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OTA for Hopper?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by dunkonu23, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. EdBott

    EdBott New Member

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    Hello folks!

    There is a nice write-up on this device at Engadget. (Sorry I can't post the link)

    I currently have directv but am looking at maybe switching to dish network because I am out of contract with directv. Does anyone know how many of these usb tuners you can hook up?
     
  2. bobukcat

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    Here is the referenced link but it doesn't really cover much detail on the USB OTA Module: http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/14/dish-network-hopper-ota-module-software-update/

    I would send it to the Dish CSRs who continue to tell me that it's not available but I know that its beyond their control and not their fault their systems don't give them more information.
     
  3. tomtb

    tomtb Cool Member

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    Me too! I am in Alabama and it supposed to be delivered Thursday.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If someone ordered two for one H ?
     
  5. allenwoodruff

    allenwoodruff Cool Member

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    I have been holding out on upgrading to the hopper until the OTA adapter came out. I ordered 2 yesterday and they are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Really looking forward to the hopper system. I have installation of 2 hoppers and 3 joeys scheduled for Sunday.
     
  6. mdavej

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    I heard the s/w to support OTA is still rolling out, so you may not have it by Sunday. Just FYI.
     
  7. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Got my adapter today! I don't know if it's just me, but the dongle seems to be more powerful than the MT2 module. Perhaps it's because it's one tuner vs two?

    Btw, for those that are wondering, any standard A-B USB cable appears to work with the dongle. I'm using an old printer cable on my dongle and it works great! No short cable here!
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    How is that ?
    Are you transmitting OTA signal to your winter cabin ? :)
     
  9. Joe Spears

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  10. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

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    I got my adapter today, too. Plugged it in and nothing happened. How long did you have to wait before it was detected? What version of software does your Hopper have? I'm at "S222 NACB 10/10/2012, 4:30AM"

    Thanks
     
  11. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    You'll need S229. My receivers have S229. It detected the adapter immediately. You'll hopefully be getting the new software anywhere between tonight and 2 weeks from now.
     
  12. BenJF3

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    Can anyone confirm if the Joeys can simultaneously stream OTA from the Hopper?
     
  13. bobukcat

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    Not sure what you mean by simultaneously but the "First Look" on the other site showed a Joey using the OTA channels.
     
  14. BenJF3

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    I mean if a Joey is using the OTA does it become unavailable to another Hopper or Joey that wants it? One would think so, but I could be wrong.
     
  15. tommiet

    tommiet Godfather

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    OK... I give. How do I order one? Could not find anything on DISH's website.
     
  16. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes you can join the OTA channel being watched but you cannot watch a different OTA channel.
     
  17. BenJF3

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    What if you have multiple Hoppers, each with their own OTA tuner? That should allow for streaming off any available tuner, right? My situation would call for 2 Hoppers and 2 Joeys.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You'll need switch J between Hs: unlink and pair it again.
     
  19. BenJF3

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    I see. This is the reason I'm hoping for better integration. While I could likely easily manage this, most in the family will find it an annoyance. Thanks to all for the info.
     
  20. jeffdb27

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    I am curious about this too. If you have two hoppers (no Joeys), is one hopper able to watch the tuners (OTA or SAT) of the other hopper? In essence, can one hopper be a client of another one? I know it can watch recorded shows of the other hopper, but what about live tuners?

    I was considering getting a second Hopper instead of a Joey since I understand the montly fee of $7 is the same either way. Maybe all three tuners are busy on the Hopper I am using and I want to watch something else. Can I access the free tuners on the other Hopper?
     

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