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OTA for Hopper?

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

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #41 of 369
    bigdog9586

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    I had OTA with Directv And it took the OTA channels and put them into the guide and they were no different then the Directv channels. You could click on them and record them just as you would any channel that was on the Sat. Is this how Dish works?
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #42 of 369
    P Smith

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    Yes. For many years before DTV, see when we start using 8VSB cartridge for model 5000 and 6000.

    BTW, some ppl still using old model 811 (successor of 6000 :rolleyes:) for OTA regardless if it was deactivated and discontinued.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 #43 of 369
    RasputinAXP

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    Interesting link. Guess it's closer than we think!
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 #44 of 369
    P Smith

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    Some ppl doesn't know how to rotate a page before making PDF :(
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 #45 of 369
    James Long

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    The second page (which is more interesting) looks fine.
    They could have rotated the first page and left the second page narrow but that would require special handling when printing.

    But at the end of the day, complaining about the PDF is like complaining that one's bonus check is printed in an unpleasant font. Cash the check, be happy. We finally have public proof that OTA really is coming for the Hopper.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 #46 of 369
    P Smith

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    You're always say something opposite when I'm criticize the company...

    It's official document, not telling any printer have setting to rotate a page according it's orientation, you're always siding with them, I know.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 #47 of 369
    James Long

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    "Always" is such a lovely word ... why don't we just stick with the topic and not get into attacks that have nothing to do with OTA on the Hopper?
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 #48 of 369
    arvetus

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    The PDF pages are oriented like that so there is no special formatting required when printing on your printer. You only need to rotate it to view it if you don't want to print it. Any PDF reader will do this...

    Anywhoo... This is a good thing for me since DISH doesn't carry my locals in HD yet. I don't need PTA, so it's no big loss for me either way. I will be glad to get my locals to all TV's, not just to the main TV and have to switch inputs to get to them :)
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #49 of 369
    sregener

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    I'm with the crowd that thinks this is good news.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 #50 of 369
    dunkonu23

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    I think it's good news, too... problem is, we know it wasn't last summer... Dish never said which summer...

    We do know that there is a manual, though... :)

    Scott
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 #51 of 369
    sregener

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    We know more than that. We know there is a firmware version that supports the OTA adapter, because the manual has screen shots.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 #52 of 369
    P Smith

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    And what exactly version number support OTA ?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2012 #53 of 369
    bigdog9586

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    I'm asking again.
    I had OTA with Directv And it took the OTA channels and put them into the guide and they were no different then the Directv channels. You could click on them and record them just as you would any channel that was on the Sat. Is this how Dish works?
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 #54 of 369
    James Long

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    Yes. That is how it works on DISH's other receivers and that is how it is expected to work on the Hopper.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2012 #55 of 369
    sregener

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    Always the pessimist, are we? Concentrating on what we do not know rather than on what we do.

    We simply do not know what firmware version was used to make the screenshots. It may be an internal test-only version of the software. I chose my words carefully. However, we can clearly see that someone has written the code to make the OTA Tuner work, which I believe to be a significant step towards getting the OTA Tuner released. It is evidence that the tuner is no longer vaporware, but in the actual product development pipeline (and probably quite far along it, since this manual was released publicly.)
     
  16. Oct 4, 2012 #56 of 369
    dunkonu23

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    I think vaporware is something that is not in consumers hands. :)

    In the meantime... I'll just wait and smile. :)

    Scott
     
  17. Oct 4, 2012 #57 of 369
    RASCAL01

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    I do know what version number supports OTA but it is not released to the public, it is still in beta testing.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2012 #58 of 369
    bigdog9586

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    Thanks
     
  19. Oct 4, 2012 #59 of 369
    P Smith

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    Ask me and I will make same presentation/PDF for any of your weird request: say - trim recordings and remove commercial breaks from any event. :D
     
  20. Oct 4, 2012 #60 of 369
    RasputinAXP

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    As usual, when's it gonna be ready? Real Soon Now (tm/c Dish Network 2002)
     

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