If recording satellite television using one of Dish Network's Hopper systems left you longing for something a little more terrestrial, there's good news: the firm just unveiled an off-air digital tuner that's compatible with its marsupial-themed hardware. For those eager to record broadcasts picked up with an antenna, the OTA dongle is already available for $30 from Dish's online store. A freshly released software update not only adds support for the hardware, but also brings a raft of new features to the Hopper. With the update, users can now pair Bluetooth audio devices with the DVR, gaze at album art on SiriusXM channels and recover deleted recordings from a recycle bin that saves nixed footage for 48 hours. The box's "Prime Time Anytime" feature now supports standard definition local channels, and a new "What's Hot" section clues users into what other folks are watching locally and nationwide. For nitty gritty details, screenshots and impressions of the OTA module, tap the source links below.
Thanks to reader Dave for the screenshot!
- Key specs
- Type High def DVR
- HD recording capacity 250 hours
- SD recording capacity 1000 hours
- Number of digital tuners 3
- Video outputs Antenna / RF, Component (1 outputs), HDMI (1 outputs, v1.3), RCA / composite (1 outputs)
- Service type Satellite
- Video services Video-on-demand
- Announced 2012-01-09