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Old 07-11-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Dish VIP 211(k) and campground cable integration

We have a VIP 211k with DVR (external harddisk enabled) and can record both over-the-satellite and over-the-air at the same time.

The local over the air channel schedule gets integrated into the guide with the over the satellite schedule which make for easy setup for recording of future shows.

The question is... When in a campground with cable, can I integrate the campground cable, even without the detailed schedule, into the guide?

I know the detailed guide for the over the air locals gets magically downloaded from the satellite feed, so I know the infinite number of campground cable systems will not be supported, but I can manually schedule recordings with the receiver; channel 3, daily, from 8 pm to 9 pm.

The reason I am asking this is because I found this screen (see attached pic) that has the following options: Offair, cable, HRC, IRC.

My TV, can also scan for local channels and has similar options, but I don't know what HRC and IRC are, but suspect they are cable system types.

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Locals (over-the-air) integrated into the guide.
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Want to do the samething with the cable content, so we can record cable feed with the Dish DVR.
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Have you tried setting up to watch cable and then do local channel scan on 211k. Have no idea if it will work but it's worth trying.
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I have tried scanning, but never find anything when connected to the cable.

I suspect that the campground cable systems are so old fashion that the VIP 211 can't see the channels.

The TV can scan the campground cable and find digital and analog channels.
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I have been doing some research, thinking of getting Dish. I have not seen anywhere that you can connect cable TV to a Dish receiver.
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I haven't read anything about cable either, but found the choices (Offair, cable, HRC, IRC) on that screen (see above) and realized that the TV had similar options on its channel scan menus. It's my logic jump, but when we get very few or no locals over the air, it would be nice to record from the cable.

It it's rare we don't get locals over the satellite, after contacting Dish, but there are time we wish we could just record over the cable like we do OTA.
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I have been doing some research, thinking of getting Dish. I have not seen anywhere that you can connect cable TV to a Dish receiver.
I think you might have been able to combine DISH & cable TV signals like this using (what DISH called) a Super Home Node.

But the ship has sailed on this technology because it can't be used with QAM (digital) cable broadcasts.
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