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Will Hopper support 2 OTA USB Modules?

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by DishTim, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. DishTim

    DishTim Mentor

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    My Hopper has 2 USB ports. Can I plug a USB OTA module into each port so I can watch different OTA channels on 2 tv's?
     
  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    No. But Dish has released a new dual tuner OTA module. Its available at Dishdepot.com. The SW to activate the second tuner is expected to be released in May.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it's OEM - Hauppage tuner
     
  4. wje

    wje Godfather

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    I just got one of the new dual tuners, $52 on EPray. Works like a charm. The RF front-end seems to be quite sensitive, picks up as many channels as the tuner in my pricey TV. I thought we were supposed to get guide data? I get none.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    At minimum you should get data for the channels DISH carries (also mapped to the -01 channels received OTA).
    If you have just connected the module it may take some time for the guide to populate.
     
  6. wje

    wje Godfather

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    I'm now getting guide data, nice. Again, I've found the dongle to work well. But, can't say as much for the Hopper software itself. Asking it to do an OTA scan works the first time. Do it again and random things start failing. Examples, just sits claiming it's scanning but never does, or when you exit, you get a little image in the corner like when you're in the guide that you can't get rid of without a reboot, or going back into the OTA menu and having it show every channel as unlocked and no signal, even though you can watch them just fine. Annoying but not fatal.
     

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