Hopper/Joey pet peeve

darrengs

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What really annoys about the Hopper/Joey, (especially during Football season) is the 10 second back skip. I hate it when I skip back to see or hear something I missed and it will replay for 1 or 2 seconds then automtically skip forward to live TV. I am constantly forced to hit the skip back button 3 or 4 times and then just wait for it to get to what I want to see.

Ahhh, I feel better now :)
 

Scherrman

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I think everyone feels the same way. It's a problem Dish is aware of though and hopefully they can get it fixed some time soon.
 

navychop

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You're joking, right? They haven't fixed the regular skip fwd/back issues, why would they view this as more important?

Yes, it annoys me too, but there are other more important things to fix, in my book.

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3HaloODST

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This has been occurring on the Dish DVRs since the TiVo lawsuit. I would've thought that they'd be fixing it since the settlement, but it's been quite a while now.
 

dare2be

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Is it only on HD receivers? I don't recall the skip problem on my 625, which I replaced just over 2 years ago.
 

3HaloODST

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Actually, it was the DVR 625 which was the subject of the lawsuit. It also affected the ViP receivers in that Dish started using a new method which didn't infringe on the TiVo patent. The DVR 625 received updated firmware that implemented this new method. I have found that the way the MPEG2 SD skips forward/back is a bit more reliable than the MPEG4 SD/HD.
 

dare2be

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Ahhh, there's the difference, when I had the 625, I was on Western Arc (MPEG2). I upgraded to the 722 and switched to EA.
 

Jim Koenig

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This was not a problem a year or so ago. They used to resync the buffer with live TV only after a certain amount of time has past. Now, it synchs up after just a few seconds. They need to reinstate a one or two minute timer that prevents the synching from occurring until the time period is up.
 

KKlare

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I have never seen it not skip back correctly--maybe just lucky.

What I really like versus the VIP line is that the VIP would sometimes jump way back or forward and that hasn't happened on Hopper.

I am having a problem with the EHD on my Hopper/Sling. If I pause the EHD then when I press play I get a red slashed dot. I think this means that I am not allowed to record in play-back--which would make sense if I were pressing record and not play. I have to skip forward or back to allow playing again. This is only on the EHD, so it is weird.

-Ken
 
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