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L 4.03 Appears to have fixed lack of OTA signal lock

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by ClarkBar, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. ClarkBar

    ClarkBar Legend

    Mar 5, 2006
    For months my 622 would not lock on an OTA signal of 91 from one distant Digital (HD) tower, while the other one of comparable signal strength was always a solid lock. I was always able to get a lock on the "622 problem tower" with my HDTV tuner card in my PC and my external Samsung Digital STB box for my DLP set. I am 62 miles + or - from the towers, with vy high-gain UHF antenna and preamp on 50 ft. tower.

    The moment I got L4.03, the problem tower's signal strength went up to 100 percent (from 91) on the 622 and locks fine. So far, no dropouts. Although I am in the Dallas DMA for LIL, my OTA comes from S. Oklahoma.

    Has anyone else seen a similar improvement since they received L4.03? My queries to Dish contacts have not provided a satisfactory answer as to whether my problem could have been cured by L4.03.

    I have not had the "loss of OTA" that others report.
  2. Mr.72

    Mr.72 Icon

    Feb 2, 2007
    this could be a similar problem to the KTBC problem in Austin, which is greatly improved with 4.03.
  3. JSIsabella

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006
    It fixed the same problem we were having with WFMJ (NBC) in Youngstown, OH.

    In reading the posts, 4.01 & 4.03 fixed the OTA of many users, and caused some new problems with some users that were working just fine before the update............
  4. Grandpa Train

    Grandpa Train AllStar

    Mar 19, 2005
    Here in Montgomery, no one with a 622 or 211 can get our FOX station HD over the air. However I can get it with another receiver.
  5. JSIsabella

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006
    That was exactly the problem we had with the NBC station here with version 3.65/3.66. I am only 6 miles from the tower, and the signal was at 100, but could not get a lock with the 622. Directly into the TV, the picture was perfect.

    4.01/4.03 fixed that problem.
  6. fmcomputer

    fmcomputer Legend

    Oct 14, 2006
    If you read my past posts on version 3.65/3.66 you can understand my fustration. Version 4.03 corrected all OTA problems. As far as I'am concerned the 622 is rock solid with my components. Would like HD signal on local 17/62 FOX (Youngstown, OH ) local cable company supplies it.... Thank You E*
  7. 4bama

    4bama Godfather

    Aug 6, 2006
    I also get all the Montgomery local HD's except Fox 20. I talked to the station engineer who explained they chose to stay in low-power mode (Just 1750 watts) until the FCC allowed them to return to their native frequency. So I don;t expect to see Fox 20 at full power anytime soon.

    Early in the morning and weather propagation just right I can get Fox 20 for a short time....I'm almost 80 miles from the tower but have good antenna system on a tower with rotor....
  8. JSIsabella

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006

    Don't look for WYFX in HD either in OTA broadcast or from E* until Feb, 2009. According to their engineer, it just is not going to happen. They do not have a channel available to broadcast the signal in HD. I was hoping they would use a sub-channel to send out WYFX in HD, but I was told that there is not enough bandwidth to be able to do that.

    They worked some special deal with the local cable companies to supply the HD signal directly. But I can not imagine E* going to all that effort for one station in the Youngstown, OH DMA. It will change over when they contract with all the stations, which again, will probably be in 2009.

    Look at it this way: Only 671 days to go!

  9. whatchel1

    whatchel1 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2006
    That will be at the drop dead date for analog 2-17-09.
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