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I am heading up to Northern Michigan this weekend on a hunting trip, and I CANNOT miss games 1 and 2 of the World Series.

My plan is to take my HDTV, VIP211, and my HD Antenna and leave the Dish at home. HOWEVER, after testing my plan, I see that there is no way for me to get to my OTA Locals without a Signal from the dish. I'm assuming there is a workaround for this b/c how else would you be able to get local news in times of bad weather?

Does anyone know what I have to do to get my OTA Locals w/o Satellite Signal?

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Well, I'm back, and I missed Game 1. I found out the hard way that there is no way to use an OTA antenna if there is no Satellite signal. I verified this with a call to Dish Network.

If there is no Satellite signal, the VIP211 WILL NOT allow you to use ANY functions of the receiver, including scanning for local channels. The Dish representative was less that sympathetic, and was very short and rude. This has me wondering if Dish is worth keeping.
 

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James,

I thought the same thing, but if there is no satellite signal present, you cannot modify ANYTHING in the the menu. Every time you try to select something from the menu, it says: "Menu unavailable: no data found"


And no, my tv does not have a built in tuner
 
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