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OTA Module Question

w1ksz
Camera Crew
I have an OTA Module in my VIP722K DVR. When I first started with Dish I got my Local Channels OTA.

The recent 20% increase in Local Program Charges (not sure when the change from OTA to Satellite
occurred) got me examining my bill again.

How do I get back to receiving Local Channels OTA ? The Antenna and Cable still exists. Also, if I
go back to receiving Local Channels OTA, will that Local Programming charge be removed from my Bill ?

Thanks,

Richard S.
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Re: OTA Module Question

Chadt41411
Casting Director
Locals got separated last year. You can remove the locAls and use OTA only. There is a chance you do lose guide data as well.
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Re: OTA Module Question

Chadt41411
Casting Director
Locals got separated last year. You can remove the locAls and use OTA only. There is a chance you do lose guide data as well.

Re: OTA Module Question

d4g4m
Visual Engineer
I've been using an antenna for years, mainly because I receive many sub channels that dish does not carry. I found out that we didn't have to pay for locals anymore, so I dropped locals two months ago., reducing my bill by $10 If you attach the antenna co-ax to the TV 'ant.in', you use the TV remote 'input' to change to local TV You can use the TV remote to view a local program guide. [don't forget to do a channel scan]

Re: OTA Module Question

w1ksz
Camera Crew
I ordered an Indoor Antenna from Amazon. Will be interesting to see how it works.

BTW, with the latest round of price increases, they are charging $12/month (a 20%
increase !!) for Local Channels.

I'll have the new Antenna paid off in 4 months.

Thanks for the responses.

Richard

Re: OTA Module Question

Chadt41411
Casting Director
If you want to see what kind of antenna you need, check out antennaweb.org

Re: OTA Module Question

d4g4m
Visual Engineer
Using an indoor antenna may cause disappointment with what channels you will or will not receive. If the transmission tower is over 5 miles distance or a hilly area or antenna not near a window, you might not get any reception. Digital is not like analog where you might get a noisy [snow] With digital, it's yes or no.