Well, despite having it set to record prime time every day, for some inexplicable reason, my DISH system failed to record any of last night's (Friday, March 16th) prime time programs. Absolutely nothing was recorded in the whole block.
I've had that happen for a lone channel now and again, but I think this is the first time the whole prime time block failed to record.
I can only hope it won't do it again, but since I don't know why it happened last night, I can hardly do anything differently to ensure it won't happen again.
I also hope the episodes I missed of shows I regularly watch will show up at least in On Demand within a week, but you never know, and even if they do, I don't have the option to keep them very long, let alone forever.
The system once again skipped Friday's prime time block and didn't rtecord a single thing in that block, despite the "All" setting still being checked for everyday, and the yellow markers showing they should be recorded.
I guess I should have checked earlier. Next Friday, I'm going to have to check at 7:00 p.m. to ensure the recordings are being made.
If you go to your Daily Schedule, can you go up to your Friday Schedule and see if it shows any of the PrimeTime Anytime listed at all?
To get to the Schedule, press the DVR button on your remote, then go to Schedule at the top of the screen.
What receiver model do you have? It should say on the front left side of the Hopper, whether it is a Hopper, Hopper with Sling or a Hopper 3.
Can I have you press the Menu button twice on your remote and go to Status> Check Status and tell me what you have in Box D?
It's a Hopper 3 with Sling.
The Schedule shows the yellow icon "PrimeTimeAnytime" each day, including Fridays. Why it has failed to record Friday's prime time block twice in a row is a mystery to me.
I'll get back to you on the Check Status since I apparently can't do that without disrupting recordings and household viewing for others for quite a few hours yet.
Now what? My TV was acting weird and when it stopped and gave me access again, the DVR page with folders formate changed. Now it has 5 folders across (with an option I can turn on to enlarge it to 4 folders across). It used to be 6 folders across (and I don't recall seeing that option before). In fact, on the wireless Joey it still has 6 folders acorss and there is no option in box 5 to turn on/off that enlarging option.
In any event, I don't like it. I hate 5 folders across since it looks weird, I'm not used to it, and it'll be a pain to get used to the new order folders are placed. And I can't find a way to turn it back so it displays 6 folders across the top.
Is there a way to change this back?
Yeah, the display inside the folders has gone to 5 shows across, too, instead of 6. I don't like it. Worse, if the main Hopper displays differently than the wireless Joey or coas connected Joey, I'll lose the consistency when I go from set to set.
Please, is there a way to undo this?
A new update for the DVR/Guide was released. The layout you are seeing on the DVR page is by design, so I do apologize, we aren't able to change this. When the update was sent out, it should have went to your Joey's as well. If you will do a whole home reset, this will force the update to all of your receivers.
To do a whole home reset: Unplug all of your receivers, from the electrical outlets. Then, plug the Hopper receiver back in first, making sure it was unplugged for at least 10 seconds. Once you have the Hopper plugged back in, plug in all of your Joey's.