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622 doesn't get a local that my TV tuner does

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by dclaryjr, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

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    I'm having a problem receiving the local CBS-HD affiliate OTA. I just ran a scan on my TV's tuner and it picked up 15 signals, including 10.1 and 10,2--the CBS station in question. But when I switch that same antenna to the 622, it finds those signals, but for 10.1 it says "not locked" and a signal strength of 0. (10.2 has a strong signal but nothing is being broadcast). Any ideas on why I can't get this station on the 622? Thanks!
     
  2. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon AllStar

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    Tuners vary in sensitivity. Are you subscribing to locals thru Dish? If so, the CBS HD station (what you see as 10.1 from your antenna) is part of the package.

    If not, Your TV's HD tuner is obviously more sensitive and you'll have to use it to tune your local HD channels. Your 622 is fairly "old" by electronics standards....I'd bet your TV is newer and more advanced.
     
  3. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

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    Thanks for the reply. Just seems strange but the tuner on my JVC does seem to be a good one.

    The problem will be OBE come Monday. I decided today to jump ship. I've been real happy with Dish for years but I've decided to go with D*. I just hope the equipment manages to be as reliable as my Dish stuff has been.
     
  4. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

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    Cancel the above post--not going anywhere. Upon further review, I've decided I'm better off staying put for now. I guess I'll just have to switch to my TV tuner for CBS HD.
     
  5. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    Smart move - er - non move....:D
     
  6. dclaryjr

    dclaryjr Godfather

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    LOL. I do have some mixed emotions. I wouldn't mind having Sunday Ticket and ESPNU in HD. But after the initial promotional period, I would end up spending more than I'd like to get what I'd want at that point.
     
  7. festivus

    festivus Legend

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    dclaryjr,

    You might want to do a check switch and see if that fixes this issue.
     

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