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Wen Valley

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On our older Dish DVR it was always recording programming. You could turn on the TV, and if the DVR was on a channel you could always back up the DVR for up to 60 minutes. Then you could watch that program, or record it for future use.

On the Hopper it HAS to be a program that is set to record. If you turn on the TV you can no longer just back up the DVR. Is there a setting that would allow the DVR to always be recording the current channel like the older DVR's?

Thanks.
 
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KAB

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They're not actually recording, they're holding it in a buffer (1 hr for HD), and the HWS does as well. However, it has to be out of standby to do so. Go menu/settings/diagnostics/updates...disable inactivity standby.
 
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I too have seen the ViPs fill the buffer on the last tuned channel even while in standby as the OP describes. You come out of standby and can rewind up to an hour. So is this another "feature" no longer on the Hopper?
 

ZachS@DISH

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I too have seen the ViPs fill the buffer on the last tuned channel even while in standby as the OP describes. You come out of standby and can rewind up to an hour. So is this another "feature" no longer on the Hopper?

That's not a normal function, sounds more like a bug that problem wasn't reported since customers enjoyed it. Just tested it here on a 722k and it does not allow me to rewind after coming out of standby.
 

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Then maybe it is a bug. I think when I have noticed I could rewind out of standby was after a timer had completed while in standby and left the tuner on that channel after the timer had completed.
 

Jim5506

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Dish just needs to put in at least 2 4 TB drives and have one tuner for each TP and then they could buffer every channel 24/7 and nobody would complain about anything.
 

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Ohh. People would still find something to complain about. My guess would be the cost of a system that has 2 4 TB HD
 

Hall

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The 522 (and probably 625) operated this way. I presume older DVRs did as well. The 622 did as well, I think, for a while, and then Dish disabled it.... There was never any explanation given although speculation here was that it was killing HDDs prematurely.
 

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The 522 (and probably 625) operated this way. I presume older DVRs did as well. The 622 did as well, I think, for a while, and then Dish disabled it.... There was never any explanation given although speculation here was that it was killing HDDs prematurely.

I've been here 6 years this month and have never seen a DVR function this way.
 

Hall

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The 522 is from around 2005 and as I said, Dish at some point killed that functionality. I still clearly remember the owner's manual for our 522 spelling out that it was "always recording".

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Hall

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I've been here 6 years this month and have never seen a DVR function this way.
Page 65 of the original owner's manual for the 522 reads:
More About the DVR Features
Auto Recording
Whenever you turn the receiver on, itís auto recording.
The difference back then was the "inactivity standby" function either didn't exist or didn't do as much. It was effectively just a screensaver.
 

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How many tuners did the 522 have? With 3 Dish tuners and an ota tuner, the Hopper would need to be running 3 or 4 buffers at once to mimic what the 522 was supposed to do.
 

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The 522 also had an OTA tuner...
 

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no the 522 did not have an OTA tuner. the only SD recorder that had an OTA tuner was the JVC D-VHS.
 
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