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Can 625 DVR Record OTA ABC Channel?


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#1 OFFLINE   marketinghelp

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

We currently have a Dish 625 DVR and the only way to watch ABC is by switching the TV to "DTV" and watching with our OTA antenna. Is it possible to record on the DVR what is playing on the OTA antenna? If so, how is that done? And can it be set to record?

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#2 OFFLINE   jclewter79

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

It cannot be recored to the 625's hard drive because the the 625 does not have an OTA tuner. You need to get a 622 or 722 or 722k/w the ota module if you want to do what you are talking about.
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#3 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

No - the only recording the 625 can do is of channels received from satellite - i.e. there is no OTA tuner of any kind fitted to the 625. Now, if you are subscribing to your locals from Dish - then yes, you can record it.
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

#4 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:53 PM

Sounds like the OP is in one of the Fisher markets. The ABC in Seattle is off Dish for now due to the dispute.

If the OP has an HDTV (he mentions swithching his TV to "DTV") it would be better for him to upgrade to a ViP DVR.
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#5 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

Probably a KATU thing.

#6 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

Probably a KATU thing.


Yeah - when I saw their location, I assumed it was a Fisher communications station... and their ongoing retrans dispute with Dish.
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html




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