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local channels now on lower channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by switzma, Jun 29, 2002.

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Icon/Supporter

    Mar 26, 2002
    My 3900 got the update sometime just before July 4th. My other 3900 was left on during the whole weekend I was away so it didn't recieve the update yet.
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Geronimo, Charlie suggested on the chat tonight that the Displayer might be getting the channel mapping. He said, however, it would take longer since they don't write the software.
  3. jrjcd

    jrjcd Arcane Movie Trivia King DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    well, my 4900 has the upgrade, but NOT my 301 or 501...ugh
  4. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    thanks Chris. Subsequest to the post you quoted I isolated it as the January chat. But it comes when (and if) it comes.
  5. Swampthing

    Swampthing Legend

    Apr 23, 2002
    I guess we got the answer on the Charlie Chat when he implied that the software would be coming for DishPlayers, but that it would take longer because a third party is involved.

    Now where is that reliable source who said "The Dishplayer will NOT be receiving this upgrade?" Chris??
  6. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    In another forum someone characterized Charlie's remark as being negative about the DP. I am confused. In the Jan chat he mentioned the upgrade but never qualified as applying to some receivers and not others. However right now only Open TV receivers have it.

    Several folks have posted here and in the other forum that ONLY Open TV receivers will get it. They may be right. But I am unsure why they think that.

    I would not bet on anything. For the DP or my trusty 3700.
  7. Thinker

    Thinker Cool Member

    Jul 8, 2002
    Are Los Angles locals on spot beams?
  8. MikeW

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
  9. dcb

    dcb Cool Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    It's been a few months without additional comment on the subject of local channel mappiong. I have a 508 and have yet to see anything. Anyone know the rollout schedule?
  10. Darkman

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 16, 2002
    hehe - you digged out this one like "from the grave" :)
  11. johnsmith22

    johnsmith22 Legend

    Jul 12, 2002
    I have had it for a long time on my 501, I think it came two software releases ago. Check your system info (menu-6-1-3) and see if you have software release P165 or P166, if not make sure you are set for software updates without your permission (menu-6-1-5) then switch your 508 off with the power button on the remote and leave it for half an hour, in that time the latest software release should download. You should see the 508 come alive a few minutes after switching it off which means the new software is being downloaded. Leave it alone while that is happening and switch it back on once the 508 has gone back to sleep again.
  12. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Are you actually subscribed to a locals package through Dish?
  13. TNGTony

    TNGTony Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    DCB...remember that ONLY a local package will show in the low numbers. DishNets (Ditstant Networks) and superstations will not show on the low numbers.

    See ya
  14. dcb

    dcb Cool Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    Thanks everyone,

    I get it working. Just needed to allow an upgrade of my software.

    Thanks, DCB
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