Local HD Cincinnati?? (1 Viewer)

gtjr92

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Does dish have Local Channels 5, 9, 12, 19 for Cincinnati in HD?
the dish rep told me the channels for them were 5160-5163 however I tried those channels and do not get them it just goes back to the closet channel number to them when I put the number in manually. I get local channels just not HD.
I have the silver HD package
Anyone know for sure?

Thanks
 

TigerpounceTN

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Does dish have Local Channels 5, 9, 12, 19 for Cincinnati in HD?
the dish rep told me the channels for them were 5160-5163 however I tried those channels and do not get them it just goes back to the closet channel number to them when I put the number in manually. I get local channels just not HD.
I have the silver HD package
Anyone know for sure?

Thanks


They are in HD, but you need to be pointed at the 77W satellite to get them.
 

gtjr92

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I figured out how to do it by going to System Setup then install then point dish. I chose 77w but I was unable to get a signal. It does not make any sense that I would have to point my dish to a different Satellite to get channels I pay for in an area that I live in.
I am not saying you are wrong it just doesn't make sense, that only one satellite for my area allows me to pick up the Local HD Channels, especially since I can get the non HD one.
Surely if I call dish to remedy this they won't charge me??
 

Jim5506

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System setup will tell you which dishes your system is pointed toward, but will not change the satellites your dish is pointed at.

I would call dish and request they change you to a Dish 1000.4 that will receiver the 72 satellite.

Don't be surprised if they want to charge you about $60, maybe more.
 

TNGTony

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gtjr92,

You need to physically move one of the dishes to point to 77° to get Cincinnati HD channels. Currently my guess is you have a Dish 500 pointed at 110°/119° and another dish getting most of the HD channels at 61.5° or 129°. OR, you may have a single dish 1000.2 pointing at 110°, 119° and 129°.

In either case there is no easy way to just move a dish without losing some programming. What you (and I) need is a Dish 1000.4° which is designed to ger what is called "Eastern Arc". This dish picks up 61.5°, 72.7° and 77°. These locations mirror all the channels at 119°/110°/129° plus include our local HD channels.
 

gtjr92

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TNGTony your second assumption is correct
you may have a single dish 1000.2 pointing at 110°, 119° and 129°.
I assume it's 1000.2 the dish itself says dish 1000 on it and it's a couple years old...
How can I get the new dish? It is actually a new dish or an upgraded firmware??

Will this cost me $$?? I can't believe it would but then again!!!
Bottom line what will I need to do
 

gtjr92

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Will do, Just wanting all the facts before doing that since more of trhe customer service reps know nothing about these kind of things. I would like to know is 1000.4 an actual new dish, or is it just pointing the actual dish in a different direction?
 

wolfjc

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Will do, Just wanting all the facts before doing that since more of trhe customer service reps know nothing about these kind of things. I would like to know is 1000.4 an actual new dish, or is it just pointing the actual dish in a different direction?

I got the right dish for free, free if you don't count the two years I had to sign up for.
when I called up to get the platinum HD for free the CSR said I needed a new dish even though I told him that I could get it with what I had.
They did remove the second dish I had which pointed to 61.5 which I now get from my one dish.
So call and if the CSR you get can't do it call until you get a CSR who knows what he/she is doing.
 

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