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Local channels list

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Amy Nichols, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Amy Nichols

    Amy Nichols New Member

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    Hi all,
    Due to my research on local channels of U.S, I have been searching for a list of local channels provided by Dish Network. It is really hard to find what local channels are available under which DMA. ZIP codes help to find local list of particular area but finding local channels with ZIP codes is a bit monotonous job. Can anyone suggest me any site or links where I can get the local channels of Dish Network of each DMA in U.S.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. James Long

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

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    I have lists of all locals by market on my website ... start here for markets:
    http://jameslong.name/markets/

    The lists contain channels available as well as those known to be testing.
    If you know your DMA my lists will help you see what channels are available and from which satellites.
     
  3. joegr

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    I have a minor correction or two for you.

    It's not "Biloxi/Golfport." It's "Biloxi/Gulfport."

    Guide data for 25-02 is not currently being provided.

    Guide data for 25-01 is wrong. They have some other network station's guide there. (Guide data for 25-00 is correct).

    I don't suppose you have an e-mail address for anyone at Dish that would actually try to fix this?
     
  4. James Long

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

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    Thanks for the spelling correction.

    The data streams are there for 25-01 and 25-02. I wonder if DISH has the wrong station "TSID" (transport stream ID) for the station loaded? Can you identify the guide data (look for local news or other unique programming)?
     
  5. joegr

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    Yes, I did figure out which station it was, I think it was one from New Orleans. I figured it out from the info for the local news. I'll look it back up tonight when I get home and then post it.
     
  6. joegr

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    Okay, I found it. It's not New Orleans. It's much further away.

    KTUU, Channel 2, NBC, Alaska. It's their listings that are being substituted for WXXV, Channel 25, FOX, Gulfport Mississippi.

    It's very annoying because it makes it where I can only use manual timers for anything on WXXV, if I want to record in HD from the OTA tuners.

    Thanks in advance if you can help.

    Joe
     
  7. James Long

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    DISH uses the "transport stream ID" that the station transmits to identify the station. WXXV should be using the "TSID" of 0x06A7 ... KTUU uses "TSID" 0x0003. I wonder if your local station is transmitting the wrong TSID?

    It would be nice to hear from someone else in your market to see if everyone is getting the wrong OTA match or if it can be narrowed to a receiver type.
     
  8. GrumpyBear

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    Always wondered how that worked, ever since some of the locals here in San Diego Swapped channels as Fox traded with the CW, as Fox was a Low VHF channel before the Digital area.
     
  9. joegr

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    My receivers are VIP722K's.

    WXXV was a little goofy in the past. When they first went digital, they changed between displaying the channel number as 25 or as 48 (they always broadcast on UHF 48, but their original analog number was 25). However, for the last year or two they have been consistently broadcasting their channel ID as 25. I can't speak to the TSID that they are using.

    I did try to contact WXXV about this a while back, but I had no better luck with them than I did with Dish.
     
  10. joegr

    joegr Cool Member

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    WXXV is broadcasting a TSID of 0x0003. I'm going to see if I can talk their engineer (Ray Luke) into fixing it.
     
  11. bnborg

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    How did you figure out what TSID the Dish OTA tuner is seeing? :confused:
     
  12. joegr

    joegr Cool Member

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    I didn't verify what TSID my VIP722K's are seeing (other than seeing that they are putting up the listings for KTUU), but I did find out what TSID WXXV is broadcasting by doing some research. It turns out that this (incorrect TSID) is causing trouble for other boxes in the area, and some of them do report the TSID received.
     
  13. joegr

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    Okay, problem solved.
    I spoke to the station engineer, and he said that the TSID was correct everywhere except for one piece of equipment (apparently the one that counted). He said that equipment's default was 0x0003. Anyway, he fixed it. I deleted and re-added local WXXV (again), and now I have the correct listings for the two channels.
     
  14. James Long

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    Glad he got it fixed and that we could help.
     

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