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  1. toddjb

    Joey has MOCA, but not Internet. Used to work fine...

    We've had a Hopper 3 and two 4K Joeys for a few months now. The Hopper has internet connected on the lower port (according the config screen) and there is a good MOCA connection to the Joeys. The Joeys used to work fine for Netflix and PPV, until we lost internet at home last weekend. Now...
  2. toddjb

    Hopper 3 Remote is Awful

    I saw some posts on here but not a solid support group for users dealing with the transition from their old Hopper w/ Sling remotes to the new short Hopper 3 (52?) remote... less buttons and non-intuitive placement. So I'm griping here. I'm hoping someone will direct me to the best place to...
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    Upgraded to one Hopper3, Now I need an EHD recommendation.

    My QUESTION is there a particular list of external hard drives (or one you recommend) that is good for the Hopper3? My installer could not recommend one. I tried a WD MyBook on my Hopper2 and it never worked. Also, as I have never used an EHD on the Hopper, how do your shows appear in the DVR...
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    Hopper doesn't send audio out the optical port (for all channels)

    So, I have two Hoppers w/ sling. On one of them, I have it going to a TV direct. No audio receiver connected. Sound is fine. On the other one, I turn off the TV speakers, and all the audio goes out the optical jack to my Yamaha receiver. I had no issues on the prior 722. With the...
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    Sling now standard, and one Joey is okay!

    This may be old news on the forum (there is a lot to search through here) but I wanted to update everyone on two things that seem to have changed since I first inquired about upgrading from my 722s to Hoppers. 1) I called Dish last week and wanted to get one Hopper with sling and one without...
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    After Hopper upgrade, SD programs do not expand to fill screen?

    I'm sure this is an easy fix, but I looked through the Hopper menus and couldn't find any tips... With my 722s, the program...whatever program, would expand to fill my 16x9 wide screen. Now that I have Hoppers, the HD programs do fill the picture, but the SD programming does not. There are...
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    Moved recording from 722 to HD, can I get them on my Hopper?

    Somewhere here or in tech support I had read that before I upgrade to the Hopper I can transfer my valued recordings from my 722s to an external hard drive. I did that. I tested them on both 722s and everything worked fine. Tech came last week, took away my 722s, dropped in a couple Hoppers...
  8. toddjb

    Where have all my Dish HD channels gone?!?!

    I'm sure this topic has been discussed, but as threads on this great forum quickly grow to over 100 pages, sometimes it is tough to filter out the nuggets from the chatter on here. So, apologies if this is a repost... Dish seems to have removed a lot of the HD channels we enjoyed over the...
  9. toddjb

    Confused between Denon or Yamaha options for a mid-range receiver...

    HELP! :) I'm overloaded with options and really can't decide where to go. I currently have one Denon AVR and one Yamaha AVR. They both perform great but are pre-HDMI so I'm using them for audio only. I have put together a nice theater in the basement (B&W speakers, BA sub, 60" Sony LED) and...
  10. toddjb

    Advice on system issues; OR How to make the most of my tech visit!?

    Ugh, after a 65 minute very frustrating call to Dish last night I got them to come out and fix an install that has been troublesome since it was put in place over 60 days ago. They wanted me to pay $99 for the visit or sign up for their service plan to pay for an install that was never...
  11. toddjb

    Sony Qriocity Preview (Streaming HD VOD)

    I wasn't exactly sure where to post this because I have Sony Internet Video features on both my LCD (KDL60NX801) and my Blu-Ray (BDP-BX57). This board seems to get more traffic so I'll throw it here... I called this a "preview" because I have only messed around with the previews thus far as I...
  12. toddjb

    Center channel speaker location?

    I used to have a big old 60" rear projection HD set. It sat on the floor, had a nice picture, and I'd keep my center channel speaker on top of the set. No issues with it. Moved into a new house, got rid of the rear projection and bought a nice 60" LED-LCD which is mounted on the wall. It...
  13. toddjb

    Where to find basic speaker mounting brackets?

    Radio Shack used to sell these simple speaker mounting brackets which worked great. It was a flat piece of metal that you'd screw in the wall with the bottom edge bent up with a couple teeth on it. You would attach the inverse of this to the back of the speaker. It was simple, cheap...
  14. toddjb

    New Bravia - so far very impressed (NX801 60")

    Just a quick review and possibly a little tip for anyone in the market for a large LCD. Initially, I was looking at the Sony Bravia KDL60EX700 at $3000 ($2700 is the going price). The EX700 uses the new edge-lit LED backlight for a very even light distribution, has 120Hz and is wi-fi ready...
  15. toddjb

    At what height would you mount a flat screen?

    Got a new 61" flat screen to mount today (90lbs.) This is going in a theatre room that is the size of a medium bedroom. Not huge, it'll be big enough for one sectional couch with ample space in front and behind. Just curious what you think a good height is? I know that too high and people...
  16. toddjb

    Dish Mover not such a benefit...

    I've been a loyal Dish subscriber for about 9 years now. Got the 501 DVRs, then the 508 and am now on to a pair of the dual 722 HD boxes. I moved recently and after hearing all the ads in the past on what to do when you move, I called up and requested dish mover. I remembered it as a free...
  17. toddjb

    New 240Hz HD set...should I upgrade HDMI cables?

    Okay, first, I understand this may not be the best board for this question but we have a dizzying number of boards on this forum and the one that deals with cables seems to have only one recent post. Interesting article, but way too much detail for my question when I'm happy with your opinions...
  18. toddjb

    Benefits of connecting my 722 to Broadband?

    What are the benefits of connecting my 722 receiver to broadband vs. a phone line? I did see this old thread, but was hoping for more recent features as its been over a year since that post. Here is what I know of; If I use broadband, I don't need to connect a phone line. (but I...
  19. toddjb

    HELP! My install tech can't do the job! (722 install)

    Okay...getting a second HD DVR today. Here is my current setup if anyone can lend a clue I can pass on. In the past I have always had a great dish install guy who knows way more about these things than me. Not so this time around, the intaller doesn't know how to send my 722 output to a...
  20. toddjb

    Flags Of Our Fathers...

    ...I couldn't find a DVD Discussion forum (didn't there used to be one?) so this seems like as good a place as any. :) Has anyone rented this DVD? By far some of the best surround sound I've ever heard on a movie. Usually I find the rear channels are rather muted and I wish they put some...
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