How to make an auto tune timer on the Joey with a Hopper 3? (2 Viewers)

rexlan

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I have tried it all but nothing works.

I simply want to have the Joey auto tune a channel number (not a show) every day at 6:00 AM. It was simple with my older Hopper2 but this thing is crazy stupid or I am - gotta be one of us!
 
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That doesn't seem to work because the show has a different name on Saturday and another on Sunday. All I want is to tune to a channel (200 in this case)
 

rexlan

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Matt that simply does not work at all and I have tried that many times. It worked perfectly on the Hopper 2. It will occasionally process the auto tune event but mostly it will not. If you look at the activity under schedule it will indeed show that it processed the event but it did not.

Bad Hopper?

A fix?
 

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Matt that simply does not work at all and I have tried that many times. It worked perfectly on the Hopper 2. It will occasionally process the auto tune event but mostly it will not. If you look at the activity under schedule it will indeed show that it processed the event but it did not.

Bad Hopper?
No, you're not the first with problems. Must be a new bug. There are no options in timers, just set timers.
 
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I just tested this and was able to create a manual autotune timer for 1 day (the days did not work so you would need separate timers). When in the Timers tab press RED on the remote or the Options button. I just tested this on a Joey 2 using a 52.0 remote
 
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rexlan

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Yes you can set the timer manually and you can also set the frequency from once to daily. BUT, as I said, it is a crap shoot if it will actually work ... most of the time it does not then 3 days later it will for a few days then it won't.

It does seem to work reliably if you auto tune to a program specific, but not to just a channel number. But then I need 3 separate timers (show name changes on weekend) to get all 7 days !!
 

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This is a longshot, and you might have already thought of this or tried it, but "priority" isn't what's somehow messing you up is it? Do they work any more consistently if set as #1 priority? Again, just a thought.
 
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rexlan

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I did indeed try that and set the priority to # 1 with the same erratic result. I have also noticed that if a show is set to record at the same time as the auto-tune that the show will record but the auto-tune will fail. I have the show start a minute early so there is no conflict with the processor trying to do two thins at the same instant.

I have CNN come on at 6:00 AM so I can scan through it in bed and it is on 200. Modern Marvels is also on at 6:00 AM weekly and I record it but it starts a minute early. MM will record fine but 200 is a bust ... every time. 16 tuners seems to really mean one tuner in this instance. I now wish I had my Hopper 2 back.
 
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