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Mr. FixAnything
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Then you've not seen last few weeks myriad speculations by 1000s members of other site. Oh man ! Each one asking same question in many threads. So many questions what no one could possible answer that time, perhaps only new owners today ... Babylon !
 

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RAD said:
How will would that work when that's on each transponder can, and does, change all the time, just look at the uplink reports?
True... but they have moved LiLs around as well in the past. The only way this feature works is if they don't move the LiLs around. They could also stop moving other channels around... or even if they do move them around, the receiver could just be "smart" and let you choose from currently grouped channels and then it would have to warn you if those channel groupings changed at some point.

Not likely to ever be a feature, though, but one I would like to see.
 

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Stewart Vernon said:
True... but they have moved LiLs around as well in the past. The only way this feature works is if they don't move the LiLs around.
They will still be able to move the locals involved. They will just have to move them together. Moves need to be supported as channels move from ConUS to the new spotbeam satellite coming for 61.5.

PTA works as a feature because DISH has found a group of channels that are often recorded at the same time. The content on those channels generally airs once. In some cases there is an encore later in the week but in general if you miss a recording on one of your locals you miss the program completely. For people who watch a lot of broadcast network TV, recording conflicts are common and one has to make the choice which programs are recorded and which are not.

Cable network programming is often repeated within a few hours. And trying to figure out which channels to package would likely end up with more channels people wanted included than could fit on one transponder.

The second part of PTA is the "I forgot to set a timer" feature. If you forget to set a timer on a broadcast network you're most likely done. You might be able to watch on the network's website. Cable networks rerun stuff enough during a week that you generally have several chances.
 

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So, I have the Sling Adapter with my 722k. I guess the same one will work with the Hopper. My question is, how will it choose a tuner? On the 722k it's kind of a pain. It always slings tuner 2. So if something is already recording on tuner 2, you have to watch that or interrupt the recording (or watch DVR content). My receiver sets most timers to record on tuner 2 when there is no confict so I often start my remote Dish app only to find I can't watch the live TV I want.

Now that there will be three tuners to choose from, I wonder if the Sling Adapter will always use #3. It would be nice if a tuner was being used to record something, or even watch something, Sling would use a free one. Or have the remote software let you choose a tuner...

Jeff
 

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P Smith said:
I would add to the whole idea of PTA - your DVR sending reports each week, what you watch and how long including (it has a name: STB Heath ;)). So I'll not surprised of the PTA idea's source.
I wonder how many people would get just a little concern knowing that they were an unpaid marketing droid sending data back to the mother ship. And, those that do know, how many attempt to skew the data at every opportunity.
 

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Blowgun said:
I wonder how many people would get just a little concern knowing that they were an unpaid marketing droid sending data back to the mother ship. And, those that do know, how many attempt to skew the data at every opportunity.
I could care less about it sending my viewing or recording history, if fact, I would like what I choose to watch to be included in the Nielson ratings or wherever it goes. I am intrigued about your last comment though, any chance for a little mischief is always fun. :D
 

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archer75 said:
I agree. I hope they track everything I watch! I get really tired of every show I enjoy getting cancelled.
You are barking on wrong tree. :) Content provider is responsible for the shifts, cancellation, missing episode#, etc.
Your family personal habits in watching TV program giving a revenue to dish/DTV companies who are selling it to that content providers.
 

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P Smith said:
You are barking on wrong tree. :) Content provider is responsible for the shifts, cancellation, missing episode#, etc.
Your family personal habits in watching TV program giving a revenue to dish/DTV companies who are selling it to that content providers.
And I want dish to give my viewing habits to those content providers so they can see ratings beyond nelson families.
 
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