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Old 09-12-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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We are going from Froniter FIOS to DISH Network Hopper 3, 2 Joey 2's and the dark color hybrid dish.

Looking for feedback from people who have the newer system.

I hear it is the best technology on the market. Do you concur?

How is it during rain storms? We live in Florida?

What about begging able to hook up an outdoor antenna to it? Will it feed to all the TV's and can the DVR record from an OTA antenna?

Any tips post set-up?

Thx much in advance.

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Old 09-12-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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They are now offering a 2 yr price guarantee on the service/package. They will find ways to sneak in extra charges. I had them for almost 4 yrs and finally got tired of the price increases and dropped them. I personally did not get my money's worth (never home) but I was happy with the picture and sound quality. Not sure about recording OTA. They may now support that. I know you can run antenna and dish signal on the same wire with a diplexer. Locals are (usually) free although they may not carry all of them.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Living in Florida, if you are within 40-45 miles of a transmission tower, you should have a OTA antenna for back up. During the recent hurricane, I had almost no DISH reception for about two days because of the length and width of the yellow, orange, red rain bands. I'm lucky that my garage faces the tower. The antenna is in the garage attic. I have a separate co-ax that runs parallel to the DISH cable in the wall. Two outlets on wall. Antenna co-ax is connected to TV 'ant in' port. When I want to watch local channels, I use TV remote to change input from HDMI1 to TV.
I use the antenna to watch uncompressed HD channels and all the sub channels that DISH does not carry.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Living in Florida, if you are within 40-45 miles of a transmission tower, you should have a OTA antenna for back up. During the recent hurricane, I had almost no DISH reception for about two days because of the length and width of the yellow, orange, red rain bands. I'm lucky that my garage faces the tower. The antenna is in the garage attic. I have a separate co-ax that runs parallel to the DISH cable in the wall. Two outlets on wall. Antenna co-ax is connected to TV 'ant in' port. When I want to watch local channels, I use TV remote to change input from HDMI1 to TV.
I use the antenna to watch uncompressed HD channels and all the sub channels that DISH does not carry.
What brand/model antenna, if you do not mind? Thx much.

We are in Palm Harbor.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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They are all pretty much the same.
I have this one:
https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Antenn...rds=tv+antenna
I get about 20 channels.

Let's face it, there aren't a lot of different ways to make an antenna like that. lol
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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looks like you'll need a usb device to dvr ota and might have problems
https://support.dish.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18415
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If you want to read feed back from hopper users go to support.dish.com look at the threads in the hopper/joey and receiver sections. One complaint I see is that if you are a night owl, there is nothing you or DISH can do about the system updates at 1AM. Dumb software programming. Also, if you use an antenna to get sub-channels, the dongle is not available at this time. Antenna would have to be plugged into 'ant in' on TV and use the TV remote to change 'input'
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