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#21 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

Not now when they did pass the product to dish.
Perhaps it's another reason for delay (by internal source from other thread about reasons for leaving the company) - SW dev is small group what overloaded already...

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

Not now when they did pass the product to dish.
Perhaps it's another reason for delay (by internal source from other thread about reasons for leaving the company) - SW dev is small group what overloaded already...


Honestly, that doesn't really matter. It's an excuse whether it's true or not. Being overworked is the new norm. It sucks, but it's true. If Dish can't come up with OTA for the Hopper during the timeline they stated, it's up to them to say it.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

You know, they stop posting a table of FW versions and FW updates notes become so generic ...

I'm not surprised by that thread about frustrating ex-employees ... Did you read the thread ?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

You know, they stop posting a table of FW versions and FW updates notes become so generic ...

I'm not surprised by that thread about frustrating ex-employees ... Did you read the thread ?


Please provide that link. It sounds like it might be interesting reading.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:24 AM

Okay, I read the thread. It is not that much different from being in IT anywhere these days--if the company is growing. I am on call, once a week, every three weeks. If someone in the rotation does not respond, I will get called. We do not have enough folks to do the job we are tasked, but that's the norm. We make our deadlines. I have no sympathy for disgruntled employees these days; there are more than enough folks on the unemployment rolls to take their place.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

Perhaps you missed somewhere - it's the same for its SW dept.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

Perhaps you missed somewhere - it's the same for its SW dept.


Nope. Sorry. As I wrote, I don't buy excuses of being overworked. I'm overworked, but I come in every day. I don't make excuses.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:46 AM

Still waiting for that weather channel DISH promised 2 years ago....... Remember... coming soon!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

Still waiting for that weather channel DISH promised 2 years ago....... Remember... coming soon!

Are you talking about the one that lasted for a few days and was taken down?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:07 PM

Are you talking about the one that lasted for a few days and was taken down?

How about the regional versions they promised (in a PRESS RELEASE not a rumor or comment on a chat !!!)?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:35 PM

How about the regional versions they promised (in a PRESS RELEASE not a rumor or comment on a chat !!!)?

We don't really know until the poster gives more specific information.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:56 AM

Is there some news close to the topic ? Is someone seen the OTA USB stick in work?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

I have not received any information about an OTA module for the Hopper. We will let you know when new information is available. Thanks.

Is there some news close to the topic ? Is someone seen the OTA USB stick in work?



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

I think I remember seeing the Hopper reviewed in one of the A/V Mags and it didn't seem to have a RG6 Coax connection on the back for the OTA connection like my 622 DVR has. So if OTA antenna capability is added then how would it connect? And would the OTA connection take over one of the 3 internal tuners like it does on the 622 DVR?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

I think I remember seeing the Hopper reviewed in one of the A/V Mags and it didn't seem to have a RG6 Coax connection on the back for the OTA connection like my 622 DVR has. So if OTA antenna capability is added then how would it connect? And would the OTA connection take over one of the 3 internal tuners like it does on the 622 DVR?


see post#7, #32, #33

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:47 PM

So if OTA antenna capability is added then how would it connect? And would the OTA connection take over one of the 3 internal tuners like it does on the 622 DVR?

If you read the thread a lot more carefully, you would understand that it is thought to be a USB connected device.

Details (integration, pricing, dimensions, availability) are not available at this time.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

I just was looking in my DISH account of what I could order from the DISH store and noticed that the USB OTA Tuner was listed for $30.

It's currently listed as "out of stock," so perhaps it will be coming very soon...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

I just was looking in my DISH account of what I could order from the DISH store and noticed that the USB OTA Tuner was listed for $30.

It's currently listed as "out of stock," so perhaps it will be coming very soon...


Is there any link to web site to read specs, view photos ?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

nothing on the dish site yet...it just says it's out of stock.

Keep checking!

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There is a manual on the website....

http://www.mydish.co...am.ashx?ID=2731

Edited by arvetus, 02 October 2012 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

nothing on the dish site yet...it just says it's out of stock.

Keep checking!

**edit**
There is a manual on the website....

http://www.mydish.co...am.ashx?ID=2731


Awesome, thanks for posting this. I've been waiting for OTA to make the "Hop" and would love to replace my 622s but cannot give up OTA (even with PTAT). Getting excited again!




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