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Need Help adding Cable channels

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by pbsman, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. pbsman

    pbsman New Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Could someone help me I'm trying to add my cable channels into the vip 722.
    I have the cable line hooked up to the antenna /cable input but when I do a scan
    it does not find any channels. I dont understand the manual. Could someone help me Please.

  2. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    Sure, I can help. Unplug the cable fom the 722 input and there you are. Done.

    You can not do this becuase the receiver only has a digital tuner for OTA. It will not handle the cable input (no NTSC or QAM tuner).
  3. pbsman

    pbsman New Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    WOW Thank you for reply would think dish would tell you in manual you can not hook up your cable line and reciever cable channels.
    On the back of reciever it says Antenna/Cable input that would tell me that one could hook-up a cable line to reciever. But we don't think like Dish does.
    Thank you again.

  4. ZBoomer

    ZBoomer Icon

    Feb 21, 2008
    What's the option in the HDTV setup screen (menu 6-8) regarding "analog type?"

    There are options for "offair", "IRC", and "HRC", and "Cable."

    I've never messed with this, leave it at offair, but it sounds like the other options allow cable input...
  5. pbsman

    pbsman New Member

    Oct 10, 2003

    Yes it does say offair IRC HRC and Cable and I have set it to Cable but still scans no channels. Thank you for that reply.

  6. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    I just tried it. I followed the instructions in the on-line manual for 622s. Which are very similar to the instructions in the manual that came with my 622. I set the Off-Air for Cable, then IRC, and then HRC as the manual says. Nothing. The manual also says if that doesn't work to contact your cable company. I wonder if the problem may be that the cable company, at least mine, doesn't transmit the signal at the numbers the 622 is looking for? My locals from cable are 102-1, 102-2, 113-2 and 113-3 or something like that on the teewee tuner. I don't watch them very often.
  7. ImBack234

    ImBack234 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2008
    What he said or it just doesn't work!!!:eek2:
  8. tnsprin

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

    Mar 15, 2003
    For those few cable companies still offering Digital channels as ATSC, this works. Most just offer analog, or QAM and will not work.
  9. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    The only option is to plug the cable TV cable directly into your TV and switch inputs from your remote every time you want to switch between cable TV and E*. This still doesn't allow you to record cable TV to your DVR.

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