Hopper & Joey out of sync

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  1. mudbug2

    mudbug2 Thread Starter Member

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    I have a Hopper in the den and a joey in the kitchen in a place where it can be seen from the den while watching the Hopper. I have noticed that when watching the same channel and even the same tuner that the Joey is about 2 seconds behind the Hopper. Is this normal? Can it be adjusted? Nether tv can be moved (wife issues) and this issue just bothers me.
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  2. jawxx

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    This has been brought up previously and as far as anyone knows there's no way to fix it. Because a signal travels back and forth through the MoCa network there's seems to be a slight delay. Your situation is a rare one and not what the system was really designed for.
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    mudbug2 Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks, that answer makes since. These are the little things that make the difference between a good product and a great product. The other issue that can cause is the pause in one room to continue in another room will also be out of sync. This would affect many more people.
  4. garys

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    I would think that since the Joey is using the tuner from the Hopper, the delay may be due to connecting to it.
  5. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    The delay is caused by the Hopper encoding the signal for the MoCA Network. :)
  6. cditty

    cditty Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    And, it will not affect pause/resume. It will still start in the correct location when resuming.
  7. MikeJH@DISH Network

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    The delay is normal and there will be some latency due to the MoCa Network.
  8. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Family

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    HHMMM, would it have been in sync if the joey had its own tuner?
  9. garys

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    It would.
  10. mudbug2

    mudbug2 Thread Starter Member

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    So the fix is easy, delay the Hopper while the encoding is taking place. This puts them in snyc and the Hopper /Joey become a better product.
  11. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Family

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    or add a tuner to the joey
  12. mudbug2

    mudbug2 Thread Starter Member

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    True, but that may increase the size and cost of the Joey and it's too late for the installed base. The delay would just be a software change.
  13. sparc

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    would the existing solo and duo nodes even support a joey with a tuner inside? It seems like everything that has a tuner is on the host lines with RG6. Then the joeys can use even RG59.
  14. Jhon69

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    Or authorize the VIP211k to work with the Hopper&Joey?.;)
  15. patmurphey

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    The OP wants something the system wasn't designed for. If he wants synchronized watching in adjacent rooms he should just put another Hopper in there and not ask everyone else to pay for a revised, more expensive, system with tuners in Joeys.

    (Or put Joeys in those rooms and the Hopper somewhere else.)
  16. Scott Greczkowski

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    If they wanted a tuner in each receiver then there would be no need for a Hopper and Joey, just put 722's or 211 in each room and be done. :)
  17. Joe Satellite Fan

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    BTW, trying to delay the Hopper doesn't work. If you try to delay a second or even just a few, it always reverts to "live" tv. This issue also bugs me, but I found ways around it (mute one or the other tv most of the time).
  18. nelson61

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    mirror the hopper with coax to the kitchen (SD) with no joey. I had similar problem with my 722 when passing thru a sound system (delayed audio) and the echo drives you nuts.
  19. pabeader

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    wonder if the delay is the same when connected via ethernet? via wireless?
  20. pabeader

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    how do you plan on doing that? the signal that a tuner would need, isn't even available there. it stops at the hopper, where it should.

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