Is there a Hopper 4 in the works?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by mignognarl, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. mignognarl

    mignognarl Cool Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Is there any rumors about a Hopper 4 coming out anytime soon? I would like to upgrade from my Hopper with Sling and with a new Hopper having 4K with a larger hard drive. Should I wait or go with Hopper 3 for now?
  2. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    THis is the first mention I've seen about a Hopper 4, so I would say - if you want a Hopper 3 - go get it. As far as additional disk space - you can always add an external USB drive (self powered - the Hopper USB won't run a hard drive)
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    The Hopper 3 is 4K with all the bells and whistles and a huge hard drive. Other than a huger hard drive, what could be added? Support for Android apps?
  4. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

    Nov 27, 2002
    I would image that before a H4, they'd, at least I would hope, get the H3 right. I have yet to get a dish recommendation from the GAI. Everything is Youtube.
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    I would dig FCC and UL databases for that ...
  6. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    Huh? You are in a tiny minority, the Hopper3 is a stable and versatile DVR, way ahead of any competition.
  7. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Why are there so many posts about problems recording on H3. Or features not working, a lot of bugs are still showing attributed to H3. Such as OTA recording
    FarmerBob likes this.
  8. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Because all the rest of us have nothing to complain about.
    Jon W, SHS, patmurphey and 2 others like this.
  9. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    Ditto! ^^^
  10. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    So many? There are thousands and thousands of H3s out there. There are relatively few posts of H3 problems. It is a great DVR. Are there going to be issues? Certainly - any complicated electronics will have issues. Often though it's user error. I have had mine for years with no issues. An occasional reboot clears up most of the issues people have I think. Go for it!
  11. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

    Nov 27, 2002
    That does nothing for the decades old and continuing "Guide and Guide Related Recording Issues". I have several separate recording blocks for the same program scattered in the "Recordings Area". I have timers that are skipped because it says that the recording is not new when "IT IS". The way programming is listed once recorded is haphazard at best. For a while it was "PREFECT!". It would have the name of the show as the main window descriptor, then the individual recordings were listed with date, episode or chapter and brief accurate description on the right side when selected. Flawless. Then there's a lone episode thrown in that is out of sync the title is of the show not the episode. Please see attached pic. Some episodes show the Show Title: Episode. Then they drop the Show Title and just have the episode title. And this keeps changing, it never sticks to one thing or another. AND "NEW" too many programs that are "NEW" are not accurately labeled as such and if the Timer is set to record "New Only", it doesn't get recorded. Pic attached:

    Last night I used "Game Finder" to try to find the Broncos game, but it sent me to a Sports Channel with sports casters talking about everything except the Broncos. Now that's is screwed up. I ask the new "Google AI" and it set me to the same channel. I ask for suggestions or programming and it "ALWAYS" gives me programming on YouTube, not DISH (old logo). AND I have gotten "less than acceptable fare" even "Soft Porn". Yes, it's there. But the main point is it favors Google/Alphabet owned YouTube as if dish doesn't exist and that it should favor dish first.

    AND THEN THERE'S the "Nightly Refresh"! Mine is set for 5:30am and it fires off at all times of the day that you want to watch TV. NOT when it's set to or sleeping. It waits for you to turn on the device, then it hounds you to let it do its thing or wait 5 minutes for another interruption. That's been posted.

    There's so much more, but I am late to go to the "Office" (Pub) and install a Killer Ubiquiti system . . . .

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