1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to get 3d on Hopper?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by chriscpmtmp, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. chriscpmtmp

    chriscpmtmp Legend

    175
    0
    May 13, 2006
    I though the hopper was going to let me get PPV movies in 3D. I don't see any though. I looked everywhere - On Demand, Blockbuster and the PPV channels.

    I wonder if the Hopper is outsmarting my system and checking the outputs? So my Hopper is connected through component outputs to a projector, but my Joey is connected through HDMI to a 3D LCD. The Joey should be able to get 3d, right?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    21,580
    142
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    perhaps no 3D movies in a stream
    come back another time
     
  3. James Long

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

    45,292
    912
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    If you have had your Hopper/Joey more than a few days there should be a couple of 3D movies listed as channel 501 in the guide. Current ones on my receiver are "Born to be Wild", "Happy Feet Two", "Puss in Boots" and "The Adventures of Tintin". These should show up regardless of if you have a 3D set, or HDMI/HDCP connection. When you select a show your Hopper/Joey will test for the capability needed and play in a format compatible with the set it has detected. (If you are not connected by HDMI/HDCP you will not be able to play select movies.)

    If your Hopper is new it will take a few days for VOD movies to load. Otherwise look through the 501s.
     
  4. chriscpmtmp

    chriscpmtmp Legend

    175
    0
    May 13, 2006
    OK. I do see on of those 3 movies now. I've had the Hopper for a month. Are these downloading though the dish, or though my internet connection? If its through my internet connection, my slow DSL probably explains why there is only one.

     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    21,572
    373
    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    The VOD James is talking about comes via satellite but (assuming the Hopper works like the 922) this only happens when the Hopper is in standby... so if you watch TV a lot and leave the Hopper on most of the day, it can take longer to populate the VOD section.
     
  6. James Long

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

    45,292
    912
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    As Stewart said mere seconds before I hit submit: The VODs on channel 1 and 501 come via the dish. You can download movies over your Internet connection as well, but only when you request them specifically.
     
  7. aliciab_dish

    aliciab_dish New Member

    4
    0
    Jan 5, 2011
    Hi there, my name is Alicia with DISH. I would be more then happy to help you. Can you please email me more information such as; Do you currently have the Hopper installed on a 3D compatible TV, Are you getting an error message or are they just not showing up etc.

    Alicia.Brink@DISH.com
     
  8. chriscpmtmp

    chriscpmtmp Legend

    175
    0
    May 13, 2006
    I use the Hopper for satellite radio all day, then TV at night, so that explains it. Hopefully more 3d movies will show up soon. Thanks.

     

Share This Page