Thank you Dish! At least one of the problems with the Hopper 3 has been resolved. Found out last night that when playing back in slow motion the black bar that covered the bottom 20% of screen has been removed so it is now possible to see the entire screen. Must have been a recent software update.
Now if they will only fix the following issues: 1) restore 4x playback - don't know if this is HW or SW related but if SW should be able to be done. 2) Fix Caller ID so it is actually visible and not tiny print in lower corner of screen where it can't be seen unless you are on top of the tv. Also Caller ID does not show up if the program guide is being viewed. 3) Would like options to use different background colors for guide and the program info screen. That grey background makes it difficult to view for some people. Give the nice 722k background (light blue if I remember correctly) as an option.