Have OTA - only SD Sat locals

fkasten

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I live in Louisville, KY. 5 years ago I set up an attic antenna to get OTA locals in HD. I pay for DISH locals for the guide and backup on a (now) 722 and have always received them in SD. Lately I realized DISH now offers Louisville locals in HD. I talked to L1 and L2 Tech Support and they can't figure out why I'm not receiving satellite locals in HD. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

Bobby

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Your HD locals are on the 77W satellite and your SD locals are on the 110W satellite. It sounds like maybe you have a western arc dish when you really need an eastern arc dish. I find it hard to believe that level 1 and 2 couldn't figure that out.
 

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Your HD locals are on the 77W satellite and your SD locals are on the 110W satellite. It sounds like maybe you have a western arc dish when you really need an eastern arc dish. I find it hard to believe that level 1 and 2 couldn't figure that out.

Right on!
 

fkasten

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Unbelievable!! I"m on the wrong dish!! Yes, those fine tech support folks, even at L2, never asked about what satellites I was pointed to. A local service tech is scheduled for tomorrow. Hopefully he can fix. Thanks for your prompt responses.
 

davepo

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I just realized the same thing a few weeks ago. I called Dish and asked why I didn't get them, and they told me I needed to be on the Eastern Arc. They sent HPTS out and installed a Dish 1000.4 for free. Comes with 3 feeds capable of 2 tuners per. Now I can watch one local and record another of the antenna. Legacy receivers will not work on the EA (Mpeg4 only). I had to get rid of a 508 and bought a 211k, which is ok as I think I might go HD only to save some $.
 

fkasten

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HPTS guy was just here. Turns out I don't need a changeout from 1000.2 dish to 1000.4 and complete change to Eastern Arc. I can just add a wing dish pointed to 77W satellite and get my Louisville HD locals without need to replace two older receivers with VIP's and their higher monthly fees than what I have now.
 

Jim5506

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In about 5 days the fees for SD receivers will be the same as fees for HD receivers, it all depends on th enumber of outputs and if they are a DVR or not.

So, I just upgraded my DP301 to a ViP211.
 

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