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JSheridan

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I don't care what you want to believe, I'm stating an absolute fact. Not sure what the issue with my Hopper is, but it will chew through internet like crazy not even using it. I only had it connected for occasionally checking the weather and sports scores.

It's absurd for you to tell someone what does and does not happen with their service. What's next? Are you gonna tell me my internet hasn't been completely out the last 3 days and my "allowance" hasn't dropped by 800MB when I've had to use internet from a Tracfone the entire time?
I'm telling you the way it is from what I experience on a daily basis with multiple points of reference. Considering your history of misinformation and your total lack of credibility I'm sure people will decide who to believe.

What's absurd is your non stop bashing with no basis in fact. :p
 

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I don't care what you want to believe, I'm stating an absolute fact. Not sure what the issue with my Hopper is, but it will chew through internet like crazy not even using it. I only had it connected for occasionally checking the weather and sports scores.

It's absurd for you to tell someone what does and does not happen with their service. What's next? Are you gonna tell me my internet hasn't been completely out the last 3 days and my "allowance" hasn't dropped by 800MB when I've had to use internet from a Tracfone the entire time?
I forget, which service do you have?? I'm assuming Hughesnet, but is it the newer Gen 5 or the older system? Which modem do you have? HT1000 or HT1100 for the older system or the HT2000W for Gen 5?? If it's the older Hughes system with an HT1000 modem, forget it. That modem is like having Dial-up internet.

I install Gen 5 regularly and I See D/L speeds on every install range from 25-45 MB/s D/L speeds. If you connect that Hughesnet Gateway or your Modem to a Velop Router, you can use the Linksys App to monitor and manage every device connected to it, including the Hopper. When was the last time a tech came out and swept the system? There a lot of variables that can cause slower speeds other than "the service sucks." I see you cry a lot, but I don't remember what steps you've taken to remedy the issues.

Now, on your behalf, I would never, ever get Satellite Internet, unless I just had no other choice. Latency of about 650 and Data Caps won't work for me.
 

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I forget, which service do you have?? I'm assuming Hughesnet, but is it the newer Gen 5 or the older system? Which modem do you have? HT1000 or HT1100 for the older system or the HT2000W for Gen 5?? If it's the older Hughes system with an HT1000 modem, forget it. That modem is like having Dial-up internet.

I install Gen 5 regularly and I See D/L speeds on every install range from 25-45 MB/s D/L speeds. If you connect that Hughesnet Gateway or your Modem to a Velop Router, you can use the Linksys App to monitor and manage every device connected to it, including the Hopper. When was the last time a tech came out and swept the system? There a lot of variables that can cause slower speeds other than "the service sucks." I see you cry a lot, but I don't remember what steps you've taken to remedy the issues.

Now, on your behalf, I would never, ever get Satellite Internet, unless I just had no other choice. Latency of about 650 and Data Caps won't work for me.
IMHO the only times anybody should get satellite internet is like you said, if you have no other choice. Also, if the only things you do is check email and EBay you might get it if it's substantially cheaper than your alternatives.

Usually people who have problems with satellite internet have expectations that are impossible for the service to accommodate.
 
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IMHO the only times anybody should get satellite internet is like you said, if you have no other choice. Also, if the only things you do is check email and EBay you might get it if it's substantially cheaper than your alternatives.

Usually people who have problems with satellite internet have expectations that are impossible for the service to accommodate.
Exactly. A new Corvette will never do 0-60 MPH in 2.3 seconds with a stock, mechanical straight 6-Cylinder motor
 
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Here's a dumb question, is there a reason the 50.0 remote which does have the microphone does not work with Google Assistant?
Good morning, Almighty1! When you say that the 50.0 remote isn't working with the Google Assistant, has the receiver software already been updated to include the Google Assistant or is the receiver still using the old voice search function? -- Jake B
 
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A new Corvette will never do 0-60 MPH in 2.3 seconds with a stock, mechanical straight 6-Cylinder motor
Mostly because there is no such animal. All the Corvettes have pushrod V8s to keep the costs down(?) It costs over $120,000 to get the ZR1 Track Package and the 2.9 second 0-60 time you specified.

Back to the topic at hand, I still haven't taken my Dish Voice Remote out of the plastic bag. I'd send it out to someone who wanted one, but it would't be "free" at that point.
 

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Called Dish today for a free 54.0 remote. The CSR said that I'm not eligible for one. I have a 52.0 remote that isn't compatible with Google. She said that I have to purchase one for $20.00. Only been with Dish for 20 years. All receivers are leased. Where is the long term customer support?
 
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Called Dish today for a free 54.0 remote. The CSR said that I'm not eligible for one. I have a 52.0 remote that isn't compatible with Google. She said that I have to purchase one for $20.00. Only been with Dish for 20 years. All receivers are leased. Where is the long term customer support?
1-888-496-1260
They should be able to hook you up. Remember to specify the 54.1 remote, and mention that you saw here that others were getting the offer.
 
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So I haven't been following this thread. Until today. I open my email and see I have an email from DISH titled Your DISH order has shipped. Apparently I ordered it on 10/14 and it shipped 10/16. Unfortunately it is being shipped to my "cabin in the woods" because I haven't "moved" back home yet. Hope the "squirrels" enjoy it.
 

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So I haven't been following this thread. Until today. I open my email and see I have an email from DISH titled Your DISH order has shipped. Apparently I ordered it on 10/14 and it shipped 10/16. Unfortunately it is being shipped to my "cabin in the woods" because I haven't "moved" back home yet. Hope the "squirrels" enjoy it.
If you have a tracking number, you can call UPS (or however it was shipped) and have them re-route the package to your actual address, or hold it for you at their warehouse so you can pick it up in person at UPS. I have had to do that in the past with a replacement remote that Dish shipped to my "moved" address. If that option does not work for you, then you could always call Dish at the number I posted above (or their regular 1-800-333-DISH number) and explain that you will not be at your cabin for a long while, and ask them to send you another remote to the address where you are now.
 

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I forget, which service do you have?? I'm assuming Hughesnet, but is it the newer Gen 5 or the older system? Which modem do you have? HT1000 or HT1100 for the older system or the HT2000W for Gen 5?? If it's the older Hughes system with an HT1000 modem, forget it. That modem is like having Dial-up internet.

I install Gen 5 regularly and I See D/L speeds on every install range from 25-45 MB/s D/L speeds. If you connect that Hughesnet Gateway or your Modem to a Velop Router, you can use the Linksys App to monitor and manage every device connected to it, including the Hopper. When was the last time a tech came out and swept the system? There a lot of variables that can cause slower speeds other than "the service sucks." I see you cry a lot, but I don't remember what steps you've taken to remedy the issues.

Now, on your behalf, I would never, ever get Satellite Internet, unless I just had no other choice. Latency of about 650 and Data Caps won't work for me.
I finally rid myself of DishNet internet service for one thing. It was Gen 4. I had NO other choice at the time. We don't even have working landline phone service here and 3G cell service was a dream 6+ years ago.

Last week, I had an issue where I couldn't play anything recorded from the Hopper menu, so I had to use my phone as a hotspot to test some things...I was able to start recorded shows to watch on the TV using my phone. After multiple resets and pulling the plug for over an hour that was fixed. I forgot that the Hopper would reconnect to my hotspot when activated, sure enough it ate almost 400MB not even doing anything a few days later when I activated my hotspot. It didn't do that when I first got service, but started doing it a few years later. I know it probably isn't supposed to, but it happens on mine every single time it sees an internet connection, so it stays disconnected.
 

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I forgot that the Hopper would reconnect to my hotspot when activated, sure enough it ate almost 400MB not even doing anything a few days later when I activated my hotspot. It didn't do that when I first got service, but started doing it a few years later. I know it probably isn't supposed to, but it happens on mine every single time it sees an internet connection, so it stays disconnected.
I wonder if the Hopper is downloading local push-in ads that might not make sense to send via Satellite?
 

crodrules

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I wonder if the Hopper is downloading local push-in ads that might not make sense to send via Satellite?
I thought all of those were sent via satellite, and then recorded to the internal hard drive for playback during commercial breaks. I was not aware that they were sending (or even could send) those via the internet connection.
 
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If you have a tracking number, you can call UPS (or however it was shipped) and have them re-route the package to your actual address, or hold it for you at their warehouse so you can pick it up in person at UPS. I have had to do that in the past with a replacement remote that Dish shipped to my "moved" address. If that option does not work for you, then you could always call Dish at the number I posted above (or their regular 1-800-333-DISH number) and explain that you will not be at your cabin for a long while, and ask them to send you another remote to the address where you are now.
Thanks crodrules.
 
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