Power-On Default Channel 104

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by DavidPJ, May 31, 2015.

  1. Jim5506

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    My pet peeve is the thing went to sleep after the nightly reboot.

    I keep my Hopper up and running as much as possible with an auto tune timer to favorite channel an hour after the nightly brain scramble.

    I turn on the TV and surround sound and it always comes up to my auto tune channel.

    Two Hoppers with Sling been running that way for several years now - no complaints.
     
  2. echowarrior109

    echowarrior109 New Member

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    the fact that feature exists interferes with my ability to have my tv turn on to the channel I want, it is a huge issue to be honest, I should not have to implement a work around for a feature that I did not want to begin with, furthermore I hate QVC and never watch it ever but that is the channel it tunes to, even if the hopper is power cycled, so if I want to wake to different channels in the morning, which I do many times, I don't want to have it tune to a channel of the hoppers choosing, that is up to me, I want it to tune to the channel I turned it off at, I have done it that way for years and this is a huge problem of epic proportions! huge enough to make me reconsider where my money goes! all they need do is put it in as an option!
     
  3. Grandude

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    I wonder if this 'minor' annoyance will continue on in the Hopper 3?
    I don't want the hopper to turn on to the last viewed channel from the night before, so I simply programmed it to switch to the channel I want on in the morning. I did this long before the Dish folk thought it would be nice to switch my receiver to one of my most popular choices.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    The feature, as I've said, is a non-feature in my opinion... but it is WAY down the list of things worth complaining about. It's so easy to circumvent by setting an Autotune timer OR simply changing the channel when you first turn on the TV... that I wouldn't waste time complaining about it.
     
  5. Azzizzi

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    To me, it's not a non-issue. It's a bit of an annoyance. Every time I power on the TV, I'm "treated" with either Charlie Sheen or RuPaul and his (her?) entourage of cross-dressers, none of which are what I want to see and it's a channel I don't even watch.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    And you could set an Auto-tune timer if you find it such an annoyance. Like I said, it's a feature I can't defend on any level really... but it's far from a major issue and there's an easy one-time workaround.
     
  7. n0qcu

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    The good news is the new Carbon UI does not (currently) have this unwanted feature and I hope it stays that way.
     
  8. Blowgun

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    That may be, but it's the carbon UI. I'd rather have the randomville auto-tune.
     
  9. alexcomp

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    Surprised there in no answer to this annoying feature. Here's a possibility:

    My hopper consistently comes up on "Acoustic Crossroads". I set a major block of this to record once in order to strip out new and interesting songs. Since then it has been the default. Could be that default gets set by channel that was recorded most?
     
  10. nmetro

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    I think it is most watched. I watch a lot of TCM, and most times that is what comes up. Followed by KUSA 9 (Denver local NBC, because I watch the news on it most of the time). The third most, seems to be one of the Movie pack channels, SONY, FXM. Encore, EPIX).

    This is with Hooper w/Swing, with Carbon UI.

     
  11. TommyF@DISH Network

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    To provide an update on this: The feature is available on the Carbon UI, however that UI it also provides the ability to change what the feature does. To do so just access the Menu, go to Settings > Power then where is says 'Power On' you can change the setting from 'Tune to Smart Channel' to either have it tune to the 'Home Screen' or the last channel that was being viewed when it was turned off.
     
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  12. nmetro

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    Confirmed, that this feature exists in Hopper w/Sling Carbon UI. The default is "Set to Smart Channel", The first option "Set to Home Screen", the third option is "Set to Last Channel" (I selected that, as I suspect that means display last channel viewed on power on or coming out of hibernation mode).

     
  13. Blowgun

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    Why isn't there an option to disable that annoying "feature" on the, IMO, better Hopper with Sling UI, where it was first introduced as a buggy feature?

    And, will there be an option to change the time the HwS receiver reboots in the early morning?

    The 1 AM reboot is stupid. You can't even finish watching late night network TV without the receiver coughing up a hairball that it's going to reboot unless you stop it.
     
  14. James Long

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    The "Hopper with Sling" will also be getting the "Carbon" UI ... so a solution is coming (with other changes that I am sure people will gripe about). I believe the new UI also solves the "1am" reboot nag screen problem.
     
  15. TommyF@DISH Network

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    I couldn't say why the option to disable the Smart Tune isn't available. That information isn't made available to us.

    I am unable to speculate on future changes, but I don't think there will be a specific option to disable the nightly updates on this receiver line. These are primarily to ensure AutoHop is enabled, and the guide and software is current. The Hopper 3, and possibly Carbon UI as a whole as James mentioned, should not update until you put it into standby mode.
     
  16. backdot

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    I'm on day-3 of my DISH experience, and so far all I can think is that I made a huge mistake switching from DTV. Every morning I turn my receiver (Wally) on, and it goes to the Baby channel (for a single man that never had kids and never watch that channel, it is extremely annoying). I keep seeing replies that I just have to set the auto tune, and will ultimately have to do that for the next couple of years since I'm now stuck with a 2 year commitment. A simple fix to maintain last channel watch is all I really want. I don't care for several "Features" such as no saved searches etc.

    You can continue to reply that this is not an issue, but from reading 3 pages of people griping about it, I'd say it is a bigger issue than than being acknowledged. Keep this in mind, I was with DTV for 10 years, stuck with DISH for 2, then I'll switch back to DTV. Perhaps if you want better retention of customers, DISH should listen to their customers and fix what they are complaining about instead of blowing them off like yesterdays news. When it comes down to it, it's all about the money, and if you don't take care of your customers, you'll always be struggling to keep up with the competition...
     
  17. RBA

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    In 2 years you will LOVE DISH besides by then AT&T may have destroyed the Directv you were used to.
     
  18. backdot

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    You have a point there! At least I'm saving money. And I must confess, while laying in bed last night and playing with the settings, I found that the new Wally does have a setting for "Power on to last channel" and now I"m a bit happier. Gotta find a way to save searches so I don't have to retype them every time (DTV holds 15 recent searches). I could however, use a deactivated DTV receiver and still search that way, though that defeats the purpose of changing providers...
     

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