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Wondering where you've purchased your OTA dongle for Hopper3.

Dish has them for $59.99, but wondered if there was another vendor that had same thing cheaper.

I've done some searching, but want to make sure I'm going to get something that will work with Dish product and not some knock-off that 'isn't authorized seller' and doesn't end up working with the unit.

Where have you purchased, for how much, and how's it working?
 
KAB

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I wouldn't buy one (they are all same, made by Hauppage, similarly priced) until they get the OTA bug fixed for good.
 
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Has DISH finally started selling them? About a month ago all they were doing was referring you to DISH retailers. The low price was something like $52 plus shipping which came out to about $58.
 
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Works great with the Hopper 3. I understand there is a problem with some of the older hoppers.
 
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Has DISH finally started selling them? About a month ago all they were doing was referring you to DISH retailers. The low price was something like $52 plus shipping which came out to about $58.
$60 +6=$66.00 from Dish.
 
Yragha

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When in the blue heck will the dual Dongle work on the Wally?
 
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There's actually a major problem with OTA dongles. Seems to be related to U502. Mine quit working when U502 was installed. No longer recognizes that a dongle is attached. There are many recent postings related to this widespread problem. Some H3-dongle combinations fuction correctly with U502. No info on when a fix will be available.
 
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There's actually a major problem with OTA dongles. Seems to be related to U502. Mine quit working when U502 was installed. No longer recognizes that a dongle is attached. There are many recent postings related to this widespread problem. Some H3-dongle combinations fuction correctly with U502. No info on when a fix will be available.
I worked several cases today with OTA specific pixelation and scrambling issues on hopper 3 with U502 software update for customers. Specifically, the hopper doesn't seem to be affected as much as the joeys are. I submitted this today as feedback to the tech ops team but I won't be back until Monday to check to see if they can replicate. If they're successful it should be a quick fix.
 
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This is really bad for Dish. They have made too many bad moves lately.

If they were competent, they'd send out some rock solid updates. There is no need for more features, save the recovery of previous features.

DTV/ATT seems inclined to depart the satellite business. Dish could capture all that.

BUT ONLY IF THEIR SOFTWARE -WORKED- as advertised.
 
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