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#326 OFFLINE   byli5

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

I'm amzed that you were able to aggregate all the signal data. I see why you are a super moderator. I checked and my channels for Roanoke, VA do have TSID data and so I am hopeful that I can eventually get it right but I am not sure what to do next. The satellite installer left me his cell #. Do you think he could fix it? What about the DIRT folks I see referenced here and there?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

The DISH Executive Office folks were unable to fix the EPG in my market. I doubt that DIRT or a local installer would have any more ability. The executive office people refused to acknowledge that the data was transmitted via satellite and that DISH satellite receivers matched satellite transmitted data to channels. And (at least at that time) their ability to send things on to a tech for repair was one way. They claimed that they would not get notified by the tech on progress of the repair and could not follow up on previous requests. (At least that is what I was told.) The executive office wanted to blame my receivers ... so I suppose replacing every OTA enabled receiver in my market would have fixed their broken data feed. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Hi all,
Despite seeing the black out issues here, I decided to order the OTA along with the Hopper (finally joining the HD world - just recently donated the CRTs - they just would not die). Not too clear what Scott meant about "multi pathing too many times" causing the driver to crash - if that is true then I guess it means s/w update.

I noticed some messages about only 1 USB device can be used. I wonder if its because the hopper cant power too many devices. Anyone using a EHD with its own power supply? If so do you experience blackouts?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

I noticed some messages about only 1 USB device can be used. I wonder if its because the hopper cant power too many devices. Anyone using a EHD with its own power supply? If so do you experience blackouts?


Dish only supports self-powered EHDs... so if anyone tries a USB-powered EHD it is a use-at-your-own-risk situation.

There are multiple ports... I have to think one could use the Sling Adapter and the OTA adapter at the same time, otherwise that would be a problem. I would also think you are meant to be able to use EHDs at the same time as well... though at some point you'll probably need a USB-hub to connect everything at the same time, especially if you go for the multiple USB drives that can be seen at the same time.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I am using an OTA, EHD and Sling adapter all at the same time through the available USB ports on the Hopper without issues.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I am using an OTA, EHD and Sling adapter all at the same time through the available USB ports on the Hopper without issues.


+1

My issues settled down after I stopped trying to tune in weak OTA channels.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

I have reviewed this thread since the OTA was released and haven't seen this discussed by anyone with the OTA enabled (except for speculation before the OTA was released0. If I only receive local channels OTA will I be able to record all the network programming for the week as advertized for the Hopper? Thanks.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

I have reviewed this thread since the OTA was released and haven't seen this discussed by anyone with the OTA enabled (except for speculation before the OTA was released0. If I only receive local channels OTA will I be able to record all the network programming for the week as advertized for the Hopper? Thanks.

PTAT only uses the satellite fed channels. You can set normal timers for the OTA channel content, but PTAT will only record from the satellite versions.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Thanks. That's what I figured.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

I have reviewed this thread since the OTA was released and haven't seen this discussed by anyone with the OTA enabled (except for speculation before the OTA was released0. If I only receive local channels OTA will I be able to record all the network programming for the week as advertized for the Hopper? Thanks.


The OTA adapter has a single tuner in it. Each Hopper can support only one OTA adapter. If you had 2 Hoppers, each with an OTA adapter, you'd be able to record half the network programming for the week. That is all.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Is there still a shortage of the tuners?
Hopper feeds the 73" Mitz WD-73640 3D DLP/1080p (and 19" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 1 feeds the 62" Mitz WD-62628 DLP/1080P (and 16" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 2 feeds the new 40" Specter LCD black friday special
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

If you're asking if there's an adequate # to meets ones recording needs then:
Only if you think 3 sat tuners and one OTA tuner per hopper is not enough.
Everyone's needs are different.

If you're asking about the availability of the OTA tuners from Dish, then why not give them a quick call.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

As of yesterday the Ota Tuners were backordered.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

As of yesterday the Ota Tuners were backordered.


Thanks. Any ideas when they will be available again?
No point in switching from my current setup until then...
Hopper feeds the 73" Mitz WD-73640 3D DLP/1080p (and 19" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 1 feeds the 62" Mitz WD-62628 DLP/1080P (and 16" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 2 feeds the new 40" Specter LCD black friday special
Dish America Pkg

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

I didnt ask when they would be available. Im going from a 722 with 1 OTA tuner to a Hopper/Joey tomorrow. I thought I would see if the 3 tuners worked with my family before I added the OTA.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

They are back in stock as of a few days ago.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

Where do you see them available?
They don't show up at all for under mydish/myaccount/orderfromstore
Hopper feeds the 73" Mitz WD-73640 3D DLP/1080p (and 19" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 1 feeds the 62" Mitz WD-62628 DLP/1080P (and 16" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 2 feeds the new 40" Specter LCD black friday special
Dish America Pkg

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

he is special - he has mighty account :)

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

I just checked again and I see it there as an option to order, but it looks like the Add To Cart button isn't working. It looks like it is there and other reported it being there as well a few days ago. Maybe try chatting in and asking a rep if they can manually order one for you.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I just checked again and I see it there as an option to order, but it looks like the Add To Cart button isn't working. It looks like it is there and other reported it being there as well a few days ago. Maybe try chatting in and asking a rep if they can manually order one for you.


The Add to Cart button does work. You have to scroll back up the page to see your cart.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

I guess its been a long day and my eyes don't work. You are right, so they are in stock and the button is working to add them to the cart.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

Do you have to have a hopper on your profile to see it, because I still cannot...
Hopper feeds the 73" Mitz WD-73640 3D DLP/1080p (and 19" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 1 feeds the 62" Mitz WD-62628 DLP/1080P (and 16" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 2 feeds the new 40" Specter LCD black friday special
Dish America Pkg

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Do you have to have a hopper on your profile to see it, because I still cannot...


Yes

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Kind of a chicken or egg thing...why order a hopper w/o ota ready to hook up for the install?
Do the installers deliver the ota dongle along with the hopper/joeys?
Any DIRTs out there? I'm ready to upgrade...almost.
Hopper feeds the 73" Mitz WD-73640 3D DLP/1080p (and 19" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 1 feeds the 62" Mitz WD-62628 DLP/1080P (and 16" Polaroid LCD/720p via RF)
Joey 2 feeds the new 40" Specter LCD black friday special
Dish America Pkg

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

so far only online order could give you the dongle




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