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OTA for Hopper?


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#1 OFFLINE   dunkonu23

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:06 AM

Has the OTA antenna upgrade been released? I've been laying low so I haven't heard.

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#2 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:43 AM

Not yet. It's probably still in testing.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

I for one, and I suspect a lot of Dish users are patiently waiting for OTA to become a reality for the Hopper before upgrading their system to the Hopper/Joey system.

Summer is winding down now and our patience is being tried.......

Does anyone know if there really will be an OTA option for the Hopper?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:42 AM

Would be nice if I could get PBS in HD with one.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

OTA is a must for me. After it's available for Hopper/Joey, I'll take a serious look to see if there are advantages to replacing my 722/622 setup.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

It should be in beta testing soon.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Has the OTA antenna upgrade been released? I've been laying low so I haven't heard.

Scott


It's not an antenna, but USB OTA tuner. Have you seen such Hauppauge WinNT-HVR 950 ?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:10 AM

It should be in beta testing soon.


Horrible for a product that was supposed to be released "this summer."

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:18 AM

It is still summer until Sept 21st.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

It is still summer until Sept 21st.


That's astronomical summer; for us it's June, July and August by a calendar.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

That's astronomical summer; for us it's June, July and August by a calendar.


+1... try telling the kids who just returned to school that it's still summer. :nono:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

That's astronomical summer; for us it's June, July and August by a calendar.


Does anyone know which calendar is Dish using?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Does anyone know which calendar is Dish using?


Mayan.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

:D

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:13 AM

It's not an antenna, but USB OTA tuner. Have you seen such Hauppauge WinNT-HVR 950 ?


Okay... then yes, I've seen it. Just wondering when Dish is gonna release their version.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

Perhaps it's going long way as the tuner is third party supply and had own developers of HW and FW inside ... dish had enough workload to adapt Linux driver of the stick and incorporate its control into existing DVR environment including MRV support.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:43 AM

:D


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Lucky for me I get the Big Four in HD plus PBS in HD via sat. Also get all my other OTA channels in SD that I need. It would be nice to get them in HD on H/J however the sat feed supplies some channels that i couldn't even pick up OTA. PTAT helps as far as the need for the extra tuners, but as everyone else said I'm starting to get impatient. Meanwhile PTAT and the 722k fulfill my needs.

Then again it would be nice for Dish to fix all the bugs rather than rushing out the OTA tuner.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

I agree with what is being said here. I like the idea of the Hopper, but it is a non-starter for me without OTA. I make do with two 622s. But OTA including some side channels are a big part of my viewing.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

Perhaps it's going long way as the tuner is third party supply and had own developers of HW and FW inside ... dish had enough workload to adapt Linux driver of the stick and incorporate its control into existing DVR environment including MRV support.

This would be an Echostar project, wouldn't it?

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