Using Your Hopper Whole-Home DVR

Learn how to master all of your Hopper's basic and advanced features.

Basic

Advanced

PrimeTime Anytime

Recording with PrimeTime Anytime is an optional feature that only uses one tuner to record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

Mon-SatSun
Eastern, Pacific8-11pm7-11pm
Central, Mountain7-10pm6-10pm

Enabling PrimeTime Anytime

1.Press MENU on your remote
2.Select the PrimeTime Anytime icon
3.Select Enable and then save your selection

Disabling PrimeTime Anytime

1.Select Settings
2.Select DVR Defaults
3.Select PrimeTime Anytime
4.Select Do Not Enable and then save your selection

Setting Up PrimeTime Anytime

1.Select Settings
2.Select DVR Defaults
3.Select PrimeTime Anytime
4.Select PrimeTime Setup
5.Select the channels and days of the week that you would like to include in PrimeTime Anytime or increase/decrease the number of days to keep your PrimeTime Anytime events. Select Done to save your settings

*Note: Removing one or more channels will not free up additional tuners.

Accessing PrimeTime Anytime

PrimeTime Anytime recordings can be accessed three ways:

  1. Press the DVR button on your remote and Select the PrimeTime Anytime icon on the My Recordings page
  2. Press the GUIDE button on your remote and select a channel being recorded by PrimeTime Anytime. (Only if PrimeTime Anytime is currently recording)
  3. Press the red button in the middle of your remote to bring up the TV Viewing Status screen and then select the PrimeTime Anytime icon

Saving a PrimeTime Anytime Recording to your DVR - Individual Recording

PrimeTime Anytime recordings are saved for 8 days. If you would like to permanently save a PrimeTime Anytime recording, you need to save the recording to your DVR.

1.Select the recording you would like to save and then select Save
2.The recording will have an S icon in the upper right indicating you successfully saved the recording
3.Go to the My Recordings folder in your DVR to view your saved recordings

Saving a PrimeTime Anytime Recording to your DVR - Series

1.Select the series you would like to save and then select Save Series
2.Episodes will be automatically saved to the My Recordings folder in your DVR every week

Multi-Channel Recall

You have the ability to recall any of the last four channels you watched using the RECALL button on your remote.

1.Press RECALL on your remote
2.The last four channels you were watching will appear. Highlight and select the channel you would like to return to

Disabling Multi-Channel Recall

1.Press MENU on your remote
2.Select Settings
3.Select Guide Settings
4.Select Format Guide
5.Select Off in the Multi-Channel Recall section and then save your selection

Collapsible Channels in the TV Guide

The Hopper TV Guide uses collapsible channel ranges to group similar channels together all on one channel. When navigating through the TV Guide, a collapsible channel range is designated with a plus sign icon.

Expanding Collapsible Channels

Select a channel with a plus sign icon to reveal all of the channels contained in that collapsible channel range. Once expanded, you can navigate like you normally would in the TV Guide.

Collapsing Already Expanded Channels

There are two ways to collapse a channel range back to one channel:

  1. There is a specific channel, designated with a minus sign icon, associated with the expanded channel range. Select this channel to collapse the channel range
  2. While you are navigating through the expanded channels in the TV Guide, press the blue button in the middle of your remote to collapse the channels

TV Viewing Status Screen

The TV Viewing Status screen is your place to see how the system's tuners are being used.

Accessing the TV Viewing Status Screen

There are two ways to access this screen:

  1. Press the red button in the middle of your remote when watching live TV or a recording
  2. Turn on a receiver when all the Hopper’s tuners are already in use

If fewer than three tuners are being used, you can watch TV as you normally would by typing in a channel number or pressing GUIDE on your remote to access the TV Guide.

If all three tuners are being used, you can join something in progress

Joining a Live Program in Progress

1.Highlight the event you would like to join and press SELECT
2.The other user will receive a notification letting them know you are now watching with them

Joining a Recording in Progress

1.Highlight the event you would like to join and press SELECT

Joining a PrimeTime Anytime Recording in Progress

1.Highlight the event you would like to join and press SELECT

You always have the option to watch content from your DVR or On Demand, regardless of how many tuners are in use.

Watching DVR Content

1.Select the DVR icon or press the DVR button on your remote

Watching On Demand Content

1.Select the On Demand icon

Remote Locator

Finding your remote has never been easier with the Remote Locator feature offered with the Hopper and Joey receivers.

1.Press the Locate Remote button on the front of your receiver (the front panel will need to be opened on the Hopper)
2.The remote will start beeping and the top four buttons will light up

Watching a Program in One Room and Finishing it in Another

When you have multiple TVs linked to your Hopper, you have the ability to stop a program in one room and pick it up in another.

Finishing Live TV

1.Room A: Pause the program using your remote. Do not turn off the receiver
2.Room B: Bring up the TV Viewing Status screen by pressing the red button in the middle of your remote
3.Highlight the event you just paused and press SELECT
4.The show will begin playing from where you paused

Finishing a Recorded Program from Your DVR

1.Room A: Turn off the receiver
2.Room B: Turn on the receiver and go to the My Recordings page in your DVR
3.Select the program you were just watching and then Resume
4.Highlight the bookmark that represents where you previously stopped watching and press SELECT