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    4K H3 rebuffers Netflick on 50 mbs wired internet line

    Eddie -- Thanks for your quick reply. I wondered about the router, but no 4K program from any source has ever showed a buffering problem when direct connected to my router's 50 mbs internet. I am hoping that the 4K Netflicks stream for "The Stranger" contains an error that triggers the...
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    4K H3 rebuffers Netflick on 50 mbs wired internet line

    The odd thing about this problem is that it occurs only when I watch episodes of "The Stranger". I also see this problem with a Roku Ultra direct connected to the TV. I am hoping this is a Netflix problem. This will be confirmed if others have experienced it. Otherwise the prime suspect is...
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    Golden Globe awards

    When I created the timer for the Golden Globes a few days ago, the start time did not look correct (I believe it was 4 pm Pacific time). When I started watching the recoding I saw the same problem PHXHoward described. Fortunately the live broadcast was just starting so I did not miss anything...
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    Use Roku with Dish credentials?

    I just used my dish account to access CNN live on my roku.
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    Hopper "suspicious activity"

    Thanks all for letting me know what is going on. I will tell my system to allow the connection.
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    Hopper "suspicious activity"

    On May 4, 2019 at 00:15 pacific time, my BitDefender internet monitor posted the following notification: "BOX A.1 has detected that Dish Hopper DVR (Family Room) attempted a connection to a suspicious remote location 208.30.75.64." The remote site times out when I tried to access it. If this...
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    Anybody else here ever have two providers (excluding OTA) at the same time?

    I saw an analysis of the two compression methods used by Dish and Layer 3. As a result I expected Layer 3's method to produce a noticeably better picture. FLEABttn's comprehensive testing confirms that the Layer 3 picture did look better. I was disappointed that I could not see any obvious...
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    Anybody else here ever have two providers (excluding OTA) at the same time?

    I did Layer3 TV's 2-week free trial in August of 2018. I had both Dish and Layer 3 running concurrently. Using a 1080p source on a LG 65 inch OLEG TV, I could not see any difference in picture quality between Layer 3 and Dish. There was no 4K programming available from Dish at that time. My...
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    Existing Customer Promotion

    Thanks to beardedbosn for alerting me to this offer. I have been toying with the idea of replacing Dish with Layer 3 TV. By accepting the offer, my Dish payment dropped below the cost of equivalent service offered by Layer 3 TV.
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    WATCH 4K ULTRA HD MOVIES FROM EPIX ON DISH

    I don't think anyone sitting 10 feet from a 65 inch TV can tell the difference between 4K and 1080P, unless they are watching a soccer match. Much of the time, the action being televised is 100 yards or greater from the camera. In order to keep a wide enough field of view to give the viewer a...
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    Internet radio urls

    Thanks to harshness for pointing me to internet-radio.com. This collection of stations provides the URLs for many stations by examining the web page script elements.
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    Internet radio urls

    My apologies if this is not the appropriate forum for this topic. If it is not, is there a Satellite Guys forum dedicated to Internet Radio? Is there a reliable source for the URLs of the radio stations that currently broadcast on the internet?
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    Which Dish remote/remotes do you have/use?

    Thanks to jSheridan for reminding me of the power options. This simplified my Harmony programming. I simply switch to a music channel at Hopper shut down. When I restart the Hopper I hear and see the music channel thus avoiding any spoiler issue.
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    Which Dish remote/remotes do you have/use?

    The Hopper user interface and remote controller(s) were designed to meet the needs of the majority of Dish subscribers. Unfortunately, I an not an average subscriber because I use the Hopper as a video recorder, not to watch anything live. As a result, I find the Hopper's power on (Home)...
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    4K Events Discussion Thread

    Channel 450-2 was not displayed in my Favorites screen, but 540-1 was. All I had to do was move the cursor to display 540 -2 and there they were -- DUH!!! Thanks to Bobby and LQQK for your help.
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    Layer3 TV?

    In answer to Mike1096 and navychop -- I tried Layer 3. Last August I took advantage of Layer 3's 30 day free trial. During that time I was able to compare Layer 3 performance with Dish Hopper 3 in side-by-side testing. After two weeks using the Layer 3 DVR, both my wife and I agree that...
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    4K Events Discussion Thread

    Why has Dish stopped 4K World Cup coverage? The guide shows no 4K programming on channel 540 through June 31. Is the guide wrong? Has coverage moved to another channel?
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    Missed (skipped?) recordings

    Thank you dare2be for pointing out that I can review the state of past recordings. In this case however, I must admit to cockpit error. The show did not record because HBO did not broadcast it. I still agree with previous comments about the DVR's unreliable scheduling and performance. I...
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    Missed (skipped?) recordings

    Add me to your list of victims. The timer has worked without problems for over two years. Last night the program was not recorded. Fortunately, I can watch the missed program on HBOGO. The message this is sending me is I cannot trust Dish. If this problem is not fixed Dish may see an exodus...
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    Spam Call

    There are devices available that allow you to block land line calls from robo- and cold-caller numbers. When you receive an objectionable call you press a button and a call from that number will never disturb you again.
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