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OTA for Hopper?

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

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Call GM of the station and tell him/her - we can't help you.
     
  2. scottchez

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    Those are often ION TV Station sub channels. $10 a month and you need a special box. Is it on the same sub channel as ION?

     
  3. jpeckinp

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    Has anybody addressed the issue of having an RG59/6 cable connected to an adapter in a USB port? What kind of stress does this put on the board connection? Will we start seeing a bunch on Hopper MOBO's not working on the USB ports because of broken ports or solder joints.
     
  4. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

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    The adapter connects by USB cable to the HOPPER. The RG6/59 cable causes no stress on the MOBO/USB port of the HOPPER.
     
  5. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

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    Probably a subscription channel transmitted by one of your local OTA stations. What is it's channel number? Are there other channels/subchannels from the same station?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Some technical info about the USB tuner [dongle]:

    Designed in USA 2012
    Model: BTC-2038

    VID_215A PID_C001
    Manufacturer: "Echostar "
    MaxPower: 500 mA
    SerialNumber: 0x0A <same for all !>


    U4 2153 40 - [SI2153-A40-GM] WORLDWIDE HYBRID ATV/DTV TUNER Silicon Laboratories
    U8 MT8534F - Demod
    U7 AU0828AB - USB bridge by Auvitek International
     
  7. charlesrshell

    charlesrshell AllStar

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    Where is it made?
     
  8. jtp1947

    jtp1947 Mentor

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    Designed in the United States, manufactured in India. Received mine 11/21 but still on S222/271 installed 11-7-2012 R1884.
    Still on 2.22/271 which was installed 11/7. I called Dish on 11/21 and was on the phone for 2 hours. The advanced tech told me 2.22 should work for the OTA module and I possibly had a dead module. I told him I needed a software update, he put me on hold, came back and told me I was correct. He then tried to force a download to 2.29 but was unsuccessful. He did a work ticket for the engineers and guaranteed 2.29 would show up in 24-48 hours. It has not happened, very frustrating.
     
  9. scottchez

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    I wish Dish could send it to those that ordered it now, or tells us the top secrete buttons to push on the DVR to force an update (DirecTV you just pushed 0 2 4 6 8 at startup).

     
  10. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    The updates are released in batches to receivers. The receivers must be powered off for the update to occur if the receiver is part of the batch file. The receivers must be idle. I have S2.30 on my receiver so you should get the update soon. Thanks.

     
  11. crabtrp

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    I installed mine on Friday. Worked great, got the guide data quickly. On Saturday the ota channels went black, still showing great reception. I did a red button reset, they came back, annoying.

    Today they went black again. I unplugged the Hopper unit and plugged it back in, the channels are back. Hopefully this will not be a continuing issue. Am I the only one who has seen this?

    When this thing works I get a fantastic picture quality.
     
  12. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I had that happen only once in the past couple of weeks. I could be wrong but it seems to happen more often the more you scan for OTA channels. Are you by any chance frequently scanning for OTA channels?
     
  13. crabtrp

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    No - I scanned when I got it, not since then.
     
  14. bobukcat

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    I've not seen the guide problem. Both OTA modules seem to work very well and the reception seems to be better than it was with the OTA tuner in my 622s. I've experienced one "glitch" where the OTA channel was pixelating terribly and dropping out. Rebooting the Hopper fixed it and I've not seen it again. There is no doubt that have OTA reveals the flaws in the same channel received via satellite.
     
  15. crabtrp

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    My channels were lost again last night. At this point my OTA module is unusable.
     
  16. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Just be glad that you've even got the new OTA software. I'm pretty sure that those still on S222 would have a better definition of "unusable."

    At this point just reboot and move on. I'm sure that future updates will fix these issues.
     
  17. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    Got the latest software S230 last night and now have my OTA tuner working.
     
  18. jtp1947

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    Got the 2.30/2.78 update last night. Unable to get ABC, channel 7 now but could with my 722. Anyone else in So Cal, Orange County have the same problem?
     
  19. Reaper

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    +1
     
  20. scottchez

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    Wow this tuner is so much better that the Directv AM21 , the HR20 and the old Dish 722 OTA tuner. I have tried them all. With multi pathing its the best. I am pulling stations from 60 miles in the nearby DMA
     

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