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Just upgraded to hopper 3- swapped out two hoppers and one loey for one hopper 3 and two joeys. My wife likes her channel swap but not available on hopper 3. Oop! didnt realize that so I miss it on my room with joey and she had hopper with swapping capabilities now had joey with no swap.
Am i right there is no swap and can i downgrade for little or no charge within 30 days? This wouldnt be a problem if the 4ks had pip.
 

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Just upgraded to hopper 3- swapped out two hoppers and one loey for one hopper 3 and two joeys. My wife likes her channel swap but not available on hopper 3.
It's still there, just a little different with new remote. While in Sat mode, use the Input button on L side of remote. However, when you go back to the tuner you paused, it will resume playing at the pause point.
 

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It's still there, just a little different with new remote. While in Sat mode, use the Input button on L side of remote. However, when you go back to the tuner you paused, it will resume playing at the pause point.
not on the joey? sorry if i wasnt clear-works on hopper but not joeys. Worked on joeys before upgrade
 

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It's still there, just a little different with new remote. While in Sat mode, use the Input button on L side of remote. However, when you go back to the tuner you paused, it will resume playing at the pause point.
Thanks KAB. I missed that too so now I know how to pause and go back. Just pushing the input button pauses the channel you are watching? When you go back to the channel, do you push the input button again or recall? That is something that is left out of remote instructions.
 

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Thanks KAB. I missed that too so now I know how to pause and go back. Just pushing the input button pauses the channel you are watching? When you go back to the channel, do you push the input button again or recall? That is something that is left out of remote instructions.
No, you pause program, then hit input. To go back, hit input again. Program will start from when you paused.
 
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not on the joey? sorry if i wasnt clear-works on hopper but not joeys. Worked on joeys before upgrade
That appears to be the case. Hopper is my main TV, so I had never tried it on a Joey.
 

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Just a recap of my upgrade. The installer was very good but he pulled the batteries out of my remote before I could load my timers. he didnt realize we could do that. I did keep all my old remotes which is good. Everything is working good except some audio drops which went away after a reboot.
Reason for upgrade was for better speed on hopper and joey, but losing tuner swap on joeys is a pain, was a neat feature where you could have as many as 4 active tuners. If I had done my homework would have just upgraded joey. Hate to downgrade but tempted depending how Dish would handle it.
 

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Just a recap of my upgrade. The installer was very good but he pulled the batteries out of my remote before I could load my timers. he didnt realize we could do that. I did keep all my old remotes which is good. Everything is working good except some audio drops which went away after a reboot.
Reason for upgrade was for better speed on hopper and joey, but losing tuner swap on joeys is a pain, was a neat feature where you could have as many as 4 active tuners. If I had done my homework would have just upgraded joey. Hate to downgrade but tempted depending how Dish would handle it.
Once you spend a little time with the H3, I don't think you will want to downgrade. Too many other pluses to counter your one negative.
 

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big negative tho- but I think you are right, just the speed alone is huge. Hold out hope 4ks will get PIP but not holding out much hope. Did save two bucks a month, yahoo.
 

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Gee. I really like my Joeys with SWAP feature, too. Another good feature missing. As much as I want a H3 (two of them), it seems a death of a thousand cuts with more and more features not included.
 

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It's not "features not included", it's the nature of clients. If you want the advanced features of the Hopper3, you have to accept the client limitations, for now.
 
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Have figured out by using recall feature you can get the same result. Just set recall to last channel and tune and record both channels. Then when using recall it will swap to last channel just like with hopper 3 and input button. Only difference is you have to record channels to rewind or go forward. Wife is pleased.
 
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