Only thing I observe with U518 is the random, "It time to do a software update". Minor issue.
So, my Hopper3 is still on U518. I have started to see some new (to me) odd behavior:
1. When watching recordings, sometimes the Hopper will skip to the end when playback reaches the 75-80% complete point. I can rewind to the place I had been watching prior to the big skip forward and finish watching the show, but that is annoying. This only seems to affect cable channels with commercials (and probably Dish-inserted commercials) like SyFy, AMC, etc. I have not seen this on locals or premium channel recordings.
2. In the DVR menu, when looking at a list of recordings of a particular show, the progress bar for partially-watched recordings will sometimes show 100% watched, even if I've only watched a few minutes. For those recordings, if I try to resume, it will resume at the end of the recording, and I have to rewind or start over to get back to where I had been watching.
My wife (who watches more on Dish than I do) is starting to complain about this, which tells me it is likely getting worse over time. I've done the whole pull-the-power-plug routine with to noticeable effect. Prior to U518, this did not happen.
I hope pretty soon!Any update on when Dish is going to fix the trick play problems that they broke for owners who have multiple Hopper3 receivers? I am still at software U517. I had hope when they did a partial release of U518 but that was a mess. I really miss being able to pause, rewind, stop, etc, a recording that I am playing from a remote hopper. It is frustrating for those of us who are power users. Scott said they would fix it but when? I know SOON!!!!
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Read this thread for U521 release notes.Just got U521.
Mine was running U517 this morning and is set to update at 6:30am. This morning I fired it up at 8:15am and at 8:30am on the dot it did the update as if programmed to do so. Although for some and in the grand scheme of thing this is a minor issue. This has happened on mine randomly at all times of the day no matter what the actual setting is and if a recording is being done. It chops it right in half. It seems that the software is not taking into account that recording are being made before it takes off on it's merry way. BUT today I had my back to the TV and didn't see it come back up and when I realized that nothing was happening and looked around with was updating. Once done I checked and it was U521, so I trust that the bugs that it had that made them pull it U518 "have been resolved" plus more now that U521 has been released to my lowly level? I am severely curious as to the release notes on this.
In all the update screens it says not to "disturb" the receiver. What if the receiver is "disturbing" me?! I guess I'll just go for more coffee . . .