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6 Recievers still limit with Hoppers & Joey's on one account?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by hevnbnd, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Being hot to the touch is not the same as overheating.

    Many CPUs are designed to run hot for extended times... so they would burn you to the touch but it is within normal operation parameters.

    I'm looking at my CPU temperature right now on my iMac, for instance, and it runs for extended periods at 120 degrees F... and that's ok... but I wouldn't want to touch that with my hands.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Capacitors ? Duh ? :D
     
  3. James Long

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

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    What is the operating temperature range for the capacitors in the Hopper?

    There are capacitors designed for harsher environments that work fine at a temperature I would not want to touch.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I know this is a general statement, and I'm mixing F with C now... but I found this general statement:

    "The normal working range for most capacitors is -30°C to +125°C"

    So again the statement remains that many components are designed to operate fine at temperatures high enough that I would not want to touch them when they are working.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    The problem is how it changing the capacitance when the temp is rising and second - how long the capacitors will withstand ?
    Just a couple notes: higher temp will reduce a life of the capacitors, electrolytic (I'm discussing only these) capacitors with temporary reduced (by high temp) capacitance will give more 'dirty' rail what will lead to lockups of CPU or other logic components.

    Fingers or thermometers - doesn't matter: your device (DVR this time) will have unstable behavior.
     
  6. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    Back on topic: I just had a 2 Hopper/4 Joey install done last week. I was considering a 2 Hopper/5 Joey configuration, but would have had to buy the 5th Joey for $125. I opted to not go that route, because the fifth Joey would have been used infrequently.
    So, yes, you can now have 3 Joeys on a Hopper. This has been true for a few months now with recent firmware upgrade.
     
  7. Shades228

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    So can the hopper stream 3 sessions as well as use a tuner or watch recorded content? Essentially can you use a hopper and 3 joeys while having all 4 rooms active with live or recorded programming as tuners permit?
     
  8. garys

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    If all four are watching live, two could be viewing the same program unless PTAT is recording in which case all four can be watching a live program but two would need to be on a Big Four local network. If you throw in recordings and streaming, it just opens what can be viewed
     
  9. Shades228

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    Thanks I wasn't aware that it would stream 3 and display one as well for a 4 room system.
     
  10. garys

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    Note that I edited my post to be clearer.
     

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