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Off air local channels

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by SThacker, May 1, 2006.

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  1. liferules

    liferules Godfather

    Aug 14, 2005
    I had looked around the DFW area for antenna installation and received bids in the $200-300 area. I then went to Circuit City and they said they would install any antenna's purchases there for $70-80. You may want to talk to them...I believe they carry Winegard...
  2. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    $200-300? I guess I got a good deal for $150 two years ago and this included the antenna.
  3. oljim

    oljim Godfather

    Aug 6, 2002
    Just make sure you do not get stuck with a over priced TERK ant.
  4. SThacker

    SThacker AllStar

    May 24, 2005
    Thanks for the info
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Everyone's situation is different. I'm located about 50alm from the broadcast towers in Portland, Oregon and I'm pegged on two of the eight digitals after splitting three ways off of a $60 Radio Shack VHF/UHF/FM rooftop antenna (model VU-90). The rest are consistently 95-115 on the 921's 125 scale.

    The insertion loss of a good diplexer isn't substantially worse than that of a 2-way splitter. Remember also that both the good and the bad signals are attenuated similarly, to the net signal stays pretty good.
  6. larrymadison

    larrymadison New Member

    May 5, 2006
    if you do a scan in setup and establish good local digital signals, why would anyone want to pay 5 bucks for dish network locals?
  7. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    To be able to record two HD local stations at the same time. I can't think of any other reason.
  8. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Legend

    Nov 10, 2005
    So that you can get the local guide information and use name based recording. If you are getting HD locals from Dish you could also record up to three HD local programs at the same time.
  9. madbrain

    madbrain Legend

    Dec 10, 2004
    I can think of one more.

    We have a PBS station here in the SF Bay area, KQED, that broadcasts all its new programming in ... SD analog only ! It broadcasts in digital too, including one HD channels and 4 subchannels, but it has different programming there, and it's always reruns. The news on the digital channel is always oldies , at least by a few hours.

    The 622 doesn't have an analog tuner, so it can't receive that new PBS programming ... Even my 921 which has an analog OTA tuner can only tune it, but not record. Also, my antenna gets the digital PBS channel perfectly, but that PBS OTA channel has an incredible amount of snow that makes it unwatchable... So, paying Dish the $5/month for the LIL is the only way I can watch and record the supposedly "free" new KQED programming. sigh !
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