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Old 04-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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OTA module install

2006 Sea Breeze. TV is crt (Toshiba, not high def). RCA converter for OTA antenna. Dish receiver vip222k. I purchased the Dish OTA module. I took the cable from the "booster" plugged into the OTA module but got nothing. I tried a couple of more configurations but got frustrated and just put everything back the way it was to start with. The RCA converter does work for my OTA antenna as it is. Anyway that's my story. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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You skipped a few steps in your explanation of what you did with the OTA module. At the risk of going too basic, here are the steps:

1) install the OTA module into your 222k & hook up your antenna or cable source to the input
2) go into the 222k menu, scan for OTA channels and add them to your guide. For your guide to display info for the OTA channels, you need to have your location zip code be accurate - Dish uses the zip to index the OTA channels for your locale and load an accurate guide. At home your receiver will transmit the zip to DISH via an internet connection. In most RVs, you'll have to call DISH. It may be possible to go to your DISH account and update this online - I'm fuzzy about that.

3) It may take awhile for the guide to update, but you should have OTA channels integrated into your guide shortly. I believe you can tune to an OTA immediately after scanning and adding.

The "out" on the OTA is just a built-in splitter to send the antenna or cable signal on to other devices. The OTA tuner does not add anything to this output, and this output is not how you watch OTA tuned shows - they get to your TV via whatever connection you have made between your 222k and your TV (HMDI, component, coax, etc).

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thank you. I'll take another look. Again, thanks for your reply.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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I did go into the 222k menu but the signal strength indicator did not register any strength and so the scan result was zero. So, I guess I don't have the correct cable connected to the module.
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