1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hopper - S216 or S217/Joey S268 Software Experiences/Bugs

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by 3HaloODST, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    913
    60
    Dec 21, 2006
    Not a "problem", PTAT recordings AND space are now included in a new 1.2TB user partition. If you don't need PTAT, you can use the extra space for other recording.
     
  2. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    I've only had Dish for about a month, I thought PTAT was reserved in 1 TB and user recordings were in the other 1 TB. So what's the missing 800 GB's being used for?
     
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    3,145
    12
    Jan 23, 2008
    On demand and other Dish stuff.
     
  4. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    Isn't it a bit misleading for the screen to say "Your Hard Drive is 17% full with zero recordings"? I still think that's a bug that should be corrected. Before the last update, PTAT wasn't included in the user section and it made sense when I saw something like 2% full with 5 recordings, etc.
     
  5. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

    472
    8
    Aug 9, 2010
    It's not a bug. PTAT uses ~200GB and 17% of 1231GB is 209.27GB. Would you rather it say 0% full with 0 recordings while only giving you 1000GB? You would then have ~24GB less in space. That's the way it was before S215.

    You can also delete your PTAT stuff if you really want it to say 0%.
     
  6. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    Personally, yes. If it's going to tell me that I've used 17%, then it should say "You've used 17% with 73 recording" (That would tell me it included PTAT), but saying 17% with zero recordings is wrong, since "I" did not use the 17%. Yes, I know I can turn PTAT off, but I actually like it a lot.

    I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that thinks this is wrong, so I guess we should drop it.
     
  7. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    913
    60
    Dec 21, 2006
    For crying out loud - you did use it by having PTAT turned on. It will go away if you turn PTAT off.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    22,489
    229
    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Please, refrain from using the word "partition", the DVR's drive have same size of partitions for all versions of FW.

    The changes happened in quotas for particular purpose.
     
  9. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    I apologize for offending you, and therefore compelling you to attack me.
     
  10. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    913
    60
    Dec 21, 2006
    I hereby grant you another "technical" touche. :D
     
  11. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

    472
    8
    Aug 9, 2010
    Then people will be wondering where those 73 recordings are. Not everyone knows about PTAT taking up space with the new software. I personally like it the way it is.
     
  12. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    I agree. It's really just a wording issue at the top of the DVR screen. Maybe it should say something like "You've used 17% of your hard drive space including Prime Time Anytime Recordings". But 17% with zero recordings should make most consumers scratch their heads. :confused:
     
  13. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

    472
    8
    Aug 9, 2010
    Well the PrimeTime AnyTime icon in the DVR menu at least points them to the PTAT folder where they will see the recordings.
     
  14. Ramer84015

    Ramer84015 Mentor

    36
    0
    Sep 24, 2006
    With S2.17, Auto Hop goes 3 or 4 seconds into the commercials before it hops. Didn't do this before. Also, I assume it's intentional now that when the Auto Hop screen comes up, the cursor is defaulted on "No" now. I assume there's a reason for it, but my vote is to default on "Yes" :)
     
  15. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    3,145
    12
    Jan 23, 2008
    Yeah, I was noticing this last night too with the wife. It's...disconcerting. You think it's broken.
     
  16. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    46,128
    1,069
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    I believe they made that change (and the changes to PTAT) to reinforce that it is the customer's choice to bulk record programming and skip commercials.
     
  17. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

    472
    8
    Aug 9, 2010
    Maybe it goes a little into the commercials to give the customer the "choice" of watching them if they want to.
     
  18. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    1,876
    0
    May 10, 2007
    Where (or rather how) can I access the new PTAT features of choosing which networks to include/exclude and days to include/exclude?
     
  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    46,128
    1,069
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    Settings - DVR Defaults - Prime Time America

    (This feature is not available during a PTA recording session.)
     
  20. sregener

    sregener Godfather

    630
    27
    Apr 17, 2012
    This feature would be much more useful to me if it allowed me to include other local channels that I know are on the same transponder, but are not technically in the Big 4.
     

Share This Page