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Manual Timer- Hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by lshen, May 18, 2012.

  1. jeffdb27

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    BTW, this show ended up going for TWELVE hours. Only ten hours over the scheduled time. I watched most of it later on ESPN3.com
     
  2. some guy

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    Manual timers are coming to the hopper and that is certain. That was posted on satellite guys by Vivek so I would say that's a 100 percent reliable source.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I still say don't hold your breath. If it happens, I welcome it... I pestered them for a while before I gave up... I thought it was a mistake to take manual timers away from the 922... and they seem to be continuing the trend with the Hopper.
     
  4. 3HaloODST

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    I agree. Especially now that they added OTA. As it currently stands, OTA channels with no guide data can't be recorded at all.
     
  5. James Long

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

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    Isn't that the way it has been on the 922 since manual timers were removed?

    Yes, manual timers would be nice. Being able to edit the names on saved programs would be nice. It seems that the powers that be are not maintaining that functionality while they move on to features other receivers don't have.
     
  6. 3HaloODST

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    Dish barely supported the 922. Hopper has had far better support. People around here were skeptical that OTA would be released, so anything is possible.
     
  7. James Long

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    I had no question that DISH would release OTA for the Hopper, even though it is in a very limited form.
    I agree with Stewart that Manual Tuners are more of a long shot.

    Perhaps if Vivek is championing the addition of Manual Timers perhaps it will actually happen. But I don't see it happening unless someone is pushing for the addition of the feature (or restoration, considering Manual Timers existed on the 922 and prior receivers).
     
  8. 3HaloODST

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    All I can say is: We'll see!
     
  9. jeffdb27

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    This is rediculous. Even without manual timers, I should be able to go to an OTA station that is missing guide info and press record. But you are right, it does nothing.

    Someone said this OTA implementation was "limited". I second that!
     
  10. James Long

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    Bleeding edge ... but it will get better. "Soon." :lol:
     
  11. 3HaloODST

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    Really irked me when I discovered that fact. Wanted to record an OTA channel so I could share it across Hoppers. But hey, better than no OTA at all. I talked with DIRT, and Dish will be looking into fixing it.
     
  12. 3HaloODST

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    Rumor has it that manual timers will be in the next update!

    :jumpingja
     
  13. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    I'd bet on that rumor being true. Just sayin'.
     
  14. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I sure hope so! Been a long time coming.
     
  15. 3HaloODST

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    Aaaand we have MANUAL TIMERS!!! As of S234!
     
  16. 4HiMarks

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    I set one yesterday for 1:00 Sunday afternoon football. It's a shame the season is almost over.
     
  17. jeffdb27

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    I suppose I'll be one of the last ones to get this update too. Still don't have it as of now!
     
  18. StringFellow

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    How do you set manual timers. I have the 234 update but can't find the option.
     
  19. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Press dvr button four times then green.
     
  20. some guy

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    Or go to an OTA channel airing in the future and press select from the guide. The manual timer screen will pop up.
     

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