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Those With The DISH Network MT2 Over The Air Module


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#21 OFFLINE   shadough

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

I purchased 2 MT-2 tuners, originally I had 1 of em in my 722k but later moved it to a 222.  This was around the time that ppl were having problems w/ 722's not functioning properly with the module inserted.  My other module is in my 922.  The 922 of course has sling built in and I am abe to view OTA via sling without issue.  Allthough, right now the module isnt detecting any channels (I just recently replaced the 922 and "may" have hooked up the module wrong, I havent really had time to investigate that further).  I do see 1 distinct difference, or at least did on my previous 922:  I pretty much had guide info for almost all the sub-channels;  in contrast, the 222, most of the sub-channels just say 'digital service'.  Not sure why 1 recvr would have the guide info an not the other.

 

I use it much like everyone else, to watch tv during storms and when snow builds up on the dish.  I also get channels from Baltimore, like Fox/ABC, etc, that I can't get obviously from dish (since they can't sell neighboring markets/significantly viewed channels).  I would say I use the dish channels more than OTA, but its always good to have.  Comes in handy during the NCAA b-ball tourny: I can record the TNT & TBS games off the bird, an CBS OTA, all a the same time.  And yes, recordings of OTA content are twice as large as off-the-bird.  But sometimes its handy to record OTA so as to not use up any existing SAT tuner.


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#22 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

My theory on the 222's is that they only get the 44 hour guide - not the 9 day one of the DVRs - and which probably has the extra subchannel info.


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#23 OFFLINE   mwdxer

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:10 AM

Now the 211k with the outboard hard drive, I do get the 9 day guide with both the OTA and Dish. Without the outboard drive I just got the 44 hour guide.



#24 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

Without DVR capability there is nowhere for the receiver to store the 9-day EPG data...  It sounds like Scooper's idea might be on the nose, that for some reason the sub-channel OTA data only goes with the 9-day EPG.  It probably makes sense if you knew how things work under the hood, but it is an inconvenience for non-DVR receivers.


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