Hopper 3 Activation & Diagnostics
– Guide screens added
Here’s the installation process of my Hopper 3 (+ two Joey 2.0s) on January 30th . . .
- If you’ve scheduled an install through DISH, check My Appointments on your DISH online account. I discovered that my installation tech was headed to the wrong location. (DISH, update your GPS):
- Tech swaps out the old DPP (DISH Pro Plus) WA LNBF on my 1000.2 dish with a DPH (DISH Pro Hybrid) WA LNBF:
- Install the new wiring:
- Initial Hopper 3 power up:
- Check Switch screens:
If this screen does not change after several minutes, check to see that the Solo Hub is connected to the first DPH LNBF connector.
- If Check Switch is successful, then System Setup begins:Testing Installation
After downloading, another Check Switch is performed. Then another software download.
Pair Remote Control
Though a #50 remote control was supplied with my Hopper 3, my old #40 remote control worked as well:
In order to speed up the installation process, we postponed connecting to the Internet until after the Hopper 3 finished activation — so we let the connectivity “fail”.
New user interface (“Carbon”) programming guide screens:
HOPPER 3 DIAGNOSTICS
The Hopper 3 Diagnostics looks to be more extensive and “easier” than previous Hoppers.
Diagnostics is accessed from Settings:
The Diagnostics screen has the following selections:
- Whole Home
Diagnostics > Receiver > Status
The Issues selection looks like a great troubleshooting tool.
(Added 2/3/2016) Send Status checks phone and Internet connections along with the signal strengths of 4 transponders for each of the Hopper 3’s 16 tuners:
Diagnostics > Receiver > Settings
Lists parameters in these categories:
- A – Guide and DVR
- B – TV
- C – Remote Control
- D – Audio and Video
- E – Notifications
- F – Other
Diagnostics > Receiver > Tools
Careful! Some “nuclear” tools here . . .
Diagnostics > Network
Allows access to the following:
- Reset Network
- Network Details
– Ethernet Top
– Ethernet Bottom
- Internet Settings
Diagnostics > Dish
Diagnostics > Whole Home