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Starting to have trouble recording OTA channels on My Hopper w/Sling

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by tsmacro, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. tsmacro

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    I have the Hopper OTA module obviously, and up until recently it has worked great. However over the past couple of weeks it seems like a crapshoot whether it'll actually record what I tell it to. I'll set up a timer for an OTA channel and sometimes I get no recording, I'll go back to the history and it'll show it did record that channel during the time I told it to but there will be no recording on the DVR. That and after that happens whenever I try to tune in an OTA channel all I get is a black screen until I turn off the receiver and turn it back on, then my OTA's come back. Does this sound like maybe my OTA module is failing or is it a software update issue? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. sregener

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    Are you possibly having your reception interrupted? I've seen issues with other receivers where a loss of signal sometimes causes blank channels.

    Is it only on one channel, or are you seeing this on multiple channels?
     
  3. tsmacro

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    It happens on multiple OTA channels and when it does happen afterwards all my OTA channels are "black". Of course over this past weekend I had a couple of OTA recordings work perfectly, so who knows. I have seen in the past if my OTA module is tuned to a channel with a weaker signal it causes problems, but that was on my old 622, haven't seen that on my Hopper and the channels I've been recording off of are good strong ones who's signals shouldn't be an issue. Like I said my last couple worked fine so hopefully it was just one of those temporary glitches in the software or something.
     

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