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Dish OTA EPG issues Discussion

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by Stewart Vernon, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Most of us get OTA data (whether it be on a Hopper or other Dish receivers) for just the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CW) and then a handful of subchannels depending on your market like AntennaTV, MeTV, and some others.

    But lots of us have gaps in OTA data, especially for sub-channels.

    IF you're getting no EPG data at all... after having your Hopper and OTA module working for a couple of days... then there is likely a problem.
     
  2. satcrazy

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    Stewart,
    I'd be satisfied with local major networks ota data. My receiver is a 222K.

    The other one[ 211k] the antenna goes directly into the antenna connection.

    "Digital service" on both. :hair:

    The installer told me AFTER the install this is very common.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Usually the receiver needs at least an overnight update to get the EPG data fully populated on many of the Dish receivers... but if you still have a problem after that, you might have a faulty receiver.
     
  4. James Long

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    Also check my website http://uplink.jameslong.name/locallist.htmland see what data DISH is sending. If the channel is not on the list you will not get EPG.

    (Noting that 129 Sinclair channels have recently been removed from the list.)
     
  5. satcrazy

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    Thanks James, it shows I get these on WA 129 sat. [ which I did]

    Since I had to go to EA [ LOS issue] I'm without 129. So, that's why I don't get the guide I guess???

    If I got 129 with EA I wouldn't need the OTA module. So why was I told by a CSR that would help me?
     
  6. James Long

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    You should still get the OTA guide for the listed channels regardless of what arc you are on. My market is Eastern Arc with the special OTA channels listed on Western Arc and guide data comes.
     
  7. Jhon69

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    For all of those who need OTA data for channels there is www.titantv.com
     
  8. pjs344

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    I was hoping to see most of my local Las Vegas, NV sub channels listed on Dish's ota uplink list and to be surprised that Dish actually has fewer ota sub channels then DTV. The weird thing is DTV dumped ota back in 2012 and Dish did not. So why is Dish lacking here? It would have been a plus to for me to switch to Dish if Dish had most the sub listings for the Las Vegas locals. O'well I guess Dish does not see ota as being that important to keep it up to date and hope to gain subscribers with it since DTV dumped ota. Not sure how Tivo, Tablo and other fare with local sub listings and there all about locals?
     
  9. RBA

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    Is DISH a SATELLITE delivery company or an OTA provider? DISH tries to deliver the 4 major networks along with the satellite programming. If you want OTA invest in an OTA system.
     
  10. JosephB

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    Then why do they sell OTA tuners for multiple series of receivers and why are they about to release a new updated tuner for the Hopper? That argument works great for DirecTV who doesn't sell an OTA tuner anymore and doesn't seem to want to get back into it, but Dish has always supported OTA integration much more than anyone else (except maybe TiVo) and they are using this functionality along with skinny bundles to allow folks to subscribe to pay TV without paying for locals. If they're going to go down this road, they should get serious about it.
     
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    DISH is a content delivery company. Their content includes OTA channels (delivered via satellite) as well as EPG data for OTA channels (EPG delivered via satellite for video received OTA). They also provide limited content to their receivers over the Internet (including video channels and other content).

    The primary service is via satellite ... but as noted, DISH leases and sells receivers capable of OTA reception and sells modules for receivers to add OTA reception. Delivery of the EPG for those channels is part of their support of the reception of those channels.

    Reception of any OTA channel the receiver can see is supported. EPG for every channel and subchannel is not.
     

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