Dish Network Hopper 3 DVR set-top box gives you 16 individuals tuners and it allows you to watch four HD channels at once on your 4K HDTV. A sports bar mode has also been included in the Hopper 3 box that helps put the tuners to use by allowing the users to watch four different channels on a single screen.
It is a very useful feature for sports fans as well as for news junkies. Now just in case you are using the older Hopper with sling and you are planning on going for the Hopper 3, you may need to transfer your timers and recordings from the existing hopper to the new hopper 3. If this is the case and you are confused as to how you can do that, here is a step by step process as to how you can do that.
Can You Transfer Timers To Hopper 3?
One thing that you need to understand is that you cannot transfer recordings via remote. However, you can do that with EHD or External Hard Drive. But the good news is that you can transfer all of your settings including timers from your older Hopper to the new Hopper 3 using the remote.
So the first thing that you need to do to transfer timers to Hopper 3 is to go to Menu and then go to settings. Then go to diagnostic and then to the wizard and then to backup. Now get to Hopper 3. After that, you need to pair remote by selecting sys info on the box and by pressing sat info on your remote.
Now what you need to do is to go to the menu, then tools, and then restore. Once you have done that the next thing that you will need to do is to put all boxes on standby and your timers and settings will appear on Hopper 3 in a short period.
As far as the recordings are concerned, other than transferring them using the external hard drive you can also transfer them using an Ethernet cable. If your HWS has CUI, you can use an Ethernet cable to transfer the recordings to the Hopper 3. Dish Network’s Hopper 3 does have the option to transfer through Ethernet Cable. However, some users have reported the process as being a little buggy. So you can run into a few errors while transferring the recordings through Ethernet cable. So to be on the safe side it is recommended that you use an External Hard Drive for transferring your recordings to Hopper 3.
The bottom line is that switching to Hopper 3 should be easy and hassle-free process for you. There is no need to worry about getting the same settings, timer, and recordings to your new Hopper 3. With 16 tuners, support for 4K content, a useful sports bar mode that lets you watch four channels at once, a streamlined remote, and a redesigned menu system, Hopper 3 is a great choice to go for.