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OTA for Hopper?

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

  1. Jan 3, 2013 #361 of 369
    fmcomputer

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    Youngstown....
    On my 722 I had the OTA would give an error signal lost. I guess the H does not give an error it just wipes out all OTA channels.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2013 #362 of 369
    thomasjk

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    Not necessarily. I have gotten the signal lost message without losing all the OTA channels. Weak channels play a part in this issue.
     
  3. LtMunst

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    Just ordered my OTA adapter. Couple of questions about points brought up earlier.

    #1..Is it still true that you cannot manually enter a new OTA channel? If so, how do you scan channels if they are in multiple antenna directions?

    #2..Do the OTA channels work at all with Sling?
     
  4. jeffdb27

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    #1. This is a problem if you have a rotor and need to scan different directions. When you rescan currently, it wipes out all the stored channels. They do have a button to add a station, but it says something like feature coming soon.

    #2. I think so. I have my sling adapter unplugged currently, but I can check later if noone beats me to it.
     
  5. koralis

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    It's even easier than that. The machine knows when recordings are scheduled. It can pick any time it likes that has a 1 hr free window (probably really only need the half hour, but why take chances?)

    It should also not being trying to reboot while tv output is on.


    It has all the info it needs to stay out of your way... that it doesn't use it is a sign of lazy programmers.
     
  6. jeffdb27

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    Well, I was wrong. I could not see my OTA channels through the Sling adapter. One can also not see programs transferred to EHDs - which was possible on the vip722.

    Of course, if you record something from an OTA channel, that recording is available on the Sling (unless you move it to an EHD). It is probably even available while it is still recording.
     
  7. jeffdb27

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    All good points.

    It still makes no sense why they took the perfectly good option of letting the user decide what time of the day to perform these updates.
     
  8. sregener

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    I don't recall seeing this before, but last night I watched Thursday's American Idol recorded OTA and it had AutoHop available. Still on S234.
     
  9. LtMunst

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    I can now happily confirm that on a Hopper w/sling (S303), the OTA adapter does in fact work with sling. :) I can watch OTA channels on my Iphone client. The only glitch is that OTA channels without guide information do not show up at all in the sling guide. They can be tuned to manually, however.
     

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