DISH Hopper Carbon UI Testing Forum - PLEASE READ!

tcat007

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Crap, I "upgraded" my Hopper (original) 2 days ago, what a mistake! Looked like they were going to do it anyway next month, so I said might as well give it shot.

The features "look" good, like more folders... but this is slow! And if you have 2 ehds hooked up, good luck getting a movie to play. Just sits on a black screen. Rebooted everything, and I got one movie to play off one drive, but no luck with playing a second one.

Hate to give in and get the h3, but looks like that's what Dish is forcing us that were happy with 3 tuners to do.

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Hall

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Crap, I "upgraded" my Hopper (original) 2 days ago, what a mistake!

...but this is slow!
It's slower on the Hopper 2 so it is sure to be bad on the Hopper 1. We upgraded from a H1 to a H2 (and later, to an H3) and the performance of the H2 was certainly noticeable over the H1.
 
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Tony S

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I am not looking forward to this "upgrade". There have been a few times in the past where it was thought that the CUI upgrade was going to be released to everyone, but for some reason it never happened. I am secretly hoping that this is another false alarm (although this time I think it is real). I would be happy if they just left my HWS the way it is now.
 

DWS44

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original Joey more or less worthless
The original Joey was damn near worthless the day it was released! ;)

Hate to give in and get the h3, but looks like that's what Dish is forcing us that were happy with 3 tuners to do.
Honestly...if you only have a single Hopper, whether you only need 3 tuners or not, you'll wish you had upgraded sooner once you get the H3! It is SO much faster in operation than the original Hopper ever was, regardless of UI. :D
 
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tcat007

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Beginning the long task of moving what I want to save to ehds.

I can upgrade to h3, and still maintain my 2 year Flex price guarantee, right? I'll probably drop 1 of my 2 Joey's when I do.

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Jim5506

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or else what?
Suddenlink or DirecTV, maybe just cut the cord and save $100+ per month.

If Dish thinks so little of its customers as to foist a crappy OS off on us when we had a decent one - a 14 year customer is gone.

I don't want a slower response, I don't want my hoppers to no longer be able to record for each other, if the new OS is not an improvement, I already have 3 TiVos with cable card capability so I can go cable or I can go DirecTV or I can use them OTA.
 

bnewt

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Suddenlink or DirecTV, maybe just cut the cord and save $100+ per month.

If Dish thinks so little of its customers as to foist a crappy OS off on us when we had a decent one - a 14 year customer is gone.

I don't want a slower response, I don't want my hoppers to no longer be able to record for each other, if the new OS is not an improvement, I already have 3 TiVos with cable card capability so I can go cable or I can go DirecTV or I can use them OTA.
This is exactly the way that I feel. Why do I want to be force fed an "upgrade" that is worse than what I have? It makes no sense for the customer. We continue to have increased prices & fees, yet channels disappear & never replaced or replaced with 1960's games shows. I don't want to watch a square boxed picture on my tv. I want a quality picture. If Dish can't or won't understand this, then I can switch to another provider & become another loss for them
 

tcat007

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So I guess the price guarantee does move with the contract... I've only been on 2 yr price for a couple months.

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crodrules

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So I guess the price guarantee does move with the contract... I've only been on 2 yr price for a couple months.
In that case, the contract would be extended by a couple months (if Dish requires a contract for the equipment upgrade) but the guaranteed price would still run out when it was originally scheduled to. At least, that is the way I understand it.
 

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Got a surprise this morning. I don't see a Don't Want selection. Oh well, guess I will get to play with my voice remote control, soon!
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charlesrshell

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What is the best way to download the new CUI? I have two HWSs, two WJs, and one Joey 1. Should I unplug the Joeys, download both Hoppers at the same time, etc? Thanks for any help.
 

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