Jeez that is the third update that people here have noted that I haven’t received. Hopefully I will see one soon.My Hopper with Sling was updated to U242 last night. I had U238 before the update. As usual, I have no idea what has changed.
I saw that change with U241 already. What purpose only Dish knows...I did see one change going from U238 to U242. If I select the DVR button to bring up the list of recorded programs, when I select one of the icons, it used to display the menu for Watch, Delete, etc. With U242, when I select the icon, it now goes to a new screen that displays the show that I selected, along with its description. Then I have to press select again to watch the show. I am not sure what the purpose of the new screen is, or why it now takes more button presses to watch a recorded show.....
Yes, when I had U238, I tried using the Tools menu to download the latest firmware (which was U241 at the time) and it never succeeded. I gave up trying, and 2 days later I received U242 overnight. That made me wonder if Dish still rolls out software in stages so that all receivers don't get updated at once. Possibly your receiver has to be on the upgrade list in order for the software upgrade to work?I rebooted my HWS and tried adding u242, but the HWS pop up said that I had the latest upgrade. Thats BS.
I have two Hoppers with Sling. U241 showed up 12/13/17 and broke the ability to reliably play recordings from one Hopper to the other. CS logged in remotely and saw the problem. Select a recording on the remote Hopper and it might play correctly or you may get some other totally unrelated recording. You might just be presented with a banner giving you the choices Delete/DVR/Live TV.My Hopper with Sling was updated to U242 last night. I had U238 before the update. As usual, I have no idea what has changed.
I didn't search for information on the H3 because I assumed (yeah I know) that the software was very different between platforms. I was also told I could not have two H3's where I now have two H2/Sling. Verified your work-a-round. Instead of using "Select" to view program information and then play just highlight the show and press play. I had previously noticed that if the program is episodic (like a TV series) instead of a single event (like a movie) the episodic plays okay after selecting the episode. CS should know this but evidently does not. Thanks!I have the same problem with my 2 hopper3 receivers running U507. Until Dish fixes the problem, here is a bandaid solution.
1) Under sources select the remote hopper
2) Select a program on the remote hopper
3) If you select Resume or Start Over it will play the wrong program
4) However, if you select the Recordings tab at the top of the screen and highlight the episode, it will play the correct program.
For more details see my earlier post titled "Hopper3 gets confused playing recording on second Hopper3"