Hopper3 user manual

J

judyintexas

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 8, 2007
83
26
I found a thread that is more than a year old that conclude that there is no Hopper3 user manual. Is this still true? I want one!
 
T

TalonDancer

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 13, 2006
933
157
A year ago when I replaced our ViP 622 with a Hopper 3. I was shocked/disappointed to discover that learning how to navigate the new user interface was an exercise left to the user via:
* trial and error,
* educated guesses,
* and far more useful/valuable -- getting help by asking questions on this forum :)
 
J

judyintexas

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 8, 2007
83
26
Thank you to all of you. Tom K, at least the one you directed me to *looks* like the 622 manual, and I expect it covers much of the same ground. Thank you! Is this one at least fairly current?

Hall, I had seen that link before and, not only did it not answer my question abut how to record new shows only, but wen I chatted with Dish, two representatives insisted that this is impossible.

TalonDancer, so, I asked about how to do that on this forum and got an immediate answer. However, I won't even know to ask if I don't know the capabilities of the device, so I will read the manual that Tom K referred me to, and only ask you folks if I can't find out by myself. It's just how I am...
 
Tampa8

Tampa8

Supporting Founder - I'll stand up and say so
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 8, 2003
18,101
7,690
Tampa/Eastern Ct
Thank you to all of you. Tom K, at least the one you directed me to *looks* like the 622 manual, and I expect it covers much of the same ground. Thank you! Is this one at least fairly current?

Hall, I had seen that link before and, not only did it not answer my question abut how to record new shows only, but wen I chatted with Dish, two representatives insisted that this is impossible.

TalonDancer, so, I asked about how to do that on this forum and got an immediate answer. However, I won't even know to ask if I don't know the capabilities of the device, so I will read the manual that Tom K referred me to, and only ask you folks if I can't find out by myself. It's just how I am...

I found this in the time it took to type the question.
How to Record on a Hopper | MyDISH | DISH Customer Support

Is that what you are looking for? Without that guide I was able to navigate to that on my Daughter's Hopper when I set it up for her. (I don't have a Hopper)
If you do read the forums you must have seen posts about not believing CSR's....
 
T

TalonDancer

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 13, 2006
933
157
....TalonDancer, so, I asked about how to do that on this forum and got an immediate answer. However, I won't even know to ask if I don't know the capabilities of the device, so I will read the manual that Tom K referred me to, and only ask you folks if I can't find out by myself. It's just how I am...
I know the flimsy pamphlet that came with your Hopper 3 looks like a glossy puff piece. But it actually includes a lot of good info (if you ignore the pretty photos). Together with the “info” button, that provides online help for every screen on the Hopper 3, you can usually find out how to do most things.
 
  • Like
Reactions: HipKat and Tampa8
ncted

ncted

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Jul 4, 2004
5,345
3,644
Durham, NC
No one makes good interface manuals any more, and they constantly get updated with little or no notice.
 
navychop

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
54,324
19,600
Northern VA
PDFs are better. Searchable, not likely to be misplaced and take up oh so much less space!
 
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell
HipKat

HipKat

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Aug 25, 2017
10,929
17,380
Pekin, IL
I know the flimsy pamphlet that came with your Hopper 3 looks like a glossy puff piece. But it actually includes a lot of good info (if you ignore the pretty photos). Together with the “info” button, that provides online help for every screen on the Hopper 3, you can usually find out how to do most things.

The newest book isn’t flimsy. It’s about 20 pages, done well
 
  • Like
Reactions: littlecloud319
HipKat

HipKat

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Aug 25, 2017
10,929
17,380
Pekin, IL
Customers don't get boxes anymore in the St Louis area.
That's because you have Dish Internals there and they went to a tote system on their vans, breaking down everything and storing it all in totes. I found out recently Dish is coming in to our shops this spring to set our vans up that way and I'm extremely upset about it. Just to vent a bit, I don't work for Dish. I spent years developing a storage system on my van that works for me - the guy actually working out of the van. But Dish holds companies like our ransom by threatening to withhold jobs if we don't bow to them.

Maybe they should spend more time figuring out how to get off the top of the Worst Companies To Work For list every year instead of letting some college boy, white collar office jockey that's never gotten a single callous on his hand tell the people who do the work how set up their work environments.

/Rant over
 
Tampa8

Tampa8

Supporting Founder - I'll stand up and say so
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 8, 2003
18,101
7,690
Tampa/Eastern Ct
That's because you have Dish Internals there and they went to a tote system on their vans, breaking down everything and storing it all in totes. I found out recently Dish is coming in to our shops this spring to set our vans up that way and I'm extremely upset about it. Just to vent a bit, I don't work for Dish. I spent years developing a storage system on my van that works for me - the guy actually working out of the van. But Dish holds companies like our ransom by threatening to withhold jobs if we don't bow to them.

Maybe they should spend more time figuring out how to get off the top of the Worst Companies To Work For list every year instead of letting some college boy, white collar office jockey that's never gotten a single callous on his hand tell the people who do the work how set up their work environments.

/Rant over
I can appreciate that, sounds like micromanaging.
 
navychop

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
54,324
19,600
Northern VA
ALMOST sounds like you’ll have a case that due to the degree of control, you are employees and not independent contractors.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell

Similar threads

RT-Cat
Replies
12
Views
5K
Tampa8
Tampa8
Dune
Replies
4
Views
5K
Scott Greczkowski
Scott Greczkowski
Hoopsbd
Replies
27
Views
3K
MikeD-C05
MikeD-C05

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top