DBSTalk First Look: DISH Hopper and Joey Whole Home HD DVR System

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  1. Apr 13, 2012 #81 of 151
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    When you display the TV Viewing Status screen, it will display channels the tuners were recently tuned to. There is not a problem with the Hopper and Joey if it shows 2 tuners in use even though you may only have 1 TV on. As soon as another tuner is used, it will display on the TV Viewing Status screen.

    Are you only having problems saving your NBC channel to your Favorites Lists? What software version is your Hopper and Joey? Please let me know. Thanks.

     
  2. Apr 13, 2012 #82 of 151
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    Yes, For some reason I cannot get NBC-HD to save to my favorite list. I created a favorites list and added most of the HD channels minus a few. But no matter what I do, even if NBC-HD is selected like the other channels, and even when I save the change before exiting... It doesnt wanna show up. But its fine in the all channels or HD channels list.
    Also last night I got some channels that had no sound. More than one channel. This morning they seemed to work but a couple other channels had no sound. Like its hopping around randomly.
    Other than these few problems the overall concept of the system is great. And I already wonder how I could do without the PrimeTime thing. But there seems to be quite a few bugs with this new setup that Dish can hopefully get working. The biggest thing for me is that I want both my hoppers connected so that I only have to record the Primetime thing one time for my entire household. ANd hopefully I'll have a 4 TB Mega-Hdd. If they do that I'll be happy...
     
  3. Apr 13, 2012 #83 of 151
    mdavej

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    Checksum, press Menu Menu and see what version of software you're running. The favorite channel list issue in 2.04 seems to be fixed in 2.07. A workaround for now is to add at least 2 channels at a time to your list, and it should add NBC. However it will disappear again eventually. It will stick when you get 2.07.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 #84 of 151
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    Do you mean the software on the joey or the hopper. The Joey says S259 ZADH for software. The hopper is S207. How can I update?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 #85 of 151
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    I don't know that you can force a software update. They usually come at night with the other updates i.e. guide, schedules, etc.
    If there is a way it would be good to know.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 #86 of 151
    mdavej

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    You have the latest then.

    Scott G. in another forum said to force an update, reboot the Hopper (by using the Red Reset Button on the Hopper) and then leave it in screen saver mode. It should then download the update in a few minutes of being on standby. Of course you'll only get a newer version if it's in the stream at the time. It will check for an update automatically every night anyway.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2012 #87 of 151
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    Not sure this is the right place to post this, but if not I'll just play my newbie card.
    I have been reading a lot, and tons of great information.
    I'm get a Hopper and 3 Joey's installed tomorrow for the TVs in my signature.
    Node will go into the panel in the bedroom closet.
    My question is the location of the hopper.
    From what I've read, not sure it really matters.
    2 of the Joey's are easy, One in my office and one in the bedroom.
    I'm just not sure whether to put the Hopper downstairs in the Family Room, or upstairs in the Loft.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2012 #88 of 151
    P Smith

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    Hold it close to your main TV with HDMI input.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2012 #89 of 151
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... if I was only getting 1 Hopper + Joeys (as opposed 2 two Hoppers) I would make sure my Hopper was on my largest/best HDTV.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2012 #90 of 151
    GoatLocker

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    Thanks guys, that was my original thought was the 52".
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 #91 of 151
    Wire Nut

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    If any of your TVs have only component/DVI input, I.E. no HDMI, consider putting the Hopper there.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 #92 of 151
    P Smith

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    That would be middle priority ...
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 #93 of 151
    GoatLocker

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    All 4 TVs have HDMI, so didn't think that would be the issue.
    And once I sort through figuring out HIC, should be in good shape.
    One of the Joey's will be right beside my cable modem and Router.
    Waiting on the call now to tell me what time he'll be here.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 #94 of 151
    James Long

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    I he puts the HIC next to the cable modem you'll have Internet (and networking) on all your receivers.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2012 #95 of 151
    GoatLocker

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    His recommendation was to put the Hopper next to the Cable Modem.
    Did that and everything appears to be working fine.
    Still playing with things and sorting things out.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2012 #96 of 151
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    I have also been having trouble with Channels just stopping and locking up while Im watching. This seems to happen when Im watching a recording and after this is all over I have to restart the recording...
    And also, starting at 9 or 10 oclock at night I keep getting a message that says the system wants to shutdown for updates or something to that effect. If I select No, it will come back about an hour later. How can I get this to stop happening?
     
  17. Apr 15, 2012 #97 of 151
    Russ52

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    Can A Hopper Be Utilized/Work With DirecTV & If So, Where Can I Purchase One, & I Definitely Will Need A Manual To Hook It Up Correctly. :confused: ?
     
  18. Apr 15, 2012 #98 of 151
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    No, it can be used only on Dish network.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2012 #99 of 151
    P Smith

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  20. James Long

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    Even purchased via eBay a Hopper will not work with DirecTV. :rolleyes:
     
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