My Hopper 3 Installation

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  1. Feb 1, 2016 #1 of 61
    Zulu

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    I was able to get a Hopper 3 (and two Joey 2.0s) installed on Saturday (1/30). I contacted DISH in the morning and they sent out a tech at about 5pm -- turned out to be a 3-hour install.

    Here's a link to my My Hopper 3 Installation.


    The Hopper 3 is very impressive . . . a bit buggy . . . but impressive nevertheless:
    • 16 tuners -- need I say more.
    • Fast! OMG -- during activation, the H3 performed a "Supper Buddy" -- tested the signal strength of 4 transponders for each of the 16 tuners in seconds.
    • Picture Quality -- it looks better
    • UI -- very "clean" and customizable
    • Diagnostics menu -- (for the nerds) extended and "easier"
    The "bad" . . .
    • 52 Remote -- don't care for it. But that's me. BTW, you can use the old #40 remote with the H3.
    • Persnickety Dish Pro Hybrid -- H3 activation ground to a halt in Check Switch until the tech plugged my Solo Hub into the first DPH WA LNBF connector.
    • No Netflix or YouTube app -- while Netflix will work on a Joey 2.0, it won't work on the H3 until Feb 11 (earliest).
    • Joey 2.0s look exactly like Joey 1.0s. Careful!
    • 52 Remote died -- the 52 remote paired to the H3 became permanently unpaired. Luckily, I had a spare 40 remote to use.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2016 #2 of 61
    Blowgun

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    I had remote issues and the receiver would not do the weekly backup. I found that the solution was to pull the card. Unplugging the receiver for whatever amount of time was simply not enough. Maybe that will get your the 52.0 remote working again.

    BTW, what's the EPG like? Is it stuck at 2.5 hours or can you put it back to the more reasonable 3 hour width?
     
  3. Feb 1, 2016 #3 of 61
    ceasley

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    I had a Hopper 3 and Joey 2.0 installed yesterday as well. The installation took around 2 hours to complete.

    Very happy with the Hopper 3 so far, but the Joey 2.0 is PAINFULLY slow to use. The netflix app on the Joey is so slow it's unusable. I can't wait until the app is available on the H3.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2016 #4 of 61
    Mark4470

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    Is there an Ethernet port on the hopper 3 to connect with the wifi router? I would assume you would get a bit more download speed with a wired connection?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2016 #5 of 61
    SHS

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    Yes from the photo I saw it show 2 ethernet ports
     
  6. Feb 1, 2016 #6 of 61
    Mark4470

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    You guys are a wealth of information thanks
     
  7. Feb 1, 2016 #7 of 61
    inkahauts

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    So reading all this the Netflix app on the joeys is separate from the hopper? Interesting. Wonder if that will change to the new version coming with the hopper.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2016 #8 of 61
    Blowgun

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    There are two ports, but speed depends on various factors. One such factor is the available bandwidth per connection and another is if the server is overwhelmed. To stream 4K requires a lot of bandwidth and with all the H3 units testing free 4K content, it can add up very quickly.

    I have one Hopper connected wirelessly and the other hardwired, Even with a 100 Mbps connection at times I've seen no difference in speed between the two. I've seen painfully slow speeds in the Kbps range. But even in the middle of the night, the transfers are not optimal.

    One thing though, if you are connecting the Hopper wireless, make sure you do it on 5 GHz and not on the 2.4 GHz band.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2016 #9 of 61
    Zulu

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    Hopper 3 is supposed to have its Netflix app enabled on 2/11.
     
  10. Zulu

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    I've Hoppers on both -- no diff.
     
  11. Zulu

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    Default is 2.5 hours. If you enable "large text", then the guide is only 1.5 hours.
     
  12. surferdude74

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    I've only had Dish for 1 year but am already upgrading to a Hopper 3 plus 3 Joeys this weekend. Quick question - I know that the current remote has my backup on it (my timers and settings, etc..) - can this be restored to the new Hopper 3? The other question - I have some shows that I've offloaded to my external USB drive - would that drive work as is with the new Hopper? i.e. doesn't need to be reformatted to work?

    Thanks!


     
  13. scottchez

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    I had to try it, Added a USb Over the Air tuner so I have 17 tuners.
    Turned on my Prime time.
    yes it is true, you really can record 20 things at once.
    My on demand speed using the 1 Gig ethernet port was showing as 52 Meg download on an on demand movie. Much faster than Netflex.
    Movie started as fast as Cables on demand.
     
  14. lparsons21

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    Yes to both questions. You can backup to your Hopper remote and then restore that to the new Hopper 3. Just ensure that all the setup is done, then pair the old remote to the new box and restore
    And yes the EHD you hav with recordings from your existing will work and you can play or restore those recordings.


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  15. Mark4470

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    Do you hear any beeps with the new remote while trying to pair it to the hopper?
     
  16. lparsons21

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    Sorry Mark, I don't remember if I heard any beeps when pairing the new remote. I know I did when pairing my old one though.


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  17. Blowgun

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    Did you try what I suggested in post #2 HERE?

    If you don't mind, I'd still would like to know about the EPG width.
     
  18. lparsons21

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    There is no card in my H3.
    Guide width is 2.5 hours with normal fonts and 2 hours with large font.


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  19. surferdude74

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    Thanks for the info! Really appreciate it.
     
  20. bmetelsky

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    Didn't hear any beeps when pairing my remote. It did take a while for the pairing to complete.
     

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