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OTA for Hopper?


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#26 OFFLINE   P Smith

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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.


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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.

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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!

**edit**
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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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

I had OTA with Directv And it took the OTA channels and put them into the guide and they were no different then the Directv channels. You could click on them and record them just as you would any channel that was on the Sat. Is this how Dish works?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Yes. For many years before DTV, see when we start using 8VSB cartridge for model 5000 and 6000.

BTW, some ppl still using old model 811 (successor of 6000 :rolleyes:) for OTA regardless if it was deactivated and discontinued.

Edited by P Smith, 02 October 2012 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Interesting link. Guess it's closer than we think!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:01 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


Some ppl doesn't know how to rotate a page before making PDF :(

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

Some ppl doesn't know how to rotate a page before making PDF :(

The second page (which is more interesting) looks fine.
They could have rotated the first page and left the second page narrow but that would require special handling when printing.

But at the end of the day, complaining about the PDF is like complaining that one's bonus check is printed in an unpleasant font. Cash the check, be happy. We finally have public proof that OTA really is coming for the Hopper.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

You're always say something opposite when I'm criticize the company...

It's official document, not telling any printer have setting to rotate a page according it's orientation, you're always siding with them, I know.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

"Always" is such a lovely word ... why don't we just stick with the topic and not get into attacks that have nothing to do with OTA on the Hopper?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

The PDF pages are oriented like that so there is no special formatting required when printing on your printer. You only need to rotate it to view it if you don't want to print it. Any PDF reader will do this...

Anywhoo... This is a good thing for me since DISH doesn't carry my locals in HD yet. I don't need PTA, so it's no big loss for me either way. I will be glad to get my locals to all TV's, not just to the main TV and have to switch inputs to get to them :)

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

I'm with the crowd that thinks this is good news.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

I think it's good news, too... problem is, we know it wasn't last summer... Dish never said which summer...

We do know that there is a manual, though... :)

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