Sounds like you really needed a 2 Hopper setup.moman19 said:I miss my OTA. I can live without it during the summer doldrums but three tuners is simply insufficient when I have three Joeys scattered throughout the house. Do the math. That's not even one tuner per TV!
During PTAT only two are available for 500 sat channels.
Lee Bailey said:
It will use one of the USB connections.Lee Bailey said:
When it becomes available what has been shown so far is a USB OTA single tuner module.Lee Bailey said:
Two more good reasons why the OTA module makes sense:sregener said:Sounds like you really needed a 2 Hopper setup.
I've got plenty of tuners. I just want to clean up the picture for broadcast television. The pixelization issues on American Idol were awful - especially with the confetti raining down. Macro-block city. I recorded the same event OTA using my DTVPal, and the picture was perfect.
I don't really want the inconvenience of running two DVRs - really spikes my power bill, and it makes the setup complicated with all the other stuff I have attached to an aging audio-video receiver. I want that tuner module. That's all.
I will see what you'll say when you'll pay for the OTA USB tuner $150.moman19 said:Two more good reasons why the OTA module makes sense:
- PQ is simply superior to the Sat counterparts.
- No need for cost/complexity caused by a second Hopper
Great point. Until we see what model is supported, there's nothing but a guess at what the OTA module might cost.P Smith said:I will see what you'll say when you'll pay for the OTA USB tuner $150.
Posted a picture of it; if you'll find Win or Linux driver for it - then use it with PC.722921 said:
The one I had on my Direct system set on top of DVR plugged into it and OTA antenna plugged into it. You could bring up the same guide Direct used and go to the OTA station without changing the input from sat to OTA. I loved mine and I'm sure Dish works about the same.722921 said:
Sure... but similar to the WiFi adapters... Dish only supports one specific model, and only loads a device driver for that... so you probably are not going to be able to just pick up any OTA USB stick and use it... which means Dish might pick up a cheap one OR might pick up an expensive one.722921 said:
I have doubts that USB 2 will be able to handle the data stream from an HD broadcast. Plus, now I would have to get my USB powered external hub attached, since I already use the 2 rear ports for the sling box and the currently non-functioning EHD.garys said:It will use one of the USB connections.