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Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jerry downing, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 #1 of 38
    jerry downing

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    I noticed that when I locked out and hid certain channels that the search function on My hopper would freeze with a continuous "Searching". I was only able to restore it by unlocking the channels and doing a RBR. If I did a RBR without unlocking the channels, the search function would still freeze. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2012 #2 of 38
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    I have a boatload of locked channels and have not seen this occur. Does it happen every time?
     
  3. Sep 8, 2012 #3 of 38
    jerry downing

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    I only tried it for a short time. The only change was having locked out and hid PPV channels. When I undid this, I was OK. I will try again to see if it comes back. I will also see if locking out channels without hiding causes any difficulty.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2012 #4 of 38
    jerry downing

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    I was able to repeat the problem by searching for a movie that I thought was on HBO. I since found that it only exists only on a locked out and hidden channel. I cannot do any more tests today because timers have fired and I don't want to interfere with them. My wife may divorce me if I do.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2012 #5 of 38
    jerry downing

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    All of a sudden it's OK. It must have been a glitch of some kind.
     
  6. tapinsharon@yahoo.com

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    I just upgraded to Hopper - but when we use the search function, i.e. to find the show "Survivor", it does not find the tv show at all - even if we select all media.

    We've also tried to search for instance, for The Office. On the screen itself it just showed "searching", but never gave us options of "The Office". But when we went to the timers menu, it had found all episodes of the office and set up timers.... Why aren't shows appearing on the screen so that I can see what it is going to do?

    very frustrated so far...:(
     
  7. P Smith

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    the device is still in 'infant mortality' stage
     
  8. 356B

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    You say just updated? search takes at least 24 hours to be fully functional.
     
  9. P Smith

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    I wouldn't blindly expand the 'advise' to wait 24 hours to search function;
    - it's is SW function what is _reside_ in each FW spool;
    - the search is applying to EPG data what is spooling in stages: immediately available 2 hrs, 2 days EPG available in 10-15 min and 8 days EEPG available each 4-6 hours.
     
  10. 356B

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    If I'm remotely understanding you.....:lol: there's nothing blind about it....it's called experience...:)
     
  11. P Smith

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    I mean no real reason to wait 24 hours to start using Search.

    Next time try use it in 4-5 hours instead of 24.
     
  12. 356B

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    Perhaps, but mine did not work for at least 24 hours.....and if memory serves there were completed guide issue and DishOnline issues and...well you get the point?
    Then again I was one of the first to get Hopper at rollout...the first of perhaps tens of thousands....:lol: or more....:lol:
     
  13. P Smith

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    oh, that is pretty old knowledge ... perhaps last versions don't stuck with it, at least I don't remember such problem last year after a few FW changed.
     
  14. 356B

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    Hopper has not been out a year....granted the vip922 ( if that is what you are referring to) was more pronounced to startup/download issues....but Hopper is nothing more then a more advanced version/hybrid if the 922 anyway...
     
  15. P Smith

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    I know, but I wouldn't totally agree - you'll need to have more knowledge about HW ans SW parts to make such extreme conclusion.

    Say 922 is predecessor, base code source ... but "nothing more then a more advanced version" is too stretched. Just start from processor unit, see if DaVinchi chip is there, etc
     
  16. 356B

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    Perhaps, but with my obvious limitations I can only give observations. vip922 was a total departure from vip622 and vip722 or vip722k. Hopper is similar to vip922 but not the same...thank goodness. :lol: similarities? menus, guide, graphics, large HD, I'm sure I'm missing more...and bugs at roll out... not so bad though. My Hoppers work, Sling is currently stable, PTAT/Autohop stable, integration (what it has) works...all good....for now ;)
     
  17. P Smith

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    OK, OK.
    I got it, how you did get grasp of the model's difference/similarity - by look.
    Not that what is really inside ...
     
  18. 356B

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    Perhaps, but how it works...what it does and more pronounced what it does not do....looks...? is it pretty? is it cool? is it hip? not really....but neither am I :lol:
     
  19. P Smith

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    You are truly end user. :D
     
  20. 356B

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    Is that ....?:confused: certainly not a programmer or engineer....
     

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