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Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

GrannyBarbHutson
Camera Crew

Recently lost our CBS so hooked up an inside OTA antenna. Going to get an adapter to connect the antenna to my Hopper 3. When I do this, will I still be able to record multiple shows at the same time? I realize the Prime Time recording option will not be available but with 16 tuners, I'm hoping I can record numerous shows and still be able to watch a live program.
Thanks.

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Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

Roadijeff
Visual Engineer

I have an OTA antenna connected to a Hopper 3.  I believe you can only record one OTA station at a time but you can still record up to 16 total stations at the same time, as long as the others are via satellite.

 

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

GrannyBarbHutson
Camera Crew

Hmmmm, not happy with that as the one reason I went with the Hopper 3 was to be able and record numerous prime time channels at the same time. 

Thanks for replying.

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

Roadijeff
Visual Engineer

Except for CBS, aren't the rest of your local stations still available via satellite?  You can record them at the same time.

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

Chadt4141
Screen Writer
With the OTA adapter, there are two choices you have. A single tuners or dual tuners. That is just for the OTA delivered channels. The 16 tuners on the H3 is for satellite delivered channels.

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

GrannyBarbHutson
Camera Crew

So with a dual tuner OTA adapter, I will be able to record 2 over the air local channels but can still record other channels that are from Dish Network, for example The Hallmark Channel?

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

Chadt4141
Screen Writer
Correct.

Re: Recording OTA locals on. Hopper 3

GrannyBarbHutson
Camera Crew

Ordered an AirTV dual tuner today for $30 cheaper than the one from Dish. Keeping my fingers crossed it will work.  Then I will cancel my locals through Dish.
Also going to split the antenna and run a coax to the VCR/DVD player/burner and be able to record an additional local channel if necessary.