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OTA for Hopper?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by dunkonu23, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Aug 31, 2012 #21 of 369
    P Smith

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    Not now when they did pass the product to dish.
    Perhaps it's another reason for delay (by internal source from other thread about reasons for leaving the company) - SW dev is small group what overloaded already...
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 #22 of 369
    dunkonu23

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    Honestly, that doesn't really matter. It's an excuse whether it's true or not. Being overworked is the new norm. It sucks, but it's true. If Dish can't come up with OTA for the Hopper during the timeline they stated, it's up to them to say it.

    Scott
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012 #23 of 369
    P Smith

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    You know, they stop posting a table of FW versions and FW updates notes become so generic ...

    I'm not surprised by that thread about frustrating ex-employees ... Did you read the thread ?
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #24 of 369
    moman19

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    Please provide that link. It sounds like it might be interesting reading.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 #25 of 369
    dunkonu23

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    Okay, I read the thread. It is not that much different from being in IT anywhere these days--if the company is growing. I am on call, once a week, every three weeks. If someone in the rotation does not respond, I will get called. We do not have enough folks to do the job we are tasked, but that's the norm. We make our deadlines. I have no sympathy for disgruntled employees these days; there are more than enough folks on the unemployment rolls to take their place.

    Scott
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 #26 of 369
    P Smith

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    Perhaps you missed somewhere - it's the same for its SW dept.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 #27 of 369
    dunkonu23

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    Nope. Sorry. As I wrote, I don't buy excuses of being overworked. I'm overworked, but I come in every day. I don't make excuses.

    Scott
     
  8. Sep 12, 2012 #28 of 369
    tommiet

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    Still waiting for that weather channel DISH promised 2 years ago....... Remember... coming soon!

    Must be with the OTA tuner team...
     
  9. Sep 13, 2012 #29 of 369
    harsh

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    Are you talking about the one that lasted for a few days and was taken down?
     
  10. Sep 13, 2012 #30 of 369
    James Long

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    How about the regional versions they promised (in a PRESS RELEASE not a rumor or comment on a chat !!!)?
     
  11. Sep 13, 2012 #31 of 369
    harsh

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    We don't really know until the poster gives more specific information.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2012 #32 of 369
    P Smith

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    Is there some news close to the topic ? Is someone seen the OTA USB stick in work?
     
  13. Sep 14, 2012 #33 of 369
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    I have not received any information about an OTA module for the Hopper. We will let you know when new information is available. Thanks.

     
  14. Sep 18, 2012 #34 of 369
    TNVOL1111

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    I think I remember seeing the Hopper reviewed in one of the A/V Mags and it didn't seem to have a RG6 Coax connection on the back for the OTA connection like my 622 DVR has. So if OTA antenna capability is added then how would it connect? And would the OTA connection take over one of the 3 internal tuners like it does on the 622 DVR?
     
  15. Sep 18, 2012 #35 of 369
    P Smith

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    see post#7, #32, #33
     
  16. Sep 18, 2012 #36 of 369
    harsh

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    If you read the thread a lot more carefully, you would understand that it is thought to be a USB connected device.

    Details (integration, pricing, dimensions, availability) are not available at this time.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2012 #37 of 369
    arvetus

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    I just was looking in my DISH account of what I could order from the DISH store and noticed that the USB OTA Tuner was listed for $30.

    It's currently listed as "out of stock," so perhaps it will be coming very soon...
     
  18. Oct 2, 2012 #38 of 369
    P Smith

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    Is there any link to web site to read specs, view photos ?
     
  19. Oct 2, 2012 #39 of 369
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  20. Oct 2, 2012 #40 of 369
    bobukcat

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    Awesome, thanks for posting this. I've been waiting for OTA to make the "Hop" and would love to replace my 622s but cannot give up OTA (even with PTAT). Getting excited again!
     

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