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OTA for Hopper?


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#221 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

S229 on all H's, S278 on all J's now :D . OTA software is here :D :D . Now for the hardware...

Hardware is finally here too as of this morning. Plus a ton of new features in 229 like SD PTAT, SiriusXM album art, recordings recycle bin and bluetooth audio. Almost makes me wish I didn't have cable... almost ;)

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#222 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

If they made another model of Hopper that had 6 available tuners plus two OTAs then I'd go for that.


Well, Tivo, D*, Ceton, Arris/Moxie, etc. say otherwise. :rolleyes:


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#223 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

Hardware is finally here too as of this morning. Plus a ton of new features in 229 like SD PTAT, SiriusXM album art, recordings recycle bin and bluetooth audio. Almost makes me wish I didn't have cable... almost ;)


So far the reports are that you can't get the OTA module yet but is expected within a few days.

This upgrade looks to be a killer upgrade, bringing lots of new functionality to the Hopper/Joey scenario.

Only thing lacking is unified management imo.

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#224 OFFLINE   patmurphey

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

...If DirecTV adds the HD they are missing before Dish delivers, then I'll go with them since they have an integrated 5 tuner (plus 2 OTA) already out...


Sure about that? Doesn't DirecTV's OTA use the HR34/Genie's tuner count?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

It is now for sure avl in the dish store. I just ordered Two.
Others on other sites also confirmed they can order.

Now we just need the Guide Data for all the Sub channels. I just looked at the chart and my DMA is missing some guide data. I hope dish takes requests to add guide data.

Will DIRT Members be able to submit requests to add Guide Data?
What was the procedure for the 722 OTA?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Will DIRT Members be able to submit requests to add Guide Data?
What was the procedure for the 722 OTA?


The procedure for the 722 OTA was that if your guide data wasn't there for whatever reason, you were pretty much screwed. I've posted a few times the experience I had with one station. DISH said it was the stations fault and the station said it was DISH's fault. It had been fine for years, then it wasn't there. If it's the same for the Hopper, then we will be really screwed since there are no manual timers.

I just ordered an OTA tuner for my Hopper as well. I wonder how long it will take to get here!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

Sure about that? Doesn't DirecTV's OTA use the HR34/Genie's tuner count?


When I was researching Genie users claimed that adding an AM-21N allowed for OTA streaming to all clients. I don't see why a separate active tuner would not be included, but it's possible that no one clarified it adding to the overall tuner count. Still, the Genie has 5 active tuners out of the box plus OTA integration. The OTA should at least allow for live viewing if the other 5 are busy. I'll pose that question in the Genie topic unless some here can confirm.

Look, I'm not trying to bash Hopper here. I'm trying to properly vet it so I make sure I know what I'm going to get into for a two year commitment. I really like the unit and can accept having two, IF its going to do what I need it to do in order to work for me.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

So, I already have two EHDs and Sling Adpater. That's it for USB ports. I have tried using a USB hub with mixed results. Where will i plug in the OTA adapter?

Does anyone know if the latest software updates have enabled the eSata port?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

Was your USB hub owered? I have read others reported it had to be powered.
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#230 OFFLINE   PhantomOG

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

just ordered.

Is this a single or dual tuner? From the description, it sounds like a single tuner.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

So... just checkmarking here...

1. OTA will never come out? Nope... it apparently just came out.
2. Will conflict with PTAT? Will have to wait for people to get theirs, but no indication this was true either.

From where I sit... it looks like the only thing "wrong" is that Dish missed their desired "this summer" release date... but that the other speculation and unfounded rumors about lack of functionality were incorrect.

Interesting.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

I just went through an on-line chat to check on pricing for an upgrade but they said the OTA Module is "Unavailable" so I told them nevermind. I was surprised to be told that an upgrade to the Hopper would come with a $95 installation charge - I thought they were doing free installs for upgrades with a new 2 year commitment but I was either wrong or that offer has expired. Anxious to hear about other's experiences with the OTA module.

#233 OFFLINE   thomasjk

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

The OTA module is available for Hopper. I ordered one today. The upgrade charge depends on your account status and whether or not you have the protection plan. Contact one of the DIRT members like Ray C http://www.dbstalk.c...ber.php?u=95802 or RaymondG http://www.dbstalk.c...ber.php?u=98831 for help.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Just ordered my OTA tuner!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

I just successfully ordered one!!! I'll post when (if) it arrives...
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why a 2-Hopper system couldn't each have an OTA adapter and each one be used to watch/record OTA.

The question I'm REALLY interested in is... if a Hopper can support more than one OTA adapter on the same Hopper.

I haven't heard anything about that. For those who want more tuners, it would be a nice option to have and they could sell you more adapters.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why a 2-Hopper system couldn't each have an OTA adapter and each one be used to watch/record OTA.

The question I'm REALLY interested in is... if a Hopper can support more than one OTA adapter on the same Hopper.

I haven't heard anything about that. For those who want more tuners, it would be a nice option to have and they could sell you more adapters.


Only one OTA adapter per Hopper, it looks like.

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#238 OFFLINE   bobukcat

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

For those that ordered the OTA Module, did you receive any kind of shipment notice or tracking number, etc.?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I just received a tracking information yesterday evening. It says scheduled delivery is by end of day Thursday. I'm in Kansas and it is shipping from Colorado.

Hopper (owned) + EHD + Sling Adapter + OTA Adapter
AT200 + BB@Home + RSNs + HBO + Showtime + Locals
SATS: 110/119/129
TV: Samsung UN55D6400 55" LED 3D HDTV
A/V: Yamaha RX-A2000 Home Theater Receiver
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#240 OFFLINE   Jhon69

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

just ordered.

Is this a single or dual tuner? From the description, it sounds like a single tuner.



Single tuner.




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