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Missing OTA channels after most recent 622 update.

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by wsutard1, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. wsutard1

    wsutard1 New Member

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    Just as the title implies. I am missing ALL of my OTA channels after the most recent software update that happened on or around 8/30.

    I try to scan for the channels again and again and every time I get no channels.

    I have attached my antenna to my TV with built in HD receiver and I can find all of my usual channels.

    I have contacted dish but their suggestion is to send out a technician at a cost of $99 to me. I refuse to pay for this since it is not my fault this is happening.

    Does anyone here know what I am talking about and most importantly does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  2. hokie93

    hokie93 Mentor

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    My OTA channels did this about a month ago. Reset the reciever make sure your zip code in the point dish screen is right then rescan. For some reason my reciever put in a zip code of 12345 randomly this is what i did to make it work hope this helps.
     
  3. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    You may have a faulty OTA tuner. Be sure that the terrestrial antenna is connected to the correct input on your 622.

    I had this problem once. I entered Local Channels and deleted all of them. I then selected "Done" and exited out of Local Channels menu. This saved my new settings. I then did a power cord unplug (for about 30 seconds). One the receiver was up and running, I got back into the Local Channels menu and did a channel "Scan Locals." All the channels returned. I selected "Done" which saved the new settings. I have not had a problem with this receiver OTA channels since I did this.

    Beyond that, if yours still doesnt work, it sounds like a replacement 622 is needed.
     
  4. peter atchley

    peter atchley Cool Member

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    Make sure your OTA signal type is "antenna", not "cable".
     
  5. wsutard1

    wsutard1 New Member

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    Where do i set the OTA signal type? I dont see that option.
     
  6. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    MENU > 6 > 8 (HDTV Setup) be sure that that, "Analog Type" is set to, "Offair." There is a very strong possibility that this is why your OTA isn't working.
     
  7. bills

    bills Legend

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    question? what would be the proper input on the 622 for ota....regards
     
  8. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    The one on the far right end (or left end as viewed from behind), labeled "TV Antenna - 8VSB." Maybe that wasn't your actual question?
     
  9. wsutard1

    wsutard1 New Member

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    You guys are awsome. The update had changed the HD setting to IRC. I changed it to OTA and now I get my 17 channels.

    Thanks a lot.

    To bad Dish Network support couldnt suggest that.
     
  10. bills

    bills Legend

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    i have tried everything i could, but still cant get info off of the ota. would a tivo do the job? if possible how would you hook it up to work with ota and dish 622? regards.... btw i have no problem with digital ota just no info....
     
  11. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper DBSTalk Club

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    Bills... Do you have locals? if you don't have locals you will not get OTA guide info. That is step one. The steps above cover not getting OTA at all. If you get OTA and no guide that is a different problem and it usually boils down to not having locals, locals are not provided for your area, or you are in a strange dead zone between Two DMAs.

    So do you have locals for your area and are you paying for them?
     
  12. bills

    bills Legend

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    NO I DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO DISH FOR MY LOCALS I HAVE NO PROBLEM GETING THEM FROM MY OTA JUST NO INFO. I LIVE IN TECUMSEH MICHIGAN DISH WOULD FORCE ME TO HAVE TOLEDO OHIO LOCALS WHICH I DON"T WANT. I GET DETROIT LOCALS FROM OTA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE...REGARDS
     
  13. saltrek

    saltrek Godfather

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    If you don't subscribe to locals, you will not get guide data on your OTA stations. However, If you do subscribe, even if it's to Toledo stations, your Detroit local info should still show up in the guide. And, you would have two choices of channels to choose network shows from in case of local pre-emptions.
     
  14. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper DBSTalk Club

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    Hope you just had your caps on by accident and you were not yelling at me. ;) I was just trying to make sure this was not the case since it sounded like what you were describing and does seem to be the case.

    Been a long time and read a lot of post on different receivers so I can't remember if getting locals would open the EPG for channels not in your DMA, but I would try what the post above says. My mind is a bit foggy if this would provide you the EPG info for the OTA channels you want, but it would be worth a shot. If memory serves in most cases this had worked but there have been some edge conditions where it did not.
     

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