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Out of area commercials

Helen
Character Actor

I live in Georgia and receive local channels without any problems. Since I've had the Hopper & Joeys installed (last week)  I've had a problem with commercials. When the national channels periodically go to local commercials,  I get commercials for upcoming news on Indiana news stations and ads for Indiana grocery stores, Indiana car dealers, Indiana attorneys, etc - nothing in Georgia.  These are the non-local channels.

 

In all the years I've had Dish, it NEVER happened until I upgraded to Hopper system. Customer Service cannot help me other than saying call the national channels.

 

I am wondering if I got refurbished equipment previously used and somehow programmed to the Indiana area. 

 

I am "technically challanged" and can't get through to Support because I don't have enough years left to wait on hold for eternity.

 

Any ideas?  Thanks

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Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
Don’t forget to mark Kudos and accepted if you accept the answers
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Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
Commercials are not decided by providers, so in reality, yes you need to contact the channel owner. It’s possible it is a refurb, but after a factory reset, it will lose any identifiers.

Re: Out of area commercials

Helen
Character Actor

OMG That's a lot of channels to call. I think I'll just wait until the next Indiana car dealership ad comes on then call them to see who their ad contact is (and maybe buy a Jeep: Smiley Happy )

 

 

Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
Lol. There ya go.

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ZZV43701
Camera Crew

I think you maybe wrong on this one Chad.  Dish does insert ads, and I have only seen one local ne, but have seen others.

 

Been mentioned a few times on "that other forum" - some screw-up with Dish. 

Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
There are Dish inserted ads, but for those, if you skip back, the ad will be gone.

Re: Out of area commercials

Helen
Character Actor

Today at about 4:15, Fox started a national ad and it immediately switched to a politcal ad for "elect Diego Morales, INDIANA"  Waiting for Fox to reply but when they do, I'm expecting them to say it's not them doing it.

Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
Are you DVRing any of these Helen?

Re: Out of area commercials

Helen
Character Actor

No, live TV

Re: Out of area commercials

Chadt4141
Casting Director
Next time you see one, will you hit the skip back button? See if the commercial is still there. If it is, it’s a commercial for the channel. If not, it is a Dish commercial