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Pondering Hopper Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by normang, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    DIRT has always been far more accurate than phone support. Trust me, the price increase is real. Sure, you can hope that Dish changes their mind in a month, but based on their previous record, don't hold your breath.
     
  2. normang

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    Like I said, I could be wrong, but it still seems odd that they get info that others in Dish do not. We shall see..
     
  3. James Long

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    DIRT is in a higher position to receive information than many other parts of DISH Network.
     
  4. normang

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    Hopefully they are communicating the intense dis-satisfaction with even more price increases in a crummy economy.
     
  5. normang

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    So, for those of you that own a Hopper/Joey, how's the stability of the hardware/software? I have read some of the threads and it looks like there is room for improvement, but is it just minor issues?
     
  6. RasputinAXP

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    Pretty stable for me most of the time.
     
  7. lparsons21

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    Yeah, the issues are very minor. Dish has been very good about updates and fixes with the Hopper, so I expect most of the minor issues will get fixed at some point.
     
  8. normang

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    I am still reviewing it all. The cost increase looks to be about $7 from my current config and that's somewhat annoying, even though it may not kick in for a month or so. So i guess at this point, I am looking to identify perhaps some of the minor gltiches, I've seen something about favorites, though I am not sure how this translates to 722 favorites. If there are still standard lists, just as HD only or All Channels & All Subscribed channels?

    I figure if I am aware of some glitches, i can try and determine whether I care in my usage or not.
     
  9. P Smith

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    Still had [really] bad cooling of H and overheating J.
     
  10. normang

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    So is cooling an issue with these devices if they are reasonably vented?


     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    J is very hot (~150F), but does not producing pesky warnings if it stay vertically,

    H required to sit on spacings; I'm using four plactic boxes from DLT tapes in vert position, a clearance is almost 2" - looks weird, but its temp is low relative to other ppl - 111F
     
  12. normang

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    So your placing Joey's vertically and the Hopper's on added spacers to insure air flow, is there not some sort feet on the receiver already? Have you seem over heating error messages before doing what you describe?

    Are others seeing temp issues in their setups?


     
  13. lparsons21

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    I have 2 Hoppers. The main one that I use is not on any spacers, but is in a rack that is very open. No heat issues at all.

    The other one is in my son's room, in a rack that is only open on the front and has his PS3 sitting on top of it. No heat issues with it either.
     
  14. lparsons21

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    It still has the standards, all channels, HD only, My Channels. And also allows for 4 additional favorites that you set up.
     
  15. P Smith

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    these are regular rubber feet, not enogh to create adequate air flow ... a table's surface has been heated very high before the spacers :(
    btw, I added 4x times bigger heatsink to main CPU with own small fan runnng 24/7, before that its temp was above 140 F :eek2:
     
  16. normang

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    if the potential for heat issues, which can be compensated for, and the favorites issue I've seen reported is about it.. that seems relatively stable. I'll have to do some more reading, I guess for the rate increase, the added functionality & storage may make it worth it..

    The equipment costs are getting steep though.. I just wish they would stop futzing around with all the fees' and come up with packages that included the hardware and the programming for a single price depending on the programming package and call it a day.
     
  17. normang

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    I was looking at some of the screenshots and noted a cursor, does that navigate via the cursor keys on the remote to make selections? I am assuming it does, but wanted to sure. Does it work well, can you easily select items and menus??
     
  18. P Smith

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    by default, the cursor jumping between buttons; to utilize mouse-like movement use ADESSO keyboard - see my other thread here
     
  19. normang

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    If I have shows on my 722, and I copy them to an EHD, can I move the EHD to a Hopper will it want to reformat and erase the shows or will it work?
     
  20. thomasjk

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    Yes and no it won't reformat. It will work.
     

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