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I was wondering if there is any way that I can set record Prime Time Anytime to record using my over the air antenna. I do have the antenna plugged in to my Hopper receiver. I am trying to save on my monthly bill since I have a good antenna. Thanks.
 
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I was wondering if there is any way that I can set record Prime Time Anytime to record using my over the air antenna. I do have the antenna plugged in to my Hopper receiver. I am trying to save on my monthly bill since I have a good antenna. Thanks.
No, PTAT is dependent on the four networks being on the same transponder. If you have a Hopper 3, however, you could set timers for each network individually for those hours and get what you want. With 16 tuners, using 4 at a time is no biggie...
 
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No, that is not possible. PTAT works because all of the prime-time TV stations are on the same transponder so Dish can record all events on that transponder at once. Your OTA channel does not use a satellite transponder, it is over the air, so it has to be recorded separately.

EDIT: I guess Bobby types faster than I do! :)
 
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Thank you. I have the original Hopper so I guess that is not possible.
 
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No, PTAT is dependent on the four networks being on the same transponder. If you have a Hopper 3, however, you could set timers for each network individually for those hours and get what you want. With 16 tuners, using 4 at a time is no biggie...
Since when does the Hopper 3 support 4 OTA tuners? It sounded like the OP wanted to drop the satellite locals to save money.
I was wondering if there is any way that I can set record Prime Time Anytime to record using my over the air antenna. I do have the antenna plugged in to my Hopper receiver. I am trying to save on my monthly bill since I have a good antenna. Thanks.
 
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No, PTAT is dependent on the four networks being on the same transponder. If you have a Hopper 3, however, you could set timers for each network individually for those hours and get what you want. With 16 tuners, using 4 at a time is no biggie...
...For that matter, if you record the (satellite-delivered) four major networks at the same time, they always share the same tuner, whether you use PTAT or not. :)
 

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