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6000 OTA active after upgrade to 622?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jimb, Feb 25, 2006.

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  1. jimb

    jimb AllStar

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    When I get my new 622 and they de-activate the E* 6000 will the OTA tuner still be active? I'm hoping I can still get HD over the air on the 6000 after they turn off the dish channels. I'm keep the 6000 for my 2nd HDTV.

    thanks
     
  2. ehren

    ehren Hall Of Fame

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    See I wanna do that as well in the future, I want to get an inexpensive 4:3 or 16:9 HD for a 2nd room and just use the 6000 for OTA especially since it would be upstairs and easier to get reception. Problem is I don't have a coax that goes up there. Does the 6000 need to be connected to Dish as well?
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't know whether or not is has to be an activated receiver... but I'm pretty sure that it has to be connected to the satellite Dish and see at least one (110 or 119 or something) satellite in order for the OTA to function.
     
  4. alebowgm

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    I dont think it has to be plugged in for the OTA to function, as much as it has to be connect to get the program guide information.

    I believe, from what I have read in the past is, make sure you are not on a Dish station when you de-activate the 6000 (ie OTA station). Otherwise, the reciever may lock up if you go to a Dish station, where as if you are OTA you can still connect...

    Do some looking with the search feature for this (im sick as a dog and too drugged up right now to sit and try to dig for it, hehe)
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The 6000 doesn't provide any OTA guide data.
     
  6. Nashcat

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    I have a 6000 and need to know this, too. How about if somebody that actually knows the answer replies... :lol:

    THANKS!
     
  7. robill

    robill Cool Member

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    I just dug my mothballed de-activated 6000 out and hooked it up. I let it download the latest software update. It's receiving OTA just fine. Of course, it does need to be looking at a satellite.
    One other thing, mine still has the old blue(not yellow) smart card, but I wouldn't think that would matter.
     
  8. Nashcat

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    Man, that was fast AND very helpful !

    Thanks for going to all that effort. I know there will be many other folks out there that will appreciate this, as well.
     
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