zoglizard wrote: New to the forum, but thought I would add some info. Was having the same OTA problem that has been reported. (Was reading the forums, hoping for a solution).
However, if I hook the antenna directly to my TV, it works great. Great resolution, no pixelation, guide information (now on my TV, not on my hopper) populated in seconds. So, its not a signal issue. I have plenty of OTA signal. So, I guess I could use the OTA this way, but then its not in the same guide, and I can't DVR, so deal breaker for me.
Major Havoc wrote: The DISH guide data is there even if you donâ€™t subscribe to the channels. Set you guide to show non-subscribed channels and you will see guide data for them as well. You can further confirm this by noting that the data your TV gets from OTA is not the same data you see in the Dish guide. There is some OTA data, but not a lot of data being sent OTA for each channel, and the data that gets populated into Dishâ€™s guide is much more detailed, and amazingly (not) matches exactly what they put into their own local channel
jimmyir2 wrote: New customer since last April. I have a Hopper 3 and can only hit the west satellite and my locals are in SD. So low and behold I have the OTA tuner installed. Works for the most part except for recording. When they enabled the ability to record two OTA channels that's when it all went to crap. Now when I even try to record one channel and not use the other OTA tuner recordings are full of studdering and pixelizations to the point of not being watchable. I have a Channelmaster 3228 antenna and receive the local channels without any issues on my TV sets. I also have a HTPC system with a tuner installed and use it to backup my recordings. That works perfectly. Dish doesn't. They have even swapped out the Hopper 3 and I still have the same issue. Wish I would have never signed a contract. Won't be making that mistake twice. Extremely dissatisfied with this service.
Major Havoc wrote: Very strange. I have both the single OTA tuner and the newer dual OTA tuner and do not have the issue (at least not yet) and can record both satellite and OTA at the same time with no problem. I can understand your frustration.