How to Turn Off Standby Mode on Dish Hopper

Several users ask if there is a way to disable the standby mode in Dish Hopper that kicks in when they try to turn off the TV. Instead of turning off the entire system, the power button puts the Dish in standby mode.

If you are experiencing the same issue, stay tuned, as we will discuss the solutions and workarounds for this problem.


Why does Dish Hopper go in standby mode instead of turning off?

Short Answer: There are many reasons why Dish Hopper goes into standby mode and doesn’t turn off the system ready for instant use when required. If the user has selected to record a show at a particular time, it is done in the standby mode only.

When you press the button to turn off the system, it goes into the standby mode. It is the default setting in Dish Hopper, but sometimes people find it annoying that the power button doesn’t work like it is supposed to do.

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Standby mode also kicks in when the system detects no activity. A timer that can be changed in settings goes off when there is an inactivity and standby mode kicks in.


How to Turn Off Standby Mode on Dish Hopper

You cannot actually standby mode on Dish Hopper but you can increase the activation time for the standby mode on Dish Hopper.

Follow the steps below –

  • Step 1: Use your Dish remote to go to ‘Menu’
  • Step 2: In the menu, you need to go to ‘Settings’
  • Step 3: Scroll down and then find and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Step 4: There you will find ‘Inactivity Duration’
  • Step 5: There you can change the setting as per your requirement. Set the number of hours to a higher number if you want to delay the standby mode on your device.

How to power off Dish Hopper without activating standby mode

Well, there is no way to turn off Dish Hoper. It always goes into standby mode when you hit the Power Off button.

If you want to turn off the Dish Hoper and the TV, you will have to unplug the devices from the power supply. That’s the only possible way!


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