Zager TV F.A.Q
See below for answers to some frequently asked questions.
The cable people tell me there is a problem with storm interruptions on a satellite dish. Is this true?
We suggest that you wire your new home with home-run cabling (RG-6) from each potential TV location to a central location, usually in your utility room, as you would for cable TV. We also suggest that from the main locations (living room, family room & master bedroom) that you run two RG-6 cables; and for a home theater location, run four RG-6 cables. We then recommend running four RG-6 cables from that same central location to a point on your house where you plan to put your dish. This location must have an unobstructed view of the Southwestern sky (195°-220° azimuth) at about 43° elevation, specifically 110°, 119° and 129° orbital locations.
We also suggest that you run at least one RG-6 cable from the highest point in your attic for your local high definition antenna. Digital local channels are included on DISH Network, but does not include the Omaha channels.
Finally, some people want to distribute VCR, DVD, closed circuit cameras, or some other video source to all TVs in their home. RG-6 cables should also be wired from those locations to the central location.
Channel mapping allows for the broadcasting stations to trick the receiver or TV to move a channel. For example, right now channel 6 DTV is on UHF channel 22. So when you scan or try to add this to your system you need to add channel 22. Once the system accepts channel 22 there is information embedded in the signal to tell the system that it is channel 6, and should be shown in the guide as channel 6-01. If at any time you can’t find channel 6-01, try to add or look for channel 22.
Please remember that every TV or digital tuner box may display the channel differently (e.g., 6.1, 6-1, and 6-01 all mean the same thing).