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Dish OTA EPG issues Discussion

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by Stewart Vernon, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Most of us get OTA data (whether it be on a Hopper or other Dish receivers) for just the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CW) and then a handful of subchannels depending on your market like AntennaTV, MeTV, and some others.

    But lots of us have gaps in OTA data, especially for sub-channels.

    IF you're getting no EPG data at all... after having your Hopper and OTA module working for a couple of days... then there is likely a problem.
     
  2. satcrazy

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    Stewart,
    I'd be satisfied with local major networks ota data. My receiver is a 222K.

    The other one[ 211k] the antenna goes directly into the antenna connection.

    "Digital service" on both. :hair:

    The installer told me AFTER the install this is very common.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Usually the receiver needs at least an overnight update to get the EPG data fully populated on many of the Dish receivers... but if you still have a problem after that, you might have a faulty receiver.
     
  4. James Long

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    Also check my website http://uplink.jameslong.name/locallist.htmland see what data DISH is sending. If the channel is not on the list you will not get EPG.

    (Noting that 129 Sinclair channels have recently been removed from the list.)
     
  5. satcrazy

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    Thanks James, it shows I get these on WA 129 sat. [ which I did]

    Since I had to go to EA [ LOS issue] I'm without 129. So, that's why I don't get the guide I guess???

    If I got 129 with EA I wouldn't need the OTA module. So why was I told by a CSR that would help me?
     
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You should still get the OTA guide for the listed channels regardless of what arc you are on. My market is Eastern Arc with the special OTA channels listed on Western Arc and guide data comes.
     
  7. Jhon69

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    For all of those who need OTA data for channels there is www.titantv.com
     

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