Can the Old Dual OTA Adapter 212553 be Repurposed?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Johnny Rico, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Johnny Rico

    Johnny Rico New Member

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    New to the forum and topic, but was recently given both an old Dual-OTA-Adapter-Tuner-USB 212553 and USB Sling Adapter SB700.

    Prior to posting, I did a search for both 212553 and SB700, and finding nothing, I suspect they may be old, legacy devices.

    Question: can these adapters be repurposed for use with non-Dish equipment?

    For instance, might the USB 212553 but used with an Amino A140?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I can't say I've seen drivers for either device conventional computers. I'm sure the SB-700 is DISH ViP DVR only and since it uses Shockwave Flash technology, its utility has pretty much gone away with Flash.
     
  3. Johnny Rico

    Johnny Rico New Member

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    Interesting. Thank you.

    Perhaps other readers, familiar with Ubuntu or Debian, might be able to let me know if the Linux community has coded something that might operate those devices.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Can you post VID&PID info for the adapters ? There is MS UVCView.x86 program for that (unusual name, heh - it's USB Device Viewer !)
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Web searches cover Linux as well or better than they cover Windows or MacOS. If you're not seeing it, it probably isn't there.
     

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