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Missing locals in 8000 series/older receivers

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by rittletoz, Jul 11, 2002.

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  1. rittletoz

    rittletoz New Member

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    Hi all -- Wonder if anyone can help me out with this. I have had my abc, nbc, fox, cbs, upn, wb, pbs locals for some time. Lately, I have been getting several more local station options which require a second dish install. No problem there. But, I only see these extra locals in the 8000 area on my DP301. My 1000's and my 4000 don't have them in the EPG.

    Note -- I am not talking about the new DP301 software upgrade that allows that 'low' channel numbers corresponding to the OTA channels. I would think that even the lowliest 1000 receiver should be able to add more channels in the 8000 area.

    Has anyone experienced this?

    Ritt
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    Hi Littletoz and welcome to DBSTalk.Com :hi:

    Have you tried the basics like pulling the card, unplugging for a few mins, switch test? Often these little problems can be solved with one of the above 3 which all basically do the same thing by refreshing you receiver. Good Luck!
     
  3. MikeW

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    When the second dish was installed, did they install the correct switch to feed all receivers? Could be that the other receivers do not see the wing sat. If connections appear to be there, do a check switch on each receiver. When the check is complete, you should see the switch information and a confirmation that you are seeing three different sats.
     
  4. scooper

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    Guys - he has a DP301 that has had the latest upgrade - the same upgrade that probably shows his locals down in their OTA channel numbers. What he is seeing when he tries to select a channel that should be on a side slot, is that the software puts out the "This channel requires a 2nd Dish, please call Dish at 800-333-DISH to arrainge for an installation". This will NOT show up on his 1000's and 4000 - they only show channels that they can receive.

    In conclusion, he DOES NOT have a 2nd dish at this time, and what he is seeing is perfectly normal at this time.
     
  5. TNGTony

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    Beat me to it Scooper. The 1000 and 4000 receivers will not see the additional channels until you actually have a dish pointed up there.

    BTW nice to see another new user here.

    See ya
    Tony
     
  6. rittletoz

    rittletoz New Member

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    Right! I only have a dish500, so then you are saying that the ability of the DP300 to 'see' the new local channels (even in the 8000) range is a function of the new software upgrade? I could understand that about the OTA channel numbers, but I figured the 8000 numbers would show up on the old receivers. Oh well, one hopes that Dish might come out with an upgrade for us folks who've been with them from the start!

    I hope they can make my 1000 and 4000 'see' those new channels!

    BTW, in regards to the 2nd Dish, I called and asked for it. I was given an appointment within 2 days. The installer called the evening before the appointment and said that he was out of sw64's so he would call to reschedule.

    Thanks for the responses!

    Ritt
     
  7. rittletoz

    rittletoz New Member

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    Ok! I get it. The way you put it Tony made me see it. I really don't have a dish 500, I have been with dish so long that I have 2 regular dishes pointed one each at 110 and 119, but the 110 one started out pointing at 61.5. When my locals went to 119, I repointed it to 110 to take advantage of the extra showtime and hbo stuff. I remember now, how when I repointed it, all the new channels showed up on those older receivers. Thanks! Nice group here! I have lurked around alt.dbs.echostar for a long time, but just ran across this a couple of days ago. Great!

    Ritt
     
  8. Steve Mehs

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    Doh! (smacks head really hard) I forgot that.
     
  9. MikeW

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    I can't believe i didn't read the whole thing...Alka Seltzer please.
     
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