Cleveland HD Locals Problem

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j_perry_31

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Today when the Cleveland HD Locals were made available I was very excited. So I called Dish to see if they could upgrade me so I could receive my locals in HD. The rep I talked to said that they were not available and that they won't be available until sometime after May. She also said when they become available they will e-mail me and call my house to inform me. Now I have been seeing people post that they have there channels added. I don't know what to do anymore? Any suggestions? Anyone else having the same problem as me?
 
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darrencp22

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Just wait one day until it is official. Remember that they are not officially launched until tomorrow. You are in the minority in knowing about this because of SatelliteGuys.
 
Fanucci

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I called today to. The CSR I talked to (American) knew they were being turned on today and was saying, "I bet you're excited." She had me hold for a while and she finally got back on and said that the computer wouldn't let her input a work order to add 61.5. She said it was because they went live today and they wouldn't be able to access them in their computers until tomorrow. She said call back in the morning. So, they know they are there, they just can't schedule the install until tomorrow. I figure I can wait one more day.
 
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j_perry_31

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Yeah i just wasnt sure if i was the only one having problems...Thanks guys for the input
 
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tomyo10

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If you weren't so far north, I'd drive there today to do it.

*ahem*...anyhoo! :p As I posted elsewhere, play CSR roulette or wait until tomorrow to call.

If you change your mind, after you are done there, take a right at Ashtabula and drive 45 minutes east to my house in Erie and toss that old wing dish up on the garage for me.

Thanks
 
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Dear DISH Network Retailer,
We have great news! Effective April 10, 2008, DISH Network will offer high-definition (“HD”) local network
programming in the Cleveland, OH! Cleveland area customers will have the opportunity to enjoy Lost
CSI on CBS, Law and Order on NBC and American Idol on FOX in stunning HD provided by DISH Network.
In order to receive their Cleveland HD locals, qualifying customers must have a ViP-series / MPEG-4
an applicable antenna pointed to the 61.5° orbital location, and must subscribe to Cleveland locals. Please
in mind that a $7.00/mo. HD Enabling Fee applies to each account activated with a ViP-series receiver,
waived on a monthly basis if the customer subscribes to a qualifying dishHDTM package.
HD local network programming available in the Cleveland, OH, DMA through DISH Network:
 
webbydude

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If you change your mind, after you are done there, take a right at Ashtabula and drive 45 minutes east to my house in Erie and toss that old wing dish up on the garage for me.

Thanks

If I can get a bunch of you up in that end of the state together, then it might be worth it.

Knowing my luck I'd get hammered for "moonlighting" by either DNS or my RSP.
 
Fanucci

Fanucci

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If I can get a bunch of you up in that end of the state together, then it might be worth it.

Knowing my luck I'd get hammered for "moonlighting" by either DNS or my RSP.

Can I ask you a question on this? I know if is referred to as a wing dish, but does it need to be mounted with the other dish? With where my 129 was mounted, I'm not sure of my line of sight to 61.5. Could it be mounted elsewhere?
 
webbydude

webbydude

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Can I ask you a question on this? I know if is referred to as a wing dish, but does it need to be mounted with the other dish? With where my 129 was mounted, I'm not sure of my line of sight to 61.5. Could it be mounted elsewhere?

It sure can! :)

I *thinking* the maximum distance is 200' from the furthest dish to the receiver. And the distance from each dish isn't to be no more than 80'. In both circumstances, I'm sure a person can "stretch" things a bit with no harm.
 
Fanucci

Fanucci

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It sure can! :)

I *thinking* the maximum distance is 200' from the furthest dish to the receiver. And the distance from each dish isn't to be no more than 80'. In both circumstances, I'm sure a person can "stretch" things a bit with no harm.

Great. Thanks.
 
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intrac

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Nothing on TP1 for Cleveland HD locals

I see the HD locals in the guide, but can't get them.

I get a message Satellite lost - Error 2. E.g. Channel 019099, Satellite 61.5, TP 1.

Are they on?
 
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They are on. Can you get anything else from 61.5?
 
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intrac

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I get virtually nothing on TPs1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 15, 16, 26, 28,

TPs 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32 are all good in the green).
 
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garys

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I get virtually nothing on TPs1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 15, 16, 26, 28,

TPs 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32 are all good in the green).

Seems like you may be outside the spotbeam. You may be able to tweak it a bit or use a larger dish, but it may not do you any good.
 
webbydude

webbydude

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They are on. Can you get anything else from 61.5?

Which brings up an interesting question. Why did they choose transponder 1? Is it just me, or does it seem to be a weaker one? I repeaked my 61.5 today and right now I'm getting a 45 on the modified signal meter. Hardly something worth bragging about.
 

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