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Hopper - S212/Joey S264 Software Experiences/Bugs

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by James Long, May 18, 2012.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    New firmware confirmed to be "in the wild" ... no notes yet, but if you have it and want to comment about it - you have the right thread.
     
  2. P Smith

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    Not "in the wild" per se.

    Only handful number (300+) is getting it from 129W tp21.

    Not a range but precise list.

    I would say - pure gamma testing, basing on a designator of the spools:Y3TD/Y4TD (T is "Testing" marker).
     
  3. 356B

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    Got it on 1 of 2 Hoppers, no update on Joey, nothing new to me.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That's strange - both spools addressing same h2k's s/n because only the server accepting/storing the files, not joye.
    Try to reboot clients.
     
  5. bigdog9586

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    Why is there no place where it actually lists the updates and what they involve?
     
  6. 356B

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    You mean officially from Dish? right...
     
  7. rgranberry

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    hummmm...had 212 yesterday, back to 211 today.
     
  8. P Smith

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    Perhaps they pull your h2k S/N out of that S2.12 list.
     
  9. James Long

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    DISH posts some information about the updates on their site. When they do, we repost it with a link. Sometimes their release notes are sketchy and not detailed but they are what they are.
     
  10. Priscilla

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    Got my new Dish Hopper (and one Joey) yesterday -- love it. But according to their tech chat person there is no way to disable the automatic shut off from lack of activity. I used to leave my old Dish receiver on all day to entertain my parrot. Tech woman says I need to set timers so something happens on the receiver or it will shut off. Seems like that will be a nuisance, recording things I don't want and erasing them. She says you need to change the channel or do something, anything, or it will sleep. Can't teach the parrot to change channels.

    All day today I was outside gardening and every time I came in Sunshine was furious, as she had no TV. Got to go to work tomorrow, so I guess I have to set timers. I've had her since 1988 and she has watched TV her whole life.

    Bummer.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

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    ...ok, NOW I've heard it all.
     
  12. P Smith

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    Give her cheap IR remote what has dish codes, when TV will go off, she will find a way to turn it on :).
     
  13. broeddog

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    You can disable that feature by going to Settings/Diagnostics/updates and toggle the directional arrow to the left, then the up cursor once until the green light is visible in the disable box, move cursor to the right and hit the select bottom to save the setting. Your receiver will stay on until you turn it off in the evening.
     
  14. broeddog

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    Sorry meant to say button.
     
  15. James Long

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    Go to SETTINGS - DIAGNOSTICS - UPDATE and disable the inactivity standby.

    You will have to turn on the Hopper or Joey once a day, but it will stay on until 1am or until you turn it off with inactivity disabled.
     
  16. mdavej

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    Polly wanna Hopper.
     
  17. Priscilla

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    Thanks everyone! Woman from Dish on the tech chat line said it was not possible! I can't wait to get home to fix it.

    Having a parrot is a wonderful experience but I don't recommend it. We've had her since she was a chick in 1988 -- she's potty trained and a delight but sooo much work to keep her happy, healthy, and entertained. They have an IQ like a three or four year old child and need something to do! She adores HGTV -- especially the pounding and hammering. She has a lifestyle better than 99% of other pet birds and is not caged -- most of them have terrible lives and multiple owners. She's my first and my last -- she is a medium sized parrot and should last to about 30 years old (about 2018.)

    I'll check back in after I play with my Hopper a bit more -- my installer (and the Hopper) say my broadband is hooked up, but it doesn't seem to work (he ran a cable from my router to the Joey.) I fear the problem is a not very fast broadband connection as I have Wild Blue's lowest speed subscription. It would be grand to be able to download movies -- or even use the apps. But I can live without it. The parrot was the important thing!
     
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  19. P Smith

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    As usual ... short:
     
  20. hasbeen29650

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    S212 seems to have solved the problems I was having with remotely viewing the timers and schedules on my Hopper boxes. At least it fixed them with the iPad app. I have not checked it out with Dish Online.
     

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