I get my locals via satellite (they're included with the WP) and the guide works fine with those.
But I also like to use an antenna to be able to watch something while I record something else. The guide was working fine with the OTA channels when I was subscribed to LatinoMax.
I'm using a Vip211k receiver btw.
Just checking 'cause if you don't pay for locals, you wouldn't get the guide data for the OTA versions. Since you do get them (and pay for them), I've no idea. Since losing the data appears tied to dropping down to Welcome Pack, sure sounds like Dish does something to block it.
Or call DISH Tech department and find out why you aren't getting any ota guide data. That shouldn't change just because you went to the Welcome pack. If it did that is one BIG drawback to downgrading to it to save money.
So far I've tried re scanning, resetting the receiver, going all the way to the right on the guide. I've seen the receiver re download the guide but no effect on the OTA locals.
I'll check with the chat support and report back.
PM one of the DIRT folks...they should be able to fix it
The only flag on WP is HD enabled so if your locals are in HD you'll get them. As long as you have locals on the account guide info shows up. A while ago Matt had me try something pertaining to locals. When locals were removed (which you can't anymore) the guide for OTA immediately said "digital service". When it was added back then guide info showed up 5 minutes later