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Hopper OTA Software to "Add Locals"

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jeffdb27, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

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    Ever since the OTA module came out for the Hopper, the software option to Add Locals says "This feature coming soon". I guess soon doesn't really mean the same thing to Dish as it does to me. Is there any word when this will be out? If you have to rescan tomorrow add channels, you can't make use of an antenna rotator because the antenna doesn't see all the stations at the time of the scan.

    This function was always available on the 722k! Come on DISH.

    Thanks.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    be patient .. the "soon" in dish term could lasts FOREVER or if you are lucky, months/years :D
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The Hopper is one step ahead of the 922... The 922 never even got a "Add Locals" button! I remember asking about it and nothing ever seemed to happen... I figured with the Hopper getting a button it was a positive sign, but I think that button may have been there close to as long as the OTA module has been available.
     
  4. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

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    Yep, that button has been there since the OTA module was released. The Hopper software has had several updates and after each one I check for this function, but every time it says "...coming soon".
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    is it new plot from marketing ppl ? they start push FW developers to create the non-working buttons to keep users on hook :(

    before it was strictly verbal promises, if you remember CChats, they avoided such hardcoded evidence of promises
     
  6. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    So does this mean if I upgrade to the Hopper from my 211k, which has a built-in OTA module, I won't be able to seamlessly integrate my OTA locals like I can now?

    Ken
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you could sans some functions what promised to make "soon"
     
  8. thomasjk

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    No. the Hopper OTA module will integrate your locals.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    That depends on how you mean.

    The Hopper doesn't have built-in OTA, but it supports an OTA USB add-on. With that, you get a single OTA tuner. What you can't do is add individual OTA channels... you can only scan for all... The problem here is for people with an antenna and a rotor setup that needs to be repointed for some OTA channels... and that means you have to also rescan the OTA on the Hopper whenever they repoint the antenna. Other than that, it is just as seamless as any other Dish receiver.
     
  10. khearrean

    khearrean Godfather

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    Got it. Thanks..

    Ken
     
  11. nmetro

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    As of today, this "feature" still indicates "This feature coming soon". Any news if the feature is even coming at all?
     
  12. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

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    Sure it is coming it's just DISH's definition of SOON.
     
  13. scooper

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    Have you actually got one (the OTA USB dongle) and tried it out ?
     
  14. Grandude

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    Yes, yes, and it still doesn't work.
     
  15. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

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    And I, the OP, have had one since they came out a year and a half ago. I'm still waiting for this functionality to be added. As I posted then, it was always available on the 722K.
     
  16. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

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    Yes. I tried it before posting.
     
  17. 3HaloODST

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  18. scottchez

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    I am worried that if they add this feature it will break something else on the OTA software system.
    It is working good now. I can pull stations from an other TV market in at 80 miles.
    Its the best OTA turner I have had. I have tried Directvs and other non Sat models.
     
  19. SeaBeagle

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    Not on my hopper. Just get the soon screen.


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