Hopper 3 Have An IR Receiver?

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  1. jtconte

    jtconte Cool Member

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    I currently have a Hopper w/Sling and use an RF remote w/IR Base Station to control all the hidden equipment. I just chatted with Dish support about upgrading to the Hopper 3 and was told that the Hopper 3 does not have an IR receiver. Can someone conform or deny that?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    what kind of confirmation you are expecting ? words ?

    for sure, the factual evidence would be a schematics of H3 or a picture of dismantled front panel PCB
    do you want for me to dismantle the panel and make a picture for you? ;)
     
  3. scooper

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    Considering all the Hoppers should be out where they can get some air for cooling, IR should be the least of your worries.
     
  4. James Long

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  5. jtconte

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    I was hoping to hear from someone who has actually tried it and either failed or succeeded. Or as I see below, there is supposedly a menu setting to turn it on.
     
  6. jtconte

    jtconte Cool Member

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    It’s in a well ventilated cabinet but thanks for your thoughts.
     
  7. jtconte

    jtconte Cool Member

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    Thanks, it appears that it does have an IR receiver that just needs to be enabled. Gotta love Dish Technical Support.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I think you could accept the picture of front PCBA the H3 as a fact of IR controlling. H3frontPCBA.jpg
    A hint: U1 component locate between two IR LED blasters [#2 and #1, from left to right].
     
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    Jim5506

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    Press Home button twice - Settings - Remote Control - scroll down to Infrared reception to turn on or off.
     
  10. James Long

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    Sadly it would not be the first time unused hardware was included in a receiver. Fortunately we have confirmation that the IR can be enabled in via the menus. No screwdriver required.
     

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