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Where are the Hopper OTA modules?

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by DoyleS, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. DoyleS

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    I recently moved from a couple 722s with OTA to the Hopper 3 and Joey. I did not get the Hopper USB OTA module with the install and have not been able to find one.
    I lost the local Fox station with the Tribune issue and it seems to be really bogged down with no end in sight.
    Is there some manufacturing issue with the OTA module?
    I look on ebay and they are selling for $100-$200 when the list price is around $50, which says there is some sort of shortage and people are taking advantage of it.
     
  2. RBA

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    I've found reports on the internet that DISH is looking for a new supplier,take it or leave it. If your TV has ATSC built in you should be able to connect OTA and watch it.
     
  3. DoyleS

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    Unfortunately it is a projector in my theater room so cannot connect. I am thinking about one of the stand alone OTA boxes but the Hopper adapter would a much less expensive option and all of my recordings would be in one place. I did talk to Dish about this and it looks like the Tribune negotiation caused a real surge in demand for the adapters.
     
  4. mtndew

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    I'm currently using my xbox for my Ota
    I've contacted Pace International who is making this device for Dish they say it'll be coming in mid Sept.
     
  5. 62Lincoln

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    Any idea if they will offer it direct? I would definitely buy it that way if they would allow it - I'm not happy with DISH in this instance.
     
  6. Chris_M

    Chris_M New Member

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    Has anyone been able to get anymore information on these?

    I'd like to switch over to the Flex pack and save $10/month on locals, but like having the DVR option.
     
  7. tylorert

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    Try to go to a little "Mom and Pop" store and ask if you could look in the inventory for it. I got mine for $30
     
  8. msglsmo

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    Any update on this? The units on eBay are pricey.
     
  9. RBA

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    Supply and demand are driving the price
     
  10. msglsmo

    msglsmo New Member

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    Talked to my Dish installer today. He said they just received training on the new OTA modules and said they'd be available in January.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    model number ? photo ?
     
  12. msglsmo

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    He didn't give any further information. I did ask if they were still USB for the Hopper and he said they were.
     
  13. msglsmo

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  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Nope.
    It's independent OTA device. Not an adapter for ...
     
  15. SHS

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    So petty much still a Hauppauge HVR 950Q or a 955Q I wonder if there are any plans for WinTV dualHD now that would have been the way go Dish
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    lets wait when rumors for dual OTA USB box will materialized
     
  17. Troch2002

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    Looks like retailers are being told January 24th for the release.
    It will work like the old ones for now.

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    Dual support ETA by May 2017
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    same old song ! :(
    half baked dish product rushing to sell
     

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