...Dish is under no obligation whatsoever to provide OTA reception...
My comment re: the FCC was in response to ebeeks
earlier post; personally I feel that the BBB is the next course should other routes to DISH fail to produce a resolution.
As I see it, the problem is that when DISH elected to include an ATSC tuner into their satellite receiver and advertised it as a solution to customers with HD Ready sets
, so that the customer would not require the purchase of a separate tuner
, they entered into an agreement, if not an implied contract. In addition, to get the EPG for the OTA channels, DISH requires a separate subscription to the satellite locals. I don't understand why someone might feel I'm not paying DISH so that I can receive the local HD channels. If we were in a fringe area, it could be argued that DISH cannot guarantee reception. I can assure you, this is not the case here.
Had the 942 I purchased directly from DISH not delivered on the OTA when it was installed, I could have returned it, skipped the additional monthly fee for the EPG, got a refund and been on my way. But months later, it appears that when software updates were downloaded, it unintentionally broke something that was working, something that we were and still are paying for. There are sometimes unintended consequences with any change. Some at DISH have admitted this problem has been documented, and that it has existed for over 2 months, but cannot say if, or when it will ever get fixed.
...It is clearly a problem with their coding that they need to fix, not Dish...
It is absolute fact that a Sony TV with a built-in ATSC tuner and an inexpensive Hisense ATSC set-top tuner both receive this station off the same antenna in my attic with excellent signal strength. I have both a 942 and now a 622, and neither will synchronize with this one channel at all. It is hard for me to come to the conclusion that this is not DISH's problem. I will agree that since we are not seeing others on the forum reporting the same problem in different markets, it is possibly some incompatibility in the data stream from the station that does not affect other brands of tuners.
All we are asking is for the engineers at DISH to get on a conference call with the local CBS affiliate to analyze what is wrong and fix it so that it works as it did before the mid-March update.