat slot but least this to Dish Network, in doing so the cut their bandwidth down so no one to blame but themselves for this.. The second option is they could convert all SD channels to MPEG 4 like their HD channels. Dish Network did this for all their subs SD & HD in their East Coast Arc Sats.
I don't see Bell investing much in Sat. If they don't sell it off, the only investment I see is in their next Nimiq sat.
Dish has confirmed it's coming to all Hopper and Hopper w/ Sling receivers. No upgrade needed and no additional charges.I wasn't aware of this "New feature"coming to the Hopper & joey. Sound great, as long as I don't have to upgrade my receiver or get charged for it like I do for my PVR fee & other stupid fees with Dish.