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Old 01-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #1
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Here is a Dish Question

I pay dish $10 extra a month for local channels, but when I check the menu there is a spot where I can download local channels. I know I will get a ton of channels, but I can delete the channels I don't want. So what is the difference between paying them for a few channels or doing it myself?
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I don't have that on mine. Only if I am in the same basic area as home do I get local channels. Other wise, the lower channels are blank.
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part of our setup routine is to call DISH and tell them to change our SERVICE address so we can get the local channels for that area. these are the locals for where we ar, not the locals for our home. takes about 10-minutes. no charge. not sure how or why the OP is paying $10 for locals.
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I think the $10 is for DNS (distant network service) - this gets you Los Angeles local stations wherever you are - not your residence stations (unless you live in LA...).

Dish spot beams local channels (typically about 200 mile radius). For no additional charge you can get the local channels for where ever you are currently located. Contact Dish and have them change the SERVICE address to where you are currently.
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Do you mean scan for local channels? As in over the air antenna?

We get locals both over the air (if signal is strong enough) and over the satellite in our VIP 211k.
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I pay dish $10 extra a month for local channels, but when I check the menu there is a spot where I can download local channels. I know I will get a ton of channels, but I can delete the channels I don't want. So what is the difference between paying them for a few channels or doing it myself?


This is the difference: Dish charges 10 dollars for local programming.
When you travel and want to receive local channels at your location, you contact Dish to change your service location. I do this through the chat function. Now, the function you refer to on the Dish menu, allows you to “scan” for Local channels via the OTA adapter on your receiver. This accomplishes the same thing as changing your service location ONLY if you are in an area where you are able to pick up local stations via your OTA antenna..
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agreed....

the function you mentioned is only to bring in 'local over-the-air' channels in your area TO your Dish GUIDE, so that you can view them at the same place you view your Dish channels versus having to switch back and forth between two different 'INPUTS' on your tv.
it does NOT give you locals from 'everywhere', only the ones your RV Antenna could normally pick up by itself.

The $10 charge for 'LOCAL' is simply a new charge that Dish has added for it's service that provides you all the 'Locals' in your current SPOT BEAM, including the normal national ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX affiliates, PBS, and any other channels for the 'area'. But these are fed thru your Dish Antenna, not your RV Antenna, and therefore you can set them up for Recording, or for the guide to switch to them automatically if you have them set for Memory, etc.

The Antenna spot beam Locals are much more reliable thru your Dish setup, plus you will mostly also receive MANY channels you would never see from your RV Antenna.

I pick up 30 + ATLANTA spot beam LOCALS, and I'm 100 miles away. You'll never see any of those local channels on my RV antenna, matter of fact, you'll see NONE where I'm parked in Western North Carolina!
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I pay dish $10 extra a month for local channels, but when I check the menu there is a spot where I can download local channels. I know I will get a ton of channels, but I can delete the channels I don't want. So what is the difference between paying them for a few channels or doing it myself?
I think you only get the Local Menu when you have the OTA Adapter. It allows attachment of your OTA (rooftop) antenna to the Dish Receiver. It's nothing more than the ability to route the rooftop antenna thru the Dish Receiver. That's different than the ($10) Local channels you receive via your dish/satellite.
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Bruceisla is correct. The "Scan for Local Channels" only works if you have an OTA antenna attached to the Dish receiver. The 211k had an OTA adapter built in, but the 211z and Wallies need an external USB adapter. Once you scan for the channels, they will appear in your guide and you can record them (with a hard drive) just like satellite programming.
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Just spent 4weeks in San Antonio, Texas...we are from Sacramento,Ca
Didn’t bother changing “service “ address, then I discovered I was getting my “locals” from California
I could watch 3,6,10,13,40,58 which are my locals
Anybody know why I was getting them?
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This is the difference: Dish charges 10 dollars for local programming.
When you travel and want to receive local channels at your location, you contact Dish to change your service location. I do this through the chat function. Now, the function you refer to on the Dish menu, allows you to “scan” for Local channels via the OTA adapter on your receiver. This accomplishes the same thing as changing your service location ONLY if you are in an area where you are able to pick up local stations via your OTA antenna..
There is no extra charge for local channels local to where you are by changing service address. I do this typically weekly as we move around.

There is a $10 monthly charge for DNS. DNS and local channels via service address are not the same thing.
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There is no extra charge for local channels local to where you are by changing service address. I do this typically weekly as we move around.

There is a $10 monthly charge for DNS. DNS and local channels via service address are not the same thing.
"Locals" were pulled off the channel packs by Dish last year...it's a $10 up-sale now for any channel pack.

DNS is a different $10 up-sale.

We dropped the locals and opted for DNS. Equaled a zero change in billing.
When the OTA antenna can pull the locals, that's great (see Lt Dan's post above).
But, DNS is better for us because it is always the same where ever we go.

For the OP...if you connect the OTA antenna, you can search for broadcast channels. Any the receiver gets will display on the same guide with your channel pack (just a different color banner).
If you camp where locals are receivable, you can drop the locals and save $10 a month on your subscription.

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"Locals" were pulled off the channel packs by Dish last year...it's a $10 up-sale now for any channel pack.

DNS is a different $10 up-sale.

We dropped the locals and opted for DNS. Equaled a zero change in billing.
When the OTA antenna can pull the locals, that's great (see Lt Dan's post above).
But, DNS is better for us because it is always the same where ever we go.

For the OP...if you connect the OTA antenna, you can search for broadcast channels. Any the receiver gets will display on the same guide with your channel pack (just a different color banner).
If you camp where locals are receivable, you can drop the locals and save $10 a month on your subscription.

Safe travels
Ah. Just looked at a recent bill. You are correct. I stand corrected. Thanks.
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i thought DISH was forced to drop DNS service by the FCC yesrs ago. has something changed or are some users grandfathered in?

and to get the local channels within range of your OTA antenna to appear on the DISH channel guide you need the DISH OTA adapter.
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