Are you seeing the channels and the description is Digital Service? Do you subscribe to your local channels? If you don't subscribe to locals, this is normal. To get Guide information, you must subscribe to your locals. Even then, some sub channels may not have guide data.paulthepwner said:I just got a 612 yesterday, and after scanning, all of the OTA stations come up in the guide, but there's no actual program info. I was under the impression that there should be...can anyone tell me what's going on?
I have to pay money to get guide info?TulsaOK said:Are you seeing the channels and the description is Digital Service? Do you subscribe to your local channels? If you don't subscribe to locals, this is normal. To get Guide information, you must subscribe to your locals. Even then, some sub channels may not have guide data.
Yes, you must subscribe to locals to get the guide data. However, if you susbscribe to locals in your DMA (in my case Nashville, TN) you will also get guide data for any stations outside your DMA that you can receive (Chattanooga, TN and Huntsville, AL in my case).paulthepwner said:I have to pay money to get guide info?
That's insane. Every satellite system I've ever seen shows local channel info, even if it doesn't have them available.
I suppose there's nothing I can do about it unless I subscribe?
Balty does have HD on sat...Didn't know that it dropped the DVR fee when I got locals, that certainly makes it worth it.CABill said:You probably should just subscribe to locals and get the Guide info. If I go to "DishBuilder" to sign up as a new sub, with TurboHD Silver and a single HD DVR w/o locals, the total is $38.97 ($32.99 + $5.98). If I add locals ($5/month), the total goes to $39.99 because it essentially drops the $5.98 DVR fee when it adds locals (DishDVR Advantage). Yea, it is $.98 more than you expected. Guide data alone is worth that, but you can also now record ABC, NBC, and CBS in HD at the same time. I'm assuming Baltimore has locals in HD via sat, I didn't check.
I sent them a email asking the same thing and I got back less then soon.reddice said:I just wish Dish Network would carry channels 9 and 13 in HD
No wonder you have trouble with OTA, you use junk indoor antennas.reddice said:My 612 becomes very unstable when I mess around with OTA stations. Adding them in the menu screen sometimes causes random reboots and changing channels from OTA to Satellite sometime causes a endless Aquiring Signal screen. Also it is not worth it if you live in NYC because digital reception in one word "sucks". I can pick up NJ waste stations like WFME further away easier that are not even in HD 480i. I use to be able to get channels 7, 9 and 11 good but now I can't get 9 or 11 and 7 breaks up. I would not trust recording anything OTA. I rather try to record something on Satellite during a storm. Even that would be more reliable. I just keep my antenna hooked up to my TV for OTA. I just wish Dish Network would carry channels 9 and 13 in HD since I can't get dit no more OTA.
And yes I tried this with two different antenna. The Terk HDTVi Indoor UHF/VHF HDTV antenna which I gave to my mother and the Radio Shack Indoor VHF/UHF/HDTV Antenna with RF Remote Control which I am currently using now.
It seems like no matter which antenna I get it is junk. I was recommended those two antennas from various forums. If you lived in NYC you would realize that unless you use a outdoor antenna the reception just stinks.oljim said:No wonder you have trouble with OTA, you use junk indoor antennas.
Locals HD via Satellite will require significantly LESS hard drive space when recording. On the other hand, with OTA you get any sub-channels the station may be sending such as Weather+.Ron Barry said:OTA will be better quality than your Dish HD locals though based on the posts here it can range anywhere from minimum to significant with most seeing minimal difference from what I have read here. For me.. I have OTA and Dish HD in my 722 and I see a slight difference between my OTA and my Dish HD locals.