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Hopper showing 5 tuners...

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by dstout, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. dstout

    dstout Legend

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    I have Primetime Anytime set to off. Right now I am seeing 5 tuners. 4 of them are on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. This happened the other night. I had to do a reboot to make it go away. Is this some kind of software bug?
     
  2. saberfly

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    I've noticed mine too. It goes away by itself. Seems like it does it only when I am recording something during PTAT time slot on a PTAT channel. My PTAT is set to off also.
     
  3. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    With the latest software update, if you are recording or viewing a network channel, it will display up to 6 tuners available since the local channels are fed from 1 tuner. This allows other receivers to view the different network channels but only use 1 tuner. Thanks.

     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    then it should be renamed as "channels" perhaps ? why confuse customers with such artificial number ? for new PR ?
     
  5. dstout

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    Ray,

    The other night I was recording 2 Channels. The hopper was also showing the 4 networks channels and REFUSED to change channels. It was acting as if Primetime Anytime was activated. The only way I could switch channels was to reboot.
     
  6. garys

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    I have seen this for several days, it seems you have to change channel on the Hopper to shut if off. I have tried it a few times on two different Joeys, but the channel would not change. However, putting one of the PTAT channels on either Hopper or Joey turns it on.
     
  7. dstout

    dstout Legend

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    This is some kind of bug, right?
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This was mentioned at least once (because I remember reading about it) in the firmware thread:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=211198

    It is a feature, not a bug.

    The intent, as best I understand it... The same thing they used for recording PTAT during primetime for the LiLs also allowed you to watch those different channels at the same time. People asked "why can't I watch the channels like this all the time?" so Dish has now obliged.

    I really don't see what kind of problem is caused by making the PTAT feature of sharing one tuner for the "big four" LiLs usable all day. It seems like a feature everyone would welcome, not something to complain about.
     
  9. 3HaloODST

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    Personally I really like the feature. Sure, there are some bugs, but what's new? Just like most of the other bugs, Dish will have them ironed out in due time.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    As a feature, this is a good addition, but it shouldn't incorrectly state "tuners".

    Logically, technically and honestly it should be named DIFFERENTLY. "Streams" perhaps.
     
  11. dstout

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    Here is my situation the other night.

    1. recording Nick
    2. recording Cartoon Network
    3. ABC
    4. CBS
    5. NBC
    6. Fox

    I could not tune to my RSN to watch the Hawks. When I would try, it would take me to the screen showing what the tuners/streams were doing. So what did I need to do to change the channel again?
     
  12. garys

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    Did you try joining the non-network channels with the units viewing the networks, then selecting the rsn?
     
  13. dstout

    dstout Legend

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    nope. So I need to go to Nick, even though it was recording, and select a different channel?
     
  14. garys

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    From what I experienced, you need to get all the tuners off the four networks. Then the Hopper reverts back to three tuners with one being available and then can be used for what you want. It may be a new feature, but it does seem to have a bug in it.
     
  15. scottchez

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    Add the USB Over the Air tuner for $30 and now you have 7 Tuners, 3 are Virtual. I have Two Hoppers in my house. I can record 14 things at once now.
     
  16. garys

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    Wouldn't four be duplicate recordings? I would put it that you can record 11 different programs at the same time.
     
  17. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    3 Hoppers can do 15 :p .
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    how ? records ?
     
  19. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Hopper 1:
    2 SAT + 1 OTA + 4 PTAT

    Hopper 2:
    3 SAT + 1 OTA

    Hopper 3:
    3 SAT + 1 OTA

    2 + 1 + 4 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 1 = 15 :)
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    oh ! I missed the number "3" ... anyone has three H ?
     

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