We have a Dish smartbox and our Alternate channels keep changing

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  1. todd a kroeker

    todd a kroeker New Member

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    This maybe the norm but if there is a better way please advise.

    I am in I.T. at a Casino and each day that our local ML baseball team plays we have to check what feed the game is on ( i.e. 412-31 or 412-32 …..)
    We then tune it to channel 20 for our guests viewing. each day Dish sends it down a different channel and we have to figure it out using the "gamefinder" page then convert it with the "james Long" conversion chart.

    The biggest problem is every day around 5pm Dish clears that web page so you are screwed if you didn't look early.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    what model is it ?
     
  3. todd a kroeker

    todd a kroeker New Member

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  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    got "Error 1009"
    any chance to quote that page ?
     
  5. todd a kroeker

    todd a kroeker New Member

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    It was just a link to show the box on a generic sales website If you search for Dish smartbox it is a large red case about 8 rack spaces
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    dish ban access from outside of US
     
  7. James Long

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

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    The Smartbox from DISH - TV Entertainment for Properties DISH.png
     
  8. todd a kroeker

    todd a kroeker New Member

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    So if the feed is different every day, how can there be a fix?
     
  9. James Long

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

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    It sounds like what you are doing is the fix. There are markets where the desired game is not on the same channel every time. It sounds like you are in one of them.
    For example, the Cincinnati Reds are on 412-30 Wed, 412-28 Thu, 412-28 Fri, 412-43 Sat, 412-17 Sun and 412-17 Tue (no game listed Monday).

    You should be able to look ahead more than a day on the game finder.

    It does not look like the Smartbox can be programmed in advance to change channels. It is more of a set and forget type of arrangement - but I understand where you would want to be able to have one channel for "the game" on your system (always channel 20) than to program in all of the alts and have people missing the game because they didn't find the channel.
     
  10. todd a kroeker

    todd a kroeker New Member

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    Thanks.

    Also, LOVE the James Long conversion page.
     
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