AutoHop questions

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by heddhunter, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. heddhunter

    heddhunter New Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    I love auto hop but I have two questions:
    1. Is there a way to have it always work when it's available. I don't need or want to be asked!
    2. Why would a show recorded over 24 hours ago not have the autohop option? It was shark tank on ABC from friday night (it's now sunday night).
  2. Jason S@dish

    Jason S@dish DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 2, 2012
    I can answer those for you.

    1) Unfortunately the receiver will always ask if you want auto hop because it has to be customer initiated. There is no way to change that.

    2) ABC content will not become available for auto hop until 72 hours after it records. This was one of terms that changed in the new contract with Disney earlier this year.
  3. gary@bigbear

    gary@bigbear New Member

    Dec 8, 2019
    I think Dish should expand the auto hop feature to all commercial channels (like Tivo) and let you activate it as soon as the show is finished airing (like Tivo).
  4. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    It's not going to happen, so quit wishing for it.
  5. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Somebody has to manually mark the ads in these programs. It used to be the DVR would read the black frames before and after commercials, but advertisers got wise and removed most of them.

    I don't use autohop, it find it easier to use the skip forward button and do it myself - it works on EVERY channel.
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Wasn't other method like DTMF tones ?
    Local insertion - Wikipedia

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