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OTA question along with 512 receiver

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by ladyharley, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. ladyharley

    ladyharley Cool Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    I was wondering... I cancelled dish because they raised their prices again. I own the 512 DVR. I currently have a good HDTV antenna and get great local channels. Is it possible some way to have the 512 receiver record OTA programming since I no longer subscribe to dish? Is there some way to get the 512 receiver to do this?

  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    IIRC, the 512 does not have an OTA tuner in it.
  3. ladyharley

    ladyharley Cool Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    It has TV antenna cable in connector. I had the OTA antenna connected to it and I couldn't get reception until I turned on the 512 receiver. It just won't record what is showing.
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Nope. Not one chance !
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    The 512 just has a pass-through... it doesn't have a digital tuner... so it really isn't doing anything (except apparently blocking the signal when it is off).

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