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Missing functions on Hopper
Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:38 PM
It would be interesting to see if it were possible.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:26 AM
Different software for different markets? You're asking for all sorts of trouble.
It wouldn't have to be different software. Just check the one transponder in that market and peel off any LiL that exists on that transponder regardless of whether it is 2 or 4 or 6. If they are doing what they say they are doing (recording the whole transponder) then they are already doing half of the work... just check in the DMA to see how many LiLs exist and break out that many recordings.
No reason why it would have to be special firmware in each DMA.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:24 AM
Then advertise the Hopper as recording eight channels at the same time.
I think we could get well past 8. After all, if the Hopper can record an entire transponder, what's to stop it from doing that x3? The number of recording conflicts would have to drop.
But if just my idea was implemented, it would have to be an unadvertised (not undocumented) feature - because there would be many markets where they couldn't record more than the big 4 using PTAT.