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Adding a channel

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by crockett_18, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. crockett_18

    crockett_18 AllStar

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    When I do an antenna scan a channel appears in the scanned list, but when I save it and exit, it does not appear in the guide. If I enter the channel number with the remote, I can then watch the channel. Why does it not stay in the guide. Also there is no channel information for programming, just digital service when I press info.
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It should show IF you are on an "all channels" guide. IF you are on a custom favorites list, though, then you would need to manually add the newly scanned channel to your custom list.

    As for the EPG data... whenever I add a new channel via scan, I often do not have EPG data until the next daily/nightly update refresh... Of course Dish doesn't have all sub-channel EPG data either, so it could be you have such a channel.
     
  3. crockett_18

    crockett_18 AllStar

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    Wow, I can't believe I screwed that up. I have a custom list and forgot to add the channel.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    No problem... it happens to me about every other time I do it too...
     
  5. dishman1999

    dishman1999 Registered User

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  6. fpembleton

    fpembleton Unregistered / Not Logged In

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    When I do a new OTA scan, I always turn the receiver off and back on. I was having channels not show up in the guide after I had scanned and saved them. Powering it off and then back on seemed to resolve that issue for me.
     
  7. jamelar

    jamelar Cool Member

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    About 25 years ago I worked at a TV station. Like most other stations, we went off the air overnight, signed off with the National Anthem. One night, the duty engineer was in a hurry to leave and skipped the Anthem. A complaint by a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution was filed with the station.
     

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