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Hopper - S229 S230/Joey S278 Software Experiences/Bugs

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by James Long, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. BenJF3

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    I take it this update did nothing to make a 2 Hopper install "seamless"? This is basically what I'm waiting on. Once 2 Hoppers can behave as one I'll sign up.
     
  2. 356B

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    No, I have 2 Hoppers and 1 EHD. The EHD can only be seen from the EHD connected Hopper. I was hoping also for a more complete integration.
     
  3. 3HaloODST

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    Prepare to be waiting possibly indefinitely.
     
  4. 3HaloODST

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    I also never got S223.
     
  5. 356B

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    Maybe they picked us for betas? not.....:lol:
    It does seem S229 is not in wide release though.
     
  6. P Smith

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    We will watch your, slow agonize, especially with OTA box.
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  7. 3HaloODST

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    No agony here! Works great! Really enjoying the OTA! The software is stable so far.

    BTW channel changing isn't slow here. Same speed as always. Overall the receivers feel smoother.
     
  8. 3HaloODST

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    My Hoppers now have S230. Joeys are still S278. So far, nothing new compared to S229. OTA still working great! I swear this OTA dongle is stronger than the MT2 module was. Perhaps that is because the signal doesn't have to be split for 2 tuners, though.
     
  9. James Long

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    Mine got S230/S278 this morning at 2:38am.

    It looks like My Rentals are now shared between Hoppers ... a show I rented on one Hopper is showing up on the other Hopper (and vice versa).
     
  10. BenJF3

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    This is promising. I'm hoping for full integration. As long as each Hopper and Joey can see the schedules and lists of each other then I'm sold. I want to see it act as one cohesive unit the way the Genie does. I wnder if anyone on the DIRTTeam can get that kind of info. If Dish is indeed working on this functionality, you think they would put it out there.
     
  11. 3HaloODST

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    While you're hoping that they do "full" integration (not likely) I on the other hand hope that they do not do "full" integration.
     
  12. BenJF3

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    I can't fathom why anyone would not want full integration. It would make usage so much simpler as far as not having to slect which Hopper you want from which Joey and having a cohesive list for all recordings and allowing the Hopper's to manage free tuners. I could manage it as it stands, but when you have 4 others in the home that aren't tech savvy it just saves the trouble.

    In the very least, a user selectable option to either use Integration or use as standalone would be best for those that don't want it. That would keep more people happy. I just want a shared schedule list and Guide accross all conected devices and a shared recoring list and possibly shared external storage.

    I like the way Genie does it, but DirecTV is missing too many HD's right now for me. That or Dish needs to offer a "true" 6 tuner Hopper for customers that want one. There is an obvious demand for what I'm asking for if visit various threads and other forums. I don't see how them providing TWO Hoppers is any more cost effective than offering and deploying ONE where applicable. Sure there is a hardware cost, but they can charge an upfront for those subs who want that unit. I'd pay to get it within reason since I have to pay for a second Hopper anyway.
     
  13. bobukcat

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    You might think it would make sense to announce their intentions to add such functionality but the down side would be very upset customers if they ran into some unforeseen problem that prevented them from releasing it. It is also best in general not to tip off your competition on what you are planning to do.

    I'd like to see the option to manage it all as one big system but the first things I'd like to see them add (now that the OTA Module is released!) is the ability for one Hopper to view the EHDs connected to a second Hopper and manual timers.
     
  14. BenJF3

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    Makes sense, but the competition already has what we are talking about as far as basic integration. Most cable companies are so far behind they'll never catch up or choose not too. Time Warner here has great channel selection and a solid bundle. I'm in their top tier of service with Signature Home. However, because they refuse to scrub their home brew abortion of a guide I'm stuck with a useless DVR. The could go to a 6 tuner Arris Whole Home, but they won't.

    So, I'm here looking to other providers to get what I need even if it means giving up some HD. DirecTV has the concept right, but Dish has the better channel selection and GUI. No single provider has nailed it except for maybe Buckeye Cable, but they are getting closer.


    The EHD would certainly be nice.
     
  15. scottchez

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    What does it show today? It almost looks like one could check there Smart Card number to see if there in the range listed below, then you would known how close you are to being next if they are just incrementing the numbers to give them a phased roll-out.

     
  16. P Smith

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    nope, you'll need check your receiver's CAID number: Rxxxxxxxxxx.
     
  17. 3HaloODST

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    Each Hopper can hold 96 timers and nearly 1000 recordings. I don't want to have to wade through 3 Hoppers' worth of content every time I browse. Besides, if you want "full" integration, just use a Joey. It can link to any Hopper and manage it from one location.

    Besides, 2Hoppers is twice the amount of recording space as the Genie. 3 is even better!
     
  18. renpar61

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    Maybe someone already asked this (sorry):
    1) can PTAT be set on OTA or is it strictly going to use Dish locals?
    2) I assume OTA will be shared with Joeys, correct?
     
  19. BenJF3

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    I get your point. If they do integration it should be a toggle on/off option. The DVR doesn't have a folder based list option? It would be easier to sort through that way. The Time Warner DVR has title only so each line is is populated. No folders.

    The discussion of options is good. Especially if the powers that be are taking note. I don't think anyone would disagree with having a toggle option for unifying or separating the Hoppers.
     
  20. 356B

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    I just wish they would fix the icon issue in EHDs....even the buggy 922 eventually got it.
     

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