hopper 3 ota

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by icr2002, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. icr2002

    icr2002 Mentor

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    Can i Use any dual tuner usb tuner for this unit since its usb or not?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes
     
  3. Jim5506

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    It has to be either the dual tuner sold by Dish Network (black case) or the dual tuner sold by AirTV (white case, same innerds).

    The dish version with a detachable usb cable has been reported to have overheating problems, the newer Dish and AirTV dual tuner OTA dongles have a non-detachable usb cable.

    Off brands will not work. th.jpg AirTV dual tuner adapter.png
     
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  4. 34Ford

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    So where can I find these new dongles or a model number. I am still using a single tuner and it has sucked for years as far as the recordings go.
     
  5. scooper

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    Might start with Dishnetwork.com or AirTV,com....

    I'm sure an Amazon search would find one or the other or both.
     
  6. 34Ford

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    I don't want to get one of the first gens that run hot and have the removable cord. Is there a way to distinguish them in a picture?
    Thanks
     
  7. scooper

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    SIze. the hot ones are larger.
     
  8. harsh

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    No thanks for the horribly misleading answer. There are dozens of dual tuner dongles that wont work and only few that do.
     
  9. mke

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    The best is the one that goes on the dish i get 75 ota channels and when i used the dongle i got about 35 channels

    Sent from my SM-F926U using Tapatalk
     
  10. Jim5506

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    The dual OTA tuner you want is the one at the bottom of this AirTV Products page in the center.
    Products | AirTV
    It is white and the one from Dish is black, that is the only difference.
    It is also $29.99 whereas Dish charges $50 or 60 for theirs - I haven't even looked lately.
    You DO NOT want the dual tuner from Dish that has a removable usb cable, it runs very hot and - well just DON'T!
    Here is the Dish version that works, same as AirTV but black. Note no ventilation holes in the large surface where it says Dish
    Amazon.com: DUAL OTA ADAPTER FOR HOPPER/WALLY : Electronics
     
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  11. 34Ford

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    Thank you very much. I will give it a try.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There aren't any Hopper compatible dual OTA tuners that "go on the dish". Are you thinking of an antenna?
     

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