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New Hopper Install Questions!

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by khearrean, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    First of all, I just had the new Hopper w/Sling + (1) Joey installed yesterday & the amazing thing to me is how much better the PQ (Picture Quality) is now vs the 211 k's I had. But I'm not sure why since the SAT receiver supposedly does no processing, but it is definately much improved on my 65" HDTV.
    Question 1; Does this make sense or could it be that the installer ran a new coax line (and replaced the old one) from the Dish to my main viewing room?
    Question 2; Where is the setting located to change the inactivity default, meaning the setting that disables the reciver frrom shutting itself off after a period of activity. I've checked all the icons shown from the "menu" & can't find where it's located.
    Question 3; I have the Hopper & (1) Joey and there is a definate audio/video delay between the two, which I don't understand why there should be. Is there a menu setting for this so both the Hopper & Joey are in sync on audio & video?

    Thanks for any help.

    EDIT: Referencing question 3; not sure if this matters or has anything to do with the delay, but when the installer set everything up yesterday, he did enable PTA on the Hopper. Would this somehow cause the audio/video delay between the two?

    Ken
     
  2. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Answers to questions 2 & 3 are placed in the quote.
     
  3. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    Thanks for the answer to question 3. How about # 2? I still have not found where to disable the inactivity function. It was easy to find on the 211, but not so on the Hopper.

    Ken
     
  4. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    Thanks...I didn't see this before.

    Ken
     
  5. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    I believe I got the answer to # 1 at work today. One of my colleagues recently upgraded to the Hopper as well & also experienced a much better PQ on his HDTV. He stated the tuner aboard the Hopper was simply better than the 211's. It makes since to me now, although I didn't realize the tuner was anything but "pass-through" & I wasn't aware it would manipulate the signal. Guess I was wrong.

    Ken
     

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