I just switched to DISH and have a question about the favorite teams feature. I live in the state of North Carolina and the biggest sports team in the state is UNC Chapel Hill (NC Tar Heels). Because I live in Charlotte NC which is about 100 miles away, I cannot select the Tar Heels as a favorite team. That is unacceptable. There are a lot of NC State and Duke fans that must be disappointed too. Is this because it's college ball? I believe college basketball is more popular that professional around here. --UPDATED 8/1/2018 - I found the solution to this issue. Use the search feature to find your favorite sports team. Then create a Timer and click the favorite button for this team. After that, the team will show up under your favorite teams. I keep finding new things with Hopper 3 that make it the best DVR I have ever used!