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    How many TV's does Dish support?

    Another solution to consider for the original question is using a combination of multiple dish receivers and splitters for sending the same HDMI stream to multiple TVs. This solution involves asking the question: how many simultaneous and unique viewing streams do I need to plan for? It...
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    To Be Announced, FNC, FOXB, MSNBC, CNN

    Beginning today, large time swaths in these channels are showing "To Be Announced". CNN shows "CNN programming". ESPNews and Weather Channel are also showing this, but I think they genuinely have this description at times. But for the more mainstream news channels, you can't record scheduled...
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    Has anyone been successful in teaching new codes to remote on Hopper 3 ?

    This is an old thread, but I'm also having a problem "teaching" my 54.0 Dish remote. This remote is paired with a 3.0 Joey. I mention that because it appears there's some 2-way communication going on there with the Joey directing the 54.0 Dish remote to "learn" the 3rd party remote codes. I've...
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    Hopper3 LAN issues with DHCP, APIPA, and Upper Ethernet Port

    Now that I understand the difference between the two, it turns out I mispoke. I'm also using DHCP Reservations in my router. (Static IP is when you use the device, in this case the Hopper3, to set the IP address). Thank you for the clarification!
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    Problem with a Wally and King tailgater pro

    Bypassing the "Which state..." page is characteristic of having a fixed (non-auto-positioning) antenna connected to the Wally. That could be a clue as to which component is failing. It sounds like the Wally firmware isn't getting the correct response from the interface to the Tailgater Pro...
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    Hopper3 LAN issues with DHCP, APIPA, and Upper Ethernet Port

    Ever since getting the Hopper3 over a year ago, I've put up with a periodic loss of connection to the internet. So this past weekend I did some troubleshooting and found out some interesting facts, at least for my setup. I have a Hopper3 with a hardwired ethernet connection to my router and 1...
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    I did in fact pick up one of these. This is the Sabrent hard drive enclosure (model EC-DFLT). It works OK with the Wally receiver. The On / Off power button allows you to keep the drive on 24/7 so when the Wally wakes up, the drive will be available. But for a Wally in an RV it's totally...
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    The Rosewill specs make no mention of which generation of SATA it supports, but reviews say the documentation which comes in the box state that it's limited to SATA I and II. Have you tried using SATA III drives with this enclosure?
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    Funny - I was just headed out to my local Frys to pick up one of these as a replacement for the one I borrowed to get my Wally working. It has a dedicated On/Off switch so that should solve the "sleep" problem. Let us know how it works out for you. Model # is EC-DFLT. Under $25 One review...
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    Can Tv's be mirrored with Hopper and Joey?

    You can thank the entertainment industry for bulky HDMI cable and connectors and complicated protocols, where the primary design objective was copy protection.
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    Not an EHD; It was an Internal hard drive which I placed in a powered USB enclosure; The Internal hard drive was a WD Blue 1 TB IDK 7200 RPM 64MB Buffer 3.5". $40. The problem enclosure - Bytecc Super Speed USB to SATA Enclosure. $23. It had a touch-pad power switch that simply cycles the...
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    Be aware of powered hard drive enclosures. The one I just bought had some type of energy-saving feature which spun down the drive when the Wally powered down after it's 4 hour default time. In this state, the Wally (or even my Windows computer when I tested the drive there) once powered back...
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    SYNCING TWO TV'S

    I don't know if you're talking about trying to cue up two rooms to playback a recording in near-identical time. But for real-time playback with my Hopper3-connected TV and my Joey-connected TV tuned to the same "live" channel, the Joey TV plays back audio less than a half-second later than the...
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    SYNCING TWO TV'S

    The solution lies in syncing the audio. Nobody's going to notice the video's not in sync. Pick one room as the sole source of audio for both rooms. Send that audio to play in the 2nd room. The Joey and the Hopper, in addition to providing audio via HDMI, have a redundant audio output in the...
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    Adding a self-powered USB drive to upgrade a Wally to a DVR

    With regards to adding DVR capabilities to a Wally receiver: Dish states that if you want to turn your Wally receiver into a DVR, you need a USB 2.0, 500 GB - 2 TB capacity, and self-powered or internal-powered (not pulling power off the USB connection). I've seen a few comments on this forum...
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