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ASK DBSTalk: How do you set up a Timer for 921 OTA?
Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:26 AM
We aren't going to be home for Super Sunday. I get CBS OTA in HD. How can I set up a manual timer to start and stop on Sunday?
I have seen post about doing this but last night I went to try this and all I could pull up was a screen in the PVR section that would let me do a manual STOP but no way to change it to start and stop at some future time.
I even went in and set a timer to record the same station only from my Dish local channel 8814 becasue I heard you could then switch it somehow over to the OTA tuner from Sat tuner to record but I could not see a way to change the tuner from SAT to OTA.
Help, what am I missing here???
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Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:24 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:27 AM
Bring up main menu. Then select Timers (7, I think). Select Create. The OTA channels are listed at the end of the channel list. Select your OTA channel. I set the minutes before and after to zero. Then select the Set Time/Date button. Set up you start time, end time, and date. Exit that screen. That's it. If you want to check it, bring up the Timer screen again or the PVR screen.
You da man!
Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:58 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 11:07 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:34 PM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:40 PM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 02:16 PM
When you add those channels back after the reboot, do you see multiple instances of them in the manual timer selection list? I do here. They keep adding and adding. How do I get rid of the replicas in that list? I only have the correct number in the guide because there I can delete the old ones first before adding new ones that work. Wish they would get this fixed!
I have the multiple channels issue as well! They only show up in the channel selection for Timer events.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 02:40 PM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 03:32 PM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 04:20 PM
Enter 9999 and you will be at the start of the OTA channels.
When setting the OTA channel number, is there a shortcut to get to the end of the channel list?
Posted 27 January 2004 - 08:45 PM
BTW: on a side note, I deleted ALL my DTV channels and then did a rescan and saved. When I went back into the manual timers screen and scrolled down to the OTA stations I still had duplicate channel listing! Anybody know how to clear out the duplicates and what happens if you pick one or the other?