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#241 OFFLINE   EdBott

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hello folks!

There is a nice write-up on this device at Engadget. (Sorry I can't post the link)

I currently have directv but am looking at maybe switching to dish network because I am out of contract with directv. Does anyone know how many of these usb tuners you can hook up?

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#242 OFFLINE   bobukcat

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hello folks!

There is a nice write-up on this device at Engadget. (Sorry I can't post the link)

I currently have directv but am looking at maybe switching to dish network because I am out of contract with directv. Does anyone know how many of these usb tuners you can hook up?


Here is the referenced link but it doesn't really cover much detail on the USB OTA Module: http://www.engadget....oftware-update/

I would send it to the Dish CSRs who continue to tell me that it's not available but I know that its beyond their control and not their fault their systems don't give them more information.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:07 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.


Me too! I am in Alabama and it supposed to be delivered Thursday.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

If someone ordered two for one H ?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

I have been holding out on upgrading to the hopper until the OTA adapter came out. I ordered 2 yesterday and they are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Really looking forward to the hopper system. I have installation of 2 hoppers and 3 joeys scheduled for Sunday.

#246 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

I heard the s/w to support OTA is still rolling out, so you may not have it by Sunday. Just FYI.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

Got my adapter today! I don't know if it's just me, but the dongle seems to be more powerful than the MT2 module. Perhaps it's because it's one tuner vs two?

Btw, for those that are wondering, any standard A-B USB cable appears to work with the dongle. I'm using an old printer cable on my dongle and it works great! No short cable here!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

to be more powerful

How is that ?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Here is the referenced link but it doesn't really cover much detail on the USB OTA Module: http://www.engadget....oftware-update/

Scott at SatGuys did a nice 'First Look' of the OTA module here.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Got my adapter today! I don't know if it's just me, but the dongle seems to be more powerful than the MT2 module. Perhaps it's because it's one tuner vs two?

Btw, for those that are wondering, any standard A-B USB cable appears to work with the dongle. I'm using an old printer cable on my dongle and it works great! No short cable here!


I got my adapter today, too. Plugged it in and nothing happened. How long did you have to wait before it was detected? What version of software does your Hopper have? I'm at "S222 NACB 10/10/2012, 4:30AM"

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

I got my adapter today, too. Plugged it in and nothing happened. How long did you have to wait before it was detected? What version of software does your Hopper have? I'm at "S222 NACB 10/10/2012, 4:30AM"

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You'll need S229. My receivers have S229. It detected the adapter immediately. You'll hopefully be getting the new software anywhere between tonight and 2 weeks from now.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Can anyone confirm if the Joeys can simultaneously stream OTA from the Hopper?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Can anyone confirm if the Joeys can simultaneously stream OTA from the Hopper?


Not sure what you mean by simultaneously but the "First Look" on the other site showed a Joey using the OTA channels.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

I mean if a Joey is using the OTA does it become unavailable to another Hopper or Joey that wants it? One would think so, but I could be wrong.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

OK... I give. How do I order one? Could not find anything on DISH's website.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Yes you can join the OTA channel being watched but you cannot watch a different OTA channel.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yes you can join the OTA channel being watched but you cannot watch a different OTA channel.


What if you have multiple Hoppers, each with their own OTA tuner? That should allow for streaming off any available tuner, right? My situation would call for 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

You'll need switch J between Hs: unlink and pair it again.

#259 OFFLINE   BenJF3

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

You'll need switch J between Hs: unlink and pair it again.


I see. This is the reason I'm hoping for better integration. While I could likely easily manage this, most in the family will find it an annoyance. Thanks to all for the info.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

What if you have multiple Hoppers, each with their own OTA tuner? That should allow for streaming off any available tuner, right? My situation would call for 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys.


I am curious about this too. If you have two hoppers (no Joeys), is one hopper able to watch the tuners (OTA or SAT) of the other hopper? In essence, can one hopper be a client of another one? I know it can watch recorded shows of the other hopper, but what about live tuners?

I was considering getting a second Hopper instead of a Joey since I understand the montly fee of $7 is the same either way. Maybe all three tuners are busy on the Hopper I am using and I want to watch something else. Can I access the free tuners on the other Hopper?

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