622 Dish Locals vs. OTA

Emma Peel

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Hi,

Getting my 622 in a couple weeks and I am reading here on the forums that it has an ota hd tuner in it. I dont have an ota antenna and I am just wondering if I should look into getting this. I was already planning on getting the dish provided locals. What is the difference between the two (other then me paying a monthly fee). I am really interested in getting the major networks and PBS (nothing like those nature shows in HD).

I live in Los Angeles btw.

Thanks.
 

tekone2k

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Emma,

I have the 921 and it NEEDS the OTA for HD locals. From what I have read about the 622 it will receive the HD locals via the satellite. There will be another satellite feed that is needed and I believe that installation will include either adding a second dish or replacing your current one with the new 1000. I wouldn't purchase any OTA antenna just yet as even if you did not want to pay Dish for the local HD channels you would still pay I believe a $6.99 fee monthly to be able to use the OTA for HD locals. Hope this helps,

Greg
 

mdonnelly

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Emma Peel said:
Hi,

Getting my 622 in a couple weeks and I am reading here on the forums that it has an ota hd tuner in it. I dont have an ota antenna and I am just wondering if I should look into getting this. I was already planning on getting the dish provided locals. What is the difference between the two (other then me paying a monthly fee). I am really interested in getting the major networks and PBS (nothing like those nature shows in HD).

I live in Los Angeles btw.

Thanks.
Dish is only providing ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX in HD from the satellite, so if you want PBS in HD, or KTLA-HD, or anything beyond the majors, you'll need the OTA antenna. On the bright side, you might not need a very big antenna. I have friends in LA that only use an indoor UHF antenna, and get great reception.
 

Hall

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Depending on your location (and some other factors), you might be able to pick up your local station's digital channels, which will include HD programming at different times, with a simple, $10 antenna (or even an antenna you already own) ! For that price, it doesn't hurt to try.
 

BigFella

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garys said:
The $6.99 is if you want a 622 and not order any HD package. If she order an HD pack w/o locals and uses an OTA antenia to receiver her locals, there is no extra charge.

No EPG info for OTA locals for the 622 in this scenario.
 

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