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Hopper's seeing remote EHD's?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by scaesare, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Mar 8, 2013 #1 of 16
    scaesare

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    Got my Hopper's installed yesterday... upgraded from 3 DVR's (622, 722, 722K), to a pair of Hopper+Joey combos.

    Each Joey can see it's linked parent Hopper, or I can re-link it to the other Hopper. It can use a tuner, or see DVR recording on either the internal HD or EHD.

    Each Hopper can see the internal DVR recordings of the other Hopper, but CANNOT see the EHD of the other Hopper.

    The install tech (the most knowledgeable I've met in the 12 yrs I've been a Dish customer) said that seeing the EHD of the "remote" Hopper was possible.

    Was he mistaken, or am I overlooking something? Can a Hopper see the EHD of another Hopper?

    Thanks.

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  2. Mar 8, 2013 #2 of 16
    lparsons21

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    The tech was mistaken. A Hopper cannot see the external HD of another Hopper.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 #3 of 16
    scaesare

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    Ah, ok.

    Anybody heard of this as a planned future feature? It would seem to be the one thing that truly prevents the system form being relatively "seamless" as a whole-home system...

    Well, that, and having to un-link/re-link Joeys to get at other content...

    Thanks for the reply.

    -sc
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 #4 of 16
    P Smith

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    no one know what the company planning
     
  5. Mar 8, 2013 #5 of 16
    lparsons21

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    It has been discussed, but I've not seen any indication that E* sees it as something high on the list to fix.

    As to the Joey link/unlink issue, I think that really leads us to a 'unified' playlist at some point in time. And while I would be in favor of it, I wouldn't want it until they do away with the thumbnails and go to a list. As it is right now, as you get more and more recorded, the thumbnail 'lists' to me are just more irritating than anything else.

    Lists have been on the top of most 'wants' from Hopper/Joey users for a long time and I've seen some feedback that Dish is well aware that most seem to want them. What isn't clear is if Dish plans on actually doing it.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2013 #6 of 16
    LtMunst

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    I don't mind doing the un-link/re-link....I just wish there was a more direct way of getting to that option. Would be nice if this option was at the bottom of the red button screen.
     
  7. scaesare

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    Thanks for the responses all...

    Hopefully the discussions here might prompt Dish to move that direction if they haven't planned it already. The Joey's can see the EHD of the Hoppers, so it would seem possible from a technical perspective...

    At first I thought the fact that the EHD was labeled "External 1" might have been an indicator that they were planning for this, but then it occurred to me that it might also just be that a Hopper can mount multiple EHD's...

    I do agree that the list is preferable over the thumbnail display... I've set my computers that way for years...

    -sc
     
  8. TheGrove

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    Yes a Hopper is able to mount multiple EHD's. Others have done this, although I have not.
     
  9. P Smith

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    using a hub, you could mount four;

    if someone has 7-port hub or 10-port and that's number of EHDs, we will be glad to hear about the H's SW limit.
     
  10. scaesare

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    Somebody needs to build an iSCSI-to-USB Mass Storage bridge so I can just connect my hoppers to my SAN storage array.

    :)

    -sc
     
  11. P Smith

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    meaningless, as the model doesn't support storage/drive bigger then 2 TB; pile to to that, you are alone
     
  12. JeffN9

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    I too thought that you could have up to four using a powered hub but unlike my 922 the Hopper can only have two. You can connect more than that(I tried 3) but the drop down box will only show Ext. device 1 and 2. The funny part of it is that the transfer screen shows 3 and you can transfer content from the Hopper to a third device and back again but the drop down in the DVR menu will never show more than 2 devices.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Jeff, is it H2k or new H ?
     
  14. JeffN9

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    I have the first Hopper.
     
  15. P Smith

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    I'm thinking powered hub shouldn't be a requirement, while EHD must be powered and the hub itself draining miniscule 10-50 mA from H. Not an issue for H at all as it support a mouse with similar load.
     
  16. scaesare

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    Aside from the fact my comment was tongue-in-cheek...

    You can always carve out multiple independent volumes, as we just verified the Hopper can mount more than 1 EHD.

    -sc
     

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