Pub Member / Supporter
- May 7, 2007
I have Hopper 3 (actually two of them) and have the OTA tuner connected to the Family room H3. So last week we lose our local Fox (WXXA 23) in the Mission dispute. Wife is concerned because she has a few shows on Fox that she watches. She likes to record the shows and watch them later when she has time. Me and my boys wanted to watch Giants vs Vikings on Sunday too also on Fox. I am frustrated with the Dish OTA tuner. I have separate VHF & UHF antennas, roof mounted, using a Channel Master amp combining the two. So I have the OTA split out after the amp and reception is still pretty good on most channels even though I'm almost 40 miles from the tower and multiple mountains between us. So that's where the frustration comes in. I scan the OTA using the H3 OTA tuner and it only picks up 22 channels not including the Fox channel we need because of the dispute. So I tried clearing the channels on the H3 and rescanning and it picks up 27 channels again not the Fox station we are trying for. I even tried taking my splitter out and running an unsplit signal directly to the H3 OTA tuner, but it would not pick up any more channels. So I take the antenna feed and run it into my 65 Sony Bravia and the first scan I get 41 channels including the Fox channel I'm after. So me and my boys end up just watching the game OTA and there wasn't so much as a flicker in the picture. Then again last night my wife watched her Fox shows the same way and there wasn't as much as a flicker in the signal. Why won't the Dish OTA tuner scan these channels? Even my el cheapo 24 inch Vizio that I have over my workbench in the basement gets the 41 channels WITH the splitter in the mix. This is a major frustration for my wife who is not good at going back and forth between DISH and OTA on the TV. Anyone have any secret tips for picking up more channels with the Hopper 3 OTA?