722k + OTA module + basic cable?

MentatYP

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I'm thinking about getting a 722k and was wondering about recording shows from basic cable. I'm paying $5 for super-basic cable, and on it I get PBS HD, which we all know isn't available on Dish (get with it, Dish!!!). Is it possible to record shows from this PBS HD cable feed through an OTA module into a 722k? Currently the cable signal goes straight to my TV set--no cable box. I'm a Dish newb so I apologize ahead of time if this is a dumb question.
 
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ATSC Only

The module is ATSC only (over-the-air HD), not compatible with cable.
 
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I'm thinking about getting a 722k and was wondering about recording shows from basic cable. I'm paying $5 for super-basic cable, and on it I get PBS HD, which we all know isn't available on Dish (get with it, Dish!!!). Is it possible to record shows from this PBS HD cable feed through an OTA module into a 722k? Currently the cable signal goes straight to my TV set--no cable box. I'm a Dish newb so I apologize ahead of time if this is a dumb question.

Cable uses a different standard call QAM than the OTA module will receive.
 
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Thanks, everybody. That's what it looked like from my search results, but I wanted to explicitly ask the question to make sure. Your answers confirm it. Now to do some research on indoor OTA antennae!
 
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Thanks, everybody. That's what it looked like from my search results, but I wanted to explicitly ask the question to make sure. Your answers confirm it. Now to do some research on indoor OTA antennae!
Go to TVFool first to see what you should be able to receive and how far from the towers you are.
 
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If you haven't yet done so, you need to purchase the OTA module for the 722K: it is not pre-installed in the box. I believe you can order and pay for it at the time you purchase or lease it from Dish, or be certain to purchase it along with the the box if you are buying it from the DishStore or other retailer.

The cost is about $30. It is very easy to install. Just slide the module into place, and you're done.

The ATSC module provide for 2 ATSC OTA tuners. Yes, you can record up to 4 HD channels all at the same time: 2 Sat HD's and 2 OTA HD's.

The module also provides a Ch.3/4 RF output for TV1.

Good luck.
 

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