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    Hopper 3 U543 released

    Just recieved U544 this morning. Anyone know shst it adds? Usually my EHDs don’t show after nightly soft reboot and I have to unplug hopper. They are there after U544 update, but might just be because upgrades are like a power cycle.
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    Charlie Chat Recap 10-12-09

    Well in the Q&A, 922 status was updated. Not before mid-November, shooting for pre-Christmas. Anyone who's followed Dish over the years knows that means THEY HAVE NO IDEA because the software is too buggy. Could be 2 months, 6 or 12... :(
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    TIVO vs E*

    If the ruling stands, it makes TiVo a defacto monopoly codified by the courts. As a monopoly, they can NOT refuse to license their product to Dish nor charge more for it without Dish having an anti-trust claim against TiVo. That's the last thing TiVo wants.
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    In-laws 722 installed with composite to HDTV

    And the picture will be fine. Seeing the difference between component and hdmi/dvi connections from a Dish box with highly compressed HD content would take a very large TV and very good eyes.
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    yep, I mentioned this on the uplink thread. Nick HD is off. very similar to some of the pay movie channels. I record movies, they are out of sync. using a 622, don't see this issue on the rest of the channels. No excuse for this. Not hard to get it right. :confused: and here's a...
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    Nick HD out of sync Like certain movie channels on Dish, Nick HD is out of sync (voice to pic) on my 622. About as annoying as the Cartoon Network "HD" channel that is just a justified stretch of their SD channel, which means there's no way to make the picture look correct on any TV if it's a...
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    Picture will freeze & skip

    this happens on the 622, 522, 722, etc. On my current 622, it happens once in a while live, more often on a recorded show. It happens far more often when the disk is recording something else at the time (or stopping a recording, or starting one) It's a minor issue to me. If I truly missed...
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    Help! Expensive Error Message!

    No offense, but it sounds like you think you know what you are doing but don't, which makes it harder to trouble shoot. Despite "doing this stuff all the time" you need to be more descriptive about what you are trying to accomplish, what is coming from where, etc. For example, how was he...
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    Do you agree/Disagree how Dish Network Handle the Voom Massacre?

    The thing about VOOM is/was that it had to be a temporary solution anyway. It was created to give people HD when the rest of the entertainment world was dragging it's heals on that front. Now, most channels are going HD, the digital transition on broadcast is in less than a year, and having...
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    DISH is airing inappropriate ads on TV Land

    Oh, it's more than just nudity... Hard core hetero and lesbian sex is on those tapes, not just girls showing breasts. It is much more graphic than Playboy. Very Larry Flynt... And the commercials in question show girls in those positions, just with stars covering portions. But a 7 year...
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    Is ceo address still working?

    I've emailed them, always gotten a fast response via a phone call, and they resolved my issue by sending me a 522 without contract to replace my 721 (3rd failed), then a 625 5 days later when the 522 failed... Very nice, helpful people.
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    How To Re-Initialize The Hard Drive on DVR

    I can't get this to work on my 522 either. Won't go past the info step. So can't reset NVRAM either.
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    EchoStar Introduces New High-Definition DVR Receiver for the HD Enthusiast

    As others have pointed out, this is the 721 concept in HD format, or the 921 reborn I suppose. It makes sense because it is cheaper for Dish to implement in a single TV household, and they can pass the savings on the consumer (make it completely free like rather than $99 or $199 or whatever)...
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    Closeups: new Echostar TR-50 OTA HD Digital to Analog DVR Receiver

    this solves a problem with the whole TV2 issue Dish will have... many nice, big HDTVs have horrible analog tuners. For whatever reason, they can't tune in modulated channel 3 or agile modulated worth a damn, and scale it horribly. Yet that same video tuned via a cheapo VCR and then sent to...