3) No Dish system was ever designed to do that.
I was kind of hoping that since it gave you all choices to transfer from it would also give you all choices to transfer to. I guess if it becomes an issue I can try what P Smith suggested above (I am a computer geek but I use a Mac ).
4) That date is the default if the data is missing on the recording, not uncommon for shows archived from the 722.
If the field is not a good value the software should really display something like "?" or "<unknown>", IMHO (I do write software for a living.)
5) What in the world is wrong with playing all recordings from the DVR menu?
Not much (if it remembered where you left off, see #8 below) but on the 722 both functions (transfer and watch) were accessed from the same place.
You know the answer to 1), seek and record should be a last resort for setting timers.
My wife uses Dish Pass both the record shows that are not currently on (which would get replaced by a "real" timer) as well as record shows on a given subject (which would never get replaced by a real timer.) Editing is just something that worked on the 722 and took a step backwards with the Hopper (and if Dish's new target market are upgrader's they will have a lot more complaints about this [see also below.])
The bug you have with pause in the EHD is one that I have never seen - mine works perfectly playing from the EHD.
When I hit Pause the time bar and pause icon briefly flashes and is replaced with a red dot icon with a slash through it. The only way out once here is to use one of the Skip buttons. I tried both shows from the original 722 as well as newly copied shows from the Hopper with the same results.
As you get used to it you will see that the Hopper menu system and interface is worlds ahead of the 722.
Other annoyances/missing features:
6) Folders aren't really supported on the EHD. You can attempt to put a 722 show into a folder but it doesn't "take". A Hopper show will show a recording as being in a folder (via Edit) but you do not see the folder itself like you do under Hopper shows (e.g. "My Folders" does not show up in the green menu.) This wouldn't be so bad (since the 722 didn't support EHD folders either) if it weren't for #7. There also is a bug in the Edit Select Folder drop down; the second folder gets displayed on the first line and the second line is blank. If you select the first line you do get the first folder and the second line does give you the second folder. This bug doesn't seem to appear for Hopper recordings.
7) You cannot rename any recording. This is a severely missing feature from the 722. My wife and I renamed recordings all the time to indicate stuff like what we are currently watching, episode date/numbers, etc. I guess a workaround now would be to transfer recordings into a "watching" folder but see #6.
8) EHD recordings don't remember where you left off (there is only the "Start Over" option in the menu.) This is a pain. Again doesn't matter whether it was a 722 recording or a Hopper recording (but 722 transfers that were in the middle of being watched when I switched devices will give you a "Resume" selection but again will not update where you leave off either.)
9) It really would be nice if the DVR screen remembered where you last left it. Each time we want to watch a EHD recording we have to select the proper EHD (which actually changes when the device reboots), scroll down to the show we were watching provided we remember its name (#7), open that folder, start it playing, and get it to where we think we left off (#8.)
10) The "PrimeTime Anytime" icon should not appear if you do not have this feature enabled. My wife keeps accidentally selecting it and is getting frustrated. While we do record a few prime time shows it is not enough to enable this feature and we will watch them many weeks later sometimes, not within 8 days, thus this feature is not useful to us.
Right now I feel the Hopper is three steps forward and 2 1/2 steps back.
Edited by gilroykilroy, 07 July 2013 - 11:48 AM.