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Still a beta tester after all these years

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Bogey62, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Bogey62

    Bogey62 Godfather

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    I still don't see how certain satellites can screw up my screen formatting. Maybe I'm just being thick and missing something here.
     
  2. moman19

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    I don't understand it either. But check with folks you know. I'll bet only those pointing towards the east will see this issue. It you have an Over the Air tuner, tune to an SD sub-channel. The Format button may work as expected on those SD channels. But as soon as you tune to an SD channel that is received via an eastern satellite, it will screw up again.
     
  3. Bogey62

    Bogey62 Godfather

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    I have no one to confirm with other than this group. I don't have the OTA tuner for the Hopper.
     
  4. bbohl

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    I don't understand it either. But check with folks you know. I'll bet only those pointing towards the east will see this issue. It you have an Over the Air tuner, tune to an SD sub-channel. The Format button may work as expected on those SD channels. But as soon as you tune to an SD channel that is received via an eastern satellite, it will screw up again.


    I am on eastern and I cannot replicate the format issue (I didn't attempt from a joey). I also have the OTA module. It all works except on the OTA channels it always says "Normal" even though the format changes. It doesn't have to be a sub-channel.

    However I am also running S400.
     
  5. moman19

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    Strange, very strange. I guess inconsistency can be rather consistent. :bang
     
  6. Bogey62

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    I found a new issue that seems to have just shown up over the past day or so...

    Go to your Daily Schedule of upcoming events (recordings).

    Now scroll down the list until you reach the end either by manually scrolling with the down arrow or by using the page down button.

    My Hopper will crash to a black screen and then back out to live TV before I get to the end of the list!

    I checked the Joey and it can scroll down the entire list, but it has large patches of gray screen that move along with the scrolling list where there should be a solid screen of the events going by.

    Can anyone reproduce this on their Hopper/Joey?
     
  7. Jim5506

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    My Hopper does not do that.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    and posting a version of FW would be the initial point
     
  9. thomasjk

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    I've seen the issue you describe with the guide on my Hopper with S400. It seems to be related to the number of events in the schedule. In one I case I noticed that the last date in the daily schedule was a duplicate. It went something like 8/14,8/15 then 8/14 repeated. This did cause the jump to live TV.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I have heard of this before... I think it is another one of those problems where it is there one day and gone the next. When it is there it is repeatable, but when it is not then you can't force it. The description of repeated entries followed by a black screen and back to Live TV sounds familiar to me. I think it has been around for a while if it is what I'm thinking.
     
  11. Bogey62

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    When I started this thread I was on S315, now I am on S 316 NDGB (not sure if I need to post those trailing letters).

    My Joey is using S298.

    LOL, now that issue with the events list is gone (on both Hopper and Joey). I'm not sure if I was still on S315 when I noticed it, but if I was then why did it start out-of-the-blue with the same software version? I scroll that list at least once per week to see what upcoming events are scheduled. This is the first time I had that issue in the 3 months or so of having the Hopper/Joey setup.
     
  12. Bogey62

    Bogey62 Godfather

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    OK, since 316:

    The dropping of random locals from my custom guide is gone.

    The scroll bars for timers, DVR events, recordings in my custom folders are finally proprotionate! Yeah.

    ALL other issues at the start on this thread are still there.
     
  13. Bogey62

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    Anyone have this?

    Go to My Recordings, enter one of your folders or the No Folder folder.

    Select a show and then from the popup menu select Edit.

    Now select the Folder dropdown list and look at your list of folders.

    Mine should look like this:

    Aileen
    Bill
    Both
    Other

    But, they look like this (only in this function, not elsewhere in the system):

    Bill

    Both
    Other

    Moving a show from one folder to another will show the list of folders, but the second name in the list is shifted to the first slot and there is a blank space in the second slot.

    If I select the top slot (now my name) it will go to my wife's folder (not listed but still exists as it is overwritten by the second name in the list that has been shifted up), as it should.

    If I select the blank second slot then it will go to my folder, as it should (second slot should show my name, but my name has been shifted to the first slot in the list).

    This has been around since 315 for me, but I forgot to list it in my initial post for this thread.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would assure you - you'll be a beta tester forever, at least while you're still using the devices. ;)
     
  15. some guy

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    The SD format issue has been discussed on other threads and should be fixed in an upcoming software update.
     
  16. Bogey62

    Bogey62 Godfather

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    Gee, this is fun...

    I reported yesterday that the issue with the non-proportionate scroll bars was gone as well was the crashing when scrolling to the bottom of the list of upcoming DVR events.

    Both issues are back today!

    I noticed that as another poaster in this thread said, the last date in the list of events is duplicated and if you look at the next to the last list of events before the crash you will see that there are some previous days events listed on the next sequential date...

    Thurdsay 8/15

    show title 8/15
    show title 8/15
    show title 8/14
    show title 8/14

    Thursday 8/15

    show title...

    CRASH!
     

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