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OTA channels - why?


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#21 OFFLINE   Will Munshower

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:03 AM

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How do you do this using one 622?


If you use single mode, you can record two SD/HD shows and one OTA HD show at the same time. I have done it frequently and it is truly a wonderful sight to behold!
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:23 AM

^^^
Yep, it is great. I interpreted what Ron posted as recording 3 local, meaning OTA stations, at once. After reading it again, I can see he was saying in addition to having E* locals, he also uses the OTA antenna to receive an additional station.

#23 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:28 AM

So the 622 can record 3 things at once? And has side by side PIP? Wow, E* got D* beat there. :D

Does the 622 have DLB, can it be networked to a computer?

#24 OFFLINE   Mike D-CO5

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 07:39 AM

I only wish that Dish would split the antenna port into two so you could see two ota channels at the same time and record 4 things at the same time. 2ota and 2 sat channels. That would be SWEET!

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:30 AM

If you use single mode, you can record two SD/HD shows and one OTA HD show at the same time.

That works in dual mode too.

#26 OFFLINE   jsk

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

To see what local channels you could get over the air, see http://antennaweb.org.

Then, you can look up the channels in http://www.titantv.com to see what programming they offer on their digital sub-channels.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:40 AM

I us OTA to save $5 a month = $60 a yr. Also most of the time I am using all three tuners.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:49 AM

1) Dish does not carry Orlando, FL locals in HD
2) I like having the ability to record 3 shows at once
3) Excellent quality of OTA HD

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:19 AM

Dallas LIL HD networks stations have had a history of video and audio breakups. OTA more reliable with better pic if you can get a good signal. I actually get OTA from Okla, because I am in NE Texas (still in Dallas DMA). OTA pics great quality and more consistent. Sometimes when Dallas LIL is preempting a show for weather or whatever, I can get my show from Okla OTA. Finally, my 622 has several times locked up on playback of an HD LIL recording and I have lost the show. I have an HDTV tuner card in my Media Center PC and set "backup" OTA timers for many favorite shows. I lack ABC OTA, so I also do backup timers for ABC shows on my DVR510. Me paranoid? Absolutely. With good reasons.




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