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Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by jerd23, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. jerd23

    jerd23 New Member

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    can i hook up a hd atenna to my vip211 to receive my local sub channels in hd?
     
  2. coldsteel

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    Yes.
     
  3. BobaBird

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    Except that you don't need to look for a special "HD" antenna -- just UHF and/or VHF to pick up the stations' broadcast RF channels -- and most sub-channels are SD rather than HD.

    Check www.tvfool.com and www.antennaweb.org for size and pointing recommendations.

    If you've enabled the DVR conversion ($40 + your external drive) you'll be able to record from satellite and OTA at the same time.
     
  4. GrumpyBear

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    +1

    On the don't look for the Special HD Antenna. Depending on your locals and were they are at, you may need a UHF or a Combo UHF/VHF antenna, or one of each. If you have locals in the VHF, see if they are LOW VHF(2-6) or High VHF(7-13). I don't have any stations that transmit in the 2-6 range.
    Now don't get confused with channel number vs Transmitter, here channel 7 is UFH channel 39 and channel 6 is tranmitted on UHF69. Both TV Fool and Antennaweb will help you out.

    Here in Carlsbad,CA, because of were the UHF stations are located and were the 2 VHF stations are at, I use 1 UHF and I VHF antenna.
    For UHF I use a DB4(UHF spectrum (Channels 14-69)
    and for VHF I use, a Clearstream5 (frequencies (Ch 7-13)
    There wasn't a VHF/UHF combo antenna I could use do to tranmitter locations.
     
  5. bnborg

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    Is an OTA module needed? Or is that the difference between Vip 211 and Vip211k?
     
  6. GrumpyBear

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    "K" recievers of all models require a OTA module.
     
  7. BobaBird

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    The 211 and 211k both have one built-in OTA tuner. The k is in a smaller case and runs different software but is operationally the same.

    The optional module is only for the 222k, 722k and future 922.
     
  8. GrumpyBear

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    Thanks Boba, didn't realize that. I see a k and automaticly think module for OTA.
     

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