any chance for a new dual tuner ota dongle?

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So I’d like to hear of people’s experience with the new tuner in comparison to the old single tuner. So far I’d say the new tuner is working better for me. Holding signal better, less breakups.
 
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If you don't mind waiting a few extra seconds. If you use the 0 the change is immediate.
I tried both ways and the time it takes to change to the channel is about the same to me.
 
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00502 is the way the channel number is displayed in the guide (with the dash in-between of course) so that is easier for me to remember. If you don't enter the last "0" I would expect a slight delay while the receiver waits to see if you are going to punch in another digit. In other words, 0051 could be 005-01, or you could have started to type 005-10, for a station that has that many sub-channels.
 
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So I’d like to hear of people’s experience with the new tuner in comparison to the old single tuner. So far I’d say the new tuner is working better for me. Holding signal better, less breakups.

So far, so good. It's great not to have to deal with constant signal breakups(pixelation) anymore. I live about 12 miles from the local station towers in my area and have an outside antenna so I can't really compare signal strength. All channels were 100% before and are 100% now. I've noticed as others have said that color levels seem to be higher now on the OTA channels. I don't know what causes that other than a higher signal strength. Perhaps one of the experts here can chime in on why that would be.
 
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So far, so good. It's great not to have to deal with constant signal breakups(pixelation) anymore. I live about 12 miles from the local station towers in my area and have an outside antenna so I can't really compare signal strength. All channels were 100% before and are 100% now. I've noticed as others have said that color levels seem to be higher now on the OTA channels. I don't know what causes that other than a higher signal strength. Perhaps one of the experts here can chime in on why that would be.
That wouldn't have anything to do with signal strength, but more about how the tuner processes that signal.
 
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That wouldn't have anything to do with signal strength, but more about how the tuner processes that signal.
Or, to put it another way, how the receiver software processes the signal received from the new tuner, compared to how it handled the signal from the old tuner. That would also explain why the breakups go away by switching to the new tuner.
 
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I also wanted to add that for the years that I used the single dongle and I would use the guide or menu while tuned to an ota station I would receive constant breakups on the pic in pic ota station in the upper corner. It was very annoying. Since adding the new dongle things have been stable.
 
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i am trying to get an ota adapter. i see one on amazon. a dual tuner. is this considered the “new” latest version one? or is there a second version of the dual tuner...thanks
 
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i am trying to get an ota adapter. i see one on amazon. a dual tuner. is this considered the “new” latest version one? or is there a second version of the dual tuner...thanks

See post #26 in this thread.

The AirTV dual (white) dongle is not officially supported, but works also.
 
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Why not buy directly from Air TV?
 
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i am trying to get an ota adapter. i see one on amazon. a dual tuner. is this considered the “new” latest version one? or is there a second version of the dual tuner...thanks
There is only two versions that I know of.

Newest DISH Dual-Tuner USB OTA Adapter (black)

AirTV Dual-Tuner Adapter (white)
 
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One issue I have with the new tuner and it only happened a few times is if I tune to an ota channel it appears as lines in the picture. No audio and picture is unwatchable. If i then tune to a satellite channel and then go back to the same ota channel it fixes the issue. Anyone else experiencing this?
 
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I just returned my white air tv tuner because it did not work with my hopper3. it was supposed to be a dual tuner ???. ordered a DISH dual today.
 
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