Resetting up timers after H2>H3 upgrade (1 Viewer)

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Lee Rose

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Well to solve (we'll see) an On Demand failure issue they installed a Hopper 3 and 3 Joey 2s today. Transferring all my recorded show / series back to the H3 dvr from the external hard drive. Seems to be working OK but it will be days before it's all back over (1.2Tb) Meanwhile I'm trying to set up the timers that I had on the Hopper 2 on the Hopper 3.

Some stuff is easy. Game of Thrones, Royal Pains and other shows currently running come up in the Search and give me the option of recording series which re-creates the time I had on the Hopper 2. Other series (Blindspot, Defiance on Syfy) are either not coming up of only showing the episodes already recorded. For those, there doesn't seem to be any way to re-set up a timer. There is no "record series" option on things that are already on the dvr. It seems like I'd have to figure out what channel and what time they will come back on the air and then manually create a timer.

Is there any way to recreate a timer based on a show that's already recorded in the dvr but isn't currently on the schedule?
 
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Well to solve (we'll see) an On Demand failure issue they installed a Hopper 3 and 3 Joey 2s today. Transferring all my recorded show / series back to the H3 dvr from the external hard drive. Seems to be working OK but it will be days before it's all back over (1.2Tb) Meanwhile I'm trying to set up the timers that I had on the Hopper 2 on the Hopper 3.

Some stuff is easy. Game of Thrones, Royal Pains and other shows currently running come up in the Search and give me the option of recording series which re-creates the time I had on the Hopper 2. Other series (Blindspot, Defiance on Syfy) are either not coming up of only showing the episodes already recorded. For those, there doesn't seem to be any way to re-set up a timer. There is no "record series" option on things that are already on the dvr. It seems like I'd have to figure out what channel and what time they will come back on the air and then manually create a timer.

Is there any way to recreate a timer based on a show that's already recorded in the dvr but isn't currently on the schedule?
Stupid question but....... didn't you save your timers to the remote control???
 

Lee Rose

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Stupid question but....... didn't you save your timers to the remote control???
Yes but the Hopper 3 doesn't use the same timer as the Hopper 2. If you read the post, " timers that I had on the Hopper 2 on the Hopper 3.
you'd see that I'm asking about recreating them on the Hopper 3.
 

Lee Rose

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Well to solve (we'll see) an On Demand failure issue they installed a Hopper 3 and 3 Joey 2s today. Transferring all my recorded show / series back to the H3 dvr from the external hard drive. Seems to be working OK but it will be days before it's all back over (1.2Tb) Meanwhile I'm trying to set up the timers that I had on the Hopper 2 on the Hopper 3.

Some stuff is easy. Game of Thrones, Royal Pains and other shows currently running come up in the Search and give me the option of recording series which re-creates the time I had on the Hopper 2. Other series (Blindspot, Defiance on Syfy) are either not coming up of only showing the episodes already recorded. For those, there doesn't seem to be any way to re-set up a timer. There is no "record series" option on things that are already on the dvr. It seems like I'd have to figure out what channel and what time they will come back on the air and then manually create a timer.

Is there any way to recreate a timer based on a show that's already recorded in the dvr but isn't currently on the schedule?

OK: Figured it out. From the "Search", if it shows only previously recorded events, and there is no "Record When Available" option, hit the "SKIP BACK" button and the "Record When Available" shows up. Very non-intuitive.
 

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Yes but the Hopper 3 doesn't use the same timer as the Hopper 2. If you read the post, " timers that I had on the Hopper 2 on the Hopper 3.
you'd see that I'm asking about recreating them on the Hopper 3.

Yea, that would be wrong. Hopper 1, 2 and 3 timers are all backed up to the remote and are transferable from any model to any model.
 
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Lee Rose

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Yea, that would be wrong. Hopper 1, 2 and 3 timers are all backed up to the remote and are transferable from any model to any model.
So you'd have to link the Hopper 2 remote to the Hopper 3 in order to transfer the 'settings' back from the Hopper 2 remote to the Hopper 3 receiver?
 

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It will probably pair to the H3 without being up-paired first as long as the H2 is unplugged. But to be sure it pairs right away to the H3 it's best to un-pair it first like you said. :)
I've tested this a few times. It has to be unpaired, unless new software has changed that. It's a redundancy issue that prevents remotes from being paired to multiple hoppers or Joeys simultaneously.
 
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I've tested this a few times. It has to be unpaired, unless new software has changed that. It's a redundancy issue that prevents remotes from being paired to multiple hoppers or Joeys simultaneously.
When I moved from a Hopper 1 to a Hopper 3, I simply paired my 40 remote with the H3 straight up. The H1 was longer in the mix, it was in a box...
 
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Weird to have such different results... I last did it just after getting the H3 and it wouldn't take the 40.0 until I used the unpair sequence.
 

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I've tested this a few times. It has to be unpaired, unless new software has changed that. It's a redundancy issue that prevents remotes from being paired to multiple hoppers or Joeys simultaneously.

I've done it literally hundreds of times at customer upgrades without un-pairing. Now if the old reciever is still plugged in that's a different story altogether.
 
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