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Dish guide question

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Dr Pepper, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #1 of 13
    Dr Pepper

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    Recently switching to dish from cable, I was used to the moto dvr i had with my cable company. The guide had a feature where you could view the guide by channel. I cant seem to view the dish guide any other way than by time. Am I missing this or is it not possible?

    thanks
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 #2 of 13
    garys

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    Not possible.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 #3 of 13
    TulsaOK

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    Can you explain how the "view by channel" is different?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 #4 of 13
    James Long

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    Perhaps the browse banner would fill the need.

    While watching TV press the right arrow on the remote. You can look ahead on the current channel (one channel at a time) at the bottom of the screen. The info button pulls up more info on the highlighted program. You can also arrow up and down to other channels.

    It is still time based ... not sortable by other means.

    If you're seeking a specific program you can search. Press the left arrow while watching TV to pull up that option.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 #5 of 13
    ShapeShifter

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    Maybe look into Dish Remote Access (click here)?

    If you have your DVR connected to a broadband line, it gives you a variety of ways to search for shows, and manage recordings and timers. Maybe something in there will give you the extra flexibility you desire?

    If you could describe what you mean by "view by channel" maybe we can give you better suggestions. Do you mean to sort the list by channel name (something I've often wanted to do)?
     
  6. Mar 6, 2010 #6 of 13
    TulsaOK

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    I'm still waiting on that answer myself.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2010 #7 of 13
    sigma1914

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    Maybe they mean where you can see what's on channel XYZ for the next 6+ plus hours? Like Tivo:
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  8. Mar 6, 2010 #8 of 13
    TulsaOK

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    That's pretty cool.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 #9 of 13
    Dr Pepper

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    Yes, the picture posted by sigma is similar to what i mean. I would not have the dual guide as pictured, just the right side. I take it its not possible as I have tried everything. Guess the browse feature is as close as it gets. Thanks guys:)

    Is that Tivo box running on Dish?
     
  10. boba

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    That is TiVo guide for DISH.
     
  11. Dr Pepper

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    ???
     
  12. bigshew

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    The old Series2 Tivo boxes can control a Dish or Direct sat box by using an IR blaster cable. Tivo subscription gets you the appropriate guide info. You get choice of displaying in grid format or channel as shown in the pic above.

    Unfortunately, Tivo dropped sat box support on their Series3/HD models.
     
  13. GrumpyBear

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    With the Dish guide I think the best you can get is a 3hr shot.
     

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