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Duplicated Local Channels
Posted 07 July 2002 - 04:33 PM
I subscribe to my locals and the superstation package.
As a result, I have all of my local stations duplicated twice. Once in the 700-800's, once in the 8000's. I also have all of my superstations (except for TBS) duplicated three times. Once in the 230's, once in the 700-800's, and once in the 8000's.
What's the deal here? Why won't Dish remove the duplicate channels?
Posted 07 July 2002 - 05:26 PM
BTW - if you have a Receiver that is OpenTV capable (a 3900,4900,301 or 501), you'll eventually get a software upgrade that will put your Local channels on their OTA channel numbers (from 2-69).
As to why won't they remove the duplicates - who knows !! I don't worry about it myself.
Posted 07 July 2002 - 07:08 PM
Seriously, having the locals anywhere outside of the 8000 range has been a blessing in disguise since my Dishplayers tend to reboot when trying to navigate through the 8000 series of channels. As a precaution, I always view the locals in the 700 series and record from there as well...
Posted 07 July 2002 - 08:48 PM
There is no waste of space, as the channel numbers are mapped to the same transponder/satellite/datastream.
Check out my list of links.
Posted 08 July 2002 - 02:30 PM