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ota digital tuner and multiple markets

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by cobaltblue, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. shadough

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    So I recently did do a scan on my 922 an yes it will delete channels it no longer see's. Not the case w/ the 222/722, it will keep previous channels in memory till you delete them.
     
  2. harsh

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    Beyond this, the DBS companies are allowed to choose from a number of recent DMA maps (given that changing the coverage of spot beams isn't trivial) so if there is a change in the DMA boundaries (pretty rare), it may take a few years to catch up.
     
  3. NYDutch

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    Combining two OTA antennas aimed in different directions can be done quite successfuly, but there are some rules that must be followed as to the spacing and cable lengths. This article covers the requirements pretty well.
     
  4. NYDutch

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    If they eliminate the channels 2-6 scan, I would lose virtual channel 6.1 broadcasting on RF channel 6 in the Albany, NY market at our Adirondack cottage. Virtual channel 3.1 broadcasts on RF channel 2 in Las Vegas, and several other stations are on RF channels 3, 4, 5, and 6 in various other locations. Of course this may change in the future, but until then...
     
  5. nmetro

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    They will, for the same reason UHF 51 borders Cell Phone frequencies, and as in Denver, are moving to a lower channels. VHF 2 - 6 was also assigned to other uses, with some grandfathering that is mentioned here. I am using physical channels, not virtual as noted above.

    Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_television_frequencies

     
  6. NYDutch

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    As I said, "...this may change in the future, but until then...". Dropping those channels from the scan now would be premature at best.
     
  7. Jim5506

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    Combining two antennas from two different directions will only work if signals are strong, because 1/2 of the signal from antenna A goes down the cable to your TV and the other 1/2 is re-radiated out the other antenna, same is true of antenna B.

    If cutting your signal in half still gives you usable signal it will work, otherwise you are better served to use two separate down leads and an RF switch.

    But again remember the Hopper wipes out all channel data every time you run a scan, no additive scanning is yet available.
     
  8. cobaltblue

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    I did a scan last night with the hopper ota adapter and picked up six additional sub channels. they appear in my scanned list and I saved them but they are not appearing in the guide. anyway to get these scanned channels in the guide?
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    They should appear in the "All channels" EPG... IF you have a custom favorites list, you'll need to add those new subchannels to your custom favorites list.
     
  10. Blowgun

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    Alternatively, you can select "My Off-Air" in the EPG.
     

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