2nd dish for local stations

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I found out if a 2nd dish is installed, I won't be charged an additional $12.00 each month for local stations. Anyone who has this setup, can you please tell me exactly how it's wired to the house cable? Two dishes into one down lead? TIA
 

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I found out if a 2nd dish is installed, I won't be charged an additional $12.00 each month for local stations.
I never heard of such a deal. Do you mean a 2nd OTA antenna, rather than a 2nd dish?
 

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I suspect TheKrell has it, you're seeing mentions of an OTA antenna rather than a 2nd dish. With good OTA reception of your local stations you can drop the satellite locals and save the $12/mo. The stations will still be in your program guide and can be recorded like any other programming. You'll also likely receive more sub-channels than Dish carries.
 
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I moved to Arizona, & brought my equipment with me. When I talked to Dish net, I was asked if I want a 2nd dish for local stations, that would be Phoenix area. I declined, not knowing if it may cause problems with my HOA. I may have misunderstood, & she was talking about a OTA setup. I'm finding out the word dish, & antenna, are can used interchangeably. I always thought of them as two separate things.

Thanks for the feedback guys, that must be the case. I did some searching for that kind of setup. Now I totally understand how it's done. This forum is a great place for info.:)
 
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I moved to Arizona, & brought my equipment with me. When I talked to Dish net, I was asked if I want a 2nd dish for local stations, that would be Phoenix area.
The plot thickens. Dish has two "arcs". The Phoenix area dish locals may be on a different arc than the dish configuration you brought with you. What DMA were you in before?
 

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I'm finding out the word dish, & antenna, are can used interchangeably. I always thought of them as two separate things.
"Antenna" is an all inclusive term for devices used to receive radio frequency signals, ignoring that the term is also applied to some insect "feelers", etc. "Dish" is a term applied to specific antenna designs that use a shallow "dish" shaped reflector to capture and concentrate weaker radio frequency signals on an antenna. A satellite TV antenna for instance, is actually located at the back of the LNB's (Low Noise Block converter) feedhorn where it receives the stronger concentrated signals focused on it by the dish. My description overly simplifies a lot of complex technical information, but I think I hit the basics at least.
 

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"Antenna" is an all inclusive term for devices used to receive radio frequency signals, ignoring that the term is also applied to some insect "feelers", etc. "Dish" is a term applied to specific antenna designs that use a shallow "dish" shaped reflector to capture and concentrate weaker radio frequency signals on an antenna. A satellite TV antenna for instance, is actually located at the back of the LNB's (Low Noise Block converter) feedhorn where it receives the stronger concentrated signals focused on it by the dish. My description overly simplifies a lot of complex technical information, but I think I hit the basics at least.
Thanks NYDutch, but now I have a headache. :oldwink
 

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The plot thickens. Dish has two "arcs". The Phoenix area dish locals may be on a different arc than the dish configuration you brought with you. What DMA were you in before? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
I was in Las Vegas, now SW Az. They didn't change me over to Phoenix on install here. They should have change us to Phoenix, but didn't. We requested it later, with the time changes I thought it might get confusing. Actually I preferred LV, cus will barely any mention from their news. I get pretty good OTA reception a simple inside antenna. I'm a long way from Phoenix, so I guess I'm hitting a repeater some where.
 

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I was in Las Vegas, now SW Az. They didn't change me over to Phoenix on install here. They should have change us to Phoenix, but didn't. We requested it later, with the time changes I thought it might get confusing. Actually I preferred LV, cus will barely any mention from their news. I get pretty good OTA reception a simple inside antenna. I'm a long way from Phoenix, so I guess I'm hitting a repeater some where.
I’m in Mesa, what part of the Valley are you in now? I use my OTA with my Dish, but I kept the Dish locals as well. I prefer to record the OTA version of the shows I like, but keep PTAT on just in case. Vegas would be Western Arc as well, so the Arc isn’t the issue at all.
 
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