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#41 OFFLINE   jeffdb27

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

I discovered another semi-related feature that is gone from the Hopper. On the 622/722 when you were watching a show if you pressed record you were presented with several options. One of which was to record until manually stopped. This is not present on the Hopper. I was watching WSOP Main Event on ESPN last night and it went hours past the allotted time. All it would allow me to do is record the current show then add time to it, which is limited to 90 minutes. I needed more than 90 minutes.


BTW, this show ended up going for TWELVE hours. Only ten hours over the scheduled time. I watched most of it later on ESPN3.com

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#42 OFFLINE   some guy

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Manual timers are coming to the hopper and that is certain. That was posted on satellite guys by Vivek so I would say that's a 100 percent reliable source.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

I still say don't hold your breath. If it happens, I welcome it... I pestered them for a while before I gave up... I thought it was a mistake to take manual timers away from the 922... and they seem to be continuing the trend with the Hopper.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

Manual timers are coming to the hopper and that is certain. That was posted on satellite guys by Vivek so I would say that's a 100 percent reliable source.


I agree. Especially now that they added OTA. As it currently stands, OTA channels with no guide data can't be recorded at all.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

I agree. Especially now that they added OTA. As it currently stands, OTA channels with no guide data can't be recorded at all.

Isn't that the way it has been on the 922 since manual timers were removed?

Yes, manual timers would be nice. Being able to edit the names on saved programs would be nice. It seems that the powers that be are not maintaining that functionality while they move on to features other receivers don't have.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

Isn't that the way it has been on the 922 since manual timers were removed?

Yes, manual timers would be nice. Being able to edit the names on saved programs would be nice. It seems that the powers that be are not maintaining that functionality while they move on to features other receivers don't have.


Dish barely supported the 922. Hopper has had far better support. People around here were skeptical that OTA would be released, so anything is possible.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Dish barely supported the 922. Hopper has had far better support. People around here were skeptical that OTA would be released, so anything is possible.

I had no question that DISH would release OTA for the Hopper, even though it is in a very limited form.
I agree with Stewart that Manual Tuners are more of a long shot.

Perhaps if Vivek is championing the addition of Manual Timers perhaps it will actually happen. But I don't see it happening unless someone is pushing for the addition of the feature (or restoration, considering Manual Timers existed on the 922 and prior receivers).

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

All I can say is: We'll see!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

I agree. Especially now that they added OTA. As it currently stands, OTA channels with no guide data can't be recorded at all.


This is rediculous. Even without manual timers, I should be able to go to an OTA station that is missing guide info and press record. But you are right, it does nothing.

Someone said this OTA implementation was "limited". I second that!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Bleeding edge ... but it will get better. "Soon." :lol:

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

Really irked me when I discovered that fact. Wanted to record an OTA channel so I could share it across Hoppers. But hey, better than no OTA at all. I talked with DIRT, and Dish will be looking into fixing it.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

Rumor has it that manual timers will be in the next update!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

I'd bet on that rumor being true. Just sayin'.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

I sure hope so! Been a long time coming.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:59 AM

Aaaand we have MANUAL TIMERS!!! As of S234!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I set one yesterday for 1:00 Sunday afternoon football. It's a shame the season is almost over.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

I suppose I'll be one of the last ones to get this update too. Still don't have it as of now!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

I set one yesterday for 1:00 Sunday afternoon football. It's a shame the season is almost over.


How do you set manual timers. I have the 234 update but can't find the option.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

How do you set manual timers. I have the 234 update but can't find the option.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

How do you set manual timers. I have the 234 update but can't find the option.


Or go to an OTA channel airing in the future and press select from the guide. The manual timer screen will pop up.




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