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Hopper --> Hopper2 Upgrade question

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by LG811User, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. LG811User

    LG811User Legend

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    Hi,

    If I upgrade my existing Hopper --> Hopper2, is there an easy way to:
    1. Copy over my existing recordings?
    2. Copy over my existing configuration (including timers, etc)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    use EHD for recordings and a remote for settings as the media
     
  3. LG811User

    LG811User Legend

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    Thx!
     
  4. hasbeen29650

    hasbeen29650 Cool Member

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    I am making the same upgrade soon. I know how to do the EHD thing to move recordings over but what do you do with the remote to transfer settings? I normally use a Harmony remote so I will have to dig out the dish remote but I have no clue how to use it to move timers and all. Thanks.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    get a manual (RTFM) or read it at dish web site
     
  6. david_jr

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    go into the menu and remote setup. There is an option to backup settings to the remote. Requires paired Hopper remote to work. All of your timers and other Hopper settings are saved there. If you have a Hopper remote paired it automatically backs up to the remote about once a week.
     
  7. hasbeen29650

    hasbeen29650 Cool Member

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    Thank you. Much more helpful response than the one that proceeded yours.
     
  8. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    You are most welcome.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I'm proponent of learning (as a part of human's nature) instead of spoon-feeding [adults] and holding hands, exclude children, duh !
     
  10. hasbeen29650

    hasbeen29650 Cool Member

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    On my hopper, I found the item under settings - Diagnostics - system wizard. Batteries in my remotes were pretty dead so no auto backups for months with either Hopper.
     
  11. eddieopus

    eddieopus New Member

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    is copying recordings to the EHD in bulk working now? When I first got my hopper I lost many recordings from my 922 and 722.
     
  12. cclement

    cclement Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I did my HWS upgrade last night and it went amazing! After ordering the HWS upgrade through DIRT. I started moving recordings over to the EHD, in bulk. Then, right before I pulled the original Hopper, I did a Backup to the remote. Pulled the original Hopper and swapped with the HWS. Booted and updated, the whole process to about 40 minutes. During the install, I used my original remote and it saw I had a back up on it. The HWS asked if I wanted to Restore, I said yes, it rebooted and after it downloaded the guide data, all my timers were there!! Re-linked the Joey and already transferred a show to my iPad. It looks great!!

    I highly recommend the upgrade. It cost $15 for S&H. But you get to keep your old accessories. So basically, you pay $15 for a spare remote and an HDMI cable!
     
  13. LG811User

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    Good to hear! Do the techs typically have EHDs on the truck? Or do you need to provide your own?
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    a tech will never provide you EHD
     
  15. thomasjk

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    You have to by your own. The tech can hook it up for you.
     
  16. LG811User

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    thanks guys
     
  17. eddieopus

    eddieopus New Member

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    How do I contact someone from DIRT to help me with my upgrade?
     
  18. hasbeen29650

    hasbeen29650 Cool Member

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    I did my upgrade from original to Hopper with Sling yesterday. Sling function seems to work well but I have to say based on my first trial that the transfer to iPad is very slow process. It will take planning to get ready for a trip based on the speed.
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    PM to DIRT member, pick that one who been recently active here; transfer speed ? I would measure it and would read what ppl wrote about it here using Search button ;)
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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