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Aren't we due for an OTA module?


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#21 ONLINE   garys

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:19 AM

They should be able to cleanly have a dual-tuner USB 2.0 stick, but I don't know if one exists OR if Dish would support it if it does.


I know this one works for MAC, but the technology is here to have two tuners on one usb.

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#22 OFFLINE   moman19

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

I will see what you'll say when you'll pay for the OTA USB tuner $150.


I doubt it will cost that much. I probably have that much tied up in my rooftop antenna anyway. I'll bet an off-the-shelf unit will be supported and they simply aren't that pricey. I don't expect it to be free.
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#23 OFFLINE   Jhon69

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

Even regular old USB can handle some OTA... The most bandwidth possible IF the entire OTA channel is devoted to a single channel is a little over 19 Mbps

USB is capable of 12Mbps, so couldn't handle that... but if you have an OTA that is doing 720p and multicasting 3 channels, one of them might be under 12 Mbps as a result.

USB 2.0 has WAY more capacity than required to deliver an HD signal from OTA.

They should be able to cleanly have a dual-tuner USB 2.0 stick, but I don't know if one exists OR if Dish would support it if it does.




Yea and if DISH does come out with a single OTA USB tuner module for me that would be disappointing,but why not ,I know when DISH first brought out the Hopper I thought it was at least one satellite tuner short.:confused:

#24 OFFLINE   Lee Bailey

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:12 AM

Your doubts are incorrect. USB2 handles the HD video stream perfectly fine. Has for at least 7 years.


Yep, you are correct. I am corrected!

I was comparing USB to the uncompressed HD 1080i video stream, which is around 1.4Gbps.
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