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How do I get the Hopper OTA tuner?


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#21 OFFLINE   jlluck

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Glad there's finally an OTA solution for the Hopper but not happy about having to pay $30 for it when my old 722 had it built in.
We don't get PBS in HD so the only way to watch/record it is OTA so I think Dish should be giving these little things away to Hopper owners. Or sell for about $10. Not $30.
There, I feel better now that I ranted.
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Gotta apologize here. Was editing my channel list the other night and found our local PBS is now in HD. I am complete. Still would like the adapter to be cheaper.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

Gotta apologize here. Was editing my channel list the other night and found our local PBS is now in HD. I am complete. Still would like the adapter to be cheaper.


The OTA module for the 722K is $50 but it is a dual tuner.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Gotta apologize here. Was editing my channel list the other night and found our local PBS is now in HD. I am complete. Still would like the adapter to be cheaper.


Ones made for Vip recievers, computers and the tuner box for tv's are all more expensive. How cheap do you want it to be?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

Ones made for Vip recievers, computers and the tuner box for tv's are all more expensive. How cheap do you want it to be?


I think 10 bucks is good sell price for a simple OTA adapter. Is there something else you get with the adapter other than the ability to get OTA programs and record them I don't know about?

#25 OFFLINE   Ray C@DISH Network

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

The Hopper OTA module gives you the ability to record 1 program on the OTA channels and view the OTA channels available in your area. These are the only added capabilities with the module. Thanks.

I think 10 bucks is good sell price for a simple OTA adapter. Is there something else you get with the adapter other than the ability to get OTA programs and record them I don't know about?



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Ones made for Vip recievers, computers and the tuner box for tv's are all more expensive. How cheap do you want it to be?


It was built in to my 921 and my 622, so it cost nothing. For those of us who live in between two major TV markets and have no other way to receive programming from the other DBA, they ought to give it away.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

It was built in to my 921 and my 622, so it cost nothing. For those of us who live in between two major TV markets and have no other way to receive programming from the other DBA, they ought to give it away.


The built-in ones still cost something... they didn't give those away, it was factored into the price.

As for being "owed" just because you have no other way to receive programming... Actually, that's the scenario where they have zero incentive to give it away. IF you can't get it any other way, then of course you have to pay to get it.

In a perfect world, I wish they had stuck to the built-in ones sometimes... but then, these external ones have a chance of being improved/upgraded as technology evolves too and IF the OTA tuner fails, you can replace it without having to replace the entire receiver.

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